At the Imperial SpaThe 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 GasteinThe 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.