The Hofgastein valley is World-famous for its mineral-rich thermal waters, so a visit to Bad Hofgastein isn’t complete without a trip to the Alpentherme Spa. Soak tired muscles in the warm mountain-fed pools, and sweat it out in the pinewood sauna. Utter bliss! For something more energetic, head to neighbouring Bad Gastein to fly over the gorge on a giant zipline or get your skates on and glide around the open-air ice rink. Feeling hungry? From traditional Austrian treats to hearty mountain grub, there’s plenty to whet your appetite in the town’s friendly restaurants.