Events in winter

There’s a lot going on in winter!

When winter gradually sets in over the Salzkammergut at the end of November, it will be cosy at numerous events around the Lake Hallstatt and the Gosau Valley. Even in winter there is a lot going on: World Heritage Advent, “Glöcklerläufe”, Gosau hot air balloon week, family events both on and off the slopes and much, much more. We have summarised below, the best events in the winter for you. We wish you a relaxing winter holiday in the Salzkammergut.

Events

Date: Sat, Nov. 25, 2017
Ort:  Bad Ischl, Bad Ischl
The daily skating pleasure in the fairytale winter landscape with skate rental. I must go there!

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Date: Sat, Nov. 25, 2017 , 17:00 — 18:30
Ort:  Tourismusbüro Hallstatt, Seestraße 99 4830 Hallstatt
The winter landscape appears mystical and romantic during a torchlight stroll through Hallstatt. A special tour during your winter holiday in Hallstatt.

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Date: Fri, Dec. 1, 2017 , 10:00 — 23:59
Ort:  Narzissen Bad Aussee, Pötschenstr. 172 8990 Bad Aussee
An evening full of pleasure! Epicurean delicacies, take a bath at candlelight, delightful diversion program

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© Narzissen Bad Aussee | “Sole, Mond & Sterne“ im NarzissenBad Aussee

Date: Fri, Dec. 1, 2017 , 14:00 — 17:00
Ort:  Museum der Stadt Bad Ischl,
25th November 2016 - 2nd February 2017 at the Bad Ischl Town Museum

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© Krippenausstellung im Museum der Stadt Bad Ischl

Date: Sat, Dec. 2, 2017 , 09:00 — 18:00
Ort:  Schnaps & Holz im Badergraben, Wolfengasse 67 1830 Hallstatt
Beautiful holiday memories: noble brandies and gift ideas made of wood in the historic centre of Hallstatt. It pays to take a look!

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© Janu

Date: Sat, Dec. 2, 2017 , 09:00 — 18:00
Ort:  Dachsteinsport Janu, Seestraße 50 4830 Hallstatt
A very special piece of folk art in the rooms of the archaeological excavations under the Janu sports shop in Hallstatt.

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© Krauß/Kraft | Veranstaltungen im Salzkammergut: Krippenausstellung in Hallstatt

Date: Sat, Dec. 2, 2017 , 13:00 — 18:00
Ort:  Heimatmuseum Gosau, 4824 Gosau
Simple, lively, colourful and traditional: Gosau "Bergweihnacht" - A Christmas Market Experience an incomparable Christmas trip to Gosau!

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Date: Sat, Dec. 2, 2017 , 14:00 — 17:00
Ort:  ev. Altenheim, Bahnhofstraße 1 4822 Bad Goisern

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Date: Sun, Dec. 3, 2017 , 20:00 — 22:00
Ort:  Tourismusbüro Gosau, Gosau 547 4824 Gosau
A very special winter experience. A leisurely evening walk through Gosau to the ”Kalvarienberg“ in torchlight. Please register in time!

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© Putz | Fackelwanderung durch das Gosautal

Date: Tue, Dec. 5, 2017 , 18:00 — 23:00
Ort:  Hallstätter Marktplatz und in den idyllischen Gassen, Marktplatz 4830 Hallstatt

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© Kraft | Traditioneller Krampuslauf Hallstatt

Date: Tue, Dec. 5, 2017 , 19:00
Ort:  Gemeindeplatz Obertraun, Obertraun 180 4831 Obertraun

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Date: Thu, Dec. 7, 2017 , 17:00
Ort:  Marktplatz Bad Goisern, Marktplatz 4822 Bad Goisern
700 "Krampusses" and demons, St Nicholasses and good angels will assemble once again in the market square in Bad Goisern for this annual event.

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Date: Fri, Dec. 8, 2017
Ort:  Hallstätter Marktplatz, Marktplatz 4830 Hallstatt
Authentic customs, living traditions and a touch of romance in December. Experience an incomparable Christmas trip to Hallstatt!

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Date: Sat, Dec. 16, 2017 , 10:00
Ort:  Hand.Werk.Haus, Rudolf-von-Alt-Weg 6 4822 Bad Goisern
Over 20 of our most talented artists proudly present their products both inside and in the courtyard at the Neuwildenstein stately home.

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Date: Sun, Dec. 17, 2017 , 09:00 — 16:30
Ort:  Hornbahn Talstation, 5442 Rußbach
Open daily! From 17th December 2017 to 3rd of April 2018.

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© Tourismusverband Russbach

Date: Tue, Dec. 19, 2017 , 09:45
Ort:  Talstation Hornspitzlift Gosau, Gosau
Winter hike with Betty: Every Wednesday during your holiday in Gosau.

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© OÖTourismus/Röbl | Winterwandern mit Betty

Date: Wed, Dec. 20, 2017 , 09:45
Ort:  Talstation Hornspitzlift Gosau, Gosau
Winter fun for the whole family in around 3 ½ hours on the deep snow covered Zwieselalm in Gosau.

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© OÖTourismus/Röbl | Winter in Gosau: Schneeschuhwanderung “Dachstein West“

Date: Thu, Dec. 21, 2017 , 09:00
Ort:  Tourismusbüro Gosau, Gosau 547 4824 Gosau
Five hour tour in upland moor high over the Gosau valley. On the trail of solitude. Winter hike to “Glücksplatz” (place of happiness)

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)c) Pixeleo | Veranstaltungen im Winter in Gosau & Gosautal im Salzkammergut:  Schneeschuhwanderung “Naturerlebnis Löckermoos“. Winterwandern bei Ihrem Urlaub in Gosau.

Date: Fri, Dec. 22, 2017 , 13:15
Ort:  Panorama-Jet , Gosau
On the trail of the magic of the white landscape during and unforgettable winter hike. Do not forget to register in time.

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© Röbl/OÖ Werbung | Veranstaltungen im Winter in Gosau & Gosautal im Salzkammergut:  Schneeschuhwanderung “Genieß die Natur“  In der Skiregion Dachstein West. Winterwandern bei Ihrem Urlaub in Gosau.

Date: Tue, Dec. 26, 2017
Ort:  Lodge am Krippenstein, Winkl 52 4831 Obertraun
Guided tours with overnight accommodation on the Dachstein plateau. Daily from 26th to 30th December 2017. Simply heavenly! Only with registration.

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© Bichler  | Veranstaltungen bei Ihrem Winterurlaub im Salzkammergut:  Geführte Schneeschuhwanderungen mit Barbara Bichler von der Lodge am Krippenstein in Obertraun am Hallstättersee.

Date: Sun, Dec. 31, 2017
Ort:  Narzissen Bad Aussee, Pötschenstr. 172 8990 Bad Aussee
New Year’s Eve with a Caribbean flair. The completely different New Year's Eve at the Narzissen Vital Resort. Stylish New Year for all your senses!

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© Pixeleo | Veranstaltungen zu Silvester im Salzkammergut: Karibisches Silvester in der Therme Jahreswechsel mit Karibik-Flair. Der etwas andere Jahreswechsel im NarzissenBad. Sole, Mond & Samba. Mit allen Sinnen stilvoll ins neue Jahr! Cheerio, Miss Sophie!

Date: Tue, Jan. 2, 2018 , 17:00 — 20:00
Ort:  Koppenbrüllerhöhle, Obertraun
Mystical start to the year in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut in Austria. A adventure for the hole family!

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Date: Fri, Jan. 5, 2018
Ort:  Lodge am Krippenstein, Winkl 52 4831 Obertraun
Guided tours with overnight accommodation on the Dachstein plateau. Daily from 5th to 31st January 2018. A dream! Only with registration.

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© Bichler | Veranstaltungen bei Ihrem Winterurlaub im Salzkammergut:  Geführte Schneeschuhwanderungen mit Barbara Bichler von der Lodge am Krippenstein in Obertraun am Hallstättersee.

Date: Fri, Jan. 5, 2018 , 09:00 — 17:00
Ort:  Skiregion Dachstein-West , Gosau

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© OÖ.Tourismus/Erber

Date: Fri, Jan. 5, 2018 , 16:45
Ort:  Gemeindeplatz Obertraun, Obertraun 180 4831 Obertraun

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Date: Fri, Jan. 5, 2018 , 20:00
Ort:  Marktplatz Bad Goisern, Marktplatz 4822 Bad Goisern

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Date: Sat, Jan. 6, 2018 , 14:00 — 16:00
Ort:  Kulturzentrum, 4824 Gosau
Whilst not quite the Vienna Philharmonic, they are one of the best orchestras in the World Heritage region. Enjoy waltzes of the finest!

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© Salonorchester

Date: Sat, Jan. 6, 2018 , 18:00 — 20:00
Ort:  Marktstube / Festsaal, Vereinsgasse 4 4822 Bad Goisern
Whilst not quite the Vienna Philharmonic, they are one of the best orchestras in the World Heritage region. Enjoy waltzes of the finest!

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Balasz Moldiz, ungarischer Stargeiger, wird dieses Konzert zu einem unvergesslichen Jahresbeginn werden lassen

Date: Sat, Jan. 13, 2018
Ort:  Gosau, 4824 Gosau

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© Kraft

Date: Wed, Feb. 21, 2018 , 10:00 — 15:00
Ort:  Brumsiland, Gosau 701 4824 Gosau
Big kids snow party with funny game stations, free children punch, Live-DJ, tombola and BRUMSI ski race.

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© OÖ.Tourismus/Erber

Date: Sat, Mar. 10, 2018 , 09:00 — 16:00
Ort:  Skiregion Dachstein-West , Gosau
Nine days of "full-on fun" in mid-March: Carve over freshly groomed slopes from eight, every day you'll find the best offerings and rustic ski huts with live après-ski music. Let the fun commence!

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© Erber

Date: Fri, Mar. 16, 2018
Ort:  Lodge am Krippenstein, Winkl 52 4831 Obertraun
Guided tours with overnight accommodation on the Dachstein plateau. From 16th to 18th March 2018. A dream! Only with registration.

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© Bichler |  Veranstaltungen bei Ihrem Winterurlaub im Salzkammergut in Österreich:  Geführte Schneeschuhwanderungen mit Barbara Bichler von der Lodge am Krippenstein in Obertraun am Hallstättersee.

Event series in winter

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

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

Events during Christmas & New Year

Christmas in the mountains of the Salzkammergut. Attractive festive and New Year deals for Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau and Obertraun at a glance

» Events during Christmas & New Year

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

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

Carneval season on Lake Hallstatt

Carneval or ”Fasching” who it´s called in the Salzkammergut – in no other part of the country is the Fasching season so exuberantly and zealously packed with time-honoured traditions and fancy dress parades than here in the Salzkammergut.

» Fasching in der Welterberegion Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut

Hot Air Balloon Week 2018

Gosau | From 13th to 21st January 2018 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 2018

© Kraft | Ballonwoche in Gosau 2013

Enjoy a gentle tour

The winter in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut has many facets - also a very tranquil one. As a nature lover, you can enjoy the snowy winter landscape around Lake Hallstatt and Gosau Valley at its most romantic. Many prepared winter hiking trails invite you to relax, marvel and enjoy the snow-covered landscape. The smooth, soft crunching of the snow, the wintry silence and the magnificent winter scenery all have magical power. Numerous winter trails are even located right on the doorstep of your hosts and together with the thermal spa offerings they make a perfect combination for a great winter vacation around Lake Hallstatt. See you in Austria!

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