Occupying a picturesque pocket in the heart of Hohe Tauern National Park, the beautiful town of Bad Gastein boasts Belle Époque buildings and a magnificent mountain backdrop. Reigning supreme 1000m above sea level, the enchanting town offers visitors a calming alpine climate, healing hot springs and invigorating winter sports opportunities. A traditional taste of Austria can be savoured in the quaint mountain huts that pepper the hilltops, perfect places to recline by the fireside after a day of hiking, skiing or relaxing.
Bad Gastein bursts with natural marvels begging to be observed; the town’s exquisite emblem, the Bad Gastein Waterfall occupies the centre of town and cascades dramatically into the deep valley below. The Stubnerkogel Suspension Bridge towers 2300m above sea level and allows courageous climbers to enjoy panoramic Alpine vistas of marvellous natural surroundings. Hike amidst glistening mushrooms, ancient pine trees and sacred sculptures on the Geomancy Hiking Path, absorbing the magical and mysterious atmosphere that allures so many visitors.
The tranquil town is awash with captivating culture and historical heritage, and the Gastein Museum relays the remarkable story through exceptional exhibitions; Gastein’s history, folk heritage and spa town status are all explored through paintings, sculptures and written information. Housed within an old salt warehouse, the Bockstein Mining Museum displays a functioning ore processing plant capable of creating precious gold.
Enjoy the wonderful warmth of Alpine atmosphere with a visit to the colourful and charismatic Backerwirstgut restaurant; recline in the sun drenched beer garden while awaiting your typical Austrian feast, consisting of soft breads, rich venison steaks and freshly picked wild mushrooms. Absorb the astounding ambience and Alpine vistas while sipping on a refreshing glass of Austrian beer for an authentic and unforgettable experience.(Dorfplatz 1, 5640 Bad Gastein, Austria