What to do and see in Bad Gastein, Austria: The Best Places and Tips

August 13, 2017 Emerita Lamoureux

Bad Gastein (formerly Badgastein) is a spa town in the district of St. Johann im Pongau, in the Austrian state of Salzburg. Picturesquely situated in a high valley of the Hohe Tauern mountain range, it is known for the Gastein Waterfall and a variety of Belle Époque hotel buildings.
Restaurants in Bad Gastein

1. Bad Gasteiner Wasserfall

Wasserfallweg, Bad Gastein 5640, Austria
Excellent
66%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 183 reviews

Bad Gasteiner Wasserfall

Reviewed By Cjay407 - Dorchester, United Kingdom

Seen this waterfall several times and it always amazes me the power of the water, it is an incredible site especially after a heavy snow fall. Nearby Bad Gastein centre is a little derelict but after the sale of 3 of the main buildings hopefully we will soon new life there very soon.

2. Stubnerkogel Suspension Bridge

Stubnerkogel 23, Bad Gastein 5640, Austria
Excellent
56%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 316 reviews

Stubnerkogel Suspension Bridge

Reviewed By AlanEdwads - Warwickshire, UK

Good to walk across the full length of the bridge before skiing back to Bad Gastein. Great views of Mountains in the area and a birds eye view of the red runs below that lead to Angertal.

3. Ski, Berge & Thermen Gastein

Tauernplatz 1, Bad Gastein 5640, Austria 43 (0)6432 3393 0
Excellent
55%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 177 reviews

Ski, Berge & Thermen Gastein

Reviewed By izret - Brno, Czech Republic

Well, that is why I dislike skiing in Austria, almost every time bad weather, overpriced skipasses and, compared to Italy or France, very, very dangerous pistas, I mean, no safety nets around them, even the curve surounded with big trees, shame, for that portion of money? But advanced skiers are on good place, very good cuisine at the restaurants.

4. Pfarrkirche Bad Gastein

Bismarckstrasse 14, Bad Gastein 5640, Austria 4364342077
Excellent
20%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
35%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 20 reviews

Pfarrkirche Bad Gastein

Reviewed By Sissy55 - Hinterbruhl, Austria

It is located on the left hand side of the waterfall as you head up the valley. The altarpiece is unusual. Worth visiting as part of a stroll through both sides of the town.

5. Kaiser Wilhelm Denkmal

Kaiser Wilhelm-Promenade, Bad Gastein, Austria
Excellent
40%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
40%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 10 reviews

Kaiser Wilhelm Denkmal

Reviewed By KimDolman - London, United Kingdom

I have no particular attachment to Kaiser Wilhelm. but the walk past his memorial along the West side of Bad Gastein from the centre of town to the Gruner Baum Hotel in the middle of Winter is magical.

6. Die Gasteiner Alpenstrasse

Boeckstein, Bad Gastein, Austria
Excellent
60%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

Die Gasteiner Alpenstrasse

Reviewed By Amanda E

We left Bad Gastein for Sport Gastein on a poor weather day. The valley was damp but we enjoyed walking along the roadways. The road routes were limited by barriers across the roads which seemed to be connected to electric fences! There were footpaths around the valley but these were harder to follow. Waterfalls all around the valley were beautiful. Plenty of wild flowers and farm animals to see. Cafe Valerie was lovely for lunch.

7. Gasteiner Museum

Kaiser Franz Josef-Strasse 14, Bad Gastein 5640, Austria +39 6434 3488
Excellent
60%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

Gasteiner Museum

Reviewed By norajay - Gothenburg, Sweden

When in Bad Gastein, I strongly recommend a visit to this museum to support other local attractions than the usual spas and ski-related ones. The museum is located in the historic Grand Hotel Europe and offers a glimps of what this place used to be.

8. Der Gasteiner Hoehenweg

Friedhofs beim Cafe Gamskar, Bad Gastein 5640, Austria
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

Der Gasteiner Hoehenweg

Reviewed By livia941 - Seoul, South Korea

단풍이 드는 가을에 방문했는데 어떤 사철나무는 푸르고 바로 옆에 또 어떤 나무는 은행처럼 노란 단풍이 들어서 너무 멋있었다. 알프스적인 자연경관이 백만불짜리였던 곳

9. Huettenkogel Wanderweg

die Talstation des Graukogelsesselliftes, Bad Gastein 5640, Austria
Excellent
0%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
50%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 2 reviews

Huettenkogel Wanderweg

Reviewed By Tobbelkp - Linkoping, Sweden

Men det är värt att gå upp. Vi tog bergbanan upp och vandrade från toppstationen. Det fanns bänkar längs vägen där man kunde vila och titta på utsikten. Uppe på toppen var vidunderlig utsikt och man kunde dessutom se vilt växande Edelweiss

10. Christophoruskirche

Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Strasse, Bad Gastein, Austria
Excellent
0%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
80%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 5 reviews

Christophoruskirche

Reviewed By Johan-Lundin - Molndal, Sweden

This is a small church but it is nice. The coolest thing about it is the placing in town with the road on both sides of it.

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