Urban pizzazz, a bucolic idyll, and a sense of homecoming – Haus Hirt has it all.


Urban pizzazz, a bucolic idyll, and a sense of homecoming – Haus Hirt has it all. This hotel is uniquely skilled at bringing people, art, culture, and the natural world together. And it will delight any design aficionado. Haus Hirt is a welcome and winning sign that Bad Gastein has awakened from its enchanted slumber, and is again drawing people from all over the world. There is no off-season here: hike Gastein Valley in the summer, or ski a total of 208 km of slopes at a breathtaking maximum 2,686 meters above sea level in winter.

Once the playground of the rich and famous, Gastein enjoyed an illustrious past as a spa resort and popular winter sport area: Empress Elizabeth “Sissi” of Austria, King Ferdinand of Bulgaria, and the Shah of Persia were just some of its more memorable fans. It was known as the “Monaco of the Alps” for its warm, healing waters. After the Second World War, the star of this magical oasis, built around a powerful, almost mystical waterfall, began to dim.

Back at Haus Hirt, hostess Evelyn and her husband Ike care for their guests like shepherds watching over their flock. No request goes unmet for their charges large and small. Leave your worries at the reception desk; you’ll want for nothing during your stay. Relax, shake off the outside world, and enjoy the company of your fellow guests over a delicious dinner. Interesting conversation and pleasant exchange set the tone at Haus Hirt, where no one eats alone. Like a big, happy family. And Haus Hirt is in good company too: its partner, Hotel Miramonte, in easy walking distance and just as inviting. It is the idea hideaway for couples looking to spend some quality time in less of a family atmosphere.


Directions: From Salzburg by car

Closest airports: Munich and Salzburg

Closest city: Salzburg

Rooms/suites: 19 double rooms, 9 suites, 1 single room

Activities and amenities: Aveda spa, indoor pool, steam room, sauna, thermal spring, yoga against an Alpine backdrop, kid’s club



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