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Catholic church Gosau

Gosau, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for pushchairs
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)

The Roman Catholic parish church of Gosau is located in the centre of the municipality of Gosau in the district of Gmunden in Upper Austria. It is dedicated to Saint Sebastian and belongs to the pastoral care room of Bad Goisern in the deanery of Bad Ischl. The church is a listed building.

Already around the year 1231 a wooden chapel, which belonged to the mother parish Abtenau, stood in the district "Kirchschlag". Today's parish of Gosau at Dachstein was founded in 1500. The present church was rebuilt between 1500 and 1507. This Sebastianskirche belongs beside the Sebastian's altar in the parish church Hallstatt to the oldest proofs of the Sebastian's cult in Austria.
The nave has one nave and four bays. The choir closes with a 5/8 close. Above the nave and choir there is a Gothic net-ribbed vault. The north tower has a pointed helmet. The Gothic west portal is decorated by three primitive plastic heads.
The furnishings are mostly neo-Gothic. On the baroque high altar stands a baroque figure of Saint Sebastian from the second quarter of the 18th century.

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You can visit the catholic church all the year.

  • always open (24/7)
  • opened daily
  • open to the public


767 m

Accessibility / arrival

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
Detailed information on the respective train and bus times can be found at https://www.oebb.at/en/ (train) and https://www.postbus.at/en(bus).

Parking fees

no parking fee

Travelling by public transport
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General price information

Free entrance

  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)
  • Suitable for pushchairs
  • Suitable for teenagers
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter

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Catholic church Gosau
Kirchenstraße 37
4824 Gosau

Phone +43 6136 8261
mobile +43 676 8776
E-Mail pfarre.gosau@dioezese-linz.at
Web www.dioezese-linz.at/gosau

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Katholische Kirche Gosau
Kirchenstraße 37
4824 Gosau

Phone +43 6136 8261
E-Mail pfarre.gosau@dioezese-linz.at
Web www.dioezese-linz.at/gosau

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