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.
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.
Biking holidays in Gastein
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.