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Place of Happiness Löckenmoos

Gosau, Oberösterreich , Österreich

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

Place of happiness in the Löckernmoos 

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 95095-0

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.

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


1300 m

Accessibility / arrival

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.

  • 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

Registration at the tourist office with the number +43 5 95095-0 is needed for a guided tour.

  • Toilet facility
General price information

The drive-up with the Gosauer land train and the guided tour at the Löckernmoos costs € 26,00 for adults.

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Discounts (Age-related / Groups)
  • Children
    for kids until the age of 14 it costs € 8,-
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)
  • Pets allowed
  • Suitable for teenagers
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Summer

Please get in touch for more information.


Place of Happiness Löckenmoos
Gosauseestraße 5
4824 Gosau

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

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Toursimusbüro Dachstein Salzkammergut
Gosauseestraße 5
4824 Gosau

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

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