Bucket List Gastein: 5 things you should do in the Gastein Valley

Nina Radman on the go between mountain and valley

The Gastein Valley has a lot to offer. All this is provided by the three towns of Bad Gastein, Hofgastein, and Dorfgastein. The blogger Nina Radman, who online is Berries & Passion, experienced the ups and downs, the mountains and the valley, on her second trip to the Gastein Valley. You really should not miss these five things in the Gastein Valley in summer.

#1 Alpine Spa Gastein

Relax and let yourself go – in the Alpine Spa Gastein your soul just dangles until you once again bring it back into “real life”. The pool area is suitable for families, couples or singles of all ages and there’s definitely enough room for everyone. The thermal water swimming lakes are new and with their panoramic views of the mountains, you can relax in natural waters without the addition of any chemical substances.

#2 Visit the Rudolfshöhe

Everything good comes from above! This saying is certainly true in Gastein. Nina made her way up into the mountains and to the Rudolfshöhe, where a quiet little house with four bedrooms, terrace and stunning views awaited the blogger. Allegedly, the Empress Sisi once treated herself to a break up there, took a picnic in the tall grasses and enjoyed the panorama.

“I can recommend to anyone who is visiting Bad Gastein, to go there because that place is out of this world.” Nina Radman

Nina is taking a break

© SalzburgerLand Tourismus, Fräulein Floras Favourite Hangouts – Nina is taking a break

#3 Squirrel feeding at the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Promenade

Fun does not always need to be expensive. On the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Promenade, the squirrels are very trusting. Having some nuts in your pocket guarantees lots of new squirrel friends. An easy and beautiful path leads down from the Rudolfshöhe directly to the Promenade, on into the centre of Bad Gastein, past nostalgic villas, and onto the waterfall which rushes through the town.

“We went from the Rudolfshöhe along the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Promenade and met some sweet little friends along the way. This promenade is teeming with squirrels. If you have nuts with you, they come up really close and you can feed them out of your hand.”

Nina is feeding the squirrels

© SalzburgerLand Tourismus, Fräulein Floras Favourite Hangouts – Nina is feeding the squirrels

#4 Dinner in the Weitmoser Palace

Gastein Valley guests are always quite sporty. Whether on foot, in hiking boots or on skis – those who move a lot, get hungry. Luckily, the Gastein Valley offers a lot of culinary treats. Nina had dinner in the Weitmoser Palace. The sunshine terrace is especially beautiful and the food is home cooking at its finest. A good tip for all those who want to know how the Gastein Valley tastes.

Dinner at the Weitmoser Schlössl

© SalzburgerLand Tourismus, Fräulein Floras Favourite Hangouts – Dinner at the Weitmoser Schlössl

#5 Hike along the Stone Pine Trail

Already, the ride up to the Stone Pine Trail is an experience in itself. On a retro chair-lift, you head up to the Graukogel for 20 minutes. The countryside passes by in slow motion and allows you time to prepare for the nature experience at the summit. The Stone Pine Trail is a lovingly landscaped walking trail which is suitable for all ages. The trail is lined by stations made from Stone Pine works of art – a Stone Pine bed on the side of the trail, an artistic mirror framed in Stone Pine, and many other fun ideas sweeten this walk.

Nina on a retro chair-lift

© SalzburgerLand Tourismus, Fräulein Floras Favourite Hangouts – Nina on a retro chair-lift

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