Holiday in Gastein

Discover the multitude of possibilities


Gastein Valley in Salzburg

Easy to reach, beautifully situated, an absolute gem: Just two and a half hours from Munich and a stone's throw from Salzburg lies Gastein Valley with its world-famous thermal spas and a variety of activities and opportunities in both summer and winter. From Dorfgastein to Bad Hofgastein, from Bad Gastein to snowy Sportgastein—each town has its own charm, its own unique flair!


Gastein in Summer

The diversity of Gastein promises a beautiful, varied, and healthy vacation to anyone who chooses Gastein as their "holiday home-away-from-home"! In our fast-paced lives, we often overlook and disregard the signals from our bodies and souls. We repeatedly forget to press the "pause" or "stop" button.
This makes the time spent on vacation even more precious. At last, free from appointments and obligations, you can do what's good for you, what promotes better health, and what brings you joy!

Gastein offers not only the most stunning views—a backdrop of 3000-meter peaks, crystal-clear mountain lakes, rustic alpine huts—but also countless opportunities for sports, culinary delights, cultural experiences, and healthful activities.

Climbing up to wind down

Nothing slows down the pace of your life faster than roaming across alpine meadows, accompanied by the soothing clang of cowbells, inhaling the fragrance of alpine herbs, and relishing freshly prepared local delicacies at an alpine hut. Suddenly, the everyday world becomes utterly remote, and your mind is completely free!

For those who want to truly exert themselves physically, especially because they have too little time for it in their professional lives, mountain bike tours ranging from leisurely to daredevil, trail-running routes, and of course challenging mountain hikes await!

Gastein become a stage

A vacation in Gastein becomes even more multifaceted thanks to a summer filled with an array of cultural and musical highlights! Whether it's "Berge & Musik," "Wald:Klassik" with the Salzburg Philharmonic Orchestra, sommer.frische.kunst, Summer.jazz., one of the village festivals, or a concert featuring David Garrett, Gastein transforms into an open-air stage in the summer!

However you decide to spend your vacation day in Gastein, a visit to the Alpentherme in the heart of Bad Hofgastein should undoubtedly be on the agenda! With its two unique thermal pools, it provides the most refreshing experience imaginable and boundless bathing enjoyment — even stand-up paddling is possible—and the fact that it is 100% chlorine-free means it’s also beneficial for your health.
For those seeking to do even more for their health or who have been grappling with an ailment for some time, a visit to the Gastein Healing Gallery is recommended. For over 60 years, the Gallery has been providing welcome relief to countless people.
This is how your vacation in Gastein might well unfold!


Exploring on Foot

In Gastein, you'll find not only over 600 kilometers of hiking trails – spanning all levels of difficulty, from stroller-friendly paths to 3000-meter-summit conquests – including the Gastein Trail, scenic hiking loops, themed and panoramic paths, along with numerous events that revolve around hiking. Our staff at Hotel Norica and Hotel Alpina will be happy to provide you with specific dates and details.


Gastein in Winter

When you think about winter holidays in Gastein, skiing, snowboarding, après-ski moments at high-spirited mountain huts, as well as visits to the thermal baths or wellness areas at the Thermenhotels naturally come to mind. It's no coincidence that this valley is often nicknamed "Winter Dreamland Gastein"!
In the Gastein Valley, with its 4 ski areas – Stubnerkogel-Angertal-Schlossalm, Graukogel, Sportgastein, and Dorfgastein-Großarl – all skiers and snowboarders will find their own corner of paradise. A total of 208 perfectly groomed kilometers of slopes, 3 Gasti-Funparks for the kids, and the snow parks on the Stubnerkogel and Schlossalm with ideal setups for snowboarders, all ensure endless skiing fun. And if your skiing heart craves even more variety, your Gastein vacation also serves as a gateway to Ski Amadé, one of the largest winter sports regions in Europe! Discover a different region every day – the Salzburger Sportwelt, Schladming/Dachstein, Hochkönig, Großarltal, Gastein – all with just one ski pass.

Yet Gastein's diverse landscapes between mountain and valley afford even more opportunities for “snowy encounters”! If you crave complete tranquility, untouched nature, and sporting activities, consider trading in your alpine skis for touring skis, cross-country skis, or even snowshoes. For all free spirits seeking an extraordinary thrill beyond the halfpipes and fun parks, Sportgastein offers three absolutely golden freeride tours that require no lengthy ascents and reward you with stunning powder slopes. Or is ice climbing maybe your true calling?
Discover the diversity of winter in Gastein!


Fun in the Snow

No winter vacation would be complete without a sledding adventure – the 3.5 km natural toboggan run on the Schlossalm practically invites duels between young and old! Equally exhilarating: a ride on a sled drawn by huskies. For a slower, yet incredibly romantic experience, take a horse-drawn carriage ride – the coachman will ensure you are kept nice and warm thanks to thick blankets and perhaps even a sip or two of schnapps!


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