old washing in Gastein – an adventure not only for little gold seekers!
Become a treasure hunter and mine your own Tauern gold surrounded by the fairytale mountains around the Gastein Valley. The Landhotel Steindlwirt is located in the former gold mining area of the Tauern and is ideally located for a hunt for gold tinsel and shiny minerals. From here, well rested and culinary strengthened, you can plunge into the adventure of panning for gold in Gastein. Because even if gold mining has long been stopped, this centuries-old tradition can be experienced in various magical places in the area.
Panning for gold in the Gastein Valley with Via Aurea
You can experience the fascination of the gold rush in Bad Hofgastein at the gold panning area on the Angertal brook. The Via Aurea association gives expert tips on washing and sieving and brings the necessary equipment, such as pans for gold. Do you want to try your luck with a larger group? Then the association also offers a cozy meal by the campfire.
Golden finds in the Nassfelder Ache
Feel transported back to the time of the gold diggers at the Alt-Böckstein gold washing area. It is picturesquely located on the Alte Pöck, below the Radhausberg. Here, in the Nassfelder Ache, with a bit of luck, a small (or maybe even larger?) Gold find is hidden. Thanks to the weatherproof shelter, Tauerngold can be mined in any weather. You can also borrow a pair of suitable gold panning boots, gold panning bowls and a vial for the gold for a small fee. This makes gold panning in Gastein even more fun!
As is well known, happiness is in the little things – take your own little piece home with you! Experience gold prospecting romance with us in Gastein, the Landhotel Steindlwirt has opened its doors for all gold washers. We’ll take yours non-binding request happy to meet you!