Sommer.Frische.Kunst 2023

Andrea Goetz Schwanenfliess


14.07. - 02.09.2023

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

14.07. - 02.09.2023
The Kaiser Wilhelm Promenade will be run by the artists Conny Maier as well as Andi Fischer, Dennis Buck and Michael Günzer with the exhibition concept "DORF", the Berlin artist group PEGASUS PRODUCT, the Berlin painter Danni Pantel and the designer Franziska Agrawal.



15.07. - 22.07.
Eleven galleries exhibit their artists work at the historic power station: Alba, AOA;87, Buchberger Design, Carolyn Hainz, Nanna Preußners, Knust Kunz Gallery Editions, PSM, Wunderkunst, Zeller Van ALmsick, Giesela Clement, Klemm´s.

Away from the big art fairs in the metropolises, the main aim of art:badgastein is to provide a special exchange between artists, collectors and galleries.


Artists in Residence

26.07. - 13.08.2023
This program offers aspiring young artists free space for their creative work through studio spaces in the Kraftwerk.
Artists from the southern neighbouring countries of Italy, Slovenia and Croatia will work here. Inspired by the magical power of the waterfall and the imposing nature, artistic positions will emerge wich are in dialogue with Bad Gastein.


Art Trail

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.



14.07. - 02.09.2023

Opening Weekend

14.07. - 16.07.2023
Exhibition opening, Performances, Food & Drinks
14.07.2023, 19:00h, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Promenade


15.07. - 22.07.2023

Art Fair opening, Exhibitions, Drinks & Party
15.07.2023, 14:00h, Kraftwerk

Art Dinner, by invitation only
15.07.2023, 20:30h, to be announced...

Gallery Brunch
16.07.2023, 11:00h, Kraftwerk

Art Walk Olaf Holzapfel & Kazunori Kura
16.07.2023, 14:00h, Sportgastein

15.07.- 22.07.2023, Wed. - Sun. 14:00h - 18:00h, Kraftwerk

artist in Residence

26.07. - 02.09.2023

Open Studios - Studio visits
26.07. - 10.08.2023, Wed. - Sun. 14:00h - 18:00h, Kraftwerk

Exhibitoins by the Artists in Residence
11.08. - 02.09.2023, Wed.- Sun 14:00h - 18:00h, Kraftwerk

Art Weekend

11.08. - 13.08. 2023

Exhibition Opening Artists in Residence, Drinks & Party
11.08.2023, 19:00h, Kraftwerk

Art Walk with the Curator, Art Trail Map
12.08. / 11:00h, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Promenade

Art Brunch
13.08. / 11:00h, Kraftwerk

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

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Munich &
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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...

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Misses Popisses...

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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.

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» 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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