[Translate to English:] Unberührte Natur im Gasteinertal
The holiday region of Gastein valley
Gastein Valley is around an hour’s drive south of the regional capital, Salzburg. The 40 kilometre long valley in the Austrian region of Salzburg is traversed by the River Ache. Coming from the north, the valley can be reached from Salzachtal via the Klammstein tunnel. From the south, Gastein valley can only be accessed via railway car shuttle, which goes underground through the mountains.
In summer a genuine natural paradise opens up to holiday makers in Gastein Valley. The impressive Gastein mountains tower above, with the Hohe Tauern National Park down below. Colourful Alpine flowers line over 350 kilometres of the best marked hiking trails. From family-friendly and easy, to high Alpine roads - there are tours on offer to suit every ability. 55 managed Alpine inns, Alpine huts, cafes for day-trippers and mountain restaurants indulge hungry hikers with delicious home-made regional delicacies. Crystal clear mountain lakes and fresh, aromatic mountain air mean the daily grind becomes increasingly remote. Wellness and well-being treatments in the Gastein thermal springs ensure your body, mind and soul find new harmony and peace.
In winter 200 kilometres of pistes in 4 ski areas will give you an appetite for winter sport and fun in the snow. Ski and snowboarding pleasure which is second to none is guaranteed on the best prepared ski runs in Gastein Valley. Yet there is also a winter wonderland away from the pistes: ice-climbing, horse-drawn sledge rides, snow-shoe hikes; you choose! After day with plenty of sunshine and adventure on the pistes, thoughts turn to sophisticated Après Ski in traditional Alpine huts, or in trendy bars. The thermal springs in Gastein Valley await connoisseurs with a varied range on offer for wellness and relaxation.
Fortress Hohensalzburg is a monument of over 900 years and is one of the largest existing 11th century fortresses in Europe.
The deepest gorge of the Austrian Alps beckons with wild water tunnel passageways and galleries. On a narrow path and stairs and bridges, it leads through the gorge to the waterfall. Sometimes the sky over their heads seems to be only a narrow blue stripe! Spectacular excursion program, including children.
The mountain pass road with a total of 48 km and 36 turns leads deep into the centre of Austria’s largest national park that extends across the provinces of Salzburg, Tyrol and Carinthia.
Explore the wonder of the world’s largest ice cave. See ice palaces of crystal-clear beauty which lead into a wintry world of ice.