City & culture
The list of majesties who ennobled Bad Gastein to a spa town is almost endless; Emperor Franz Joseph I and Empress Sissi being at the top of the list of course. For members of the nobility, politicians and artists alike, a visit to Bad Gastein was a must, a question of etiquette.
During the historical stroll through Bad Gastein you will come across many important names and memorable events of the "Belle Epoque".
Cultural functions and events
Bad Gastein's calendar of cultural events held in the modern Congress Centre boasts international flair.
Jazz concerts and events
A contrast programme for the younger generation. The Gastein Cultural Circle provides an extensive range of events in the Gastein valley all year round. Theatre, cabaret, film and literature are on the programme as well as a wide array of music ranging from classic to chanson and folk.
A visit to the Klammstein castle will take you to the very origins of the Gastein population. This is probably the oldest historical structure in the Gastein valley.
The Mozart and music festival city of Salzburg is just 100 km from Gastein. Salzburg is a real baroque jewel. The historical centre and Schönbrunn castle were declared part of the World Cultural Heritage in 1997. Whatever your reason is to come to Salzburg, be it shopping and strolling around, a Mozart trip, a visit to the Music Festival, with its world famous musicians, actors and singers or if you want to visit the castles and Hellbronn water games or any of the many other attractions - you will find this city enchanting.
Giant ice cave world
Experience the mountains from the inside. Discover the wonder of the world's biggest ice cave. You will see ice palaces of crystal clear beauty, which will take to a wintry ice world even on hot summer days.
Die Eisriesenwelt hat von Mai bis Oktober geöffnet.
For more information www.eisriesenwelt.at
Take a trip to Europe's most famous panorama road. Enter a world of ice and rock, go through fragrant mountain woodland and blooming Alpine meadows and feel the chill of arctic conditions at 2369 m altitude.
Die Großglockner Hochalpenstraße ist von Mai bis Oktober geöffnet.
Salzwelten Salzburg/Bad Dürrnberg
A trip to the "Salzwelten" salt mines will take back in time to the age-old tradition of salt mining. Via the mine railway, miners' slide and raft, you will be taken to the very heart of the mountain, a mystical spot.
Das Salzbergwerk Bad Dürrenberg hat ganzjährig geöffnet.
Kaprun/High mountain reservoirs
Unforgettable images and impressions! A ride in Europe's biggest open-top diagonal lift will take you to the breathtaking high mountain range. Enjoy the unlikely combination of high tech and nature. The Electricity and Ice Adventure World and the guided tours of the dam walls will round of your trip.
Die Kapruner Hochgebirgsstauseen haben von Juni bis Oktober geöffnet.
For more information click www.tauerntouristik.at
Visit the legendary, world famous gorge in St. Johann. Situated in the heart of the Salzburg state, this is a worthwhile attraction. The Liechtensteinklamm is not just the most beautiful but also one of the deepest and longest gorges in the Alps.
Die Liechtensteinklamm hat von Mai bis September geöffnet.
For more information click www.liechtensteinklamm.at