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Winter vacation in Bad Hofgastein

Finally snow, finally cross-country skiing, fun, skiing in Gastein

The STERN - perfect for your winter holiday, for your relaxation and for your winter bliss in Bad Hofgastein. Softly falling to the ground, the white flakes transform the Gastein Valley in a winter wonderland. Untouched mountain slopes, the Salzburg country presents itself from a beautiful side.

Arrive and feel well

Cozy rooms, an excellent cuisine with many specialties and the sauna "Sternenreich" are a perfect combination for a family winter vacation in Bad Hofgastein., which we turn on early. During the day, drag featherweight swings on the snow and in the afternoon rest, stretch, enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama and the bright blue sky.

The Plus at the STERN

  • With the ski-bus stop in front of the hotel, you can reach, within a few minutes, the ski center Angertal (Anger valley), right from the bus to the lift ... Let's go!
  • the ski-passes are available at the front desk: no queues at the ticket offices
  • ski course, you may book for the ski school directly with us in the hotel
  • we make available the sleighs for your tobogganing
  • snowshoe-hiking with Hans - snowshoes free hire

Lantern hike

Experience a romantic winter walk, the quietness of the night and the magnificent view of the beautifully lit Bad Hofgastein.


An Austrian tradition! It takes great skills to collect the most points at curling. Whether in a team or individually, shared fun is guaranteed. Try something new and let your winter vacation in Bad Hofgastein bring some change or novelty into your life.

winter landscape of Gastein
hotel Zum Stern covered in snow
winter holidays in Bad Hofgastein
moonlight tobogganing in Bad Hofgastein

Advent at the STERN

During the winter holiday season there are a lot of interesting things going on in Bad Hofgastein area. Nikolaus (St. Nicholas) is probably the main character in advent. On 5 and 6 December, he and the Krampus visit Gastein. While Nikolaus rewards the good children, the Krampus, wrapped in a shaggy coat, with heavy handcuffs on the belt, punishes the naughty ones. You may experience this tradition throughout the valley. Gastein is also famous for its very impressive masks.

On December 6, the Krampus and Nikolaus also come to the hotel to distribute Nikolaus gifts. Little Advent Markets with local crafts, lovingly decorated wooden huts, aromatic punch, musicians, hot chestnuts - in Gastein tradition and peace are important, especially in Advent.


At the STERN, Christmas Eve is particularly festive. We invite you to "Gastein Mountain Christmas" with piano music, Christmas stories and lighting the candles of the Christmas tree. Then we serve a festive dinner and accompany you (if desired) through the snowy landscape for Christmas mass. Return is at midnight and in our cozy fireplace bar is a traditional strengthening “Mettnsuppe” ready.

Merry Christmas!

New Year

You may take your aperitif at our bar in front of the flickering fire, and then enjoy the exclusive gala dinner in stylish, elegant setting. After dinner we celebrate with a DJ into the new year, dancing the midnight waltz on our terrace with the background of the surrounding Alpine peaks.

The banging of the fireworks echoes through the valley and its glare bathes the mountains in a sea of color. Meanwhile, the midnight buffet, prepared by our chefs, is ready. Instead of the gala menus, the children may eat, from their own buffet, whatever they prefer. Of course, after a Happy New Year, a long-sleeper breakfast can not be missed.

Happy New Year!

winter packages  Gastein in winter