Strolling through the pedestrian zone in Bad Hofgastein in the evening and shopping under the stars. That's Stern:Shoppen in Gastein!
On a hot summer's day, shopping isn't really that much fun. After all, most of us would prefer to spend the day up in the mountains or close to a body of cool, refreshing water, such as the Gastein swimming lake. So, why not delay your shopping until later that evening? In Gastein Valley, in Salzburger Land, that's definitely an option.
In the pedestrian zone in Bad Hofgastein, during the peak summer months, shops are open on six different Thursdays until 10 o’clock at night. From 14.7. - 18.8.20221, the town is certainly in a shopping frame of mind until well into the nighttime hours – shopping under the stars indeed! And it’s not just about extended shopping hours, either. Various music groups will provide live entertainment, each Thursday evening with a different musical theme, turning the whole experience into a full-blown summer event in its own right. From Austro Pop, to a Night of Magic with magicians and street artists, to a Folk Costume Night infused with deeply rooted local traditions.
So, saunter at your own pace from one shop display window to the next, treating yourself to a cool drink every now and then, allowing the sounds of the music groups to waft over you. Enjoy the one-of-a-kind evenings known as Star:Shoppen here with us in Gastein.