Dorfgastein: a sporting paradise with deep traditional roots

A paradise for mountain lovers and sports fans.

This charming town has successfully managed to preserve its authentic character. Here, the pace of life is a little mellower than in its more bustling sister towns. In terms of all the things there are to see and do, however, Dorfgastein is second to no one. Nestled amid the imposing mountain world of Gastein, Dorfgastein offers everything you could wish for from an active vacation - whether for families with children, seniors, hobby athletes or even pros. And, after a full day of outdoor activity, when it's time for pure relaxation, you will find the perfect opportunity at one of the traditional events celebrating local folk customs, such as Harvest Festival.

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In a Winter Wonderland: sporty & friendly

Know the feeling? Being one of the first people up on the mountain, looking back down on the town which is just slowly waking up, adjusting your ski goggles, checking your bindings. Then hitting your stride and feeling the headwind in your face. Moments like these can be experienced in Dorfgastein as often as you want. Perfectly groomed pistes with reliable snow conditions are just waiting to be conquered - whether on skis or a snowboard.

Watch your children as they take their first hesitant steps on skis. See the gleam in their eyes as they successfully make it to the bottom of a hill. Priceless moments of happiness with your loved-ones. The conditions in Dorfgastein are simply ideal for a family vacation. The skiers of our local ski schools make sure the youngsters are safe, giving them the opportunity to enjoy their first successful experiences on the slopes.

The extensive network of cross-country ski trails is certain to set your pulse racing in pure anticipation, while snowshoeing is likewise very popular. This unique form of winter hiking is a great way to explore the magical winter countryside surrounding Dorfgastein from a very different perspective. When it comes to romance, a sleigh ride across glistening expanses is practically impossible to beat.

Countless opportunities, numerous moments of happiness. Look forward to a holiday that promises more of everything you long for - in charming Dorfgastein in Gastein Valley.   

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

The sporting 10: In Dorfgastein, you can...

  1. hike across alpine meadows in summer, a blade of grass in your mouth.

  2. be the first on the mountain. Something to be proud of.

  3. see your children's eyes beaming with joy.  

  4. experience living folk customs.

  5. dip your feet in a crystal-clear alpine tarn.

  6. forget the time at a mountain hut.

  7. get to know Salzburg's Harvest Festival traditions.

  8. conquer the ruins of Klammstein Castle.

  9. forget that there is such a thing as "the daily routine".

  10. marvel at the incomparable night sky. Until you can't keep your eyes open.

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