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Sightseeing in Badgastein - what to see. Complete travel guide

Bad Gastein is one of the most prestigious alpine ski resorts in Austria. It has become popular with travelers not only for its snowy high class trails, but also because of unique geothermal springs. Guests of the resort have a great opportunity to combine sports activities with wellness treatments as there are several wonderful spa centres near the springs. The total length of ski trails at the resort exceeds 250 kilometres. The majority of them will fit experienced skiers, however, newbies will not get bored in Bad Gastein. The resort is a great place for family rest, where visitors can enjoy beautiful cross country ski trails or hire professional coaches and master the art of alpine skiing.
As a rule, alpine ski fans start appearing in Bad Gastein in December. Some ski trails high in the mountains are available for training until the end of March. The total length of all … Open
First guests started appearing in Bad Gastein yet in the 19th century. At that time the resort was famous mostly for its thermal springs that are rich in radon. A vacation in Bad Gastein was a prerogative of the rich. It was the favorite vacation destination for Austrian Empress Elisabeth of Bavaria and Emperor Wilhelm I. Sigmund Freud arrived there in the beginning of the 20th century. The famous physiologist fell in love with the picturesque place and lived in Bad Gastein 7 years.
1905 was an important year in the history of the resort as this is the year when the first railroad was built there. By the middle of the 20th century, a tiny town became a popular resort with numerous modern hotels. Naturally, every year the resort was visited by more international travelers. In the end of the 60s of the previous century the resort lost its popularity temporarily, and many historical hotels were closed. During last 50 years, Bag Gastein has changed significantly. Nowadays, this is not only a popular destination for treatments in thermal springs, but also a high class alpine ski resort, which quality trails attract many professional sportsmen. Copyright
Many hotels at this resort look so wonderful that can be visited as landmarks. As a rule, Grand Park is called the most prestigious hotel of Bad Gastein. Thanks to its top quality service … Open
To the service of guests there are many modern hotels, but it is worth mentioning that many travelers still prefer to stay at historic hotels. A marvelous contrast of original historic look and modern design and style has become one of signature peculiarities of modern Bad Gastein. In this town ultramodern hotels and spa centres conveniently border with beautiful buildings of the 19th century. An old casino building is considered one of the main symbols of the resort.
Besides wellness treatments and skiing, guests of the resort can make their vacation even more enjoyable by trying different entertaining activities. For example, Fellsen Therme Wellness Centre has a wonderful relaxation zone with swimming pools. This is a great destination for families with children. Fans of rides and bustling attractions will enjoy a visit to the entertainment centre located in the building of Congress Centre. The central part of the resort is traditionally the most active area with numerous shops, restaurants and entertainment centres.
As a rule, alpine ski fans start appearing in Bad Gastein in December. Some ski trails high in the mountains are available for training until the end of March. The total length of all … Open
A walk in this quite noisy district will be interesting not only for fans of shopping, but also for travelers keen on excursions as the central part of the town is the location of Gastein Falls. In order to make your vacation program more diversified, head to an unusual wellness complex named Gastein Healing Gallery. It is open in ancient mines that were used for gold extraction purposes several centuries ago. The complex is located away from the city and can be reached by a special train. This charming “royal” resort is perfect for different types of vacations and activities, so a holiday in Bad Galstein will leave many warm memories.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Badgastein
♥   Castle 'Burgruine Groppenstein' , 19.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Falkenstein' , 23.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burgruine Hohenburg auf Rosenberg' , 36.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle Saalhof' , 36.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burgruine Gmünd' , 38.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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National and city parks around Badgastein
♥   Nature Park 'Naturpark Riedingtal' , 23.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Hohe Tauern' , 48.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Berchtesgaden' , 51.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Naturpark Weißbach' , 53.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Untersberg' , 65.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Badgastein from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Hallstatt Village

From the series “Small flamboyant towns painted with Van Gogh colors”
Today, tourists spend a tour in one of the old mines. Within the framework of the tour they can see the world's oldest pipeline that was built in the 16th century. The pipeline connects Hallstatt with the town of Ebensee that is located forty kilometers away. Dissolved salt has being transported there for hundreds of years. The permanent population of the town is less than 1 000 people. The main problem for the locals is an acute shortage of land; it is in many ways holding back the development of the place. … Read further

Dachstein Sky Walk

From the series “Elegant architectural structures for fans of skywalks”
The length of the bridge on the Dachstein glacier is 100 meters. Entrance to the attraction is completely free for children, and adults have to pay about 3 euros for a ticket. During warmer months, a special entertainment option is available for tourists. They can go down the stairs to a special observation deck with a floor and railings made of durable glass. This observation deck was fitted over a precipice. Even visitors with nerves of steel will have a lot of impressions from a walk. This observation deck is usually open in July and is available before the cold starts. … Read further
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