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Blossoming in Gastein

Region Gastein

1000 years: A valley writes history - as fascinating then as it is now

Three towns with three different personalities and one thing in common: a warm welcome. More than 1000 years ago, the 40-kilometre-long Tauern Valley was first documented. Today, Gastein, with its three villages of Dorfgastein, Bad Hofgastein, and Bad Gastein, is still a blossoming region. More than ever.

If you drive through the Klammtunnel to Gastein, you will see the valley open before you. Most people can't help but be amazed: a multitude of mountain peaks, a magnificent natural landscape, two thermal spas, a cool lake for bathing and a solar bath. Farms steeped in history, period architecture and top-quality cultural offerings. Finally, there are the healing thermal waters, the effects of which were already highly appreciated by the aristocracy in the 19th Century. The Gastein Valley has so much to offer that we don't even know where to start.

However, we will just give it a try at the entrance to the valley.



Bad Hofgastein - the golden mean

As the largest community in the Gastein Valley, Bad Hofgastein is the dynamic heart of the region with its extensive Alpine thermal spa, the spa park, the new Schlossalm gondola, the lively village centre, a proud farming community and a rich cultural programme.



The town of Bad Gastein is renowned worldwide for its unique architecture and idyllic setting on the steep slopes of the Gastein Valley. Whoever strolls through the alleys of Bad Gastein will inhale the elegant Belle Époque, and whoever wants to work up a sweat or relax is also in good hands here: in the Felsentherme, for example, or while hiking or skiing on the Stubnerkogel. The old power station next to the waterfall has exhibits well worth seeing but the view across the valley is just as worthwhile.



Dorfgastein - the village in the valley

The charming village of Dorfgastein greets visitors at the entrance to the valley. In both summer and winter, active holidaymakers get their money’s worth here. The Dorfgastein "local mountain", the Fulseck, is connected to the Grossarl Valley, which is a particular asset for skiers in winter. In summer, too, there are many activities and destinations to discover: traditional huts with regional delicacies, high-altitude mountain lakes for cooling off or the solar bath for refreshment down in the valley. In addition, there are regular traditional events that add a touch of charm to the traditional costume.

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Biking holidays in Gastein

Reinventing the wheel

Keep it rolling. We don't just mean your good mood, but also your bike. As the longest Tauern valley, the Gastein Valley has a fantastic variety of trails and routes to offer. For experienced downhillers, road bikers or e-bike riders. You and your mountain bike are welcome at Hotel BLÜ.

Group stands at an elevated vantage point with a view into the valley

Hiking Hotel in Bad Hofgastein

On footthrough the Summer

Holiday at the beach or in Gastein? After a stay at Hotel BLÜ in Hofgastein, that question will be erased. Those who enjoy hiking and exploring the most attractive places in our region on foot will be delighted.

Trail runner on mountain ridge

Run through Gastein

Running without hurry

That the longest Tauern valley has kilometres of running trails to offer is almost a matter of fact. In recent years, Gastein has also made a big name for itself in the trail running scene. Not without reason!

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The Alpinetherme in Bad Hofgastein

The sourcesof happiness

After an active day in the mountains, relax in the warm thermal waters or simply take a dip in the Alpine Spa. Hofgastein has more than earned the nickname "the spa".

Man rides zipline over Gastein

Gastein Card

Everything ononecard

The Gastein Card is a perfect addition to your holiday at any time of the year. It offers many sights and attractions at significantly reduced rates or free of charge. Our guests will receive the Gastein Card free of charge!

Hikers on a bench on the mountain

Adventures in Gastein

Activity Journeys of discovery

When we speak about our home, we quickly get carried away for a good reason. After all, the Gastein Valley has something to offer for everyone. For culture vultures as well as for mountain enthusiasts.

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With Skis & Board
in the Gastein Valley

On snow things blossom

The boards that mean the world to many are part of our inventory. In the Gastein Valley, there are many opportunities to ski and snowboard. Ski lifts and pistes are waiting to be discovered.