Hiking Holiday in Gastein
Have fun in the mountains in beautiful Gastein –
with 350km of hiking trails
Every summer, Gastein opens its doors to a natural paradise. The majestic Gastein Mountains, situated at the foot of the Hohe Tauern National Park, are a beautiful prelude to the nature preserve. Colourful mountain flowers border the over 350km of marked hiking trails. The clearly marked trails range in difficulty from family-friendly easy to high-alpine. 55 alpine huts, restaurants and taverns – some historic – await your arrival with their regional specialties.
Feel the pulse of the natur
If you don’t want to walk by foot , you can take the Gastein mountain railway to reach comfortably magnificent viewpoints . The best way to explore our beautiful nature is to hike, to see the reflection of yourself in a crystal clear mountain lake and to inhale fresh mountain air to the fullest . A feeling of boundless freedom , peace and harmony .
Experience the mountain’s exciting side
Europe’s highest suspension bridge
The 140-metre long suspension bridge on the Stubnerkogel in Bad Gastein breaks two records at once: it is the first suspension bridge at an elevation of 2,300 metres and is accessible throughout the year.
Visitors to the restaurant at the mountain station of the new Stunberkogel Cable Car, located just metres away from the suspension bridge, will experience a real adrenaline kick: the 140-metre long and one metre wide swinging suspension bridge leads directly from the restaurant’s terrace to the transmission tower. Strong nerves and no fear of heights are required for such a feat because of the views from the bridge. Wire mesh is the only thing separating adventure seekers from the 28-metre drop.
Did you know that you can get attractive discounts with the Gastein Card?
NEW - Glockner Viewpoint
A trip to the peak of the Stubnerkogel Mountain just got even better. A new, attractive viewing platform named “Glocknerblick” (“Glockner view”) is situated next to the 140-metre long, gently rocking suspension bridge. It allows its brave visitors a fantastic view of Austria’s highest mountain, the Grossglockner (3,798 m).
The round viewing plateau has a diameter of seven metres. It is made mostly out of steel and wood. A see-through mesh fence protects the platform’s sides. The front part of the platform hangs out over the edge of the mountain and has a glass floor, allowing a clear view to the abyss below.
A mountain invites you to a very special adventure trip. Hike to the Schlossalm and romantic places with open eyes and be astonished…
After your cable car journey to the “Kleine Scharte” station (2,050 m), enjoy the 360º view of the fascinating mountain world and prepare your eyes and senses for the exciting adventure that nature has in store for you.
The beauty of the pristine landscape joins you each and every step of the way: enchanting flora, one-of-a-kind fauna and bizarre rock formations, polished by the wind and weather. “We show you places where you can best experience the different moods of nature”, says director of the Gastein Cable Cars Franz Schafflinger, of the fantastic rock formations that nature has created here.
Depending on the angle and your imagination, you might see a horse, a cow or eagle in the mountain! Train your inner eye and try to discover the silhouettes. Says Schafflinger, “There are no man-made formations in the rock. These formations have always existed in the Schlossalm. You just have to find them…“
Mountain climbing on the Mauskarspitze
Experience impressive views and tackle a fixed-rope climb secured only by a steel rope – that will make any mountain climber’s heart beat a little faster. In the Schlossalm hiking region, there is now a wonderful fixed-rope climb to the top of the Mauskarspitze (2373 m). This route covers a difference in altitude of 140 m and a length of 340 m and will excite every climber with a more than 30 m long rope bridge.
Difference in altitude: 130 m
Length: 250 m
- Ascent: 45 min.
- Fixed-rope climb: 50 min.
- Descent: 45 min.
- Viewpoint: Kleine Scharte mountain station
Steel ropes and man-made footholds are provided along the climb. Helmet and climbing equipment are necessary. Guided tours including equipment are available.
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New circuits for the whole family
When summer in the Gastein Valley calls, nature-lovers and hiking enthusiasts come running!
This year, the picturesque Schlossalm has several new walking circuits starting at the cable car station. The paths can be easily mastered by anyone and provide wonderful views as well as the opportunity to see beautiful plants and animals. The path to the Hirschkarspitze is especially interesting. Take a rest on the benches and sun chairs scattered along the way.
The 300 m² Fun Centre in the Stubnerkogel Mountain Station provides plenty of entertainment.
- free internet access
- ball pit
- kids’ cinema
- climbing wall
- table football
- Sony PlayStations
- and much more.
Admission to the Fun Centre is free