© Panorama of Gosau in Winter (Photo: www.360perspektiven.at)
Panorama of Gosau in Winter (Photo: www.360perspektiven.at)

Holiday Region
Dachstein Salzkammergut


Old Soap Maker's Workshop Bad Goisern

Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups

information: Geschlossen

Description: The soap factory is closed from the end of November to the beginning of May!
Guided tours on request

Bad Goisern is known for its handicrafts - from the world-famous Goiserer Schuh, the Hand.Werk.Haus Salzkammergut to violin makers and the mustard manufacturer Annamax. Another highlight in the field of handicrafts was the soap maker Zopf in Kirchengasse at the old market square.

The historical workshop of the soap maker

There are guided tours through the old workshop of soap makers who used to work in Bad Goisern. At the moment, the tours are only upon request, starting in May 2024, the tours are on a regular basis and include a special exhibition named:


After an exciting journey through the history of soap, all guest receive a piece of handmade soap. Your host and guide, Karina Wimmer, is a soap maker herself and in her Salzkammergut based soap business Saponetta Carina she makes handcrafted soaps with local ingredients.

Experience a 360° panorama tour through Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt…

Thursday 10:00 a.m. until 01:00 p.m. and 02:00 p.m. until 05:00 p.m. 
July and August also Friday 10:00 a.m. until 01:00 p.m. and 02:00 p.m. until 05:00 p.m. 

Information on the guided tours through the old soap making workshop

Closing day
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • holiday

511 m

Accessibility / arrival

The soap factory Saponetta Carina is located at the old market square in Bad Goisern. There are parking spaces in front of the Fleischerei Zauner. These are for public usage.

by car
from Salzburg:
Exit Thalgau via federal road B158 towards Bad Ischl, in Bad Ischl drive onto Salzkammergut Street B145 towards Bad Goisern
from Linz:
Exit Regau via federal road Salzkammergut street B145 towards Gmunden and Bad Ischl to Bad Goisern
from Vienna/Graz:
Exit Liezen via federal road B320, in Trautenfels drive onto Salzkammergut street B145 towards Bad Goisern
from Villach:
Tauern motorway to exit "Eben im Pongau", via B166 Pass Gschütt federal road through Gosau, at the Gosaumühle junction turn towards Bad Goisern

by train
Attnang-Puchheim - Stainach-Irdning lines
stops “Goisern Jodschwefelbad”, train station Bad Goisern or "Steeg / Gosau"
by bus
Bus 542 (Bad Ischl - Gosausee)
stops Bad Goisern Jodschwefelbad, Bad Goisern Kurhotel, Bad Goisern Mitte/B145, Stambach StrKrzg., St. Agatha Agathawirt, Stambach Angerer, Steeg Reitern, Steeg Au, Steeg Bahnhof, Steeg Traunbrücke, Steeg E-Werk, Steeg Greunz
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: 10
Parking fees

free of charge with parking meter

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

    Opposite is the Syriana bar as well as the Pizzaria Romana and the Fleischerei Zauner.

    • Shop
    Guided tour

    Guided tours of the workshop rooms are available by appointment. Duration of the tour is about 1 hour incl. soap self-marking. € 15.00 per person up to max. 8 persons.

    General price information

    Guided tour €9 per person up to 8 persons possible

    Payment methods
    Other payment methods
    Cash payment
    • All weather
    • Suitable for groups
    • Suitable for schools
    • Suitable for seniors
    • Suitable for single travelers
    • Suitable for friends
    • Suitable for couples
    • Suitable for children
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Autumn
    • Winter

    Please get in touch for more information.


    Old Soap Maker's Workshop Bad Goisern
    Kirchengasse 11
    4822 Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee

    Phone +43 664 2210029

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    Contact person
    Mrs Karina Wimmer, MA

    mobile +43 664 2210029

    Legal contact information

    Wimmer Karina Elisabeth
    Karina Wimmer MA
    Laimerweg 9
    AT-4822 Bad Goisern
    UID: ATU67178136

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