The Gastein Valley has been popular as spa destination due to its thermal springs since the Middle Ages.
Emperor Frederick III., Paracelsus, Emperor Franz Joseph and Sisi, and the German Emperor Wilhelm I and Bismarck are just some of the celebrities who sought alleviation of their physical suffering in Bad Gastein.
The proof of radon gas in the thermal waters by Marie Curie confirmed the therapeutic effect.
Also the deposits of gold and silver made the valley famous. Mining was conducted from the 16th to the 20th century with varying degrees of success. The radon gallery of Bad Gastein owes its construction to mining.
The town’s landmark is the waterfall of the Gastein Ache in the middle of the down town.
In winter, ski sport is the largest source of income for the entire valley.
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