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Bad Gleichenberg
Gleichenberg Castle
Forgotten Castles.

The  "Old-Gleichenberg" Castle was built in 1170 at strategically advantageous narrows at the southern end of the so-called "Klausen Ravine" by the Lords of Wildon. Today, remnants of this first castle are still visible. In the 14th century, the Walseer built a castle directly opposite from the old one. This "New-Gleichenberg Castle" was expanded in the 17th century into a palatial residence by the Counts of Trautsmansdorff . In 1945, the palace was badly damaged by a Russian artillery bombardment and finally destroyed in 1983 by a fire. Because it is unsafe, the castle ruin is no longer open to the public.

Heath resort
A health resort for the rich and the beautiful.

After being alerted in the 19th century by the Graz physician Dr. Werlé that the Gleichenberg springs had healing properties,  the Styrian governor, Count Mathias Constantin Capello Graf von Wickenburg, systematically set about developing the place to allow visitors to use the springs for medicinal purposes. In the resort's first ''season''  in 1837, more than 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 that soon sprang up. Sumptuous accommodations, soothing treatments and entertainment at daily concerts made for 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 biodiversity of the "green lung" of a remodeled Bad Gleichenberg, which since 2015 also can boast of a completely rennovated main square. The health resort's medical facilities  are among the most modern in Austria.  Ailments of the respiratory tract and the skin in particular can be alleviated through treatments using the local healing springwater, so the springs are just as important in attracting guests to Bad Gleichenberg as they were almost two centuries ago.

 
Contact & Info
Tourism association Bad Gleichenberg
Obere Brunnenstraße 1, A-8344 Bad Gleichenberg 
T: +43 3159 2203, Fax: +43 3159 2203 3
info@bad-gleichenberg.at
www.bad-gleichenberg.at

Opening hours:
Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 12noon
Closed on Sunday and public holidays
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