Gosau – Home of the Dachsteinkönig
Gosau is in Upper Austria, Gmunden im Traunviertel county, inner Salzkammergut, on the edge of the Hallstatt-Dachstein-Salzkammergut UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Facts & figures about Gosau
Population: almost 2,000Area: 113 km²Height above sea level: 767 mLongitude: 13.534297943115Latitude: 47.582373469091
Gosau follows the course of the Gosaubach stream, winding east and south-east through the Gosautal valley to the Gosau basin, the centre of Gosau, where our Leading Family Hotel & Resort Dachsteinkönig is located. The Hintertal rises towards the Vordere Gosausee lake, a beautiful swimming lake overlooking the Dachstein. Directly opposite our hotel is the Hornspitz with the Hornspitzbahn cable car (in operation during the winter ski season).
The Gosaukamm in the west of Gosau, the Donnerkogel (2055 m) and the Grosswand (2415 m) provide a stunning backdrop, towering above the valley.
The southern section of the region is a designated nature conservation area and has been a European nature reserve since 2001.