Bad Hofgastein: a new lease on life

Bad Hofgastein attracts guests with sport, wellness, good food. And more.

The first settlement was established long, long ago at this point in Gasteinertal where it really begins to widen out. Today, Bad Hofgastein is a charming, vibrant holiday community, where you can slice down perfectly groomed pistes or explore countless hiking paths, restore harmony to body & soul at the Alpentherme spa resort or enjoy excellent cuisine featuring regional ingredients. Who knew that so much beauty lies practically right at our doorstep?

Kur- und Tourismusverband Bad Hofgastein
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The office is located in the center of Bad Hofgastein.

Tauernplatz 1,
5630 Bad Hofgastein
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The north - the race
The north - the race
Ski race on one of the longest slopes in the Eastern Alps!
Forest bathing
Forest bathing
Wellness for body & mind
Yoga spring
Yoga spring
Yoga spring - Breathe the mountains
Dancing is her passion?

So much to experience

From the historical center of Gastein Valley, you can hit the trail to conquer numerous hiking routes ranging from leisurely to challenging. Countless kilometers of pistes in one of Austria's most popular winter sports regions invite you to spend days filled with sporting action in the snow, perhaps with a ski pass for the "Ski amadé" lift alliance tucked away in your rucksack. Hop aboard one of the mountain lifts and take an effortless ride up to the Stubnerkogel or Schlossalm, before slicing down glistening slopes back to the valley below.

Modern pedestrian zone and medieval town center

If you stroll through this charming, historical town, past houses once owned by prosperous mine owners back in the Middle Ages and fountains bubbling with water from thermal springs, you will come to the pedestrian zone. There, you will probably be unable to resist the countless cafés, bars and restaurants that cater wonderfully to the wishes of holidaymakers and seminar guests alike. Or you might wish to attend one of the numerous cultural and folk events which Bad Hofgastein hosts regularly. And when, after such a full and enjoyable day, you finally return to your hotel room or apartment in Bad Hofgastein, you are certain to fall into a deep, restful night's sleep. The locals claim it's the fresh, clear mountain air in combination with pure contentment. We think they're right on the mark.  


Book your holiday at the historical heart of Gastein Valley, in Bad Hofgastein. And look forward to the mountains, the countless opportunities for sports and new experiences, to wellness at the Alpentherme, to international-caliber cuisine. And so much more.

Top offers and packages

Alpentherme Hit

  • 2 nights
  • 2 x all-day tickets to the Alpentherme Bad Hofgastein
  • 1 glass prosecco
from € 170,00 per Person
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Ski & Spa Weekend

  • 3 nights
  • 3-days ski pass Ski amadé
  • 1 x 4-hour admission to to one of the Gastein spas (Alpentherme Bad Hofgastein oder Felsentherme Bad Gastein)
from € 320,00 per Person
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Mountain & Spa Short stay

  • 3 nights
  • 2-days Mountain & Spa Card
  • 1 x 4 hours admission to one of Gastein's spa resorts
from € 220,00 per Person
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Or simply do nothing at all

Experience sporting highlights and the beauty of nature, enjoy culture and local folk traditions. All essential ingredients for a successful vacation, of course. But something you shouldn't ignore, is having the opportunity to do absolutely nothing at all, summed up perfectly by our southern neighbors, the Italians, in the expression dolce far niente. Simply put your feet up, read a good book, savor the atmosphere and the scenery. Indeed, it was as if Bad Hofgastein were created just for this, too. When it comes to relaxation, incidentally, Alpentherme Gastein leaves you wanting for nothing - be that in their Relax World or Sauna World - the minute you step into this Alpine world of glorious water, it's as if you are slamming the door right in the face of that tiresome daily grind you left back home.

In Bad Hofgastein, rest & relaxation seekers, active holidaymakers and families all find their personal oasis.

10 magical moments in Bad Hofgastein. At least once...

  1. Take the Schlossalm gondola nonstop to the top!

  2. stop in at a ski hut to enjoy refreshments and the winter sunshine before your final run of the day.

  3. sit on a bench next to St. Anne's Chapel to rejuvenate your spirit.

  4. sweat in the sauna at the Alpentherme. It's healthy and does you a world of good.

  5. listen to the twitter of birds in the Kurpark. And do nothing more.  

  6. ride up to one of the nearby peaks. All the way to the top.

  7. breathe in the evening ambiance of the pedestrian zone.

  8. enjoy the concerts in winter. Simply listen.

  9. think of your eventual return home with a touch of melancholy in your heart.

  10. come back again.

Whether wellness hotel or holiday apartment, here you will find the most beautiful accommodation in Gastein.

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Explore Gastein Valley:

Bad Gastein
Bad Gastein
Bad Gastein offers holidays that appeal to all of your senses, all year round.
A paradise for alpine fans and sports lovers - up in the mountains and down in the valleys.
Winter in Gastein
Winter in Gastein
Skiing, cross-country skiing, winter hiking. Or simply let your soul dangle. Winter in Gastein has many sides.