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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

What´s going on?

Events at a glance

What's happening? 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.

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.

Snow Information

Here you will find an overview of the current snow conditions in the ski areas Dachstein West Gosau, FreeSports Arena Krippenstein Obertraun, and the Feuerkogel Ebensee.

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.

© Salzwelten AG

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. Open daily from 1st February to 30th December 2020.

Hiking with Betty: Guided snow shoe tour

The heart of the Salzkammergut is full of beautiful places - and they have one thing in common: the magnificent view to the Dachstein massif and its glaciers.

Night Ski Show in Gosau

Not to be missed: Spectacular ski show with flag parade, rocket backpack and a large firework display and much more. The holiday experience!

Lantern walk through Hallstatt

Be captivated by Hallstatt in Austria and its unique history during a leisurely evening stroll and enjoy the romance of the world famous lakeside village.

Winter Special 2020

© Kraft

Balloon Week Gosau

Starting point of the balloons: Directly on the Gosauseestraße between Vordertal and Mittertal in Gosau. Parking available! Every day between about 8:00 and 10:00 hrs.

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"Hot Air Balloon Night" 2020

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.

© Kraft | Gosauer Ballonwoche

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.

Sprimg – Summer - Autumn

Salzkammergut Trophy 2020

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!

Race around the lake 2020

The annual half-marathon, around Lake Hallstatt, will take place on Sunday 26th of April 2020. Many runners from around the world are expected to return. Come and take part! Online registration is from end of August 2019 possible!

Photo Workshop on 2000 meters

Photo walk with the nature photographer, author and expert of ancient forests Matthias Schickhofer in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Kurztext.

© Jehlde | Wmit Betty in der Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

See and experience more with Betty

The guided tours will lead you to the most beautiful places around Lake Gosau and Lake Hallstatt. Betty will give you unforgettable moments!

© Schöpf | Tägliche Führung durch die Dachstein Eishöhle 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. Open daily from 1st of May to 2nd of November 2020.

© Kraft

Mountain Moments

The “Hiking in Autumn Program” includes hiking tours ranging from 500 m to 2100 m above sea level from August to October 2013 in Obertraun at Lake Hallstatt. Autumn time is hiking time! Come and join us!

Narzissenfest 2020

The Narzissenfest 2020: Boat parade Grundlsee

In a colorful round, the boats move with the daffodils figures near the shore of lake Altaussee.

The Narzissenfest 2020: City parade in Bad Aussee

Visitors have the opportunity to view the narcissus figures from 08.00 am accompanied by traditional music, and displays of local handicrafts and customs.

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