After being alerted in the 19th century by the Graz physicin Dr. Werlé that the Gleichenberg springs had healing properties, the Styrian governor, Count Mathias Constantin Capello Graf von Wickenburg, systematically arranged the place to enable visitors the use of springs for medicinal purposes. In the resort's first ''season'' in 1837, 118 guests came to relax in the spa. Bad Gleichenberg quickly became one of the monarchy's most luxurious resorts. Here the European aristocracy and prominent personalities took lodging in the noble hotels. Sumptuous accommodations, soothing treatments and entertainment at daily concerts provided a most enjoyable stay. In the "Green Salon", the 20-hectare spa park, Countess Emma von Wickenburg planted numerous exotic trees and shrubs. Even today, guests from near and far enjoy the historic "green lung" biodiversity of a remodeled Bad Gleichenberg, which since 2015 can also boast of a completely rennovated main square. The health resort's medical facilities are among the most modern in Austria. Thanks to the local healing springs, especially respiratory tract and skin treatments play an important role in attracting guests to the spa town of Bad Gleichenberg.