On the photo you see a winter landscape in Gosau with a hut, covered with snow (Photo: OÖ Tourismus, Erber)

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Lake Gosau

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Special features
Pets allowed
All weather
Suitable for groups
Suitable for pushchairs

Water suitable for bathing

  • Water temperature: 17° (Report dated 10.09.2018 - 11:00 )
The Gosausee is a beautiful lake at the foot of the Dachstein!


This small mountain lake, which has a preservation order, has been made famous not only because of its outstanding natural beauty, but also because of its clear, cold water which is suitable as drinking water. Because of its purity, the water provides perfect living/breeding conditions for numerous species of fish.

Nestling amongst the highest mountains of the Salzkammergut, the lake is one of the most photographed sights in the region. The world traveller and naturalist Alexander Freiherr von Humboldt was overwhelmed by the beauty of thelake and its crowning glory - the "mighty towers of the Dachstein", and described it in his works as "the eye of God".

Contact

Lake Gosau
Gosau
4824 Gosau

Phone: +43 5 95095-20
Fax machine: +43 5 95095-74
E-Mail: gosau@dachstein-salzkammergut.at
Web: www.dachstein-salzkammergut.at

Tourismusverband Inneres Salzkammergut
Gosauseestraße 5
4824 Gosau

Phone: +43 5 95095
E-Mail: gosau@dachstein-salzkammergut.at
Web: www.dachstein-salzkammergut.at

We speak the following languages

German
English

water report:

Report dated:
10.09.2018 - 11:00
Water temperature:
17°

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You can visit the Lake Gosau all the year. Because of the danger of avalanches, the loop tour is closed in the wintermonths.

Arrival

Elevation

937m

Accessibility / arrival

from Salzburg:
exit Golling - Abtenau, Rußbach, Gosau
Gosau: Turn right at the cross Pass Gschütt and follow the Gosausee Landstaße. After about 7 km you reach the parking area at the Lake Gosau. From there, you have to go a few meters by foot to the lake.

from Linz:
exit Regau - Gmunden, Bad Ischl, Bad Goisern, Gosau
Gosau: Straight ahead at the cross Pass Gschütt and follow the Gosausee Landstaße. After about 7 km you reach the parking area at the Lake Gosau. From there, you have to go a few meters by foot to the lake.

Parking

  • Parking space: 400
  • Parking area for disabled: 4
  • Bus parking space: 4

Parking fees

no parking fees

Arrival

Suitability

  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)
  • Suitable for pushchairs
  • Pets allowed
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Sports

  • Swimming / bathing
  • Diving / scuba

  • other water sports: hiking
Sporteinrichtungen
Gosau

The Gosausee is a beautiful lake at the foot of the Dachstein! This small mountain lake, which has a preservation order, has been made famous not only because of its outstanding natural beauty, but also because of its clear, cold water which is suitable as drinking...