Gastein in spring
Spring is a new beginning for nature and for us
Spring is coming to the valley, the days are getting longer, animals and nature start to wake up from their winters rest. Everything starts to bloom! While you can still ski in Sportgastein until the end of april we enjoy the first warm sun rays. Our Herb specialist Barbara starts in springt to collect herbs for our house made products. Farmers frame their pastures and Alms to put their animals onto the higher pastures in mid June. With the increasing temperatues our Alm’s open again for hikers to pamper them with local specialities. It does not matter if you are under way or in our own Gastein Therme and Beauty residence. This is the ideal time to renew your energy.
Gastein in summer
The Hotel CESTA GRAND is the island of sunshine in an imposing, idyllic valley.
It is truly delightful to be inside the Hotel CESTA GRAND. But we completely understand that you’d nonetheless like to spend most of your summer holiday in the great outdoors. Because encountering the landscape in the Gastein valley within the National Park Hohe Tauern is an experience all by itself. Majestic mountain peaks, blooming alpine meadows and clean, fresh air – who could resist all that? All sorts of hiking routes and bike paths encourage you to get active and to thereby discover the glorious natural landscape. And those who love to swing a golf club will find a fantastic 18-hole golf course right next to the hotel. The Gastein valley is also an ideal destination for classic car rallies. Get active during your summer holiday in the Hotel CESTA GRAND and in our stunning natural landscape!
Gastein in autumn
The countryside presents itself in its fullest colours. Our Salzburger Farmers Autumn invites to many festivities.
With colourful leaves begins the Salzburger Farmers autumn at the end of august. The highlight in the seasonal cycle for our farmers is celebrated, with traditional feasts and local delicacies, until the end of October. The mid of September is also the time when sheep and cows are returned from the Alms back to the valley. We celebrate a special occasion in the valley the “Almabtrieb”.
While nature slowly recedes, mythical nebulas lie on the treetops. Our extensive forests with their colourful magnificence invite you for hikes and strolls through the crystal clear autumn air.
Mimic nature, breathe and pause. Grant yourself a few days of rest, respite and time in the Gastein valley.
Gastein in winter
What can you do during your winter holiday in the Hotel CESTA GRAND? Anything fun!
All your options are open when you awaken in the Hotel CESTA GRAND on a dazzlingly beautiful winter morning. From here it’s just a short jaunt on the public ski bus to the lift stations and to one of Europe’s best winter sport regions, offering 220 kilometers of pistes. Pros, beginners and families alike will find suitable slopes there with the right levels of difficulty. Or you can delight in gliding through the winter wonder landscape on one of the cross-country trails that begin right next to the hotel. Or you can go winter hiking, snowshoe hiking, sledding, ice skating, or play the traditional game of Eisstockschießen aka ‘Bavarian curling’.... Oh yes, and there are horse-drawn carriage rides too! And a guided ski safari. So you can see that all the options for a richly varied winter holiday in the Gastein valley are truly open to you – that was no exaggeration.