In the Inner Salzkammergut the carnival tradition is very important and so there are carnival parades and carnival meetings in every village (photo: Stefanie Wallner)

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Alpentrophy & Ballonweek

As if the idyllic Gosau atmosphere wasn’t magical enough, the romantic parish decorates its sky with wonderful, colourful and majestic hot air balloons between the 19th and 25th January 2020. Special Highlight: the Night of the Balloons on the 22nd January 2020.

As part of the International Alpen Trophy, between 30 and 40 balloon teams fram all over Europe are expected to come to Gosau and display their hot-air balloons, using the sky as their stage, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The Balloons start near the Hornspitz valley station.


Night of the ballons

Night of the Ballons

The highlight of the event is on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. The Night of the Ballons promises an umissable and unique feast for the eyes. The majestic giants light up the winter night sky and create interesting choreographed lights, one or two passing over the fascinated crowds below.


Good to know: Those who wish to see the Salzkammergut from above themselves have a great opportunity to do so during the balloon week. Contact the event organiser, Gottfried Koller, from Hotel Koller in Gosau.

Hot-air balloon rides and alpine crossings
Phone: +43 664 5314741

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Tourist information Gosau
Gosauseestraße 5
4824 Gosau at Dachstein

+43 5 95095-20
+43 5 95095-74


Don’t hesitate to contact the team of local guides at the tourist board Gosau - Mathias Stieger, Michael Quell and Evelyn Peham – for any questions about Gosau and the holiday area Dachstein Salzkammergut.

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