The Graukogel stands directly across from the Stubnerkogel in Bad Gastein, home to Swiss pines, some of which are as much as 300 years old.
Ever heard about the legendary Swiss pines that grow in Gastein? Funnily enough, the smallest mountain in Gastein probably has the greatest positive benefits for your health. Other than just seeing, smelling and tasting the pines, you can also clearly feel them - with your heart. So it is definitely worth paying the Graukogel a visit. As the motto aptly says, “Pine Magic - it does your heart good”.
The path built a number of years ago close to the mountain station on the Graukogel is an experience for the whole family. It begins right next to the Graukogelhütte and it takes around 45 minutes to complete the full loop. Along this clearly marked path, you will come across a big bed made of pine, where you are welcome to stretch out and relax. Did you know that pine actually calms and reduces your heart rate? The youngsters will feel right at home on the pine swing, of course, while a solid pine table is the place to stop if you want to enjoy a longer break. During your walk, you will be treated constantly to marvelous views of Gastein Valley.
5 July: Pine Festival - information, carvings and schnapps.
23 August: Mountain Mass, followed by live music at the Graukogelhütte.
17 June to 25 September: guided Pine Hike every Monday.