Peak conquest & Family fun: Gosau

The lovely little village of Gosau nestles at 700 meters above sea level in the Inner Salzkammergut area, close to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage of Hallstatt-Dachstein. At the rear end of marvelous Gosautal valley you find the awe-inspiring Vorderer Gosausee mountain lake. Stunning panoramic views of the Dachstein peak await you here. In summer the whole area is just perfect for memorable walking, hiking and mountain biking. In winter passionate sport fans are strongly recommended to explore Dachstein West, Upper Austria's biggest ski area. Gosau comprises the ski mountains of Hornspitz, Brumsiland and Zwieselalm. Ski school and ski rental are available at the Hornspitz base terminal. Additionally, the region boasts 65 kilometers of Nordic ski tracks, numerous winter walking trails and an ice curling rink. Holidays in Gosau are great fun throughout the seasons.

Dachstein West family adventures

Where winter fun is guaranteed guests can also look forward to a memorable summer vacation: hiking, walking, mountaineering or mountain biking are the order of the day. Holidays in Gosau are an absolute must for ambitious peak conquerors and families alike. Picture-book lake Gosausee makes a perfect base for unlimited summer mountain holidays as the mountain lifts give direct access to the Zwieselalm hiking area offering also trails suitable for prams. The most scenic hiking routes lead to mighty Donnerkogel or marvelous Riedlkar past verdant meadows and flower-strewn Alpine pasturelands.

Alpinists find a challenging via ferrata at Donnerkogel peak. Fun-filled geocaching treasure hunting routes with 30 different sections are available for families. Bruno's mountain world is a real paradise for kids at Hornspitz in Russbach where adventure stations promise great fun and action. The wonderful Alpine flower garden gives an insight into the varied flora in the Alps while children enjoy sliding, swinging or climbing.
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