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Gosau Lake

This little mountain lake is under a nature preservation order. The cold, crystal clear water is of drinking water quality, and provides perfect living conditions for numerous species of fish.

With the highest mountain in the Salzkammergut in the background, the lake is one of the most photographed icons of the entire region.

Alexander Freiherr von Humbold, world traveller and naturalist, described the Gosau Lake as the "crowning glory of the valley, nestling amongst the magnificent walls and towers of the Dachstein". He also refers to the lake as the "eye of God" in all its splendour.

Just 25 km from the Gosau Lake is Lake Hallstatt, embedded between Bad GoisernObertraun and Hallstatt.


Lake Gosau in 360°

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The following photo gallery can be navigated with the arrow keys (left, right).

Tourismusinformation Gosau

Gosauseestraße 5
4824 Gosau
Tel.: +43 5 95095-20
Fax: +43 5 95095-34 

Openint times tourist information Gosau

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Primeval Forest Nature Park

EVOLUTION - EXPERIENCE THE ADVENTURE YOURSELF Time travel with your family to a period long past and discover fantastic ancient animals. Giant insects, pterosaurians, mammoths and many more are waiting for you in the Primevial Adventure...

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Boat Hire Gosau

Enjoy the Lake Gosau with the wonderful view to the Dachstein with a boat. Daily from early July to mid September, you can hire a electro boat, paddle boat or brandnew a hard board standup paddle at the boat hire Lichtenegger, directly at the Gosau...

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Protestant Church Gosau

A wonderful church with new gothic stil. 1860 - 1869 the church was built. (Architect Wehrenfennig) The entire carvings, except the altar crucifix by Erler, were made by the Gosau head teacher Hage (formerly a teacher of the wood school Hallstatt)...

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Gosau Land Train

Comfortable daytrip with the "Gosauer Bummelzug" up the mountains to different huts in Gosau! The perfect family day out. Enjoy a relaxing trip by the "Bummelzug" up to the Plankensteinalm, Ebenalm, Iglmoosalm or to the Grind Stone...

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Cablecar Gosaukamm Zwieselalm

Gosaukammbahn gondola opens up a myriad of Alpine expanses to hikers and walkers and makesthe most beautiful spots of the Salzkammergut accessible. The gondola floats from Lake Gosausee towards the bizarre rock summit of Gosaukamm Mountain and places...

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Museum of Local History Gosau

Welcome to the Outdoor Museum Schmiedbauern! This open air museum offers visitors an insight "in miniature" into farming traditions in the Gosau valley which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Region "Hallstatt-Dachstein-Salzkammergut". ​These...

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Catholic Church Gosau

Since 1231 there is a small church made of wood. The new church was built between 1500 and 1507.

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