Bad Gastein

A prime spot for "taking the waters," this Alpine spa town invites you to plunge into thermal wellness.

Bad Gastein is a spa town whose local Heilstollen thermal spring water earned the town its early fame. Beside its water treatments, the town is popular for winter sports. The town also hosts a women's tennis tournament annually, attracting top players. Most of the Gastein Valley contains moderate to good skiing and snowboarding, with plenty of chairlifts and gondolas. Many establishments on the slopes offer warmth, food and strong drinks. Bad Gastein has vibrant pagan traditions that have been slightly assimilated into Roman Catholic tradition, including the Krampus, a horned and demonic character, playfully re-enacted by bands of male revellers during December.
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