A town with tradition and history
Bad Gastein in the Salzburger Land is captivating with its historical town centre which is marked by the majestic facade of the Belle Époque. The town is located in the Hohe Tauern National Park at 1.000 m above sea level and the Gastein waterfall is just one of the many attractions which you should visit during a holiday in Bad Gastein.
The Gastein Valley was inhabited more than 2000 years ago by the Romans. The healing powers of the thermal waters were recognised even then. In the following centuries the Celts practised gold mining in Gastein which contributed to the affluence of the valley. The name "Gastein" was first mentioned in a charter in the year 1203.
Over time many illustrious guests have visited Bad Gastein and popularised the Gastein healing baths giving them a worldwide reputation. Some of these guests include the Emperor Franz Josef I. and his wife the Empress Elisabeth, Prince Bismarck, the poet and writer, Grillparzer, Schubert and Schopenhauer
On a winter holiday in Gastein the snow surety with diverse runs and the trails for all levels of ability, are highly valued by our guests. During your summer holiday in the Gastein Valley you can discover some gorgeous hiking and walking paths, a wide variety of Nordic Walking routes, cycling and biking tours, and lots more.