Before main draw there was action in the qualies, including an all-Bogdan duel between Elena and Ana.
But Day 1 saw the first main draw action too, with top seed Mona Barthel cruising through, 60 60.
Day 2 saw a slew of tight matches on court, including a very tight upset courtesy of Petra Martic.
Martic took out No.4 seed and former Bad Gastein champion Andrea Petkovic in three close sets.
Other winners included Luxembourg's No.1 Mandy Minella, who rallied past Dia Evtimova, 62 26 63.
And former Bad Gastein finalist Patricia Mayr-Achleitner got past Tereza Mrdeza in two, 64 63.
Former World No.11 Shahar Peer wasn't so fortunate, falling to No.2 seed Annika Beck, 75 63.
Fresh off a final in Budapest, Yvonne Meusburger waited until Wednesday to play her opener - and won.
And Austrian rising star Lisa-Maria Moser made it past an injured top-seeded Barthel second round.
Moser was clearly in disbelief as her upset of the top seed also gave her her first WTA quarterfinal.
Thursday saw one of the feel good stories continue, at the expense of Estrella Cabeza Candela.
Arantxa Rus, who had lost 17 straight matches coming in, beat the Spaniard to make the quarterfinals.
Mayr-Achleitner and Elina Svitolina waited patiently as Kader Nouni flipped for serve on Friday.
And on the doubles court, Austria's own Sandra Klemenschits was partnering up with Andreja Klepac.
Valeria Solovyeva and Raluca Olaru, recent champions at Nürnberg, have also been tearing it up...