Crystal-clear mountain air, magnificently lush alpine meadows, rustic cabins with a fireplace and Kaiserschmarrn pancakes, healing hot springs, and splendid mountain panoramas paired with fairytale-like Belle Époque architecture, urban lifestyle, modern art exhibits, pop-up events, and an international atmosphere - all of that and so much more is Bad Gastein.
In no other place in the Alps is an attitude towards life that embraces the basics, a slower pace, and yet plenty of adventure so authentically and fascinatingly kept alive. Absolutely surreal and unique in every season, past and present, the modern and traditional are boldly, artistically, and intrinsically linked. And it has been this way for centuries.
Urban nomads and creative minds from all over the world – from Einstein, Schubert, and Schopenhauer to Thomas Mann, Gustav Klimt, Kehlmann, Liechtenstein, and Wim Wenders
– find their idyll and inspiration in the world-renowned spa town of Bad Gastein.