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Horse-Drawn Sledge Ride

A horse-drawn sledge ride through a beautiful winter landscape is unsurpassably romantic. Magnificent carriages drawn by snorting horses are symbolic of a true winter’s day in the Salzkammergut.

Horse-drawn carriages are scarcely used nowadays in day to day life as a means of transport, but a horse-drawn sleigh ride is considered a real pleasure in winter. The snorting horses trot along at a comfortable pace and you will enjoy hearing the snow crunching beneath you as well as the jangling of the bells. Time seems to stand still when you are enjoying the peace and tranquility of the Salzkammergut on a sunny winter’s day.

Horse-drawn sleigh rides are available in Gosau in the evenings too. There is nothing lovelier than being wrapped in warm blankets, beneath the stars, and being carried along the banks of the river in a sleigh. Our destination is the Kohlstatthütte(traditional catered hut) where we will be welcomed with a hearty, home-cooked snack.

Group experiences

Horse-drawn sledge rides from Gosau Mittertal to Hintertal with a guided tour of thelocal museum are popular with groups. Advance booking required.

There are two options available:

  • Option 1: Tour of thelocal museum followed by horse-drawn sleigh ride. Costs 17 Euros per person.
  • Option 2: Tour of the local museum followed by a light snack including tea with rum and Krapfen (traditional cake). Horse-drawn sleigh ride afterwards. Costs 24 Euros per person.
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Horse-Drawn Sledge Rides by Night

Enjoy a romantic horse-drawn sledge ride through the Gosau  valley on a winter's evening.

Winter has so many magical charms. Even if its is snowing or bitterly cold, you can snuggle up under warm blankets and enjoy the sounds of the bells jangling round the horses' necks as we travel through Gosau's idyllic winter wonderland.

We make a stop in the magical woodland, and in the midst of all the snow flakes and ice crystals, take a sip of home-made schnaps, which provides us with a little extra warmth! About half an hour later we reach the Kohlstatthütte. This is a traditional, rustic hut where people of all ages meet for ice curling competitions or one of the horse-drawn sledge rides. Warm up by the roaring fire and enjoy some tea. The cold night is soon forgotten when you are served a delicious, traditional meal.

The journey home is also great fun, and just as romantic!


Coachmen in Gosau:

Book your horse-drawn sledge ride:

  • Leutgeb, Gamsjäger Josef, 4824 Gosau, Tel.: +43 699 115 85 898
  • Triamer, Roth Johann, 4824 Gosau, Tel.: +43 6136 8291
  • Pfandl, Gamsjäger, 4824 Gosau, Tel.: +43 6136 8267


Coachmen in Bad Goisern:

  • Schilcher Franz, 4822 Bad Goisern, Tel.: +43 664 531 2615


The cost of a horse-drawn sledge ride varies between 14 and 17 Euros per person, depending on duration.



Contact & Service

Tourist Board Gosau
Gosauseestraße 5
4824 Gosau at Dachstein

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


Don’t hesitate to contact the team of local guides at the tourist board Gosau - Mathias Stieger, Michael Quell and Evelyn Peham – for any questions about Gosau and the holiday area Dachstein Salzkammergut.

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Horse sledge rides in Gosau

Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride in Gosau

Enjoy Gosau in winter! With the horse drawn sledge you can see Gosau in a special atmosphere. Enjoy the sleigh, wrapped in warm blankets, the snow-covered landscape. Through meadows and woods, it's quite romantic to the Kohlstattstüberl. Once there...

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