The Gastein mountains are inviting. They invite you to experience our alpine world to the full. To set out on hikes that appeal to all tastes. Along 350 km of hiking paths, past lush flower-strewn meadows and clear mountain streams, up to the high peaks of Hohe Tauern National Park. From strolls along the valley bottom to high-alpine climbing adventures, the choices couldn’t be any wider or more exciting. As your reward: over 55 huts that entice you with a selection of popular Salzburg specialities, such as traditional Kasnocken or hearty Brettljausn snack platters. And as an exclusive treat for our GOLDBERG guests: You can begin to explore the broad network of hiking trails in the Hohe Tauern range from right outside our front door. And immediately sense the immense power of the intact nature in Gastein Valley.
Wanderurlaub im Designhotel im Salzburger Land
Urlaub im Wanderhotel DAS.GOLDBERG im Salzburger Land
At the entrance to Gastein Valley, 10 lovingly designed info boards provide insights in words and pictures into the treasury of legends in Gastein. Along a variety-filled and idyllic hiking path, you will be able to see right before your eyes the original locations associated with the ancient secrets of this valley.
From the mountain station of the Fulseck summit lift (2,033 m), the hike leads through heavenly mountain landscapes along the Biotope Trail to the Arltörl, Heumoosalm and then along the Mushroom Path to the lift mid-station. As you walk along the path, signs indicate the places of extraordinary natural power, places where it has been possible to establish exceptionally high levels of Earth energies. Reenergize yourself in and through nature – an experience for body, mind and soul. Guided hikes with the expert Hans Holleis are also offered. Unique in all of Salzburg province!
Yang: male powers, sources of energy
Ying: female powers, for giving qualities
Take a taxi to the turn-off for the Amoseralm. From there via the Stoffalm and Huberalm to the Drei Waller Kapelle (chapel).
During this leisurely walk, we will learn about the variety of wild plants and their benefits for our body. Afterwards, we will get to taste homemade herbal juices, plus there will be a special souvenir for everyone.
Hike to the highest grass-topped mountain in Europe, also the site of the oldest hikers’ refuge in the Alps:
You don’t often come across a scenic mountain like the Gamskarkogel (2467m), one that is still relatively easy to reach: The views not only extend along the entire chain of the Hohe Tauern range, but also across the northern Limestone Alps from the Wilder Kaiser to the Dachstein. No wonder, then, that Archduke John had a refuge hut built on the summit here all the way back in 1829: the first hut in the Austrian Alps built purely for mountain climbers! The Bad Gastein chapter of the Austrian Alpine Association took over the hut in 1933 and expanded it – with the historic shelter remaining as a kitchen. In 2013, the hut was renovated, though without altering the original character. Departing from the Grüner Baum (1066m), you initially hike up across a steep meadow. Though the path quickly becomes more pleasant, and the view across Kötschachtal and the Tischler Group more beautiful. Additional motivation is provided by friendly dwarves along the trail’s edge, each with its own saying intended to keep your spirits up. Constantly keeping to the sunny southern flanks, we ascend to the Poserhöhe, a magnificent lookout point above Bad Gastein. Isolated exposed sections are secured with cables. From the Poserhöhe, you will briefly hike across alpine pastures, then stay relatively flat as you make your way through a fairy-tale mountain forest of gnarled trees draped with lichen. Only when you cross out of the tree line, will you again take on a substantial climb on the way up to the Tofernscharte (2091 m), an alpine gap leading to Grossarl. Now through a series of switchbacks up the summit flank to the highest point at the Badgasteiner Hütte. The views here are fabulous, as are the sunrises and sunsets. A night spent there is certain to be one of those mountain experiences you will never forget.
From Gasthof Lackenbauer across the Lafenmahder or from the car park at Angertal Ski Center along the banks of the Angerbach to the forestry house. Then via a clearly marked forestry lane to the Gadaunerer Hochalmen.
The Graukogel is famous for its especially beautiful and ancient pine trees, many of which are 250-300 years old. Since the pine was declared tree of the Year in 2011, we highly recommend this 45-minute walk close to the mountain station of the Graukogelbahn. Pause at idyllic locations, take advantage of unique seating made of pine wood, or check out a big outdoor bed also made of pine! Pine, incidentally, also has the added benefit of slowing down your heart rate, which in turn promotes relaxation. As you see, the pine touches all of your senses.
Participants hike with a National Park ranger across the historically significant Mallnitzer Tauern and along the Roman Way, learning fascinating facts about the history of this former trade route. Your return to Gastein Valley will be made a little easier with the help of a train through the so-called Tauernschleuse.
From the Valeriehaus along the maintenance road for the Bockhartsee power station, as far as the old miners’ houses. From there, a marked footpath branches off towards the Bockhart See. If you prefer, you can keep following the maintenance road as far as the last hairpin bend before the tunnel, and only then take the footpath. The tunnel is blocked off.
A hike up via the Pyrkerhöhe to the Kitzstein mid-station (1,302 m). You will then walk along the supply lane to the Aeroplanstadl and continue to the Fundner-Heimalm (1,380 m) where delicious refreshments await. You will finally hike back down along the forest lane to Bad Hofgastein.