As regards vacation planning, there is currently a certain amount of nervousness. Long-distance travel is not to be expected this summer, that much is already certain. But why travel abroad when our beautiful Austria has so much to offer? Of course we are a little biased when we say that a summer holiday in Gastein is the absolute must, but we can of course support this thesis. That is why we have collected seven good reasons for you to take a summer holiday in Gastein:
1. Fantastic mountain panorama
Anyone who has been to the Gastein Valley is always happy to come back, and that is mainly due to the incomparable view. You are surrounded all around by high, mighty mountains – the backdrop for a tailor-made holiday and also an alpine recreational area for active athletes.
2. Hike from hut to hut
To stay with the mountains right away: The happiness of experiencing a hiking holiday in the Gastein Valley cannot be weighed in gold. In addition to the many flat walks through the villages and the steep mountain tours, an alpine hike must definitely be on the program. Lush green alpine meadows, colorful seas of flowers and cool forests accompany you on the way to the next stop. And there you are already waiting …
3. Incomparable cuisine
Sure, such an alpine hut might not serve five-star fare, but who wants that? Hearty Brettljausn, fresh Kaiserschmarrn and a cool drink with a fantastic view of majestic mountain ranges – could there be anything nicer? It goes without saying that it also tastes great in the valley.
4. A good cycle is half the battle
Wherever there is a hike, cyclists, mountain bikers and e-bikers are not far either. Leisurely excursions, long cycle paths (the Steindlwirt is located on the Alps-Adriatic cycle path) and tours in alpine regions inspire you again and again during your summer holiday in Gastein – and the summer mountain railways take you right to the start of your mountain tour on two wheels.
5. Keep a cool head
When it gets too hot, Gastein’s swimming lake is your first destination. Wonderful cooling and water fun for the whole family are on the plan. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, the region’s thermal baths await you. As a Steindlwirt guest, you can even use the Dorfgastein solar bath for free!
6. A hit with families
A family holiday in Gastein is suitable for all ages, because there is always something going on here! The Wunderberg is waiting in the center of Bad Gastein, the little ones can scramble cheerfully on the climbing rock in the fun park, and the monster scooters and mountain carts are also a must.
7. Golden prospects
Did you already know that gold was found in the Alps over 2000 years ago? During your summer holiday in Gastein you can dig for the precious metal at three locations – you can of course keep your finds.
Of course, the Gastein Valley has many other active, relaxed and enjoyable experiences ready for you. Make the Steindlwirt your base camp for an unforgettable summer holiday in Gastein and let yourself be enchanted by this unique region. We would be happy to create one for you unforgettable offer for your vacation in Austria!
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