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Lake Gosau

Gosau, Oberösterreich , Österreich

Due the acut danger of falling rocks, the Lake Gosau is closed from the Klacklhütte to the end of the Lake untile further notice.

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The Lake Gosau is a small mountain lake, embedded in beautiful nature with a view of the Dachstein!

This small mountain lake, which has a preservation order, has been made famous not only because of its outstanding natural beauty, but also because of its clear, cold water which is suitable as drinking water.

Because of its purity, the water provides perfect living/breeding conditions for numerous species of fish.

Nestling amongst the highest mountains of the Salzkammergut, the lake is one of the most photographed sights in the region. The world traveller and naturalist Alexander Freiherr von Humboldt was overwhelmed by the beauty of thelake and its crowning glory - the "mighty towers of the Dachstein", and described it in his works as "the eye of God".

Experience a 360° panorama tour over Lake Gosau…

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You can visit the Lake Gosau all the year. Because of the danger of avalanches, the loop tour is closed in the wintermonths.


937 m

Accessibility / arrival

by car
from Salzburg:

motorway exit Golling - Abtenau, Russbach, Gosau
Gosau: after the "Pass Gschütt" junction turn right onto the "Gosausee Landstraße", after approx. 7 km you will reach the car park at the Lake Gosau.

from Linz:
motorway exit Regau - Gmunden, Bad Ischl, Bad Goisern, Gosau
Gosau: at the "Pass Gschütt" junction drive straight ahead onto the "Gosausee Landstraße", then after approx. 7 km you will reach the parking lot at the Lake Gosau.

by bus (irregular on Sundays):
from Bad Ischl: bus in direction to "Gosausee" (Lake Gosau), get off at the terminal station "Hintertal b. Gosau Gosaukammbahn". The Lake Gosau is only a few minutes walk away.

from Rußbach: bus in direction to Gosau, change at the bus stop "Gosau Abzweigung Pass Gschütt"  to bus in direction to "Gosausee" (Lake Gosau), get off at the terminal station "Hintertal b. Gosau Gosaukammbahn". The Lake Gosau is only a few minutes walk away.

Detailed information on the respective train and bus times can be found at (train) and

  • Parking space: 400
  • Parking area for disabled: 4
  • Bus parking space: 4
Parking fees

no parking fees

Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
  • Fishing
  • Swimming / bathing
  • Diving / scuba
  • other water sports: hiking
  • Restaurant / pub
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)
  • Suitable for pushchairs
  • Pets allowed
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter

Please get in touch for more information.


Lake Gosau
4824 Gosau

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

Contact person

Tourismusverband Inneres Salzkammergut
Gosauseestraße 5
4824 Gosau

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

Legal contact information

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