FAQ about Bad Gastein

Here you find some of the most common questions, and of course answers to them, that people usually have about Bad Gastein regarding the trip there, skiing, things to do, accommodation etc.

Are there kid-friendly activities in Bad Gastein?

Absolutely! Apart from the obvious winter activity skiing, families can enjoy activities like sledding, mini-golf, and visiting the Adventure Playground.

How do I reach Bad Gastein from Salzburg Airport?

Bad Gastein have the luxury of having a train station, something that is not common in ski resorts in the Alps. Because of this you can easily take the train from Salzburg Airport, which takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. Alternatively, a taxi, transfer or rental car can also be an option, usually a bit more expensive though.

Is English widely spoken in Bad Gastein?

Yes, Bad Gastein mainly lives on tourism, and since English is the language usually spoken by visitors (apart from German of course) it is widely spoken, everything to make communication easy for the village visitors :-)

What are the top attractions in Bad Gastein?

Well, skiing is of course the number one attraction in Bad Gastein but when it comes to things to see and experience apart from that you have the Gastein Waterfall (Bad Gastein Wasserfall), the famous Felsentherme and Alpentherme thermal spas, and of course the Stubnerkogel Suspension Bridge. Taking the cable car up the mountain Graukogel and enjoying the views is also a popular thing to do, as well as just strolling through the village and enjoy the Belle Époque architecture.

What is the best time to visit Bad Gastein?

Bad Gastein is a year-round destination, it is not all about skiing. The skiing season usually last between December to March, as well as other winter sports of course. In the summer (June to September), hiking is the main attraction but you can also do other outdoor activities such as mountain biking, visiting spas and paragliding just to name a few.

What is the Gastein Card, and how does it work?

The Gastein Card provides discounts on various activities and access to public transport in the Gastein Valley.

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