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. Small and delicate, mysterious yet uncomplicated, with tradition and heart. A place for the modern freethinker and people who possess the spirit of the age.
What to do
Spa (indoor pool, sauna, steam bath, thermal spring), 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 unique hotel with great spirit in a special location.
This house is great for
Details of the property
Region/Town: AT – Austria, Hohe Tauern, Bad Gastein
Name: Haus Hirt
Scenery: Gastein Valley
Architecture: Old & new
Design: Ike Ikrath, Bad Gastein
Published: ELLE Traveller Germany II/2019, many others (in German)