Excursion destinations and sights around Dorfgastein
Excursions and trips in the Gastein valley
Venerable castles, dark caves, following the traces of the gold diggers or a trip to the city of Salzburg... the surroundings of Gastein have many exciting destinations and sights to offer. So many that we will only present you with a selection in the following:
Gold panning in Gastein
An exciting highlight during a trip with the children! For there are gold deposits in the Gastein valley - Tauern gold. And this can be found with old craftsmanship and with a little luck. Gold mining has a long tradition in the Gastein Valley, dating back to the 14th century. There are three places in the Gastein valley where you can try your hand at gold panning. At the Angertal river in Bad Hofgastein, at the Alte Pöck river below the Radhausberg, where the healing cave is also located, and at the Waldgasthof Angertal.
Klammstein castle and show cave „Entrische Kirche“
Klammstein castle is considered the oldest building in Gastein. Immerse yourself in the history of the castle and go back in time. Not far from the castle you will also find the „Entrische Kirche“, which incidentally means "eerie cave". The show cave is characterised by wonderful stalactite formations and peculiar rock forms, which were formed by the power of water after the ice ages.
Giant ice cave Werfen
High above Werfen in the mountain you can discover a giant underground world - the giant ice cave. The whole cave system is about 42 km long but only the first kilometre can be visited with a guided tour. Over many stairs you will go up and down and pass fascinating illuminated ice formations on the way.
The more than 900 year old adventure castle Hohenwerfen sits enthroned on a rock cone high above the Salzach valley in the Pongau. On a round tour through the rooms of the castle, up the steeple and through the museums with illuminated exhibitions you will feel the wind of the surrounding mountains. Two times a day there are flight demonstrations of the historic falconry.
Excursion to the city of Salzburg
If you are in the vicinity you should definitely consider a visit to the city of Salzburg which is about 1.5 hours away. Mozart’s birth town enchants with a cultivated, mostly Baroque old town, the Mirabell gardens, Hellbrunn castle, Salzburg fortress, numerous museums and many other sights. These make Salzburg always worth a visit.
Set off for new destinations and discover the natural and cultural treasures of Gastein and the Salzburger Land. The team at the Römerhof in Dorfgastein will be happy to provide you with further information and tips!