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".
As part of the activities programme for our guests, we offer a weekly "historic walk" through Bad Gastein.
Cultural functions and events
Traditional processions and concerts
Bad Gastein's calendar of cultural events held in the modern Congress Centre boasts international flair.
These mostly take place during the "Bauernherbst" (farmers' autumn) and give visitors an insight into the Gastein traditions.
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 chansons and folk music.
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.