THE Golden Years
»Apart from the radon enriched thermal waters and the breath-taking view over the mountains, it is especially the architecture of the town which attracts it´s new target group: Because the center was established closely to the escarpments of the mountains, the people of Gastein built tall houses with up to 12floors in order to save space. Urban architecture in the alpine landscape, metropolitan splendor in the middle of the mountains« DIE WELT
»The Austrian Spa and Ski town is straight out of a Wes Anderson film»
»BadGastein is experiencing a new founding period»
»Hardly any other place has become as revolutionary in recent years as Bad Gastein.The Austrian Alpine village is developing into a surreal playground for lateral thinkers and artists»
THE 60'S / 70'S
BELLE EPOQUE MEETS SPACE AGE
»The period of minks, diamond jewelry and crocodile handbags is over, what has stayed is the sophisticated Belle-Époque architecture with it´s Grand hotels. That’s exactly what attracts the aesthetes again. Urban nonchalance meets international design, upper-class style and contemporary comfort. That’s the new profile of an old health resort diva, which matches the 60´s space age architecture by Gerhard Garstenauer better than ever before» SMART TRAVELLING GUIDE
»BadGastein with it´s architectural legacy is unique worldwide!»
»BadGastein is a place that stands for avantgarde and coolness for several years.»
The Future of BADGASTEIN
In the last years BadGastein became an insider hot spot for an unconventional crowd, who care more about the quality of life than superficial status. No other place in the Alps offers more possibilities for creative development, mainly through its´ metropolitan architecture. Bad Gastein allows offers a new combination of living, leisure and work.
»The hotel palaces, making up the landscape, seem like Viennese villas beamed into the mountains. Bad Gastein is as much a attitude to like - a state of mind - as it is a concrete place»
»Glamorously enchanted & cool - BadGastein has a grand past and an equally bright future»
Art is as much a part of BadGastein as the imposing mountains and magnificent Belle Époque buildings. Hardly any wonder that such an exceptional art and cultural festival has established itself right here, in the form of sommer.frische.kunst Bad Gastein has always held an extraordinary fascination for artists and art lovers.
»BadGastein, the Monaco of the alps becomes the „Basel of Salzburger Land“, thanks to the summer art festival.»