Situated in the heart of the Salzburg state, in the country of Austria, is the popular resort of Bad Hofgastein. A Bad Hofgastein holiday is a favourite choice with travellers who are looking for a combination of physical activity and the opportunity to relax in one of the most exclusive spa resorts to be found in Europe. As well as coming complete with all of the amenities you need to ensure that your stay is truly relaxing, a Bad Hofgastein holiday rental apartment also provides some stunning mountain views all year round.
If you are looking for a relaxing time, then a Bad Hofgastein holiday is guaranteed to deliver. The resort has several wellness and leisure centres as well as truly peaceful spa facilities. The resort also has access to skiing areas and even a themed water park area for the younger members of the travelling group to enjoy. Other activities available in and around Bad Hofgastein include the likes of tennis, golf, paragliding, swimming, white-water rafting, sledding, ice skating, fishing, horse riding and mountaineering.
It is likely that you will want to spend the day out and about whilst on your Bad Hofgastein holiday and one excellent location to visit is the town of Wals-Siezenheim, which is around an hour away from the resort. The biggest attraction in Wals-Siezenheim is the Schloss Klessheim which dates back to the 17th century. The castle started life as a small manor house and became the summer residence of the Archbishops of Salzburg.
One of the most important factors of booking a holiday is the quality of the weather and this is no different in regards to a Bad Hofgastein holiday. Thankfully travellers can expect a cool but humid climate with the summer months offering up maximum temperatures of around 22 degrees Celsius. The cooler months of the year see the daytime temperature drop to anywhere between -2 and 5 degrees Celsius. Bad Hofgastein sees an annual rainfall amount of approximately 36 inches.
Travellers will find that it is very easy to start their Bad Hofgastein holiday by arriving at Salzburg Airport (SZG) which is just over 64 miles away from the resort. There are several air operators that have regular, affordable flights to Salzburg including Austrian Airlines, BMI, Lufthansa, British Airways and Air Berlin. Passengers can leave the UK from most of the major airports up and down the country such as Leeds-Bradford (LBA), Inverness (INV), London Gatwick (LGW), Birmingham (BHX) and East Midlands (EMA).