At the Imperial Spa
The Austrian Emperor already came here on a regular basis in order to take therapeutic baths in Bad Gastein. Today, the municipality located in the Hohe Tauern national park has become one of the most popular health resorts in Austria. Impressive buildings dating back to the Belle Époque make for a special atmosphere in the Monte Carlo of the Alps – as Bad Gastein calls itself. Beautiful nature, fresh air and spas are some of the reasons why people spend their holidays in this area. But there are not only various thermal baths, but also many leisure time activities. In winter, Bad Gastein is a popular destination for winter sports fans as the Stubnerkogel skiing area is located just above the village. The combination of wellness and sport makes Bad Gastein one of the most perfect holiday destinations in Austria.
Winter Pleasures in Bad Gastein
The magic thing about the Alps is that they are stunning all year round. In winter, Bad Gastein offers a lot of activities to its holidaymakers. As the village is located on a plateau, there are many sunny days without fog. Winter sports fans will particularly like Bad Gastein as the Schlossalm-Angertal-Staubnerkogel Ski Resort is directly at the doorstep and it is a true paradise for skiers. More than 200 km of perfectly groomed slopes and 51 modern lifts offer everything skiers and snowboarders can possibly long for. A lot of snow and magnificent views from the highest peaks in Austria guarantee true winter pleasures.
There are further skiing resorts in the Gastein valley such as the Sportgastein Ski Resort or the Dorfgastein-Großarl interconnected skiing area, which primarily focus on families. In winter, the thermal baths and spas are, of course, also open in Bad Gastein so that you can relax and enjoy the soothing warm thermal water after an exciting day out skiing.
Wellness and Relaxation in Bad Gastein
Bad Gastein, one of the most famous health resorts in Austria, is located at 1083m above sea level. One highlight of the village is the structure of its center where a waterfall rushes past historic buildings. The nebulisation of the water creates a particularly pleasant air quality having great effects on people suffering from breathing diseases. Furthermore, the Gasteiner Galleries have a soothing effect too. Bad Gastein actually became well-known for its healing springs and baths. Still today many tourists come to this magic place in order to relax and get pampered from head to toe.
However, Bad Gastein is not only worth a visit because of its healthy effects. There is hardly any other place in Austria where you will find such a great variety of leisure time activities. More than 380 km of hiking trails lead around the Graukogel mountain and into the Hohe Tauern national park – best known for its unique landscape and magnificent mountain scenery. Those who want to take time out can enjoy a feel-good day at the Felsentherme thermal bath. The municipality also offers a great variety of cultural events every year including all sorts of events, exhibitions and concerts – there is definitely something for everyone.