traditional, idyllic, friendly

Summer in Dorfgastein

Surrounded by lush green meadows and impressive mountains, Dorfgastein is a true paradise in summer - and not just for sports and outdoor enthusiasts.

 

Families will find a special feel-good atmosphere in this cozy village at the entrance to the Gastein Valley. Numerous activities for children promise an unforgettable family vacation.

 

Enjoy your hiking vacation with your loved ones in Dorfgastein, a place where customs and traditions still play a major role in everyday life!

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Discover summer in Dorfgastein

More activities for adventurous nature lovers

Discover summer fun in Dorfgastein with your family! Train your climbing skills, challenge your loved ones to a tennis tournament, hit the bull's eye with archery and let yourself be catapulted to dizzying heights with paragliding. Together you will experience unforgettable adventures and have lots of fun!

Dorfgastein's adventure mountain

Fulseck

There are numerous activities and experiences for the whole family on Dorfgastein's local mountain. Among other things, there are around 115 kilometers of hiking trails with family and themed hikes waiting to be explored by you. Or look forward to an unforgettable bike adventure. Enjoy the ride on the Fulseck summit lift, get out of the cabin and immerse yourself in the pure pleasure of mountain biking.

New this summer

Mountain carting on Fulseck

This summer, Dorfgastein introduced a thrilling new downhill adventure on three wheels: mountain carting. The meeting point for this unique activity is at the Gipfelbahn Fulseck mountain station, where helmets are provided and a brief introduction is given. Ready for an adrenaline-pumping ride down the mountain?

Visitor tips in summer

Solar bath Dorfgastein
Solar bath Dorfgastein
Refreshment for the whole family
Klammstein Castle
Klammstein Castle
Entrische Church
Entrische Church

Even more experiences for children

Our enchanting resort in the heart of the Austrian Alps is specially tailored to families with children. Among other things, enjoy an unforgettable day in the solar pool, a refreshing outdoor pool with heated pools and lots of fun activities for little water rats.

Our mascot Gasti is looking forward to accompanying the children on exciting hikes through the picturesque mountains and introducing them to the unique nature of the region.

Discover Dorfgastein's child-friendly offers and spend unforgettable moments together with your loved ones in the Austrian Alps.

Dorfgastein event highlights

We cordially invite you to discover our summer event highlights and experience unforgettable moments full of fun, entertainment and good humor. Look forward to a varied program and let yourself be enchanted by the unique atmosphere of our events. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing unforgettable experiences together!

Village:Festival
Village:Festival
Beinhoat - The vertical
Beinhoat - The vertical
Harvest festival
Harvest festival

Living in Dorfgastein

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Winter in Dorfgastein
Familiar and traditional

Dorfgastein in winter

Dorfgastein is characterized by warm hospitality and an atmosphere that invites you to linger. The idyllic village offers a variety of activities that will delight young and old alike. Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of winter sports, be it skiing, ski touring or cross-country skiing, or enjoy a relaxing stroll through the snow-covered village and soak up the peace and quiet. Experience moments together in a friendly and traditional setting and create precious memories for the whole family.

Where the soul meets nature

Winter hiking in Dorfgastein

Where better to revive than in freshly snow-covered natural splendor - like on the local mountain of Dorfgastein. On the Fulseck adventure mountain, winter and snow hikes are a decelerating alternative to the otherwise rather action-packed skiing. Those who are not only addicted to the height of the summit, but also appreciate the atmosphere here, will be charmingly rewarded. Because in addition to breathtaking views over the main ridge of the Alps, real winter fans will fall for the magic of the landscape with joy. Step by step.

Piste ski tour to the adventure mountain Fulseck

Furring in Dorfgastein

Heading for the mountain peak on skins-covered skis, enjoying the snow and the effort - what was the preserve of endurance athletes and alpine enthusiasts not so long ago is now capturing the hearts of many winter sports fans - also in the Gastein Valley. In fact, piste skiing tours fulfill a variety of needs: a winter fitness session, a social event before or after work, or simply a short break from everyday life. Skiing enthusiasts take note: In Dorfgastein, the signs point to just under 580 meters of touring fun!

Walking tall

Snowshoe trail Dorfgastein

Once you've done it, you'll never get enough of it! Hiking with snowshoes trains the entire musculoskeletal system evenly - and yet leaves leisure for an inner peace, to give the environment the attention it deserves. Snowshoeing at the Fulseck is an experience in wonderful silence. If you want to be at one with nature, take the signposted snowshoe trail from the top station of the Gipfelbahn-Fulseck via the Arltörl to the middle station. Of course, the trail can also be walked the other way up - from the middle station up to the top station. The highest point at 2,027 meters rewards with a view of the 3,000-meter peaks of the Hohe Tauern in the south.

The family-friendly ski area
Dorfgastein-Großarl

Thrills or charming tradition

Horse-drawn sleigh ride or paragliding

Glide across the snow-covered landscape and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Take a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride through the idyllic village and feel the cozy atmosphere. Whether you opt for the thrill of paragliding or the charming tradition of a horse-drawn sleigh ride - these two activities offer unforgettable winter experiences for all tastes. Experience Dorfgastein from a completely new perspective from the air or on a horse-drawn sleigh.

Visitor tips

Horse sleigh ride
Horse sleigh ride
Through the snowy winter landscape in Dorfgastein.
Paragliding
Paragliding
High above Gastein, even in winter.
Burg Klammstein
Burg Klammstein
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