Sonnenwende: A Summer Paradise Above Bad Gastein’s Waterfall

Welcome to Sonnenwende, where you reside above the famous waterfalls of Bad Gastein and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the mountains and Gastein Valley.

Summer in Bad Gastein: Nature, Spa, and Historic Charm

In summer, Bad Gastein transforms into a paradise for nature lovers and adventurous souls. The town’s unique combination of scenic landscapes and historical charm makes it an ideal place for a summer vacation filled with activities and relaxation.

The summer in Bad Gastein offers countless opportunities for hiking along marked trails that wind through lush valleys and up to impressive mountain peaks. The hiking routes vary in difficulty, so everyone from families with small children to experienced hikers can find a route that suits their abilities. These paths offer not only physical activity but also magnificent views of the alpine landscape.

For the more adventurous, Bad Gastein also offers mountain biking and paragliding, allowing you to experience the mountains from new and exciting angles. The town’s thermal springs, famous for their healing properties, provide a perfect end to an active day. Visitors can relax and rejuvenate body and mind in the warm, mineral-filled waters of Felsentherme in Bad Gastein.

The town itself exudes history with its belle époque hotels and buildings, giving Bad Gastein an atmosphere of timeless elegance. Cultural events, local markets, and cozy cafes add to the town’s charm, making Bad Gastein an ideal destination for a summer holiday that combines natural beauty with cultural richness.

Your Home in the Alps: Comfort and Amenities at Sonnenwende Apartments

Sonnenwende is designed for comfort and functionality! The welcoming apartments set the stage for delightful gatherings and memorable moments with family or friends. The stylish apartments at Sonnenwende all feature beautiful views and are tastefully decorated with everything you need for a fantastic holiday in Austria.

Sonnenwende has 27 apartments that can accommodate 2 to 10 people. Each apartment features a well-equipped kitchen, a living room, and a bathroom.

A starter pack including a small amount of toilet paper, dish towels, a cleaning cloth, and 2 dishwasher tablets is provided. A set of towels and bedding per person is also always included in the price.

The building also features an elevator.

Additional Options for Your Stay in Bad Gastein

If you have a baby or a small child with you, we can ensure that a crib and high chair are ready upon arrival. The prices are 10 € per unit.

Need more towels? It is also possible to purchase extra towels at the destination.

Plan Your Arrival and Departure: Everything You Need to Know

Before your arrival, remember to register with your destination’s local municipality and pay the tourist tax (kurtax). It is your responsibility to register yourself and all traveling companions, as we are not allowed to share your information with the local authority. We have made the process as simple as possible, so we will send you a link where you must fill out a form.

Arrival is from 4 PM, where you can pick up your keys and useful information in a key box. You will be sent a code for the key box and the main door.

When you leave, the apartment must be reset before checkout at 9:30 AM. This means that the refrigerator must be empty, trash must be disposed of, the dishwasher started if you have used dishes before your departure, and keys must be returned to the key box.

Before you go on holiday, you will also receive detailed information about arrival and departure, so you can start your vacation stress-free.

Parking at Sonnenwende

There is free parking at the house.

If you arrive in an electric car, it is possible to charge the car 200 meters from the apartment at a public parking lot near the lift. There are also several other charging stations in the town.

Tourist Tax in Austria: What You Need to Pay

In Austria, you must pay a tourist tax to the local municipality when you travel to Austria as a guest. It is mandatory and applies to persons over 15 years old. The tourist tax (or kurtax) varies from destination to destination and is calculated per person per night. You will receive a link from us where you need to register yourself and all your traveling companions.

Benefits of the Guest Card in Bad Gastein: Save on Attractions and Activities

All guests who have filled out the tourist tax form before check-in will receive a free Gastein Card (guest card) sent as a QR code by email. The guest card provides free access to or discounts on many activities in the Gastein Valley, so you can definitely find a great deal.

Some of the highlights with the guest card include discounts on Gastein’s thermal baths and free guided hiking or mountain biking tours.

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