Institute of Higher Education in Tourism

Higher Education in Tourism

At this Institute of Higher Education in Tourism you receive an extensive general education. In addition, you attend Business Administration as well as tourism- related subjects. You learn several foreign languages and gain an insight into field-related areas. The main learning objectives at the school include the cross-linking of topics, recognizing connectivity, team spirit, tolerance, open-mindedness, creativity, as well as acting independently. Here you will learn how to professionally converse with guests, as well as how to become qualified in terms of intercultural competence concerning what is required of internationally active managers. To add diversity to everyday school life, there are hands-on teaching units in our training hotel, project assignments and excursions.

Focus on & Internship

In the areas of kinematics, anatomy, physiology, athletic training theory, stress and time management as well as corporate management you will receive all that is necessary for occupations in health tourism. Athletic units will be integrated into the sport classes. Our cooperation partners are our Training Hotel “Alpenhaus Gasteinertal“, the Alpine Spa Bad Hofgastein and the WIFI (adult education institute) Salzburg. Excursions to the health establishments and the surrounding Gastein mountains are integrated into the education.
In addition, opportunities are offered to attend golf classes, enjoy ski days and take part in courses to become a prospective ski instructor or to become a health trainer.

Theoretical know-how is important, but in order to be professionally successful, work experience is also important.
Therefore, a mandatory multi-week internship with a tourism company is required during the summer breaks, offering you an opportunity to make contacts with interesting employers.
Whether it be in Austria or abroad, we will support you in your search for an internship. During the school year, the real-life relevance of your education is also kept in mind.
In our training hotel “Alpenhaus Gasteinertal” you will gather valuable experience in the subject entitled Professional Development.



  • 5 years


Enrollment for international students:

  • Positive completion of 8 years of schooling required
  • Minimum age 14 years
  • As lessons are taught in German minimum level of German language skills must be A2 according to the European language reference frame
  • For further information please contact our office in Bad Hofgastein at
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