Mountain Experiences: Gastein
The Salzburger Almenweg Regions
Hiking across Gastein’s alpine pastures
Regular water that once trickled into the depths of the Tauern mountains more than 10,000 years ago now rises to the surface in the form of healing springs. Thermal water heated to a temperature of 46 degrees Celsius emerges from 18 sources at the foot of the Graukogel mountain in Bad Gastein. It supplies not only the Alpentherme in Bad Hofgastein and the Felsentherme in Bad Gastein but also numerous spa and therapy centres in the region. Because it is naturally enriched with valuable minerals and the noble gas radon, the water has healing properties against illnesses and helps relieve tension.
Water doesn’t appear only in its healing form in Gastein. On hikes to crystal-clear mountain lakes, during discovery tours to imposing waterfalls and in the National Park area of Sportgastein, where tranquil streams meander through the Alpine landscape, you’ll encounter the practically infinite wealth of water time and again in the Gastein Valley.