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Best family resort in Austria in summer

Breathing, nature, culture and a lot to do

Mountains, spas and numerous traditional events - which makes Gastein the best family resort in the summer. The simplicity of its people and the landscape largely determine the life in this valley.

A big plus for your holiday - the Gastein Card. Many discounts in the Gastein valley are thereby possible. Your summer in Bad Hofgastein enjoy from morning to night.

mountain view in Gastein


Alpentherme Gastein

14,000 m² indoor, 18,000 m² outdoor area and 1,500m² water surface. An oasis of complete relaxation with the healing thermal water in Austria, outdoor and indoor pools.

Solar spa Dorfgastein

swimming pool with Gastein spring water, a giant slide, Alpine sauna, large lawn

Felsentherme Bad Gastein

two-tiered pools, water massage beds, geysers, a lazy river, 70m water slide, kiddie pool and grotto. Adventure and relaxation spa, outdoor and indoor pools

Gastein Lake

3.5 km from the hotel, easy to reach by bike. A delightful swimming in a mountain lake and: After a mountain or bike tour, to dive in the water of the clear Gastein Lake and, refreshed, to reappear- a heavenly delight! It’s hard to describe the beauty of Bad Gastein in summer time.

Felsentherme Gastein
adventure holidays in Gastein valley
archery in Gastein valley
climbing in Gastein valley
horse riding in Gastein valley
mountain biking in Gastein valley



The Hiking hotel Hotel Zum Stern and the Tourist Board offer free guided half-day and full-day hikes. All our hiking high-qualified guides work hard to make your summer holiday in Alps memorable.


Testing and rides, after a short training you whiz through the landscape.


... on the nearby golf course, the Hotel Zum Stern is Golf Partner Hotel.

Flying Waters, the new attraction

This is a ride on rollers on a tightrope - hanging over the gorge of the Gastein Ache, through the perfect assurance of professionals a risk-free adventure, fun for the whole family. Hovering over the world-famous Gastein Waterfall, Bad Gastein, experience spectacular nature and architecture from the bird's eye view.


in the Gasteiner Ache (river), the whitewater of the mountain streams and mountain lakes up to 1,800 m: brown trout, brook trout, grayling, lake trout. The clean waters are rich in oxygen and nutrients, fishing in its naturalness and originality of our unique landscape
We take care of obtaining fisher tickets for you. All you need is to enjoy your holiday in Bad Gastein.

Horse riding

With the right equipment an absolute pleasure: riding and dressage! The luck of the earth ...
The highlight at the riding holidays is indisputably a ride through the beautiful alpine landscape. Is there a better way to get to know the mountains around Gastein? The offer at the riding schools in the Gastein Valley is varied: Iceland horses or ponies, dressage, jumping or western riding? Also pedagogical care riding and therapeutic riding are offered. Our summer resort will be delighted to assist you with booking riding classes in Austria.

Paragliding, tandem flying

A dream come true! A few steps and you are flying.
After a short theoretical briefing and the unfolding of the paraglider you walk a few steps to the slightly steep starting slope and you float in the air. Your experience is photographed during flight using a special camera. The landing is smooth and resembles a jump of half a meter. As a passenger, you need no previous knowledge. Anyone can join.


Outdoor courts in scenic surroundings as well as indoor courts. And in the evening you can round off your sporting day with sociable bowling. 30 outdoor courts (sand and artificial turf) and 6 indoor courts ensure boundless tennis enjoyment.


18 miniature golf courses, leading past lovingly designed motifs and, from numerous trees, enough shade for a pleasant round of miniature golf. A wooden bowling alley is also available.



Gastein is known as El Dorado for climbing tours in Austria for all levels and for all ages. Gigantic ice formations and waterfalls in winter and challenging full swing in the summer. Taster climbing courses and guided climbing tours for beginners and advanced.


About 20 kilometers away - the whitewater world and incomparable adventure are waiting for you. To give someone just a hint of the indescribable feeling experienced on the torrent, is a pleasure and an immense satisfaction. One of the best adventure in the neighbourhood of Bad Hofgastein in summer. A team of highly qualified professionals awaits you.

Bow-Hunting Trail

Fun and excitement for the whole family in the Anger valley (4 km).
After a short training directly at Waldgasthof begins the hunt for lifelike animals on open ground and through an idyllic forest path. For the animals that you "kill" with bow and arrow you collect reward points for every hit. This is a brilliant idea for a family holiday in Alps.

Mountain biking

on marked mountain bike trails to the highest situated mountain farm in the Salzburger country, or to a rustic mountain pasture, where you can watch the milkmaid making „Kasen“ and, of course. the wonderful feeling of achievement. The bikes can be borrowed for a small fee. You may book guided mountain bike tours with Bike Gastein.


I can do it! Ambitiously up the hill or through the valley with the E-Bike. Guided tours for beginners, intermediates and experts. Or you go alone? Learning to ride e-bikes, driving safety training - everything is possible. In the various bike rentals you will certainly find your bike.

Culture and nature

Gastein cable railways

With the 5 Gastein railways ride as high up as 2,700m:
The gigantic suspension bridge on the Stubnerkogel, the centuries-old stone pine trees at the Graukogel, the rocks-beings of the Schlossalm, the habitats-power-spot road to Fulseck and the remnants from the gold rush in Sportgastein.

Montan Museum Alt Bockstein

The history and technology of gold recovery in mining are shown impressively and understandably. A striking journey back in time to the mining in the Gastein mountains. A story characterized by wealth and hard labor. Very educative and perfect for family summer holiday in Alps.

show cave Creepy Church

Or "eerie cave". The largest natural cave of the Salzburg Central Alps and a power spot.
A fascinating subterranean world, which was created by nature over millions of years with wonderful stalactites and strange rock shapes.

Miners’ world, Angertal

Unique smelting installation with late medieval gold and melting furnace. The furnace was in operation from 1490 to about 1520. Featured archaeological discoveries provide an insight into the barren, everyday life of the miners in Austria. A wonderful journey into another time.

Klammstein Castle

The castle at the valley entrance reflects history and adventure.
How did the old knights eat? Here’s possible!

Gold washing

Gold panning is still repeatedly crowned of small successes, the yield of placer gold and minerals belongs to the gold washers. GLÜCKAUF!

Horse carriage rides

Comfortable trots the team through the natural Kötsch river valley in Prossau. By the wayside, green forests, high cliffs, thundering waterfalls. The pounding of hooves, soothing to the soul.

Cheese production

How does the cheese really? The milkmaid watch if you manufactures its traditional alpine cheese, help and then taste. Try the best selection of cheese in Austria.

Bread baking on the Amoseralm

Learn, how bread baking is done at the Amoseralm during your holiday in Bad Gastein! Each kneads his own bread and then taste together - it tastes a lot better!

family holidays in Gastein valley
Gold waschen im Gasteinertal
Bauernherbst in Gastein valley
Gastein traditions

Music and traditional festivals

Harvest festival in Gastein

When summer comes to an end, the time of festive events begins, the Farmer’s autumn Festival. Experience Salzburg customs, music, dance and crafts as well as the seasonal delights of Salzburg cuisine. The festivities frequently take place directly on the farms ("Einheiga") or even at the Almabtrieben (when the flocks are brought to the farms/to the valley from the high pastures).

Brass Band

The 5 brass bands are on the go. Known beyond the valley, they play in many occasions. Smaller formations, dancing music, althorn players guarantee the wonderful Heimat (fatherland) sound. From the well-known composer and author Sepp Gruber different compositions have been premiered by the local bands.

Spa Orchestra

The popular summer concerts of the orchestra Bad Hofgastein and Bad Gastein have a decades-long tradition. The repertoire: a comprehensive mix of classical to modern music.

Alpine Arena

is THE place for outdoor events: concers, farmers markets, summer festivals, maypole installation, …

Outside the valley

Salzburg is just an hour's drive away. It provides small festivals, performances of big stars and of course the famous Salzburg Festival with excellence world-famous artists. Other Excursions around the Gastein Valley? Ask at the hotel reception.

You have found plenty of activities to enjoy your summer holiday in our resort? We look forward to your inquiry.