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Place of Happiness Wildfrauenloch

Gosau, Oberösterreich, Österreich

A place of joy surrounded by silent nature and tranquility.

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

The wild virgins

The name comes from an old legend. It was once known as the "Vorderen Grubalm". "Wild" means "shy" in this instance, and "Jungfrauen" are innocent young maidens working in a rock crevice. Hence the name "Wildfrauenloch". Washing was hung out to dry in the sun, and when it came to harvesting the crops, the young women would come down to the valley and help the farmers.

Happiness and good fortune is to be found in the entire area which covers the Löckenmoosand the little"Löckennsee" mountain lake. This is a very romantic location, situated at approx. 1 400metres above sea level, and surrounded by high mountain moorland.

Löckenmoos - the place for meditation

The area is a perfect place for meditation as it is so remote and perfectly quiet. Lie down, open your eyes and watch the clouds floating in the sky. You will notice the birdsong and feel the gentle wind. Sense the energy, too, of the thousands of centuries old moorland beneath you. Sink deep into your mossy pillow as you immerse yourself in nature. The Löckernsee small mountain lake is the perfect place to re-vitalise body and soul and is situated on the 10.000 year old Löckermoos high above the Gosau Gritone quarries. It is surrounded by mountain pines and moorland vegetation.

Experience a 360° panorama tour through Gosau valley...

The "Wildfrauenloch" can be visited according to the weather.


1348 m

Accessibility / arrival

The cave "Wildfrauenloch" is situated in the high moor "Löckenmoos" in Gosau at Dachstein. This can be reached by a few hiking trails or with the Gosau land train.

Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers

In the summer months, there is a guided tour every tuesday and saturday.

  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)
  • Pets allowed
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
  • Summer
  • Autumn

Please get in touch for more information.


Place of Happiness Wildfrauenloch
Gosauseestraße 5
4824 Gosau

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

Contact person

Tourismusverband Dachstein Salzkammergut
Gosauseestraße 5
4824 Gosau

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

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