Walk along the Kaiser-Wilhelm Promenade and at the very end you’ll find a bridge from which you'll have a beautiful view of the waterfall.
The Yoga Plattform is a really unique and wonderful spot for doing yoga or meditating.
One of the most beautiful hotels I know of. Not only does their breakfast make me come here frequently, I also love their interior design, and the owners are always pleasant to talk to.
Sportgastein is near Bad Gastein and is a magnificent nature hideaway.
A place that is always abuzz with art, great food, events and lots of creative people. Especially during the festival sommer.frische.kunst, this is the place to be!
The art gallery Pavillon is another place where great art is exhibited and where the crowds gathers during the festival sommer.frische.kunst.
Get yourself some lifestyle accessories at the KWP Concept Store and take Bad Gastein’s alpine-urban/chic style back home with you.
Their Topfenstrudel, a traditional local dessert, is the best I’ve tasted so far in my life, and I don’t expect that to change anytime soon.
An oasis of excellent style and service in the mountains.
Leave stress behind and find peace and quiet in the beautiful Kötschach valley.
My favourite trail – not so much a hike as a soothing little walk.
A lovely restaurant for an intimate and unique dinner.
Stay at this magnificent designer hotel and take a break from everyday life.
Every one of their five rooms is designed differently and exudes a love for details and an exciting creativity.
Another cool art space.
This beautiful villa, under monumental protection, provokes some sweet nostalgia of the old days of Bad Gastein.
A charming 19th century villa making you travel back in time to the historical heydays of this wonderful place.
Enjoy the most delicious and typical Austrian delicacies offered in this fascinating historical building. Their sun terrace is great for treating yourself to some coffee and cake!
Great place to grab a coffee to go, just the boost you need for some outdoor adventures!
Order the "Bauernpfandl", that's my favourite dish here!
This is one of the most impressive buildings, under monumental protection, of Bad Gastein. It's a hotel and a very cultural spot at the same time, go check it out!
Austrians are famous for their mouth-watering sweet dishes and this place definitely serves one of the best "Weichseltopfenstrudel“ of all times. Don't miss out on that!
A picturesque mountain restaurant serving delicious and typical Austrian cuisine.
From this place you have just the best view over Bad Gastein and the mountain panorama. Beautiful!
My thoughts about Bad Gastein
Bad Gastein is wild and beautiful. A modern fairy tale. A tiny town with infinite possibilities. Brutalism and Belle Epoque architecture built straight into the mountains. You get to enjoy city life and nature all at once. What makes Bad Gastein stand out from other tourist destinations in the Alps is the major transformation caused by all the artists and creatives – the dreamers & doers of Bad Gastein – that visit and live here similar to Ojai or Marfa. New and unconventional ideas – no matter how wild – are embraced and allowed to shine brightly, attracting more creatives to live out their dreams in Bad Gastein.
Any kind of ambient, dreamy, epic and orchestral tunes.
Stand by the waterfall in Downtown Bad Gastein. Inhale all these powerful ions that are so good for your lungs, mood, sleep, energy levels and focus. You’ll feel born again.
Take a vacation into My life
I was born into a family of travellers. My great aunt Emilia canoed along the Amazon River back in 1800 for research. Both my grandparents and parents traveled by train for a living. At 24 years old, I co-founded a European booking agency and tour production company. The focus was European touring strategy, PR, marketing, booking and production for artists like Broken Social Scene, Arcade Fire and Death Cab For Cutie. 10+ years in, I decided it was time for a change and new challenges. I moved from Berlin to Bad Gastein, the “Berlin of the Alps”. I transformed my companies into Sweet Talk Creative, a creative umbrella agency. I now work on projects where I get to share my enthusiasm, love and passion with curious, conscious and progressive clients – right in the middle of the mountains. With grand panoramas, potential and perspective (both actually as well as symbolically) I unlock my creativity every day anew.
Wandering the streets of Bad Gastein at midnight, dressed in nothing but our bathrobes, for some sexy nighttime floating in our secret hot springs.
The truth, mountains, song lyrics, train travels, minimalism, flow, photography, meditation, genuine connections, and love.
I was told I’m “always such a surprise!” And I like that. We all grow and change every day. However, I would hope that by ‘surprise’ he meant intuitive, spontaneous, creative, dedicated, thoughtful and adventurous.
In simplicity there is truth.
I have a rather large appetite for books on matters of the heart, psychology and travel.
A grandma sharing her life’s adventures as we sip on tomato juice (and maybe some red wine).
My annual go-tos are the Alps, Venice, Provence, Lisbon, Copenhagen and Paris.
I’m going to make everything around me beautiful – that will be my life.
Weekender, or a small suitcase – as minimal as possible.
My life fits into one suitcase.
a way to discover and remember your truth.
magic (most of the time).