Skiing is not all there is to the quaint little town of Bad Gastein. That’s something one should be able to say about any ski resort worth spending your winter at. The area has many other activities to keep its guests well occupied. From spas to museums and valleys waterfalls, Bad Gastein has it all.
Here is a brief list of attractions and activities you can enjoy on days you don’t feel like skiing.
The Stubnerkogel Suspension Bridge
The Stubnerkogel Suspension Bridge is a great place to visit. Go for a visit to the restaurant at the peak station of the Stubnerkogel lift before stepping on the swaying suspension bridge that is just a few meters away. Take a walk along the Stubnerkogel Suspension Bridge as it is one of the places where you can properly capture the beauty of Bad Gastein in photos.
Flying-Fox-Anlage "Flying Waters"
Established in 2015, the Flying Fox in Bad Gastein called ‘Flying Waters’ is a major activity appeal for people. The 270 meters long Flying Fox will take you from the Villa Solitude over across the Gasteiner waterfall and the old power station, and land you safely in the spring park. The equipment is checked by supervisors at both ends of the rope who also help with the hinging and unhinging at the start and end.
Huettenkogel Wanderweg Hiking Trial
A hike becomes a necessity when you visit a place like the Bad Gastein. This hiking trail in particular is perfect for those who want to see all the breathtaking views it has to offer. It offers you a panoramic tour with cable cars available to take you to a region that is beyond the tree growth borderline. Then follows a short, but steep hike to the top of the terrain. This hiking trail is ideal for beginners and the view of the mountain lake and landscapes will be worth all the effort you make.
The Gasteiner Museum
The Gasteiner Museum is a must-visit if you want to get in touch with the regional culture, history, and traditions. The Gasteiner Museum tells the story of Gastein. The Museum also provides a detailed account of the magical healing powers bestowed upon the visitors by the thermal springs situated at the bottom of the Graukogel.
The Kaiser Wilhelm Denkmal
The King Wilhelm of Prussia was the first person to be cured in Bad Gastein in 1863. After the revival of his health and being crowned emperor, he remained steadfast in his loyalty to Gastein. After his death, the German spa guests erected a bronze bust of Kaiser Wilhelm and the stone monument was put up at the Kaiser Wilhelm Promenade. Studying history is always remarkable and interesting, and getting to know everything about the history of a place you are visiting is fascinating.
The Parish Church
The Parish Church Bad Gastein is a quaint local church located in Bad Gastein that you can easily stroll into when roaming around the streets of Bad Gastein. The Pfarrkircke Bad Gastein as it is called locally was built in the 19th century and houses antiques, and treasures that date back to several centuries. It is a big attraction for those wanting to explore the culture of Bad Gastein.
The Royal Escape is a unique innovation that was incorporated by Bad Gastein into its activities section. The Escape Room is a room in one of Bad Gastein’s most historic and famous buildings, where you and your fellow travelers get an hour to take note of minute details and decipher clues in order to escape the room. If you find the key and escape within 60 minutes you win the game!
Felsentherme Bad Gastein
The Felsentherme Bad Gastein is a favorite retreat of many skiers coming back after hours of skiing and snowboarding. The saunas and various other services offered by the Felsentherme Bad Gastein make it a luxurious hotspot during winter. There are indoor and outdoor pools for you to choose fro, and the exclusive discount deals for children are an added bonus for families looking for a calming retreat.
It is apparent that Bad Gastein has a lot more to offer to those visiting other than its exciting skiing trails. These activities and places will keep you occupied for the duration of your visit without letting you get bored or start indulging in a monotonous lifestyle.