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Cultural and Sacred Sites
The sacred sites are mostly historic buildings relating to Christianity such as churches, monasteries, chapels or wayside shrines. Christians have mainly re-developed sites previously used in religious ceremonies by much older cultures. Monasteries and churches, for example, have been built upon ruins dating back to Roman times. And so these monuments have been of major cultural and religious significance, continuously, throughout the centuries.
- Kalmoos Church near the Kalmberg
- Church at St Agatha and Stations of the Cross Chapels
- Kalvarienberg Chapel in Gosau
Places of legends
It is mainly the older generation nowadays who can tell you about these legendary places. Their elders told them fascinating and gruesome stories about what is said to have happened at different sites throughout the region. When we visit these places we do not immediately notice their individual charm. We think back to the stories we have heard, and our imaginations take over!
- "Schwarzenbachloch" (black hole)
- "Spielstein" in Leisling
- "Soldaten-Moos" - Lasern neighbourhood
- "Schindergraben"- Rehkogl neighbourhood
- "Gosaulacke" small lake n Gosau
Sites of outstanding natural beauty
Here you will discover "extraordinarily beautiful, natural features" Examples include impressive buildings, the amazing course of a river or a beautiful view which calms the senses. What is particularly impressive at each of these places is the harmonic interaction of the 4 elements - air, earth, fire and water. It is this special interaction which allows us to feel our own sense of inner harmony at the sight of these natural wonders.
- "Indian's Head"
- "Wurf" on the Raschberg
- "Breitenkogel" near the Kalmberg
- "Giselawarte" - Gschwandt neighbourhood
- "Warzenbründl" - Herndl nighbourhood
- Schleifsteinbrüche - Gosau
- "Bauchwehbründl" in Kriemoos
- Salt water pipeline trail
- "Kaiser-Jagdtisch" in the Weißenbach valley
- Koppenwinkel - Obertraun
- the "Dammwiese"
Directly on the east bank trail of Lake Hallstatt is the place of happiness "s'Goiserer Seeplatzl", from this place you have a wonderfull few around the World Heritage region and to Hallstatt. A place to relaxThe Places of happiness serves for...
You can see this Native American's head on the way to the top of the Kalmberg, about 50 meters under the summit cross. The Native American in the rockYou reach this place of happiness, when you go from the Goiserer hut to the summit cross of the high...
An interesting cave in the rocks below the Goisern Hut. In the years of Religious Reformation, almost the entire Upper Austrian Salzkammergut became protestant. Pressure, however, from the strict catholic Habsburger, became too great. The secret...
Lake Koppenwinkl and the surrounding area is a natural reserve since 1978! Surrounded by green riparian forest, the lake is a place to relax and breathe. Nature reserve in ObertraunThis small but deep lake with steep rocky sides is one of the most...
Valuable grindstone has been mined in Gosau for the past four centuries. Grindstone quarrying was an important source of income for the people of Gosau for around 400 years. Operations ceased in 1969. In 1989, however, ambitious local people who had...
A place of legends: a poacher got lost in the cave. Only three days later he came back to the surface. The cave as religious meeting placeA few hundred meters from the Kainwiese in Pichlern (a part of Bad Goisern), in the direction to the Raschberg,...
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 virginsThe name comes...