— Bad Goisern: A Peaceful Austrian Town —

Before booking a 3-day hiking holiday through the Salzkammergut region in Austria, we had never even heard of the small town where we would be starting our adventure.

Bad Goisern

Bad Goisern Austria

With a population of less than 8,000, this tiny market town is located about halfway between the more frequented towns of Bad Ischl and Hallstatt.

Bad Goisern Austria

We only stayed in Bad Goisern for one night, as it was simply the starting point for our hiking holiday, though I’m not sure you’d need much more then a day to explore this sleepy town. There is plenty to do in the surrounding area, so again it’s a great place to stop while exploring the Salzkammergut region as a whole. We enjoyed walking around town admiring the church, cemetery, and charming houses.

Austria ChurchBad Goisern Austria CemeteryQuaint Austrian Home Bad Goisern

The Traun River runs past the town…

Traun River AustriaTraun River Austria

… and there is a great wooded path that takes you right along the river, just behind the train station. A lovely spot for an evening stroll.

Walking path Bad Goisern Austria

Though the restaurant choices were more reflective of an Italian village, we were happy with the selection. Any day with pizza and gelato is a good day in our book!

Pizza with Zipfer beer Boutique Del Gelato Austria Chocolate ice cream with wafer

The restaurants located within the hotels and guesthouses in town provide more traditional Austrian fare. We stayed at Hotel Goisererhof for our one-night visit and found the room adequate and the food appetizing.

Hotel Goisererhof Hotel Goisererhof roomStrudel with roasted potatoes Pork steak with croquettes

Following a good night’s sleep, it was time for the adventure we had been waiting for! And boy, was it an adventure! Click HERE to read a detailed account of our trek through the Salzkammergut region of beautiful Austria.

Hiking Holiday Map


  1. I would love to visit Hotel Goisererhof, how beautiful! Years ago I traveled through the town when I booked with Tempston Luxury to go to Lech but never actually stopped! I need to go back after reading this!!!

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