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Guided Historic Hike in Gosau

Date: Jul. 4 - Aug. 29, 2018
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Location:  Evangelische Kirche Gosau, Gosau 179, 4824 Gosau

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History tour

Beeing part at the historic hiking tour throught the "Kirchenviertel" and hear a lot of intresting historical stories of Gosau and the Reformation Time.

To celebrate 500 years of Reformation, this year for the first time there is a history tour every Wednesday in July and August with lots of interesting stories about the Reformation and Gosau. The tour starts at 19:00 hrs. by the Evangelical church. Then a walk towards the Catholic chuch and after that via the steps up to the Kalvarienberg chapel. Later you can enjoy the wonderful tones of the Gosau brass band, which starts at 8.00 pm in front of the chapel, from where the whole church quarter is transformed by the magical melodies.

The Evengelical belief has been an important topic in the Inner Salzkammergut for many years. It had already begun spreading through the region in around 1525, encouraged by the salt trade. Despite counter-reformation and expulsion, "Secret Protestantism" lasted up until the tolerance reform. Up until the second half of the 16th century, almost all of the population was Evangelical. After the signing of the tolerance reform by Emperor Joseph II on the 13th October 1781, Brigitta Wallner became the first Gosauer to openly declare her Evangelical belief. A further 1085 people then followed suit. The building of the Evangelical church in Gosau started in 1860. Many of the building stones for it came from the Gosau grindstone quarry, where even today stones are still being mined. It is possible to visit the quarry.

Family Holiday in Gosau

Nestled among the majestic Dachstein, the imposing peaks of the Gosaukamm, the Kalmberg and Plassen lies the Gosau Valley at an elevation of approximately 730 metres above sea level. The romantic Gosau Lake, the hiking area of the Zwieselalm and the Löckermoss bog are considered alongside the comfortable pick-up train and the prehistoric forest park as absolute highlights for a family holiday in Gosau. Rustic mountain huts and gentle mountain meadows stir the souls of every hiking enthusiast. Over 65 kilometres of ski track cause cross-country skiing fans’ hearts to beat faster. With 84 kilometres of slopes and 37 modern lifts, both beginning and veteran downhill skiers can find ideal conditions in the ski region of Dachstein West. Romantic horse-drawn sleigh rides, experience-filled snowshoe hikes, adventuresome diving excursions, a plethora of tourism sites throughout the Gosau Valley and a wide selection of free-time activities complete the diverse package of holiday possibilities for both summer and winter. We hope to see you on holiday in Gosau!

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