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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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.

Glorious Hiking: Bad Hofgastein in Summer

In winter, Bad Hofgastein is a bustling winter sports resort, while in summer and autumn this sunny valley is transformed into a hiking hot spot. The opportunities are simply too tempting to resist: Close to Bad Hofgastein, the mountains rise beyond 2400 meters. The proud Gamskarkogel to the east is a magnet for hikers, also the site of the Badgasteiner Hütte, a mountain hut operated by the Alpine Association. The area of the Schlossalm to the west is no less appealing. For those who love to hike but aren't too thrilled about having to hike up the mountains in the first place, the Gastein lifts will be glad to carry you up into the very heart of the magical world of the Hohe Tauern peaks. So, no matter whether you love the challenges of an alpine hike, prefer a more laid-back hike along the ridge lines, or perhaps even a full hiking tour: with Bad Hofgastein as your base, all possibilities are open to you.


If you are already standing on top of a mountain, with the sun in your face and the wind at your back, your eyes gazing out at the magnificent panorama of the Hohe Tauern range - in your mind's eye, at least - this is probably the perfect time to go ahead and book your upcoming vacation in Bad Hofgastein.

Mountain playground for the whole family.

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.

Gasteiner Almen
Außenbereich der Alpentherme Gastein mit Thermalwassersee
Panoramablick über Bad Hofgastein
Frau taucht ins Außenbecken der Alpentherme Bad Hofgastein ein
Outdoor Spielplatz auf der Schlossalm in Bad Hofgastein
Panoramablick über Bad Hofgastein

Top offers and packages

Advent Package

  • 2 nights including your booked meal plan
  • Advent package (incl. sleight ride, torchlight hike, punsch and souvenir mug at Advent market, Advent gift)
  • admission to one of the spa resorts (4 hours)
from € 145,00 per Person
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Mini´s Week Gastein

  • 7 nights
  • Mini´s skischool for children under 6 years
from € 510,00 per Person
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Alpentherme Hit

  • 2 nights including your booked meal plan
  • 2 all-day tickets Alpentherme including sauna
from € 122,00 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 ticket for the mountain lifts
  • 1 x 4 hours admission to one of Gastein's spa resorts
from € 178,00 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...

Besucher des Sternshoppen Events im Ortskern von Bad Hofgastein
  1. sit on a bench next to St. Anne's Chapel to rejuvenate your spirit. 

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

  3. stroll along the Achenpromenade, a moist breeze blowing in your face.

  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 summer. Simply listen.

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

  10. come back again.

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