Sommer.Frische.Kunst 2024

Andrea Goetz Schwanenfliess


12.07. - 30.08.2024

Bad Gastein has been setting standards for more than ten years now on contemporary art as the driving force. An exciting program awaits you with well-known and up-and-coming artists as well as the art:badgastein art fair, at which 12 renowned galleries exhibit.

Sommer Frische Kunst
I am not safe
Personen Eingang
Bad Gastein Kunst Bild Mann

Art Promenade

26.08. – 31.08.2024
Opening 26.08.2024

In 2024 students and artists from the Munich and Vienna University of Arts, who show work from diffrent genres with cuts to architecture and design.

Curated by Andrea von Goetz, Ike Ikrath, Mon Müllerschön and Christin Scheucher. Exhibiting artists are Yaser Bashir, Ruscha Voormann, Carlos Vergara, Sebastian Quast, Pascal Koertel and many more.



13.07. - 20.07. 2024
Opening 13.07.2024

In the summer of 2024, the third edition of the art:badgastein will take place.
In contrast to the big art fairs of the metropolises, the art:badgastein is primarily about enabling a special and more personal exchange between artists, collectors and galleries.

Eight galleries exhibit at the historic power plant right next to Bad Gastein‘s famous waterfall.


Raising Flags

12.07. - 31.08.2024
Opening 12.07.2024

Raising Flags is a long -term project by Museum in Progress, curated by Alois Herrmann and Kaspar Mühlemann Hartl. Flags are carriers of visual communication.

A further cultural -historical arc has run over the basic martial meaning of flags since the Bronze Age as a recognition signal up to use as identity -related projection surface of social structures.


Art Trail

Permanent exhibition

The Art Trail presents art in public space. Since the beginning of sommerfrischekunst the artists participating in the festival have left their footprint, both in public spaces and at selected historical sites that can be visited throughout the year.

With the Art Trail map, visitors can now discover the works of years of art embedded throughout Bad Gasteins spectacular landscape.


Mountain springs

July - September
Searching, finding, recognizing and microscopic examination of the diverse life of a mountain stream. º


July - August
At the waterfall or in our national park Hohe Tauern - Yoga in the mountains a truly special experience º


July - September
Since the century Bad Gastein has been cultivating the tradition of summer concerts, from classical music to jazz. º

Trail Running Beginner

July - Septemeber
Get to know the new trend sport trail running on the mountains of Bad Gastein º


July - October
Fly through the sky, enjoy the panoramas from high above and hear the air rushing past your ears º

Stars & Movie Walk

July - September

Discover all the places, where movies were shot. º

Fly Fishing

July - October
You will learn a lot about fly fishing, casting demonstration, theory and your first own casts. º


July - October
Our Golf course with a spectacular view of Bad Gastein in the middle the mountains is a special experience º

These Blogs love the REGINA

Munich &
the Mountains

Bad Gastein enthusiast Nadin Brendel talks about her beloved REGINA Hotel º

Dandy Diary

A night at the REGINA Hotel with Carl Jakob Haupt of Dandy Diary, David Baum of GQ and
a baroque bed º

Gutschera & Osthoff

A slightly diffrent view on Bad Gastein, radically in black and white, by this inspirational Photography couple from Berlin. º

Ludwick Beck...

The iconic department store from munich talks about Bad Gasteins small „Biennale“, Sommer.Frische.Kunst and our artist in residence program º

Misses Popisses...

enjoyed the interior and our culinary delights, but most of all she fell in love with our hotel dog Paul º


is visiting Bad Gastein -
the renowned marketing expert Mela is talking about her view on the town and the REGINA Hotel. º

Breuninger Magazin

This traditional Fashion House did not only produce a whole catalog in Bad Gastein; They sat us down for an interview. º


Bad Gastein became one of Austrias most important cultural destinations... º

and Bad Gastein

We lured Friedrich Lichtenstein to Bad Gastein for the first time in 2009 – this has had a deep impact on the artist: Every Christmas Lichtenstein has his legendary performance in the REGINA bar. Famous for being „Mr. Supergeil” (Mr. Superawesome), finally his new conceptual album
“Bad Gastein” is out now.

Buy Album now


» One of the biggest lucky strikes of the year «

Die Welt

» Friedrich Liechtenstein's Masterpiece «

Belgique, Belgique

FRIEDRICH LIECHTENSTEIN tries to explain a few things in GDANSK. Things which can not be explained. He takes the train to BAD GASTEIN. He wants to cure and heal himself there, just like the emperors, kings and stags of past times.

The bathing castle

» It is cold, we are alone.
This world is sad, evil and mean.
And daily there are fewer reasons not to be like this as well. Get in «

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