Event Highlights

Culture and events

In the Salkammergut Dachstein-region there is plenty to see and do – at all seasons of the year. The right cultural highlight will be available for you, that’s for sure. And with the motto: “no great fete without guests” you are invited to all events in Bad Goisern, Gosau, Hallstatt and Obertraun.

Village tours through Hallstatt

Hallstatt | Guided tours: This tour, through the historic centre of Hallstatt, promises to be a walkabout with a difference: Besides the historical information there are numerous stories that cannot be found in any book or internet portal.

» Village tours through Hallstatt

Guided bike tour through the World Heritage

Bad Goisern | Guided bike tour: Guided bike tour through the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.

» Guided bike tour through the World Heritage

© OÖ.Tourismus/Erber

Hallstatt summer concert

Hallstatt | Concerts of the Saline band: Romantic and unforgettable! Concerts on Lake Hallstatt and the picturesque market square. The highlight in your Salzkammergut holiday.

» Hallstatt summer concert

© Lobisser | Seekonzert auf dem malerischen Hallstättersee

Chamois Hunting Days 2016

Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt | For fans of traditions & folks music! From 26th to 28th Augist 2016: For nowhere else than in Chamois Hunting Days are the old traditions maintained with so much humour and winking of an eye.

» Chamois Hunting Days in Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt

Culinary events

Here you will find a list of the best culinary events around Lake Hallstatt. From ‘down to earth’ to sophisticated. An indulging holiday for all your senses

» Food & Drink around Lake Hallstatt

©OÖ.Tourismus/Erbe / Essen & Trinken in der Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

The Neuwildenstein Stately Home

Bad Goisern | Hand.Werk.Haus: Still not found any souvenirs from your vacation? Then why not take a look at Hand.Werk.Haus Goisern in the town's centre. Here you will find a large selection of unique handicrafts "Made in Salzkammergut" for all occasions.

» The Neuwildenstein Stately Home

Daily cruises on Lake Hallstatt

Hallstatt | Ship tours: Whether large or small trip – this is where you will find an overview of daily excursions from May through October on Lake Hallstatt. Cast off and Ship Ahoy!

» Daily cruises on Lake Hallstatt

(c9 Kraft | Seeschifffahrt Hallsattt

Corpus Christi procession Hallstatt 2016

Hallstatt | Corpus Christi procession: The special holiday on Thursday, 26th May 2016 begins with a service in the Catholic parish church and is continued at the festively decorated market square. The highlight is the colorful procession on Lake Hallstatt.

» Corpus Christi procession on the lake

60th Ecumenical Church Music Retreat Gosau 2016

Gosau | From 18th of July to 1st of August 2016, the 60th Ecumenical Church Music Retreat will take place in Gosau, Upper Austria under the auspices of the Association for Church Music of the Evangelical Church of the Palatinate in Germany.

» 60th Ecumenical Church Music Retreat Gosau 2016

Salzkammergut MTB-Trophy 2016

Bad Goisern | Salzkammergut Trophy 2016: Narrow trails, gravel roads, asphalt and extremely steep ascents - all of this combined stands for the Salzkammergut MTB Trophy on July the 8th to 10th 2016.

» Salzkammergut Mountainbike Trophy 2016

Mountain run at 2000 metres

Obertraun | "Dachstein-Krippenstein mountain run": The UNESCO World Heritage region seeks the fastest mountain runners. Register now for the big extreme sports event on Saturday, 25th of June 2016!

» Mountain run at 2000 metres in Obertraun

© www.dachstein-extrem.at

Classic Concerts in the Ice Cave

Obertraun | Eisklang 2016: It’s not just nature lovers who will find what they are looking for in this giant Ice cave – art lovers too can appreciate this eternal world of ice: every year in August, the Parsifal Dome is transformed into a unique concert hall

» Classic Concerts in the Ice Cave

Hiking in Autumn Program 2016

Obertraun | The Obertraun “Hiking in Autumn Program” includes hiking tours ranging from 500 m to 2100 m above sea level from August to October 2016. Autumn time is hiking time! Come and join us!

» Obertrauner Wanderherbst – Hiking in Autumn Program

© Kraft

Breakfast in an Alpine hut

Enjoy a special kind of breakfast. Take a seat and breathe in the early morning fresh air. Surrounded by pure alpine life, accompanied by the gentle ringing of cowbells, hereyou will find the ideal conditions to start your day.

» Breakfast up on an alpine pasture in the World Heritage region

© Kraft | Almfrühstück in der UNESCO Welterberegion Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut

World Heritage Advent in Austria

Around Lake Hallstatt: Be enchanted by the numerous events of the World Heritage Advent. Some of those events have attracted way beyond the region since many years. So just be enthralled by those highlights of the advent.

» World Heritage Advent in Austria

Guided snowshoeing tours

You love extraordinary, original nature experiences? Then, you absolutely should try snowshoeing. Discover nature with snowshoes on your feet.

» Guided snowshoeing tours

© OÖ.Tourismus/Röbl | Schneeschuhwandern im Salzkammergut

Winter hicking around Lake Hallstatt

Winter holidays do not always have to be about skiing. Those who enjoy nature, whilst hiking in summer, will also enjoy winter hiking. Here you will find the most beautiful winter hiking trails in the World Heritage.

» Winter hicking around Lake Hallstatt

A Procession of light and sound

Bad Goisern & Obertraun: The "Glöcklerlauf" is a time-honoured local tradition on 5th January 2017. This is hardly surprising, as it is believed that the illuminated head decorations and the ringing of the bells bring good luck into the community in the coming year!

» Glöcklerlauf - A fascinating, traditional event

Hot Air Balloon Week 2017

Gosau | From 14th to 21st January 2017 people will look up to the skies for a very different reason 30 to 40 brightly coloured hot air balloons will take to the skies, creating a magnificent display against a backdrop of snow laden trees and stunning mountain scenery.

» Hot Air Balloon Week 2017

© Kraft | Ballonwoche in Gosau 2013

Colourful light shows

Tranquillity, as you have never experienced it before. Get up early in the morning, before sunrise and stand in front of the hut and be immediately surrounded by the unspoilt nature of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Birds sing the first song of the day. Cowbells ringing in the distance, enjoy your morning coffee on the hut bench while tasting the fresh air - that's what people from all over the world find fascinating about a magical overnight stay in a hut in the holiday region of Dachstein Salzkammergut. Relax your eyes and gaze into the distance, forget everyday life, soak up the rays of the sun, feel the wind on your skin and just unwind. So have we filled you with desire? What are your criteria for a hut night?

Unforgettable moments in a World Heritage region


The nicest hotels, apartments, B&Bs, holiday homes and campsites, at a glance, for your stay in the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region. Booking rooms in Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau und Obertraun.

» Hotels & more

Dinner is served - a taste of Austria

“It is well known that eating and drinking sustains both body and soul”. People within the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut stay true to this old saying. Sometimes rustic, sometimes modern, but always authentic – that is the cuisine within the Salzkammergut. This includes traditional meat dishes as well as heavenly sweet pastries and, typical for the lake region of the Salzkammergut - exquisite fish specialties. Connoisseurs can also enjoy an incomparable mix of culture, history and regional delicacies at numerous events between mountains and lakes. Let yourself be pampered; In the summer after a long mountain or bike tour. In winter, after an unforgettable day on the slopes or simply by a romantic dinner during your holiday in the Salzkammergut. Let yourself be inspired and take a look at our culinary hosts within the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region. We wish " Guten Appetit".

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