Simple, lively, colourful and traditional:
Gosau "Bergweihnacht" - A Christmas Market
The Gosau "Bergweihnacht" is based on time-honoured traditions and customs, and local handicrafts which have long since been forgotten. The atmospheric surroundings of Gosau's Museum of Local Life with its full programme of lovingly planned events make this Christmas Market truly stand out from the rest.
Unique romantic mood -
Christmas like in the good old days
There is no more idyllic an occasion than when the Gosau Brass Bands begin to play their Christmas music. Local folk groups and farmers' wives serve traditional home-cooked food, typical of Gosau. In addition, there will be Christmas cakes and biscuits on sale, hearty soups and wholesome bread, and many more culinary treats for you to enjoy. The many exhibitors will be selling quality handcrafted goods, Christmas tre decorations, hand-tied Advent wreaths and much more. There will be an impressive selection of creative yet traditional hand-crafted goods for sale.
With many surprises for guests big and small from all over the world
Family is extremely important to us. One exciting, fun event is always a horse-drawn sledge ride to one of the Gosau farms. Once you get back to the museum, the children can play and enjoy handicrafts or warm up in the "Christmas Cinema". Various children's groups from Gosau's School of Music will add to the festive atmosphere by performing Christmas carols and songs. The "Family Lantern Walk" through the "Primeval Forest", with little surprises around every corner, will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the event. A Christmas Market straight out of a picture book!
The best way to go to the Christmas market is by bus!
The Christmas market is very easy to reach by public transport. The best way to reach the market is by public bus. Simple, safe and very comfortable. Directly with the regional bus with the number "Bus route Bus route". From the places: Obertraun, Hallstatt, Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt and Bad Ischl. Simple, safe and very convenient! Link to timetable below: "Informations at a glance". And for everyone who missed the last bus:
- Call taxi Lois
Telephone number: +43 (0)660 218 68 09
- Call taxi Lini
Telephone number: +43 (0)6136 88 93
- Easily and conveniently return to your accommodation.
Christmas market Gosau
On the trail of Father Christmas
When it gets dark early in the afternoon, the festively decorated alleys and streets glow with pre-Christmas lights and the scent of oven-fresh Christmas biscuits fills the air, then, yes then it is Advent in the Salzkammergut. Time for a short holiday at the fjord-like Lake Hallstatt or in the picturesque Gosau Valley. Because only here, in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut, is the true, unadulterated pre-Christmas season still to be found. Far away from kitsch and commercialism, always down-to-earth, sometimes rustic, sometimes unusual, but always authentic! Discover your own personal time-out, whether with your partner, with good friends or simply on your own! Experience the unique atmosphere of the pre-Christmas season in Hallstatt, Gosau, Bad Goisern & Obertraun and enjoy magical winter moments on the trail of Father Christmas. See you at the World Heritage in the Salzkammergut! Reda more...
Your accommodation for this event
Hotels and accommodation providers in Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau and Obertraun offer the ideal room or apartment for your holidays, no matter what your tastes. Aside from establishments rated according to the international "star" scale, you will also find around Lake Hallstatt in Austria businesses that have been awarded two to four "edelweiss". The more flowers, the greater comforts you can expect. Whether you eventually find your cozy nest in an elegant 5-star luxury hotel, at comfortable guesthouse, a family-friendly apartment, or on a traditional farm, the choice is always entirely up to you.