Bad Gastein in Austria

Bad Gastein: Your perfect base for exploring the mountain world

Where is Bad Gastein?

As the name suggests, the health resort of Bad Gastein is located in the beautiful Gastein Valley in the Austrian province of Salzburg.

Although Bad Gastein is a famous health resort, it has much more to offer than just its thermal spa and wide range of health treatments. Both in summer and winter, the varied Alpine resort awaits guests with countless mountain experiences and activities.

Bad Gastein in a nutshell

  • approximately 4,000 inhabitants
  • national park community of the Hohe Tauern National Park
  • famous aristocratic health resort during the times of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria and Empress Elisabeth
  • renowned rock spa and healing caves
  • health resort with many health facilities

Summer activities in Bad Gastein

Hop on the Gastein cable cars and take a ride up to Stubnerkogel to feel a bit closer to heaven – the resort’s landmark mountain is definitely worth a visit!

Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding summits of the Salzburger Land and attractions like the suspension bridge or the Glocknerblick panoramic platform. Or how about taking a short circular hike along the rock trail or the Zirbenzauber trail on Graukogel?

Winter highlights in Bad Gastein

Gastein is a true paradise for skiing, snowboarding and freeriding. Why? Because the region offers everything that winter sports lovers dream of, ranging from snow parks to thrilling funslopes and action-fuelled freeride areas.

Don’t forget to take a break at one of the many cosy mountain huts and savour the region’s most mouth-watering treats. And if you don’t feel like skiing or snowboarding, why not try ski mountaineering on Stubnerkogel or Graukogel or a ride on the Bellevue toboggan run?