Winter hiking in Gastein

In the fairy-tale winter landscape of the Gastein Valley, you leave everyday life behind step by step.

Around the village center you can watch the snow crystals sparkle in the sun while winter hiking or enjoy the unique nature during a winter hike.

  • Breathe the clear air of the Austrian mountains.
  • Make tracks in the snow with snowshoes or winter boots.
  • Leave everyday life behind you on dreamy circular trails or hiking paths.


A versatile winter vacation with snow trudging, torchlight hikes or guided tours in the idyllic mountain landscape with easy and more challenging ascents awaits you.

Welcome to the winter wonderland Gastein
Sunny walks, imposing mountains and fantastic circular winter hiking trails await you away from the hustle and bustle. Whether in Dorfgastein, Bad Hofgastein or Bad Gastein.


You can set off directly from your accommodation and explore the valley on foot. The well-prepared and well-marked trails in the Tauern Mountains will guide you through the varied winter landscape during your winter hike: deeply snow-covered trees, white glistening snowfields and bizarre ice formations, along the Gasteiner Ache river, will whisk you away to a winter wonderland.

Gastein winter needles

In the Gastein Valley you can also hike hiking pins in 3 performance levels in winter. The Gastein winter pins can be hiked in digital form with the SummitLynx app and are a nice souvenir of the shared winter tours. Start hiking! Once you've reached your destination, launch the app. Sign up by clicking on the round icon below. Take a picture, write a short text and remember to save it.

If you are looking for a snow-sure destination for winter hiking in Austria, you are in good hands in Gastein. Due to the high alpine location, Frau Holle usually means well with the Gasteinertal valley and provides plenty of snow winter after winter. Explore great winter hiking tours or snowshoe hikes right away.

Relax in a ski hut or thermal spa
Following your winter hike in Austria, you can warm up in one of the huts by the tiled stove with a cup of tea and enjoy the view from the mountain station. After the ascent, you can end the day comfortably in the warm waters of the Gastein thermal baths . Winter hikers or snowshoe hikers are well catered for here in Salzburger Land.


Would you like to know what else you can experience here in winter? Take a look at the diverse offers in the wonderful mountain world - surely there is something for you. See you soon on your winter vacation or skiing vacation in Gastein!

Fantastic winter hiking trails for your Gastein vacation

Take the gondola to the summit of the Fulseck. The panoramic path leads you over the summit ridge. You will experience a breathtaking panorama.
Bad Hofgastein
Bad Hofgastein
The path along the Gasteiner Ache leads you through the entire valley, from Bad Gastein to Dorfgastein. The hoarfrost on the trees and the glittering ice are fascinating.
Bad Gastein
Bad Gastein
The Kaiser Wilhelm Promenade leads from the center of Bad Gastein to the Kötschach Valley. Insider tip: Take nuts with you for the squirrels.

Hiking map

Explore the Gastein Valley on foot and leave stress and everyday life behind you with every step. Use the map to plan your next walk, here you will find all the winter hiking trails in the Gastein Valley!

Trudge through the snowy, untouched landscape, uphill and downhill.