© Panoramic view of the Dachstein Salzkammergut (photo: Sven Posch / www.viewnect.com)
Panoramic view of the Holiday Region Dachstein Salzkammergut (photo: Sven Posch / www.viewnect.com)

Holiday Region
Dachstein Salzkammergut


Place of Happiness Löckenmoos

Gosau, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • pets allowed
  • Suitable for groups

Exactly half way round the "Löckermoos Circular Trail" is the "Wildfrauenloch" - a fortune-bringing place to visit, high above the Gosau Gritstone Quarries.

Place of happiness in the Löckenmoos 

The Löckensee in Gosau was voted the most beautiful place in Upper Austria and that's it too!
But watch out! You really have to earn that sight with a brisk walk!

Hiking trail to Löckenmoos

The Löckenmoos can be reached on foot from Gosau in 2 hours. There are various career opportunities:

Mittertal: Schäffergasse leads up the opposite side of the Hotel Sommerhof. At the end of the road, at the edge of the forest, begins the hiking trail 511 to Löckenmoos.
IMPORTANT: Parking is right next to the main street (lift car park Hornspitz)

Hintertal: Start at the forest road Hintertal. Then you change to the hiking trail 644, where you get to Löckenmoos after 2 hours walking.

The trails lead beautifully on well-marked trails through the forest. Appropriate hiking equipment, such as good and solid footwear are required.

With the Gosau Land Train to the Löckenmoos

Thetourist office Gosau is happy to help with the organization of a shuttle bus or the Gosau Land Train up to the grindstones. Likewise, a guided hike over the Löckensee round can be booked.

We ask for attention, that also the offered ascent aids can not drive up to the Löckensee. There is still a walk uphill of half an hour.

Information and registration: +43 5 95095-20

The 10 000 year old Löckenmoos 

Absolute loneliness and silence characterize this meditationplace. Lie down, open your eyes and watch the clouds in the sky. You hear the birds, the soft breeze and feel the power of the millennia-old bog under you. Sink deep in the moss pad and take nature deep into you. The power station Löckensee is located on the 10 000-year-old Löckenmoos above the grindstone quarries in Gosau, amidst pines and heather bushes.

The virgins in the Löckenmoos

The small Löckensee, home to shy runners and shy virgins. The former leave small concentric circles on the smooth, almost black surface of the lake. According to legend, the women once lived in a crevice on the Grubenalm near the lake, in the Wildfrauenloch. The shy creatures helped the farmers with the grain cut.

360° recordings from Löckenmoos in Gosau...

The natural "gem" Löckermoos is accessible from June to October.


1300 m

Accessibility / arrival

Parking: at the Lake Gosau

On beautiful and good market hiking trails you reach the huts in about 1,5 hours. Than you reach the lake "Löckensee" in another 20 minutes on a boardwalk.

by car
from Salzburg:
Motorway exit Golling via B162 Abtenau and B166 to Gosau

from Linz:
Motorway exit Regau on Salzkammergut street B145 towards Gmunden and Bad Ischl to Bad Goisern, in Bad Goisern turn right onto B166, at the Gosaumühle junction turn right towards Gosau

from Vienna/Graz:
Motorway exit Liezen on the B320, in Trautenfels turn on Salzkammergut street B145 to Bad Aussee, turn on Koppen street through Obertraun and Hallstatt, at the Gosaumühle junction turn left towards Gosau

from Villach:
Tauern motorway to exit “Eben im Pongau”, via the B166 Pass Gschütt federal road to Gosau
by train
Attnang-Puchheim - Steinach-Irdning lines
Arrival by train in "Steeg / Gosau" then continue with bus 542 in the direction Gosausee
By bus
Bus 470 (Abtenau - Gosau) direction Gosau, stop Gosau Abzw. Pass Gschütt
Bus 542 (Bad Ischl - Gosausee) direction Gosausee, stops Haltestelle: Gosau Klaushof, Gosau Bärnausiedlung, Gosau  Ressenbachweg, Gosau Vordertal B166, Gosau Ramsau B166, Gosau, Gemeindeamt, Abzw. Pass Gschütt, Hauptstraße, Gosau Wirtsweg, Gosau Leitenweg, Gosau Schüttmannweg, Mittertal b. Gosau Ort, Mittertal, Hornspitzlift, Hintertal b. Gosau Falmbach, Hintertal b. Gosau Mühlradl, Hintertal b. Gosau Ort, Hintertal b. Gosau Madlgasse, Hintertal b. Gosau Schmiedweg, Hintertal b. Gosau Freilichtmuseum,Hintertal b. Gosau Zwieselalmbahn (Panoramajet), Hintertal b. Gosau Gosaukammbahn
Detailed information on the respective train and bus times can be found at https://www.oebb.at/en/ (train) and https://www.postbus.at/en(bus).

  • Parking space: 50
  • Parking area for disabled: 5
  • Bus parking space: 5
Parking fees

no parking fees

Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
  • Food and drink available
    Guided tour

    Registration at the tourist office with the number +43 5 95095-20, is needed for a guided tour.

    General price information

    All informations and prices for guided walks can be found at Hiking with Betty.

    Payment methods
    Other payment methods
    Cash payment
    • Suitable for groups
    • Suitable for schools
    • Suitable for kids (all ages)
    • Pets allowed
    • Suitable for teenagers
    • Suitable for seniors
    • Suitable for single travelers
    • Suitable for friends
    • Suitable for couples
    • Suitable for children
    • Summer

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    Place of Happiness Löckenmoos
    Gosauseestraße 5
    4824 Gosau

    Phone +43 5 95095 - 20
    Fax machine +43 5 95095 - 74

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    Toursimusbüro Dachstein Salzkammergut
    Gosauseestraße 5
    4824 Gosau

    Phone +43 5 95095 - 20
    Fax machine +43 5 95095 - 74

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    Vordertalstraße 30
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