We’ve been coming to Bad Hofgastein every year since 10 years. Sometimes even multiple times a year. It’s one of my favorite winter ski resort towns in Austria. For a non-skier like me, there is plenty of things to do here and it’s a great way to forget about all the stress and just relax.
Top of the mountain
The weather was so beautiful on the first day that I decided in the morning to take the lift to the top of the mountain and spend the day there. I packed my Kindle to read and planned to simply relax in the sun and enjoy the fresh air. I’ve got a nice little sun burn too.
The weather did not disappoint on the second day either. It was a gorgeous day and I wanted to spend it at the spa relaxing, swimming, reading and taking some aquagym classes. I already know by heart when the aquagym classes start and the trainers know me.
I spent the third day at the spa as well, even though it was cloudy and it was about to snow. It’s the best feeling to be in the warm water outside while the snow is falling down on my face.
Walk in the park
After the spa on the second day, it was still early and the weather was too nice to return to the hotel so I went for a long walk in the park. Many were out walking, running, nordic walking, nordic skiing and ice skating on this beautiful day. I went to my favorite cafe afterwards for a cake and a coffee and just to sit in the sun. They already know me at the cafe too.
The food in Austria is another thing why it’s worth coming here. Delicious cakes, the famous Wiener Schnitzel, soups, Kaiserschmarrn and so much more. We used to often hop in the car and drive to Vienna over the weekend, just to enjoy the food.
My top 3 favorite places in Bad Hofgastein: