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There is much to discover in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut and in the numerous neighbouring towns. In our event calendar you will find the best tips for your holiday in the heart of Austria. For those who do not want to click around, we have summarised the best events in our seasons overview. We hope you enjoy browsing and have an unforgettable holiday in the Salzkammergut

Overview: Event calender & Highlights

Events at a glance

What's going on in the Salzkammergut? All events at a click. Our event calendar at a click. From conventions to concerts. From nature to culture. Here you will find events in Obertraun, Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau or Bad Ischl. From tradition to hiking. The choice is yours!

Events in winter

Enchanting and romantic pre-Christmas period, iconic start to the year or colourful ballooning mixed with numerous winter sports events. Winter Highlights from December to February at a glance.

Festival and Holiday church services

Would you like to attend a service during celebrations such as Christmas, the turn of the year or Epiphany? Here you will find an overview of church services for the holidays.

Events in spring

Fresh events for a colourful spring - as colourful as this season in the Salzkammergut. Highlights from March to May summarised for you.

Magical Advent and Christmas time

“Silent Night“ in the Salzkammergut

Reflective, down to earth, delicious! Enjoy the pre-Christmas period in the Salzkammergut. A pleasure for all your senses! Where time stands still! Let yourself be enchanted. The place to be!

Krampus Parade in Bad Goisern 2022

The Salzkammergut Krampus Parade takes place on 7th December. 700 "Krampusses" and demons, St Nicholasses and good angels will assemble once again in the market square in Bad Goisern for this annual event.

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,

Come with me: Winter enjoyment in deep snow

Seductive Winter Experiences in the Salzkammergut

More fun. More enjoyment. More variety. Simply more holiday in the snow. Whether it's guided snowshoe hikes, ski tours, torchlight walks or a cool igloo build - this winter you can do it all! Take a look now, without obligation and feel the winter anticipation.

Guided snowshoe hike in Gosau

Your winter experience in the salzkammergut. Discover the snow-covered mountains. Join us on an unusual tour of discovery. Winter hike with Betty. An unforgettable holiday experience!

Guided snowshoe hike in Gosau

Feel the tranquility of the mountains. Enjoy the pure clear winter air. This winter the big adventure is waiting for you! Winter fun for the whole family in around 3 ½ hours on the deep snow covered Zwieselalm in Gosau.

Guided snowshoe hike in Gosau

“Force of nature Gosausee“. A very special kind of lake experience! Feel the wild nature of the imposing mountains. Make this winter holiday an unforgettable experience.

Start the new year with a blaze of colour

A Procession of light and sound 2023

The "Glöcklerlauf" is a time-honoured local tradition on 5th January. 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!

Balloon Week Gosau

Mid-January 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.

Book now the great adventure!

"Fly over" deep snow covered woods and fields, rivers and lakes and enjoy the soothing view of the wintry romantic Salzkammergut. Book your dream winter now during the Balloon Week on your holiday in Gosau and the Gosau Valley.

"Hot Air Balloon Night" 2023

Highlight of the event is the display of hot air balloons by night. A stunning visual treat! Spectators flock to the Gosau and see how enormous flames create the hot air needed to inflate these huge, brightly coloured balloons.

Guided tours - Part of your Journey

Village tours through Hallstatt

UNESCO World Heritage region | Explore the village of Hallstatt, the oldest saltmine ofthe world, the fantastic ice cave or the great mammut cave. Besides the historical information there are numerous stories that cannot be found in any book or internet portal.

Guided Sightseeing Tours Bad Ischl

Enjoy the unforgettable flair of the imperial town of Bad Ischl on a guided tour with certified Austria Guides.

Village Tour ‘Hallstatt by Land, Hallstatt by Water’

Discover entirely new sides to Hallstatt during a tour by both land and water. This hour-long tour includes a trip aboard the historical salt ship, Navia. Reservations available. Only during nice weather. Only by prior reservation.

Events in the Salt Worlds in Hallstatt & Altaussee

Daily tours through the Saltmine in Hallstatt

Feel the magic of bygone days and immerse yourself in a magical realm of glistening salt crystals, mysterious mine tunnels, where history comes alive.

Guided tour "Bombs on Michelangelo"

In the footsteps of George Clooney's Hollywood movie. A special underground tour based on the true saviours of unique art treasures in the salt mine of Altaussee. But only after timely registration!

Visit in Altaussee the largest active salt mine in Austria. On this guided tour, you can experience the unique atmosphere of the underground world especially intensively.

Evening tour of the mountain of treasures - Salzwelten Altaussee

An adventurous evening tour for the whole family. Discover old miners' tunnels and underground lakes. A varied evening experience on your holiday!

The first highlight of the year! "International Winter Variety Show 2023"

A beautiful, magical event inspired by the "wise men" is casting its shadows: the "International Winter Variety Show " from 11th - 13th February 2022 with Dirk Denzer's new show "Spirit Dreams" in Bad Ischl.

Events of the Cave Worlds in Obertraun

Daily tours through the Ice cave

Multimedia shows, cave bears and rope bridge: The completely reconstructed Dachstein Giant Ice Cave offers you the chance to embark on a breathtaking adventure through rock and ice. .

Guided tours through the Koppenbrüller cave

A visit to the Koppenbrüller Cave offers an impressive insight into the underground waterways of the inside of the Dachstein. Pathways secured against flooding mean that guests can visit in safety, even in bad weather!

Daily tours through the Mammut Cave

The endless expanse of the Dachstein massif from inside – the giant Cave is one of the largest karst caves in the world impresses with its size, variety of shapes and spectacular artistic installations – something you would never expect to see beneath the ground!

More events 2023

Race around the lake 2023

Back to the roots! After the autumn excursion, the sporting event will once again take place in spring: on 23rd April 2023, the starting signal will be given for the 34th edition of the running event.

Corpus Christi on the Lake Hallstatt

Colourful Corpus Christi procession in the Catholic parish church, the romantic marketplace and the unique Lake Hallstatt. A truly "heavenly" experience!

Salzkammergut Mountainbike Trophy 2023

More than 5.000 participants from 40 nations make the Salzkammergut Trophy Austria's biggest MTB marathon. One of the most spectacular marathon tracks in Europe!

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