Bad Hofgastein is the perfect starting point for a holiday sightseeing tour.
Here is an overview of some of the most famous tourist attractions in Austria, all of which are easily accessible while staying at Hotel Bismarck.
Casino Bad Gastein
"Faites Vous Jeux – Play Your Game"! Located in the centre of Bad Gastein since 1907, the Grand Hotel de l'Europe is a building featuring Art Nouveau architecture. Since 1984, it has been the 600m² home to one of the 12 classic casinos in Austria.
Approx. 15 minutes by car from the hotel, at the entrance to the Gastein Valley, a tower rises into the sky above the heads of motorists. The castle was once the seat of the guardian Archbishop, administrator and local judge, and was the security and administrative centre of the Gastein valley.
This defensive bastion in the Salzach Valley rises high above the Salzach Valley, between the Tennen and Hagen mountain ranges. The 900-year-old Hohenwerfen fortress offers plenty for adventurers and culture buffs alike. Visitors can expect a variety of entertainment and activity programmes.
These are the largest ice caves in the world! Discover the vast halls of the ice caves and the most magnificent ice figures. Your efforts during a visit to this unique cave system will be amply rewarded. Explore this palace of ice, the castle of the ice giants, the veil of the ice queen … all by the light of historical carbide lamps.
Entrische Kirche Cave
Here you will find a mysterious wonderland inside a mountain. The "Entrische Kirche" is a large cave in its original condition near Klammstein in the Gastein valley. The size of the rooms, the wonderful stalactites, and the rock formations formed by the force of the water after the ice age, will astonish both young and old.
The Grossglockner High Alpine Road
Get a step closer to the sky with this most famous alpine road. Since 1935 the Grossglockner High Alpine Road has been an incomparable experience for around 50 million visitors. The road culminates with the highlight of the Hohe Tauern National Park: the highest mountain and the largest glacier in Austria - the Grossglockner (3,798m) and the Pasterze Glacier.
This legendary gorge in the middle of the State of Salzburg features the mighty roar of the waterfall, deep green moss-covered rocks, a legendary atmosphere and rainbow spray created by the sun’s rays through the rushing water.
Festival City of Salzburg
Salzburg is worth a visit year round. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the baroque-style old town with its narrow streets and hidden courtyards is a true world of magic. Lovingly-designed shops invite you to shop and historic cafes offer a comfortable rest.