Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt

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Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt
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Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee (Austria)
Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Upper Austria
Political District : Gmunden
License plate : GM
Main town : Goisern
Surface: 112.26 km²
Coordinates : 47 ° 39 '  N , 13 ° 37'  E Coordinates: 47 ° 38 '30 "  N , 13 ° 37' 0"  E
Height : 500  m above sea level A.
Residents : 7,560 (January 1, 2020)
Population density : 67 inhabitants per km²
Postal code : 4822
Area code : 06135
Community code : 4 07 02
Address of the
municipal administration:
Untere Marktstrasse 1
4822 Bad Goisern
Mayor : Leopold Schilcher ( SPÖ )
Municipal Council : (2015)
(37 members)
19th 10 6th 
A total of 37 seats
Location of Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt in the Gmunden district
Altmünster Bad Goisern Bad Ischl Ebensee am Traunsee Gmunden Gosau Grünau im Almtal Gschwandt Hallstatt Kirchham Laakirchen Obertraun Ohlsdorf Pinsdorf Roitham am Traunfall St. Konrad (Oberösterreich) St. Wolfgang im Salzkammergut Scharnstein Traunkirchen Vorchdorf OberösterreichLocation of the municipality of Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt in the Gmunden district (clickable map)
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View of Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt
View of Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt
Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria

Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee is a market town in Upper Austria in the Gmunden district in the Salzkammergut with 7560 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020). The community is located in the judicial district of Bad Ischl .


Goiserer Tal with Hallstätter See and Dachstein massif

Bad Goisern is located at an altitude of 500 m in the Traunviertel in the Inner Salzkammergut . The Bad Goiserer basin is a valley basin of the Traun Valley . In the west lies the Osterhorn Group , in the east the Dead Mountains . To the northeast of the center is the Eternal Wall , visible from afar , through which a panoramic path leads.

The extension is from north to south 16.8 km, from west to east 13.6 km. The total area is 112.26 km². 67.2% of the area is forested, 12.4% of the area is used for agriculture.


Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt
Climate diagram
J F. M. A. M. J J A. S. O N D.
Temperature in ° Cprecipitation in mm
Source: climate-data.ord , and ZAMG average climate values 1981–2010
Average monthly temperatures and precipitation for Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max. Temperature ( ° C ) 1.6 4.1 9.2 14.0 19.0 22.4 24.1 23.4 19.7 13.9 6.8 2.4 O 13.4
Min. Temperature (° C) −6.3 −5.2 −1.7 2.3 6.8 10.2 11.6 11.2 7.8 3.5 −0.3 −4.2 O 3
Temperature (° C) −2.4 −0.6 3.7 8.1 12.9 16.3 17.8 17.3 13.7 8.7 3.2 −0.9 O 8.2
Precipitation ( mm ) 91 90 94 113 128 176 182 155 104 91 95 110 Σ 1,429
Hours of sunshine ( h / d ) 2 4th 5 5 6th 5 6th 6th 6th 5 3 2 O 4.6
Rainy days ( d ) 16 14th 13 16 17th 18th 18th 17th 14th 13 14th 14th Σ 184
Humidity ( % ) 76.4 66.7 58.1 49.4 50.0 55.8 54.4 56.7 60.9 63.3 74.1 81.3 O 62.2
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Community structure

The municipal area includes the following 31 localities (population in brackets as of January 1, 2020):

  • Anzenau (26)
  • Au (425)
  • Bad Goisern (2061)
  • Edt (180)
  • Goerb (105)
  • Gschwandt (653)
  • Herndl (198)
  • Kogl (85)
  • Lasers (313)
  • Courage (27)
  • Obersee (70)
  • Pichlern (47)
  • Posers (170)
  • Pötschen (29)
  • Primesberg (72)
  • Ramsau (251)
  • Rehkogl (91)
  • Horsemen (384)
  • Riedln (54)
  • Saint Agatha (313)
  • Sarstein (218)
  • Solbach (32)
  • Stambach (391)
  • Steeg (186)
  • Steinach (135)
  • Sub yoke (123)
  • Untersee (526)
  • Weissenbach (187)
  • Meadows (106)
  • Game Trail (48)
  • Wurmstein (54)

The community consists of the cadastral communities Goisern, Lasern, Obersee, Ramsau and Untersee.

Neighboring communities

Strobl  Sbg. Bad Ischl Altaussee  Styria
Neighboring communities Bad Aussee  Styria
Russbach am Pass Gschütt  Sbg. Gosau   Hallstatt Obertraun

coat of arms

Official description of the municipal coat of arms, which was awarded at the same time as the market survey in 1952: Divided and half- split ; above in silver a black, red armed and armed, resisting dragon ; lower right in green a golden, oblique wavy bar , covered with two black, also wavy, narrow bands, on the left split three times by silver and red.

The Lindwurm is reminiscent of the legend that a magnificent royal castle once stood on the Reichenstein ("Wurmstein"), which was destroyed by the eruption of a monster trapped in the mountain by water ( mudslide ) falling to the valley . The wave bar symbolizes the iodosulfur healing spring, the white and red posts are taken from the state coat of arms .


Bad Goisern in the Inner Salzkammergut is a place with a long history - but has only been documented since the 14th century under the name Gebisharn (in a Passau Urbar , around 1325).

The district Steeg am See is an old area of ​​the Hallstatt Salt . As part of the Ischlland , Goisern became part of the Habsburgs in 1278 after King Rudolf I's victory in the battle of Dürnkrut / Jedenspeigen for the inheritance of the Babenbergs . Around 1290 new brine and brine finds were made in the Goisern area, which triggered the salt war between Duke Albrecht I and Salzburg's Archbishop Konrad IV . In 1298 the Ischlland became the hereditary property of Elisabeth von Görz and thus private property of the Austrian archdukes; from 1490 it became part of Austria on the banks of the Enns . The mother parish was the Benedictine monastery in Traunkirchen , in 1573 Traunkirchen was dissolved and the Salzkammergut parishes were added to the newly founded Jesuit college in Passau as a refectory in 1621 .

From 1595 to 1607, the brine pipeline to the new Pfannhaus in Ebensee ( Saline Ebensee ) was built via Goisern .

In 1770 the Wildenstein custody office was relocated from the burned down Wildenstein Castle to Goisern to Neuwildenstein Castle (today Forestry Office), which until 1850 served as the custody office (care office and the care court) of the Kammerhof Gmunden (Obersalzamt in Gmunden), then the new kk Salinen- und Forest management in Gmunden is the administration of the Salzkammergut.

After Emperor Joseph II issued the tolerance patent in 1781, one of the first tolerance communities in Austria was established in Bad Goisern. The wooden prayer house built in 1782 was demolished in 1813 and the present day Protestant church was built in the same place . This belongs to the Evangelical Superintendentur AB Upper Austria . In 1785 the Catholic parish church of St. Martin incorporated into the newly founded Diocese of Linz .

Goisern has been a spa and climatic health resort since 1931, and in 1952 it became a market. The municipality has had the official nickname Bad since 1955. On June 26, 2008, the Bad Goisern municipal council decided to change the name of the municipality to Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt . The corresponding, confirming resolution of the Upper Austrian provincial government followed on August 25, 2008.

Population development

  • 1869: 3,961 inhabitants
  • 1951: 6,183 inhabitants
  • 1991: 6,949 inhabitants
  • 2001: 7,609 inhabitants
  • 2003: 7,604 inhabitants (December 31, 2003)
  • 2017: 7,514 inhabitants


Goisern train station iodine sulfur bath
Bad Goisern train station
Steeg-Gosau station

Bad Goisern is located on the Salzkammergut federal road (B145) which connects Bad Goisern with Vöcklabruck , Gmunden and Bad Ischl . In the south of the village, north of the Hallstätter See, this road divides, the B145 continues to Liezen , the ( B166 ) leads along the Hallstätter See over the Gschütt pass to Golling an der Salzach . From the junction of the B166 at Hallstätter See a state road leads via Hallstatt and Obertraun to the B145 in Bad Aussee . The B145 in Bad Goisern is similar to an expressway.


There are four train stations in Bad Goisern, one in the north, one in the center, one in the south in the Steeg district on Lake Hallstatt and one stop in Obersee, also located next to the lake. All stations belong to the Salzkammergutbahn :

Goisern Jodschwefelbad : This is the northernmost train station in Bad Goisern. There is a waiting room and a public toilet in the station building, with a park-and-ride area next to it. There are currently two level platforms, as is common on the Salzkammergutbahn. In 2007 the station was downgraded to a stop and two platforms were removed. (Up until then there had been four platforms.)

Bad Goisern : The actual Bad Goisern train station is only a few hundred meters from the town center. There is a ticket office, a public toilet and a waiting room in the station building. There is also a park-and-ride area. There are two platforms with a height of 33 cm.

Steeg-Gosau : This train station is located in Au, a district of Bad Goisern, it is only about a hundred meters from Lake Hallstatt. There is a waiting room, a ticket office in the station building and a park-and-ride area next to the building. The two platforms are also 33 cm high.


Bad Goisern municipal office
Municipal council elections

The municipal council and mayoral elections in Upper Austria in 2015 led to the following result:

Political party Share of votes Seats ±
SPÖ  50.24% 19th −4
ÖVP 16.09% 06th −1
FPÖ 27.30% 10 +4
Green 06.37% 02 +1

The numbers in the “±” column reflect the change compared to the 2009 election.

  • 2008–2020 Peter Ellmer (SPÖ)
  • since 2020 Leopold Schilcher (SPÖ)

Tourism and tourism

The region's tourist development began around 1800, but the tourist boom only really began with the introduction of the railway, which made the area easily accessible. Since then, the Inner Salzkammergut has been a popular tourist destination, which was recognized internationally when it was named a World Heritage Site in 1997. Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee has belonged to the Inneres Salzkammergut multi-municipality tourism association since 2001, together with the neighboring towns of Gosau , Hallstatt and Obertraun . In 2009 the region was renamed from Inneres Salzkammergut to the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region . With an average number of beds of around 1,500 and 115 establishments, Bad Goisern achieved around 246,000 overnight stays as of 2017. Bad Goisern has established itself as a popular travel destination, especially in the field of mountain biking and hiking in summer and tobogganing and cross-country skiing in winter.

Traditional events such as the Gamsjagatage, the winds holiday for wood and brass instruments and the violin day in Kirchengasse attract many friends of tradition to the Goiserertal. Bad Goisern is also the venue for Austria's largest mountain bike event - the Salzkammergut Mountain Bike Trophy. With over 4,000 starters from 32 nations, this sporting event has established itself among the best mountain bike marathon races worldwide.

Culture and sights

Heimat- und Landlermuseum
Museum Anzenaumühle
  • Parish Church of St. Martin : From the Gothic building (1487) of the church, the single-bay, ribbed vaulted choir and the ogival northern marble portal from 1530 have been preserved unchanged. Today's high altar (1691) with a depiction of Saint Martin was transferred from the Niederthalheim church to Bad Goisern in 1957 . In the choir there are six Gothic panels painted on both sides from the workshop of the Salzburg master Rueland Frueauf the Elder. Ä. (1440-1507).
  • The Evangelical Parish Church was built in 1782 and rebuilt in 1813–1816 by Pastor Johann Georg Overbeck . The north tower has a pointed helmet from 1857. The interior was extensively renovated in 2008.
  • The St. Agatha branch church (Kalvarienbergkirche) is located southeast of Bad Goisern in the village of St. Agatha. The late Gothic church was built between 1395 and 1399. There is a Calvary scene in the choir, which was added in 1712. The two side altars from 1674 and 1685 show the birth of Christ and St. Catherine .
  • Chorinsky-Klause in Weißenbachtal . The barrage of limestone quadern is a technical monument from the early 19th century and served the Holztrift .
  • Anzenaumühle adventure museum: The open-air museum is a typical Paarhof association for the Salzkammergut, with a residential building, stable barn, mill and saw. The museum is the oldest pair farm in the Salzkammergut with a smoking kitchen , grain mill, sawmill and stable barn . The roughly 600-year-old property used to be a sizable business. Even today the famous Anzenaumühlner bread is baked in the old stone oven of the Schwarzen Kuchl .
  • The Heimat- und Landlermuseum shows, among other things, the culture of the Transylvanian old Austrians in Bad Goisern, who were deported to Transylvania as Protestants in the middle of the 18th century .
  • The Josef Putz monument is located near the market square. It was built in memory of the Landtag member Kommerzialrat Josef Putz , who died in 1926 .

Regular events

  • Wind instrument holiday Bad Goisern , annual international master classes in August
  • Goisern Classic , annual classic car race in mid-August
  • Gamsjagatage , annual traditional event at the end of August
  • Salzkammergut Mountain Bike Trophy , annual cycling race in mid-July with over 4,000 starters
  • Kunstmue Festival Bad Goisern , annual alternative music festival at the end of July
  • Glöcklerlauf , every year on January 5th
  • annual forest bird exhibition as part of the Unesco cultural heritage Salzkammergut Vogelfang

The Goiserer shoe

Goiserer Schuh, Bad Goisern Local History Museum

Bad Goisern is also known for the Goiserer shoe , the dialect also grobgnater Shua ( "roughly stitched shoe") is called. It is a high quality mountaineering boot. The "Goiserer" is made to order and finds prominent buyers such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Helmut Kohl . The extremely simple but proven profile is also used in other models, such as modern hiking boots or military footwear.


  • Pump track
  • Archery range
  • outdoor pool
  • free bathing beaches
  • Tennis court
  • Football field
  • Ski jumps on Kalmberg
  • World Cup toboggan run
  • Cross-country trails on the Predigtstuhl, St. Agatha and in the Nordic Center


Konrad Deubler

Sons and daughters of the church

People related to the place

Web links

Commons : Bad Goisern  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
  2. ^ The reign of Neuwildenstein., accessed on June 5, 2018 .
  3. ^ Leopold Temmel: The Evangelical Church in the Gmunden district . In: Association for the publication of a district book Gmunden (Hrsg.): The district of Gmunden and its communities. From the beginning to the present. Upper Austria. Landesverlag, Linz 1991, pp. 523-539.
  4. Catholic Parish Office Bad Goisern (ed.): Church guide parish church to the hl. Martin in Bad Goisern. Christian art sites in Austria No. 88 . St. Peter, Salzburg 2006, p. 2-10 .
  5. Bad Goisern Current - Interests: Market town "Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee".
  6. Statistics Austria
  7. Results of the municipalities and districts Municipal council election September 27, 2015. (PDF) Office of the Upper Austrian Provincial Government, accessed on May 23, 2017 .
  8. New mayor in Bad Goisern., January 10, 2020.
  9. Wind instruments vacation in Bad Goisern
  10. Goisern Classic
  11. Goiserer Gamsjagatage
  12. Kunstmue Festival Bad Goisern