Haus Hirt

Bad Gastein is a wondrous place. Waterfalls and large buildings of the Belle Epoque dominate the town. The narrow streets and multistory buildings in the steep slopes have led to the nickname “skyscraper village“. Anyone who visits the Haus Hirt can immerse themselves in this unique atmosphere between Alpine peaks and urban streets. The history of the village and the house are interwoven: Haus Hirt was once a refuge for famous artists such as Thomas Mann, Stefan Zweig and Sommerset Maugham, and then a health resort. Today it has been turned into a Hotel & Spa, providing a brilliant blend of modern spirit and classic hospitality. With a private atmosphere and a creative mix of styles from the 1930s to the present. Small and delicate, mysterious yet uncomplicated, with tradition and with a big heart for families. A place for the modern freethinker and people who possess the spirit of the age – in the middle of greenery with a far-reaching view of the mountain spectacle.

What to do

Spa (indoor pool, sauna, steam bath, thermal spring, massages, beauty treatments), yoga program, child care, workshops for kids & teens.
In summer: hiking & trekking, mountain biking, golf alpin, running & jogging, swimming in mountain lakes and swimming pools, horseback riding, ballooning, climbing, paragliding, rafting.
In winter: alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, ski touring, winter hiking, tobogganing.

Why we like this house

A basecamp and hideaway with great spirit in a special location.

This house is great for



Getting there without a car: Euro and Intercity trains, express and fast trains stop at Bad Gastein station (e.g.: direct connection Munich - Bad Gastein). Shuttle service from the station to the hotel.


Region/Town AT – Austria, Salzburg (state), Hohe Tauern, Bad Gastein
Name Haus Hirt
Scenery Hillside location, with a far-reaching view of the Hohe Tauern National Park
Number of guests 11 double rooms, 11 studios, 10 suites, 1 single room
Completed 1924/2000
Design Ike Ikrath (architect), Bad Gastein
Published Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung June 2020, ELLE Traveller Germany II/2019, Süddeutsche Zeitung, many others (in German)
Special Features Sister hotel of Miramonte and Alpenlofts
Architecture Old & new
Accomodation Hotel
Criteria Rooms for 1-2 (hotel), Rooms for 1-4 (hotel), Family, Golf, Hiking, Mountains, Pet-friendly, Pool, Restaurant, Sauna, Skiing, Spa, No car needed
Same PartnerAlpenlofts
Same ArchitectsAlpenlofts, Alpenloft Madero



  1. Traumhaft! Der Blick vom Frühstücksraum aus ist das absolute Highlight dieses besonderen Hauses. Viel Charme am Berge, am Rande einer mystischen kleinen Stadt in den Bergen. Kinder fühlen sich sauwohl in diesem Haus, die Eltern dadurch sowieso! Absolut weiter zu empfehlen.
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