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Ski, mountains & spa A manifold pleasure SALZBURGERLAND – AUSTRIA


Welcome to Gastein Three villages - one valley! This describes the great holiday region of Gastein which includes the villages of Dorfgastein, Bad Hofgastein and Bad Gastein, situated in the heart of the Salzburger Land. Here where for thousands of years thermal water with special healing qualities has been spurting out of the mountain springs, all the villages have kept their charm and individuality.

Bad Gastein In the midst of Hohe Tauern National Park lies Bad Gastein. A place you can breathe in the fresh mountain air at a fog-free elevation of 1,000 meters above sea level. Its distinctive townscape, which includes «Belle Époque» buildings, blends harmoniously into its natural setting. An Austrian spa town of world renown, with a flair all its own: relaxation and regeneration in pure mountain air, combined with an ideal alpine climate and water from Gastein’s hot

springs, guaranteeing an exceptional escape for guests who expect the very best! A single destination with a selection of recreational and in- and outdoor activity programs, not to even mention our spa and wellness services! Relax in the Felsentherme spa resort, perhaps in your hotel’s own spring-fed pools, inside the Gastein Heilstollen galleries with their unique, therapeutic climate, and take full advantage of 17 springs that produce water with an elevated radon content.


Bad Hofgastein

Dorfgastein

Bad Hofgastein is a market town and the historical focal point of Gastein Valley, located at the sunniest and broadest part of the valley. The town center is surrounded by a pedestrian area, beautiful shops, hotels and restaurants, as well as by the grounds of the Kurpark. Skiing, mountains and the Alpentherme spa resort unite to create a unique ambience. And treat yourself to a sampling of our broad program of musical and cultural events. Plus, experience first-hand our wide variety of sporting opportunities, both summer and winter! Bad Hofgastein has succeeded elegantly in integrating charming architecture into its natural setting. Combine business with pleasure as, in parallel to your conference or corporate duties, you pamper mind and body to a true timeout from the daily grind. Bad Hofgastein offers state-of-the-art conference technology and rest and relaxation in the midst of Gastein’s glorious mountains.

Dorfgastein has managed to preserve its congenial village character.With its many comforts and traditional folk customs, Dorfgastein offers everything you need for a gem of a vacation, including all of the possibilities that our pristine alpine countryside has to offer. Dorfgastein is particularly proud of being family friendly. Awaiting our smaller guests are a water slide at the Solarbad, a ski & play slope just for the kids, as well as the always-fun Gasti Kids Club. In summertime, fans of outdoor sports find an ideal setting in which to go hiking amid the surrounding peaks, enjoy hearty country cooking at mountain huts, to go mountain biking, hang- and paragliding. Perfectly tracked cross-country ski trails, ski runs with snow you can always count on, the thrills of carving and, of course, the exuberance of snowboarding on the slopes of Dorfgastein/Grossarl, all are a matter of course during winter in Gastein.


Gastein Card summer Your vacation bonus – courtesy of the new Gastein Card. It‘s valid for all three towns in the Gastein Valley and, best of all, it is free to you! No matter how long your stay, with the Gastein Card many opportunities are now open to you, either free of charge or at greatly discounted prices! Wellness & Relaxation Alpentherme Gastein Felsentherme Gastein Solarbad Gastein Gastein Swimming Lake Introductory session at the Gastein Heilstollen galleries Gastein Vapor Bath Therapy Center North Bad Hofgastein Spa Center Thermal Vitality Station, Kurhaus Gastein

Sports & Active Vacations in Gastein Guide hikes and bike tours (free) National Park hikes (free) Guided mountain biking Rental of electric bikes Raft-building on swimming lake Outdoor games at forest high ropes

Fishing, horseback riding, llama hikes Intro to rock climbing Paragliding/tandem flights Dog-training area Archery trail Golf sampler and lessons leading to course qualification Introductory ride on Segways Tennis, bowling, rafting Nature meditation at Waterfall Yoga

Altböckstein Mining Museum Panning for gold Sportgastein Power Station Horse-drawn carriage rides Bread-baking at the Amoser Alm Cheese-making at the Strohlehenalm Feng Shui Cafè Folk Evenings and Nostalgia Cinema

Concerts, Talks & Entertainment Casino Bad Gastein Spa Concerts (free)

Culture, History and Nature Experience Rides up and down the mountains on Gastein’s lifts Summer mountain lifts Klammstein Castle Historical walking tours “Entrische Kirche” natural cave Angertal Miners’ World

Public transfer Free use of the City Buses in Bad Hofgastein and Substantially discounted use of all bus lines for adults and children subject to alterations


Gastein Card winter Visitors receive their handy electronic guest card (similar in dimension to a check card) the moment they check into their accommodations. You find more information about the activities on www.gastein.com or in the Gastein Card Broscure, available at all tourism boards. Wellness & Relaxation Alpentherme Gastein Felsentherme Gastein Solarbad Gastein Introductory session in the Gastein Heilstollen galleries Gastein Vapor Bath Therapy Center North Bad Hofgastein Spa Center Thermal Vitality Station, Kurhaus Gastein

Sports & Active Vacations in Gastein Use of all cross-country ski trails (free) Guided ski safaris (free) Horseback rides Llama hikes Ice skating, Ice stock Ski service Intro to cross-country skiing

Intro to biathlon Freeride New School New School Slopestyle Ice climbing Guided backcountry skiing Snowshoeing Sleigh Rides Toboggan rentals Ski helmet rentals Paragliding/tandem flights Bad Gastein Casino Feng Shui Tennis, Bowling Rides up and down the mountain on area lifts for non-skiers

Culture, History and Nature Experience Burg Klammstein Feng Shui Cafe

Concerts, Talks & Entertainment Casino Bad Gastein Free or reduced admission to concerts of local music groups

Public transfer Use of the City Buses in Bad Hofgastein (free) Use of the ski buses is free for skiers with a valid pass from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Discounted use of all public transport in Gastein – also for nonskiers

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Special area attractions include a 140 m-long pedestrian footbridge on the Stubnerkogel, with 28 meters of nothing but air underneath and, at 2300 meters above sea level, actually Europe's highest suspension bridge, as well as the new «Glocknerblick» lookout platform.

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Railway Station Superb views from the Glocknerblick observation platform on Stubnerkogel Panorama Winter Hiking Trail on Fulseck in Dorfgastein with a fantastic view from Großglockner to Dachstein Complimentary WiFi at Angertal Ski Centre Extension to snow-making facilities and improvements to downhill runs

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In the four winter sports areas of Gastein Valley, skiers and snowboarders are greeted by a total of well over 220 kilometers of outstandingly groomed slopes. The right slope awaits no matter what your ability level: deep-snow and moguls runs, carving hills and freerides, along with family runs, bringing all the variety to your ski vacation you could possibly wish for.

Some 50 cable cars and ski lifts, along with around 220 kilometers of excellently maintained and snowy slopes, make Gastein Valley one of the most attractive ski areas in the entire province. Your choices include the ski circuits of Stubnerkogel-AngertalSchlossalm and Dorfgastein-Grossarl, also awaiting you with a permanent race hill, the World Championship-caliber Graukogel with its long, tough runs, and Sportgastein, located at highalpine elevations of up to 2700 meters, where the backcountry is vast and open.The optimal elevations and broad snowmaking coverage of Gastein's ski areas guarantee reliable snow conditions from the end of November until late April.

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More than a 100 kilometres of ski an snowboard fun await the beginner and ambitious skier ranging from gentle and easy slopes to challenging black descents in the skiing area Skigebiet Schlossalm - Angertal - Stubnerkogel. The descent with the longest run in the Eastern Alpes is the «Hohe Scharte» (10,4 km). The skiarea Dorfgastein - Großarl awaits its skier with variety packed opportunities including broad carving slopes, family hills, magnificent ski runs and a traditional ski-lodge atmosphere. Mt Graukogel offers an all-weather skiing area with exacting descents for individualists who want to experience ski and snowboard fun away from large ski centres. Those who love to experience nature during winter will find it in the high alpine setting of Sportgastein. The Freeride Info Base includes a checker for avalanche victim locator equipment. Free ski bus for skiers with a valid ski pass from 8 a.m. till 6 p.m. pm between Dorfgastein, Bad Hofgastein, Bad Gastein and Sportgastein.


Experience the fairy-tale winter countryside Away from the busy slopes, silent side valleys and forests in Gastein Valley invite you to embark on enchanting snowshoe hikes, ambitious cross-country ski tours or even a delightful sleigh ride, promising a different brand of wintery fun in the snow. Numerous mountain huts with a warm, home-like atmosphere, add the finishing touches to an array of evening opportunities.

Cross country skiing

Sledding

With over 45 kilometers of tracked, superbly maintained trails, Gastein is a paradise for XC skiers. In Sportgastein, the prospect of cross-country enjoyment until well into springtime entices skiers to a snowy high trail at 1600 meters above sea level. After dark, the floodlit trails in Bรถckstein and in the Kurpark of Bad Hofgastein beckon you to add another sporting expedition to your day.

Sledding in Gastein is far less laid-back than it tends to be elsewhere. Possible in Bad Hofgastein/Aeroplan, Bad Gastein/Bellevue Alm and Dorfgastein/Strohlehenalm on natural sled runs, a sledding expedition becomes a truly special experience if you begin your ride down into the valley after nightfall and enjoy some refreshments at the huts.

Snowshoeing

Winterhiking

Guided tours amid the natural landscapes of Hohe Tauern National Park guarantee unforgettable moments spent amidst the tranquility of pristine countryside.There is also a snowshoe trail in Dorfgastein, which runs from the Fulseck to the lift mid station, taking you on a beautiful hike with impressive views out across Gastein Valley.

The beautiful countryside of Gastein Valley virtually beckons you to set out on magical winter hikes. Enjoy the imposing alpine scenery of the Hohe Tauern range, and experience winter from its gentler side. Over 100 km of outstandingly maintained winter hiking paths invite you to take a wintery stroll.


Summer in Gastein Hiking, mountainbiking, Nordic Walking - with its breathtaking alpine scenery, Gastein offers everything you need for active summer holidays! Hike along 350 kilometers of marked paths across broad alpine meadows, or perhaps conquer our alpine summits in the Hohe Tauern National Park accompanied by a Gastein mountain guide. And with your appetite awakened by the fresh mountain air, enjoy the homemade products that are served up at Gastein’s 55 mountain huts, staffed from June until late autumn. Families will love these child-friendly huts, which are also easy to get to with the help of Gastein’s mountain lifts. By bicycle or mountain bike, you can set out on family-friendly cycle paths or tackle challenging trails that will take you “up hill and down dale”! Or, anyone for tennis, climbing or llama trekking? If golf is your passion, you can improve your handicap at numerous courses in the region. Look forward to a beautifully manicured 18-hole course in a spectacular setting – as you can staying with your hosts at the All-in-One Golf Hotels in Gastein. Whether you prefer the family atmosphere of a small hotel, or all the amenities of a 5-star luxury establishment: You are certain to find the hotel that’s perfect for you here in Gastein valley. Their carefully tailored golf packages guarantee great holiday enjoyment from the first minute on. Summertime is also the time to head for the water! It's hard to imagine anything more delightful after a mountaineering or cycling tour, than diving into the clear waters of the Gastein swimming lake - resurfacing again completely refreshed. Whatever you decide, the main thing is that you have all kinds of fun during the most beautiful days of your entire year. 1

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Memorable mountain experiences Discover the breathtaking Gastein mountains: Between alpine pastures and striking mountains, you are about to hike your way to a perfect summer vacation. Numerous cable cars rise into the mountains surrounding Gastein in Austria – putting your hiking adventures in the Hohe Tauern range within arm’s reach.

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Family hiking tours

The 140 meters-long suspension footbridge on the Stubnerkogel in Bad Gastein simultaneously breaks two records: It is the first such bridge at 2300 m above sea level, and it is open yearround. Just a chain-link handrail separates adventure-seeking summiteers from a 28-meter abyss. Enthroned directly across from it is a new and exciting lookout platform, appropriately christened the «Glockner View». To all those who venture all the way up there, it serves up fantastic views of Austria’s highest mountain, the Grossglockner (elev. 3,798 m).

When Gastein valley finally calls on visitors to enjoy an alpine summer, nature lovers and hiking fans are simply raring to go: Awaiting you this year on the picturesque Schlossalm are some newly upgraded hiking paths. The Fulseck offers you the opportunity to fortify mind and body along the national power trail. On the Graukogel, the “Zirbenweg” path leads you on an interesting hike sure to appeal to all of your senses.

Mauskarspitze via ferata In the Schlossalm hiking region, there is a via ferrata climb taking you to the summit of the Mauskarspitze (2,373 m). It is 340 m long and rises 140 m, with a 30 m-long suspension footbridge also sure to exhilarate everyone. You will need via ferrata climbing gear and a helmet. Tours are offered incl. equipment and a guide.


Spa and Health About 5 million litres of fresh thermal water are taken daily from the 17 Gasteiner springs. What could be better, after a strenuous day of skiing or hiking, then relaxing your tired muscles in soothing warm waters, or heating up those cold bones in a sauna? For hundreds of years, the positive healing effects of Gastein’s spring waters have been renowned far beyond our borders. The spacious spa and sauna facilities guarantee you your personal feel-good experience.

Alpentherme Gastein

Felsenherme Gastein

Featuring different adventure and vitality worlds spread out over 32,000 sq.m. Alpentherme Gastein offers a custom-made spa experience matching the individual interests and requirements of its visitors. Those seeking relaxation and time to themselves feel right at home in Relax World. Families with children looking for fun and diversion opt for Family World with the multi-media dome and water slides. For those who fancy a drink facing an impressive panoramic view of the Alps the glassed-in ICE CUBE bar is the right choice. Ladies World is a retreat reserved strictly for women with a separate sauna area and a sunbathing terrace with a panoramic view. Sports World offers the latest in fitness equipment and sports science research. Sauna World is the hottest village in the Alps. Spacious sauna chambers, steam baths and whirlpools, both indoors and outdoors, offer visitors an experience to suit their individual tastes. Beauty Residence stands for highest standards in individual treatments both for women and men.

Embodying the spirit of water and rock, the outstanding architecture of Felsentherme Gastein conveys a truly unique atmosphere. The panorama wellness area is situated at the highest point of the Felsentherme spa. Seven different saunas and steam cabins are at your disposal. From the terrace with its mountain top pool and outdoor sauna fantastic views of the surround breathtaking mountain scenery can be enjoyed. The tranquility spa has a comfortable area enabling you to lie down and relax; bathing fun awaits both young and the young at heart in the adventure spa with its many attractions: two separate pools, massage beds, geysers, wild water channels, an interactive 70m long adventure slide, small children‘s pool and of course the Felsengrotte (rock cave). Sporting enthusiasts will find just what they need in the 150 m2 fitness area. The specialist institute for cosmetics and massages rounds off the large range of services offered in the thermal spa, granting all wellness lovers wishes.


The Gastein cure The cure as a self regulation therapy procedure has a long tradition, espcially in Gastein. The medical cures available are the unique Healing Gallery, the thermal water and vapour. The most effective element of the three healing methods is the pure gas radon, along with the unique combination of warmth and high altitude. The Gastein Thermal Cure is effective with illnesses of the musculoskeletal system (i.e. Morbus Bechterew, Fibromyalgie-Syndrom, chronically Polyarthritis) of the respiratory tracts (for instance Bronchitis, Bronchial Asthma) and of the skin (i.e. Neurodermatitis, Psoriasis) It stimulates the cell metabolism, releases pain killing substances in the body, and encourages the body to repress inflammation as well as stabilising the immune system. The warmth supports blood circulation and the altitude encourages the oxygen supply.

Gasteiner Heilstollen It represents the most effective Gastein cure. The Heilstollen therapy is a combination of a gentle overheating therapy and radon therapy with increasing heat (37 and 41,5 degrees Celsius) and air humidity (70 to 100%). The radon content in the air is 44 Bq/l. The respiratory tracts and the skin absorb the radon. Three to four sessions are reasonable for a therapeutic point of view. Each session is supervised by a doctor. An intro visit is possible twice a week.

Radon-Thermalwater Therapie The utilisation temperature of the radon thermal water is between 36 and 40 degrees Celsius, the amount of Radon in the water: 40nCi/l. The radon inert gas escapes from the thermal water and enters the body through the respiratory tract and the skin. It unfolds its healing effect there before it completely disintegrates after about three hours. The defence mechanism in the organism is stimulated and the natural warmth fosters circulation.

Gastein Vapor Bath The radon thermal vapour bath is situated above the Elisabeth spring in Bad Gastein. The patient sits in a box-type bath, yet is allowed to breathe normal ambient air. Hence, an intense radon absorption via the skin with little burden on the circulatory system is provided. A vapour bath at a temperature of 36 - 41 degrees Celsius and high humidity takes 20 - 30 min and is particularly suitable for patients with limited tolerance to physical stress.


Arrival by car, train and air: Gastein, your holiday destination, is easy and quick to reach from all points of the compass thanks to its convenient location on major, modern transit arteries.

GASTEIN TOURISMUS Tauernplatz 1 5630 Bad Hofgastein AUSTRIA T. +43 6432 3393 0 F. + 43 6432 3393 120 info@gastein.com

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