Summer Holidays in Gastein

Lush green meadows, imposing mountains, rushing waters, fresh air and countless outdoor opportunities - this is the summer fairy tale of Gastein.

Discover alpine nature and local culture during a summer holiday in Austria. Aside from numerous outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, swimming and golf, each of the three Gastein communities is able to offer something unique in its own right. It's impossible to find so much variety in any other valley. During a summer vacation in Gastein, there is so much to experience, yet you never feel any pressure to be everywhere at once. An extended hike, a day at one of our spa resorts, or simply drinking coffee and taking in the goings-on - just do whatever you are in the mood for and what does you the most good. Begin each day completely relaxed and free of cares, and get to know that special summertime feeling that is Gastein.

Gruppe am Klettersteig in Gastein

See if you can make out the animals along the Rock Creature Path or take a walk across the 140 meters-long footbridge. Each of Gastein's local mountains has something special to offer in summer.

Wanderer in den Gasteiner Bergen
Hiking
Hiking
Pull on your hiking boots and head out into nature! Explore Gastein's mountain world on a hiking tour.
Radweg in den Gasteiner Bergen
Biking
Biking
Leisurely bike paths and challenging mountain bike trails await you in Gastein.
Pärchen beim Schwimmen im Gasteiner Badesee
Swimming
Swimming
Dive into the natural, refreshing water of Gastein.
Hiking in Gastein

One step after another, enjoying the mountain panorama and leaving the daily grind far behind in the valley below - this is what hiking in Gastein is all about.

600
km of hiking paths
Aufnahme vom Thermalwasser Badesee

Swimming lakes filled with thermal waters: NEW as of July 2017! At the Alpentherme in Bad Hofgastein

Panoramabild vom Gasteinertal im Sommer

Things to enjoy during summer in Gastein:

  1. Gazing at the Milky Way and shooting stars under an open sky
  2. Up at a mountain hut, watching the changing shapes of the clouds with cowbells providing the background music
  3. Being able to sleep without sweating
  4. The sound of alphorns instead of bland summertime pop music on the radio
  5. Rain? Time to visit the spa!
  6. A ride on a horse-drawn carriage rather than the morning rush hour
  7. Collecting mushrooms and blueberries
  8. The refreshing, cool mist of Gastein Waterfall 
  9. Genuine pine trees instead of pine air fresheners
  10. The views from the summit cross, forgetting the arduous hike that got you there
Dame im Thermalwasserbecken

The Mountains & Spas Card offers the ideal combination of outdoor activity and wellness, including use of the lifts and admission to Gastein's spa resorts as well as the Solar Pool.

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