The ancient agricultural village of Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee enjoys an idyllic location in a verdant and visionary valley. Famed for being the holiday destination of emperors, the unbearably picturesque village boasts staggering mountain vistas, glittering lakes and a rich, authentic Austrian culture. The Cultural World Heritage site offers ample opportunities for both cultural and natural pursuits, so whether you want to raise your pulse with white water rafting or enjoy the sacred serenity of the area’s hiking trails, Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee has something for you.
Begin your cultural odyssey at the Neuwildenstein Stately Home, a typical example of Austrian architecture and a perfect place to peruse the creative crafts of the local inhabitants. Next, venture to the villages verdant oasis in the Spa Garden; the stunningly serene area surrounds a mirrored lake and features blooming flower arrangements and manicured lawns. Those craving something a little more adventurous can enjoy the magnificent marine sights of the crystal clear Lake Hallstatt by diving into the dazzling depths, or taking to the rushing rapids in a raft to enjoy some white knuckle exhilaration.
Live and breathe ancient Austrian traditions in the Anzeau Open Air Museum, an intriguing insight into the agricultural customs of the village; within this typical farming structure, guests can observe the functionality of the smoking chamber, mill and baker. Learn the life of a lumberjack in the exciting Lumbering Museum through a captivating collection of original artefacts and interactive displays.
Housed in a 16th century mill amidst the magnificent mountains of Bad Goisern, the Gouserer Muhle Restaurant combines an idyllic location with rustic décor and tantalising traditional cuisine. Dine upon local delicacies sourced from the stunning surroundings beneath ancient wooden vaults; the house speciality is undoubtedly river trout encrusted in salt from the mountains.(Kurparkstraße 9, 4822 Bad Goisern, Austria)