In summer is a natural paradise
Spending free time in nature is especially important to many people. Away from the hectic pace and everyday stress, you can enjoy a relaxing vacation in nature here in Bad Hofgastein in Salzburger Land. See the world from above, look down into the valley, take a deep breath, and feel like your best self – this is one of life’s greatest pleasures and not just for Austrians. Our hikes and mountain tours will take you up to the hill farms and peaks of Gastein’s alpine world around the Hohe Tauern National Park. Conquer the summits of the Alps!
There is so much to discover on a summer vacation in Bad Hofgastein
Summer in Bad Hofgastein offers countless recreational activities and events. The alpine flora and fauna of Gastein is unique and diverse. Explore new trails on foot, by bike, or even on horseback! Play a round of golf or simply enjoy the sun and the fresh mountain air.
Hiking in Gastein’s alpine world
The Gastein Valley is a true paradise for hiking enthusiasts. Over 350 km of hiking tours and nature trails offer interesting insight into the flora and fauna of the impressive mountains. In the Hohe Tauern National Park, nature can flourish undisturbed. The Spiegelsee offers an exceptionally beautiful landscape. Explore the charming surroundings on extended hikes and enjoy stunning views. Hiking tours start right at our hotels.
Gastein is fun for the whole family
Families who enjoy being active are in their element in Gastein. Explore the alpine world together on many family-friendly hiking paths. When you come to one of the many hill farms along the paths, you are invited to watch as the dairyman makes cheese or bakes bread, and you are welcome to try delicious farmhouse donuts. A special tip for the whole family is an excursion to the Schlossalm with a large children’s playground and neighboring slackline park or Flying Fox on the waterfall. Families will also get their money’s worth on the nature trail on the Fulseck. You will find an especially great children’s area on the Schlossalm with slide, net swing, hammock, play tunnel, and much more.
Active program in Gastein
- Guided hikes
- Horseback riding
- 18-hole golf course (ca. 3 km away)
- Mini golf (ca. 200 m away)
- Fishing (ca. 3 km away)
- Panning for gold (ca. 5 km away)
- Archery (ca. 5 km away)
- Flying Fox (NEW!) (Bad Gastein, 8 km)
- Rafting rides (Taxenbach, 30 km)
- Horse-drawn sleigh rides in the valley
- Swimming (Alpentherme Bad Hofgastein (ca. 200 m away) + Felsentherme Bad Hofgastein (8 km)
- Culture, concerts, & history program in the valley