In Gosau at Dachstein there are many walks that can be undertaken with the whole family. (photo: Best of Wandern / Thomas Bichler)

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Figures and legends trail in Bad Goisern

You are accompanied, all along this trail, by mystical figures carved from tree trunks. There are display boards with magical stories and legends from long, long ago.

When you reach the „Lindwurm-Loch“, you can follow the „Höhenweg“ trail for a further 100m as it passes through the „Ewinger Wand“  and enjoy the beautiful views across the valley of Bad Goisern.

The following photo gallery can be navigated with the arrow keys (left, right).

Legends and Tales

An overview of the tales to download (.pdf)

The awful punishment
The legend of King Goiseram
The woodpecker as a friend
The Singers Pay
The Devil's hole in Anzenau
The Giant Krippen
The dying King

It’s well-worth stopping off  for refreshments at the Rathlucka hut (only in german) owned by the Gschwandtner  Family, at the start of the trail!

You do not need walking boots for this trail which is also suitable for children. The trail is also open in winter if there is not too much snow.

Contact & Service

Tourist information Bad Goisern
Kirchengasse 4
4822 Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt

+43 5 95095-10
+43 5 95095-74


Don’t hesitate to contact the team of local guides at the tourist board Bad Goisern - Petra Ebenlechner, Ulli Hillbrand, Christopher Unterberger and Katrin Kienast – for any questions about Bad Goisern and the Holiday Region Dachstein Salzkammergut.

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