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Gastein ​Medical Sources

40-killometer Gastein Valley is located in the Alpine mountains, less than one hundred kilometers away from Salzburg. Gastein Valley is extraordinary popular amiong tourists, which is not surprising, since here you can harmoniously combine skiing and efficient recovery on thermal water resort here.

Gastein Medical Sources

Medical factors of Gastein

About the medicinal properties of the local thermal waters has been known since the times of ancient Romans, which built the very first terms here. Later, Celts were engaged in gold mining  in the valley, and later, in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, European intelligentsia and the elite became interested in treated waters. In Gastein valley at one time had rested von Bismarck, Schopenhauer, Schubert, Wilhelm The First, the ruler of Germany, Franz Josef and his wife first empress Elizabeth and others.

Gastein Resorts

Five resort towns are located in the valley: one ski resort - Sportgastayn, the other four are balneology healing resorts that include Bad Gastein, Bad Hofgastein, Dorfgastayn and Beckstein.

All the territory has as much as eighteen existing thermal springs with water temperature reaching 47 degrees Celsius. All sources are rich in radon and are therefore suitable for inhalation and external use. As a rule, in radon galleries or mountain caves known for good natural evaporation, natural ingalation is performed.

The following treatments are offered at the resorts of the Gastein Valley:

Local thermal mineral water is highly mineralized and is effective for  healing the following diseases:

  • Osteochondrosis.
  • Nervous system diseases.
  • Respiratory diseases.
  • Allergies.
  • A weakened immune system.
  • Infertility.
  • Wounds and sports injuries.

On the territory of the Gastein Valley there is another source having mineral water saturated with Glauber's salt. Use of this water helps in the treatment of:

  • Gastrointestinal tract pathologies.
  • Constipation.
  • Bowel function regulation.
  • Toxins removal.
  • Obesity treatment.

Gastein Valley: infrastructure and entertainment 

The resort towns has many luxury and spa hotels, clinics and medical centers, thermal baths, cafes, restaurants, shops and entertainment venues.

All year round, tourists can visit various exhibitions, festivals, casino, tours (the ones in the footsteps of Celtic gold miners and others). For nature lovers there is also plenty of entertainment. They can visit the famous National Mining Park Hohe Tauern, the Lake District and Krimmler, the largest waterfall in Europe that is 380 m high.

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