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Badgastein The land of Bad Gastein was settled more than thirteen centuries ago for the first time. The first settlers led a peaceful life. They were mainly engaged in raising livestock and hunting in the local forests. Gradually, the number of people increased. Bad Gastein became enough a large town to enter the domain of the archbishops of Salzburg. The medicinal properties of local springs were discovered in 1230. They immediately began to attract travelers. The resort became very popular among the rulers, politicians, aristocrats, and manufacturers of different countries in the 19th century. It became a place where anyone could improve his health.
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
Bad Gastein waters contain radon. Famous scientists Marie Curie and Heinrich Mache proved this. But celebrities came here even without scientific confirmation. Influential figures such as the Austrian Empress Elizabeth of Bavaria and Emperor Wilhelm were among them. The famous psychologist Sigmund Freud settled in the resort at the very beginning of the 20th century. He was so impressed by the local beauty that he spent seven years in Bad Gastein. The railway was laid very close to the town in 1905. This has led to an increase in the number of foreign visitors.
Several dozen beautiful hotels were located on the territory of the town by the middle of the last century. They were very diverse from very modest and small houses to luxury residences designed for rich guests. Unfortunately, the resort's popularity began to decline in the 60s. Many of the hotels were abandoned or completely demolished. Bad Gastein is once again famous today but more as a ski resort. However, anyone can visit the thermal tunnels. Their total length is two kilometers. They are used for their intended purpose today. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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 lot of houses of past centuries have been preserved in the town. The entire appearance of the resort has changed little over the past century, largely because there are not too many modern buildings here. You should spend a couple of hours walking and exploring old buildings, even if you came here solely for the sake of the ski slopes. Also, be sure to visit the Church of St. Nicholas. It was built in honor of the patron Saint of sailors, sellers, and children. The church itself was built back in 1380. Only the bell tower has remained intact since that time. The church itself was completely rebuilt in 1755-1757. Features characteristic of the Baroque began to predominate in its appearance.
Badgastein The church is an excellent example of a combination of two such dissimilar styles as Gothic and Baroque. It always attracts travelers with its antiquity and monumentality. Besides, the reconstruction did not affect the interior. You can see the frescoes on the biblical theme in the temple today. They were created by the famous master Schroeder in 1480. Ancient icons and details of the wooden decoration of the church made with great skill are also preserved. Therefore, if you have the opportunity, you should get inside the temple. Everyone is allowed to enter there.
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
If you like to explore historical sites in small parks, you should visit Thermalwasserbrunnen im Martin-Luther Park. You can relax and take a couple of photos with a bust of Martin Luther here. You will also have the opportunity to warm your hands in a natural small source. Its water temperature is stable at thirty degrees, regardless of the time of year. You can also visit Kaiser Wilhelm Denkmal while walking. This is quite a popular route for tourists. There are benches and lighting throughout it. You can see several interesting historical monuments here.
The view from our room, city of Bad Gastein You can relax after a day of walking in the Thermalwasserbrunnen Beim Kurzentrum. You can feel like the crown Prince or at least a rich industrialist of the last century here. If you want to see what luxury hotels looked like in the past, you should visit the Grand Hotel de l'Europe. This is a half-abandoned hotel today. Some of its floors are no longer habitable. However, it is still possible to stay here. You should also visit the Gasteiner Museum. Its exposition tells in some detail about the history of the town. You can also book a walking tour of Bad Gastein here. You will also have the opportunity to learn all about the oldest local buildings here. Please note that the guide will speak only German.
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 … Open
You should visit the Stubnerkogel Suspension Bridge. This is the highest suspension bridge in Europe. It offers a breathtaking view. You should visit it only if you are not afraid of heights. You can also take a walk to the nearby Bad Hofgastein. The beautiful Weitmoser Schlössl Bad Hofgastein restaurant is located there. There is also the Burg Klammstein tower there. It served as the home of the owners of this land in the past. There is also Church Maria Himmelfahrt with beautiful decoration here. You can also visit the mining museum in the town. You should also visit the Eisriesenwelt ice caves and the Hallstatt salt mines.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Badgastein
♥   Wallfahrtskirche Maria Schnee, Maria Luggau, 54.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ex cattedrale S. Pietro in Carnia, Zuglio, 72.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Erzabtei Sankt Peter, Salzburg, 75.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Franziskanerkirche Unserer Lieben Frau, Salzburg, 76.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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
♥   Castle 'Burgruine Leobenegg' , 40.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Hohenwerfen' Werfen, 40.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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