City & culture
The list of majesties who ennobled Bad Gastein to a spa town is almost endless; Emperor Franz Joseph I and Empress Sissi being at the top of the list of course. For members of the nobility, politicians and artists alike, a visit to Bad Gastein was a must, a question of etiquette.
During the historical stroll through Bad Gastein you will come across many important names and memorable events of the "Belle Epoque".
Cultural functions and events
Bad Gastein's calendar of cultural events held in the modern Congress Centre boasts international flair.
Jazz concerts and events
A contrast programme for the younger generation. The Gastein Cultural Circle provides an extensive range of events in the Gastein valley all year round. Theatre, cabaret, film and literature are on the programme as well as a wide array of music ranging from classic to chanson and folk.
A visit to the Klammstein castle will take you to the very origins of the Gastein population. This is probably the oldest historical structure in the Gastein valley.
The Mozart and music festival city of Salzburg is just 100 km from Gastein. Salzburg is a real baroque jewel. The historical centre and Schönbrunn castle were declared part of the World Cultural Heritage in 1997. Whatever your reason is to come to Salzburg, be it shopping and strolling around, a Mozart trip, a visit to the Music Festival, with its world famous musicians, actors and singers or if you want to visit the castles and Hellbronn water games or any of the many other attractions - you will find this city enchanting.