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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
Bad Gastein is not the largest of the Austrian cities. If you want to combine mountain walks, baths with healing water, and visits to major shopping centers, you will be disappointed. There … 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.
Bad Gastein is quite popular not only among single athletes but also among parents with children. Therefore, the local infrastructure will help you get only a good impression of a family … 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.
The Ankogel group in winter The resort has a very interesting venue, the Museum of Badgastein, the opening of which took place yet in 1936. It exhibits a very interesting and diversified collection that includes rare minerals discovered in the resort and its neighborhoods. The museum also exhibits beautiful national costumes that local people wore over a century ago, as well as artworks by local painters and craftsmen.
Many restaurants with menus that suit all tastes are open in Bad Gastein due to the steady flow of tourists at all times of the year. The vast majority of local establishments are aimed at … Open
In the past, the popular resort was actively developing as a gold mining center. Nowadays, only several abandoned mines remind of that page in the history of Badgastein. One of the mines was transformed into a museum dedicated to the industrial part of the resort. First gold mines appeared in the territory of modern Badgastein yet I the 14th century. The museum exhibits some of the unique tools used for mining at that time. The mine is surrounded by a reconstructed historical village, so visitors can see typical medieval houses, stables, and other buildings usual for that period. Finally, there is a very interesting amusement for tourists at the complex. There is a small gold panning factory that offers visitors to try to pan gold dust themselves.
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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'


From the series “15 Sparsely Populated Places for Solitude with Wildlife”
The main entertainment for tourists in Hallstatt is the old salt mines. Before the excursion you have to wear a special protective outerwear suit. During the excursion you will see a complex labyrinth of old mines. The local architecture also attracts tourists. There were saved a lot of wonderful Medieval buildings. Fans of nature will also fall in love with this town. It is possible to order a boat trip or to walk in the piedmont area and adore with the private atmosphere. … Read further

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
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