Place of Happiness Wildfrauenloch

Gosau, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • pets allowed
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)

A place of joy surrounded by silent nature and tranquility.

Exactly half way round the "Löckenmoos Circular Trail" is the "Wildfrauenloch" - a fortune-bringing place to visit, high above the Gosau Gritstone quarries.

The wild virgins

The name comes from an old legend. It was once known as the "Vorderen Grubalm". "Wild" means "shy" in this instance, and "Jungfrauen" are innocent young maidens working in a rock crevice. Hence the name "Wildfrauenloch". Washing was hung out to dry in the sun, and when it came to harvesting the crops, the young women would come down to the valley and help the farmers.

Happiness and good fortune is to be found in the entire area which covers the Löckermoos and the little "Löckensee" mountain lake. This is a very romantic location, situated at approx. 1 400 metres above sea level, and surrounded by high mountain moorland.

Löckenmoos - the place for meditation

The area is a perfect place for meditation as it is so remote and perfectly quiet. Lie down, open your eyes and watch the clouds floating in the sky. You will notice the birdsong and feel the gentle wind. Sense the energy, too, of the thousands of centuries old moorland beneath you. Sink deep into your mossy pillow as you immerse yourself in nature. The Löckensee small mountain lake is the perfect place to re-vitalise body and soul and is situated on the 10.000 year old Löckenmoos high above the Gosau Gritone quarries. It is surrounded by mountain pines and moorland vegetation.

Experience a 360° panorama tour through Gosau valley…

The "Wildfrauenloch" can be visited according to the weather between May and October.


1348 m

Accessibility / arrival

The cave "Wildfrauenloch" is situated in the high moor "Löckermoos" in Gosau at Dachstein. This can be reached by a few hiking trails or with the Gosau land train.

by car

from Salzburg:
Motorway exit Golling via B162 Abtenau and B166 to Gosau

from Linz:
Motorway exit Regau on Salzkammergut street B145 towards Gmunden and Bad Ischl to Bad Goisern, in Bad Goisern turn right onto B166, at the Gosaumühle junction turn right towards Gosau

from Vienna/Graz:
Motorway exit Liezen on the B320, in Trautenfels turn on Salzkammergut street B145 to Bad Aussee, turn on Koppen street through Obertraun and Hallstatt, at the Gosaumühle junction turn left towards Gosau

from Villach:
Tauern motorway to exit “Eben im Pongau”, via the B166 Pass Gschütt federal road to Gosau
by train
Attnang-Puchheim - Steinach-Irdning lines
Arrival by train in "Steeg / Gosau" then continue with bus 542 in the direction Gosausee
By bus
Bus 470 (Abtenau - Gosau) direction Gosau, stop Gosau Abzw. Pass Gschütt
Bus 542 (Bad Ischl - Gosausee) direction Gosausee, stops Haltestelle: Gosau Klaushof, Gosau Bärnausiedlung, Gosau  Ressenbachweg, Gosau Vordertal B166, Gosau Ramsau B166, Gosau, Gemeindeamt, Abzw. Pass Gschütt, Hauptstraße, Gosau Wirtsweg, Gosau Leitenweg, Gosau Schüttmannweg, Mittertal b. Gosau Ort, Mittertal, Hornspitzlift, Hintertal b. Gosau Falmbach, Hintertal b. Gosau Mühlradl, Hintertal b. Gosau Ort, Hintertal b. Gosau Madlgasse, Hintertal b. Gosau Schmiedweg, Hintertal b. Gosau Freilichtmuseum,Hintertal b. Gosau Zwieselalmbahn (Panoramajet), Hintertal b. Gosau Gosaukammbahn
Detailed information on the respective train and bus times can be found at (train) and

Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
Guided tour

In the summer months, there is a guided tour every tuesday and sunday.

  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)
  • Pets allowed
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn

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Place of Happiness Wildfrauenloch
Gosauseestraße 5
4824 Gosau

Phone +43 5 95095 - 20
Fax machine +43 5 95095 - 74

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Tourismusverband Dachstein Salzkammergut
Gosauseestraße 5
4824 Gosau

Phone +43 5 95095 - 20
Fax machine +43 5 95095 - 74

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