As soon as the sun has melted away the snow and the flowers have begun to bloom, are you one of those people who is drawn irresistibly up into the mountains? Understandable, since there aren't many better places on this Earth to forget your appointment calendar completely! Part of Hohe Tauern National Park, Gastein is home to 600 kilometers of hiking paths where you will find pristine, intact nature. Here, marmots play between rhododendrons and some of the oldest pine trees in Austria. Take a break at one of the mirror-like alpine tarns, listen to the gentle buzzing of the bees, and watch birds of prey circling overhead, suddenly plunging spectacularly to the ground to grab their prey.
Gastein has the perfect hike in store for each and every nature lover. Are you an experienced trekker and in the mood for a multi-day adventure or perhaps even a fixed-cable rock climb? No problem! But you will also discover plenty of easy hikes, both in the valley and on the mountain. The hiking paths are all clearly marked, including the level of difficulty. After spending time out on the mountains, you are guaranteed to return to the valley refreshed, reenergized and utterly happy.