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Top things to do in Bad Gastein – Austrian Alps

written by bruce August 21, 2016


Exploring the old town of Bad Gastein and the impressive mountain scenery around it is an experience itself – having the chance to enjoy all this with a group of like-minded – means crazy about photographing – people, makes a trip to Bad Gastein a thrilling adventure! As Gastein is famous as a skiing destination in winter – spending time there in summer opens up countless opportunities………

Join me experiencing top locations and magical moments visiting Bad Gastein in Salzburg……


Enjoy the Mountains

The old town of Bad Gastein spreads a scent of belle-époque atmosphere with its artistic architecture – nestled in dramatic mountain scenery all around it! Hiking those mountains during summer is absolutely worth the trip ….join me in reflecting unforgettable moments:

We had a 3 hour climbing up tour to the Gamskarkogel. The ‘Gamskarkogelhütte’ – is the hut located right on the summit at 2,467 meters – and got amply rewarded with stunning panoramic views and a truly impressive sunset………




After spending the night in the very basic and therefore relaxing hut …. 2 surprises awaited us …..the breathtaking sunset  that was topped by a more than rich breakfast served by the Foodmoakt_Gastein in the Gamskarkogelhütte…..no better way to start a day!!!




Enjoy the local food

Let me share  2 culinary highlights of this weekend in Bad Gastein and its impressing surrounding mountains with you…..

The  traditional “Brettljause”

We luckily could enjoy a very traditional ‘Brettljause’ at the Schareckalm……a tasteful experience to try a rich assortment of typical Austrian bites like sausages, cheese, pickles or spreads….and all this while exploring the most spectacular surrounding mountain views ever!









The “Kaiserschmarrn”

Austria in general and especially the country regions are famous for sweet dishes…..impossible to say no…! At least once ina  lifetime everybody needs to taste this one: The more  than famous Kaiserschmarrn – one of the preferred dishes of former Emporer Franz Joseph I. – well, we did at Poserhöhe and I am still missing the right words for this delicious Schmarrn!



Curious about this dish? Find the Austrian Kaiserschmarrn recipe here…….:



Discover Bad Gastein luxury within romantic mountain atmosphere

 Mountain huts mostly are rather basically equipped and offer delicious but simple food …….Travelers looking for high-class accommodation and culinary art can also find this in Bad Gastein …. without sparing the unique magic of the mountains……..

The Haus Hirt Alpine Spa is a yet famous among many celebrities – but still sort of a secret hideaway place – arisen from a liaison of hospitality and architectural art – the love story of Evelyn and Ike – hotel manager and architect – founders and owners of the Alpine Spa!

Culinary highlights are perfecting the stay – using local and organic ingredients the restaurant offers creative, internationally inspired dishes that will please any taste – enjoy a luxurious delicacy in this secret hideaway while watching the sunset and drinking fresh beer from the family brewery….a perfect moment!




Alpenlofts – Chalets in the mountains

Being one of Austria’s finest rural hideaways the Haus Hirt and the Alpenlofts offers various amenities to make the stay an unforgettable memory ……merging traditional style with contemporary comfort is the secret…….the combination with the location in the heart of the alps and the breathtaking 360 DEGREE views of the mountains definitely touches all senses of the guests!





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