Bad Hofgastein - at the heart of the Gasteiner Tal
Holiday pleasure with hiking, skiing, thermal baths as well as regimens and health
Bad Hofgastein constitutes the sunny centre of the triad Bad Gastein, Bad Hofgastein and Dorfgastein, the three villages which divide up the Gastein valley. A centre for winter and summer holidays, spa and health treatments in the Salzburger Land. No matter if you decide to travel with your partner or your family, Bad Hofgastein and the Gastein valley will enchant all generations with its charm.
From early settlements to the tourism destination
The history of the Gastein valley dates back to ancient times. The Romans used to mine silver and gold in the Gastein valley and chose the place which is now Bad Hofgastein to be their main settlement. Later the first parish of the valley was founded here and the court of the Gastein region was established. This is why the village was soon called “Hof in der Gastein”, later it became Hofgastein.
A round tour of the compact village centre with its Gothic parish church will let you experience a part of Bad Hofgastein’s history. But even away from the idyllic pedestrian zone there are points of interest, for example the many diverse events and the congresses, the nature and hiking paradise in summer as well as the wonderful alpine landscape and the high-Alpine ski region in winter with as many as 200 kilometres of slopes.
Winter holidays in the ski paradise and summer holidays in the nature & hiking Eldorado Gastein
More than 200 piste kilometres will await you in the Gastein valley, some of the runs even go down 1,000 metres of altitude non-stop.
- Slopes with different levels of difficulty for beginners as well as pros will await you.
- The high-Alpine ski destination Gastein is Salzburg’s highest glacier-free ski region
- The ski centre Angertal on 1,700 m is a true children’s paradise with snow-safety.
- The valley station of the near Schlossalmbahn can be reached fast and uncomplicatedly.
- The ski bus stops right outside of the entrance to our ski cellar and leaves every 10 minutes (rides are free of charge)
In summer, Gastein can offer activities for everyone: There are a multitude of hiking trails of different levels of difficulty, the kids can look forward to exciting adventures and those who love sports will get to choose from a large selection of tours. The 5 adventure mountains in the Gastein valley are also reachable by the mountain lifts and offer great attractions such as the “Zirbenzauberweg” (Swiss pine magic). The higher side valleys such as the nature reserve Kötschachtal or the high valley Sportgastein on 1,700 m are absolute must-see highlights.
A particular trend: Climbing up the mountain world and also to high-Alpine pastures much easier than usual with an e-bike! A multitude of alpine pastures, farmed by small farmers, are the basis for a healthy agriculture. Your mountain holidays will be rounded off by concerts by the Salzburg philharmonic orchestra which plays indoor as well as outdoor in Bad Hofgastein several times a week.
Gastein - the fountain of youth & source of vitality: Spa and health combined
Immerse in the warm thermal water and let the thoughts wander. Everyday life will simply be washed away in Gastein. The biggest treasure: The warm thermal water with the noble gas radon which can also be found in the radon thermal baths in the pampering hotel Bismarck in Bad Hofgastein. Many guests visit the famous Gastein healing caves, which are unique worldwide and can alleviate and prevent numerous physical symptoms and chronic pain. Its long-lasting anti-inflammatory effect and pain relief is scientifically proven and lasts up to 9 months. The cave climate also strengthens the immune system.
Moreover, at the pampering hotel Bismarck you will find a water world and spa paradise with over 1,700 m2 and 4 thermal pools in total with 33 °C (2 indoor & 2 outdoor pools) for bathing fun in any weather conditions. The two thermal outdoor pools are also open in winter. The areas are separated into a quiet zone and a family zone to cater to all needs. There are also a multitude of saunas, massages, thermal water treatments and therapies which will give you relaxation and recreation.
The absolute culmination of your holidays will be the award-winning gourmet cuisine which also offers an additional daily vitality menu and a children’s menu with choices. Regional fresh products will be refined to sophisticated gourmet creations in an interesting crossover with international dishes.
Holidays in Bad Hofgastein - a cornucopia of possibilities that want to be discovered. The 4* superior pampering hotel Bismarck with its casual luxury, genuinely lived hospitality and its cordial atmosphere will welcome you. True to the hotel’s motto, we will offer “a little bit more of everything” and the house philosophy “follow your heart” is lived everyday by the loving team. We look forward to you!