Advent and Spa in Bad Hofgastein

Winter Magic & the Joys of Wellness

 

The snow crunches beneath your feet. In your hand, you have a fresh mug of mulled wine. You are standing right in the middle of Bad Hofgastein. The shop windows are decked out with Christmas decorations. The smells of spices and hot punch tease your nose, burning logs in fire pits provide added warmth and brightness. A group of brass musicians gathers, exchanges quiet smiles, and moments later, a Christmas song fills the air. If you could, you would love to stop time and preserve this moment as it is forever, savoring this winter holiday with your entire being.

 

Advent season in Gastein is a time of wintry magic and pure wellness. First enjoy the Advent market, then the Alpentherme, but still have plenty of leeway for spontaneity. In the mood for a sleigh ride through the Kurpark or a hike by torchlight? Have we convinced you that, with such a festive atmosphere, we are definitely the right choice for your skiing holiday or winter getaway?

Christmas Market at Oberhaitzing Riding Stables

Saturday, 25 November 12 - 7 p.m.
Sunday, 26 November 12 - 6 p.m.

 

As it does every year, the traditional Christmas market takes place at this farm for Icelandic horses at the end of November. On both days, the Krampuses will also pay us a visit after 3 p.m. Christmas trees for sale, a schnapps stand, wine tastings, with proceeds benefiting local mountain rescue services. Living Nativity scene, wide selection of Christmas products to purchase. And of course, plenty to eat and drink.

Top offers and packages

Skiing & total enjoyment in Gastein 4 nights

  • 4 nights
  • 3-day ski pass
  • 1 Dine-Around voucher for dinner & 1 feel good experiene of your choosing
from € 303,50 per Person
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Ski & Spa Weekend

  • 3 nights
  • 4-days ski pass
  • one admission to Alpentherme or Felsentherme
from € 282,50 per Person
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Skiing & total enjoyment in Gastein 7 nights

  • 7 nights
  • 6-day ski pass
  • 1 Dine-Around voucher for dinner & 1 feel good experiene of your choosing
from € 480,50 per Person
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Mini´s Week Gastein

  • 7 nights
  • Mini´s skischool for children under 6 years
from € 385,00 per Person
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Ski & Spa Week

  • 7 nights including your selected meal plan
  • 6-day skipass
  • one admission each to the Alpentherme and Felsentherme spa resorts
from € 477,50 per Person
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Ski Week Special

  • 7 nights
  • 6-day ski pass
from € 430,00 per Person
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Ski & total enjoyment in Gastein 3 nights

  • 3 nights
  • 2-day ski pass
  • 1 Dine-Around voucher for dinner & 1 feel good experiene of your choosing
from € 237,50 per Person
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Easter Family Special Offer

  • 7 nights
  • at least one 6 day skipass Ski amadé for adults
  • Kids (born 2002-2011) free of charge!!
from € 582,50 per Person
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After the Advent market and mulled wine, enjoy the thermal water and a pre-Christmas timeout.

Advent Magic

Every weekend from Friday, 01 December - Sunday, 23 December between 3 and 8 p.m., also on Tuesday, 05 December

 

The town center of Bad Hofgastein, with its festively illuminated pedestrian zone, provides an evocative setting for Advent markets. Tradition and fascinating variety are guaranteed by folk musicians, brass ensembles, and Nativity plays performed by locals. Experience unique Krampus parades, along with an atmosphere that is boundlessly romantic and idyllic - perhaps even taking a ride on a horse-drawn sleigh or torchlight hike through the snowy Kurpark.

Opening Times and Highlights

Friday, 1 December - Sunday, 3 December

Friday
3 - 4 p.m.Alpenhorn players
4:45 - 5:30 p.m.BORG Gastein choir
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.Torchlight hike with storyteller Alfred Silbergasser
Saturday
3 - 4 p.m.Quintetto Ligneo
4 - 5 p.m.Krampus mask carver David Sendlhofer
5 - 6 p.m. Burning incense at the Kursaal
6 - 7 p.m.Ensemble of the Veterans' Band
Sunday
3 - 4 p.m.Ensemble of the Veterans' Band
3 - 5 p.m.Advent workshop for children 
5 p.m.Children's Krampuses in the town center
6 - 7 p.m.
Friday to Sunday
3 - 8 p.m.Street Artist Olivier Roubieu (London, GB)

Friday, 8 December - Sunday, 10 December

Friday
3 - 4 p.m.Alpenhorn players
4:30 p.m.Anklöckler
5 - 6:30 p.m.Torchlight hike with fairy-tale teller Helmut Wittmann
6 - 7 p.m.Ensemble of the Veterans' Band
Saturday
3 - 4 p.m.Young musicians perform festive music
5 - 6 p.m.Burning incense at the Kursaal
6 - 7 p.m.Festive wind music
Sunday
3 - 4 p.m.Thaddäus choir
3 - 5 p.m.
6 - 7 p.m.Ensemble of the Veterans' Band
Friday to Sunday
3 - 8 p.m.Astrid Lindgren exhibition

Friday, 15 December - Sunday, 17 December

Friday
3 - 4 p.m.Alpenhorn players
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.Torchlight hike with Hans Naglmayr and alpenhorn players
6 - 7 p.m.Quintetto Ligneo
Saturday
3 - 4 p.m.Ensemble of the Veterans' Band
5 - 6 p.m.Burning incense at the Kursaal
6 - 7 p.m.All ensembles of the town band
Sunday
3 - 4 p.m.Lafener Blechbläser (brass music)
3 - 5 p.m.Advent Workshop - crafts for kids
6 - 7 p.m.Ensemble of the Veterans' Band

Friday, 22 December + Saturday, 23 December

Friday
3 - 4 p.m.Alpenhorn players
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.Torchlight hike with Hans Naglmayr and alpenhorn players
6 -7 p.m.Ensemble of the Veterans' Band
Saturday
3 - 4 p.m.Ensemble of the Veterans' Band
6 - 7 p.m.Young musicians perform festive music

Gastein Advent Package

redeemable at the Advent market in Bad Hofgastein
Guided hike by torchlight
Sleigh ride
1 punch incl. souvenir mug
Advent gift

Advent Events in Bad Hofgastein

Art & Culture Market at the Weitmoser-Schlössl

Friday, 17 November 3 - 9 p.m.
Saturday, 18 November + Sunday, 19 November 2 - 9 p.m.

 

Amid the unique atmosphere of the Weitmoser Schlössl - it's impossible to imagine a more beautiful way to begin wintertime. A broad palette of art, crafts and cuisine awaits you!

Other Event Highlights:

Weihnachtlich geschmückte Bühne im Festsaal
Advent in Dorfgastein
Krampus, Nikolaus und Körbelträger vor einem Haus
Advent in Bad Gastein
Winter in Gastein
Winter in Gastein
From skiing to sleigh, to winter hiking and thermal water. The winter in Gastein has many sides.