The spa town of Bad Gastein lies in the Austrian state of Salzburg in the picturesque valley surrounded by the Hohe Tauern mountains. It was first settled by Bavarians in the 9th century, with the region worked for farming and gold mining, across the Central Eastern Alps. The town has a long outdoor sports history, hosting the 1958 alpine skiing World Championships, as well as hosting frequent snowboarding and skiing tournaments.
The alpine mountains of Austria receive an alpine climate, featuring cold winters and cool summers.
Visit during the warmers months between June and September for ideal mountain climbing conditions.
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