Gosau – Holiday region Dachstein-Salzkammergu
Home of the Dachsteinkönig
The village of Gosau winds its way through a 10km-long high valley surrounded by the magnificent mountains of the Inner Salzkammergut. The highlights of the valley are the picturesque Gosau lake as well as the Dachstein with the Dachstein glacier, which stand at the end of the valley as an imposing natureal spectacle. In summer as well as in winter you will find here an idyllic place for your family holidays in Austria.
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 2,000
Area: 113 km²
Height above sea level: 767 m
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 Dachsteinkönig Familux Resort 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.