This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Radstadt. To help you make friends with Radstadt before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Radstadt is a historic town located right in the center of the famous Austrian Ski Amadé region in the state of Salzburg, making it the perfect base to enjoy the ski areas of the city and surrounding region. The city is surrounded by dense spruce forest where pine and sycamore-maple trees abound. Radstadt has managed to preserve its historicity and culture and thereby has much more to offer than just hiking and skiing opportunities. There are many budget hostels in Radstadt, Austria, that are located in the city’s center from where you can explore the town with ease.
Explore the rich past of Radstadt by visiting the historic buildings and old city walls that were mostly burnt down by fires in the past but have a modern feel to them due to restoration. A few of these buildings are the Parish Church of Radstadt, the Gothic shrine Lichtsäule Schusterturm and the Kapuzinerkirche Church. Make sure to sign up for the Night Watchman Tour to get a unique experience of these places. The tour begins in the pitch darkness of the night and is led by a night watchman dressed in an old uniform with a lantern in his hand who shares legends and stories about the city.
Drop by at the Schloss Lerchen Museum that is housed in a medieval castle, a perfect place to showcase the city’s history. Here you will learn about the peasant wars, sacred art, works of the musician Paul Hofhaimer and the city’s renowned civil guard. Additionally, Radstadt hosts many cultural events throughout the year, such as an artisan market, the Hofhaimer-Festival, the Amadé Bike Marathon, as well as the Guard and Harvest festivals.
In winter, Radstadt has 150 kilometers of cross country skiing trails, 6 kilometers of toboggan runs, and the Therme Amadé spa that you can enjoy. In summer, hiking enthusiasts have 500 kilometers of well-marked hiking and biking trails, and the 250-kilometer Enns River bike path welcomes all cyclists.
The hostels in Radstadt, Austria, are very hospitable and welcoming and will make your stay in this city as comfortable as possible. The hostels’ rooms are spacious with cozy beds, and the surroundings are quiet and relaxing. These hostels provide quality food, and children will especially love the entertainment that a few of them offer. Book your accommodation at the earliest and have a delightful holiday in Radstadt, Austria.
Written by local enthusiast for Radstadt hostelsAaron Barboza