The history of the thermal spas in Austria
From classic spa cure to modern relaxation and wellness centre
The thermal spas in Austria can look back on a long history. During recent years the traditional spa cures have been transformed into modern health centres. One such successful example is the EurothermenResorts in Upper Austria.
Water works in many positive ways to add to our wellbeing. The basic element that is the source of all life gives relaxation, soothes and has healing powers that free us from a number of health issues. There are many different types of thermal spas in Austria - the various waters and types of treatment distinguish them. The natural thermal springs in Austria were the basis of the classic spa cures.
The Classic Cure: Thermal spas in Austria
The classic spa movements have developed in Austria over centuries. The traditional spa in Austria is supported by the national health system, which supports various different methods of healing by the use of thermal water and therapies. During the last couple of years the thermal spa in Austria as an institution has had to recognise not only increased competition but the reduction of support from the national health system, making change unavoidable.
The pillars of a modern spa in Austria: thermal spa – therapy – conferences
How is it possible for the standard and traditionally structured spa resorts and thermal spas in Austria to face the challenges of modernity and use these trends while making a profit? The cooperative of the EurothermenResorts in Upper Austria leads by example. The three EurothermenResorts in Bad Ischl, Bad Schallerbach and Bad Hall have slowly changed, step by step, into modern health, wellness and relaxation centres, which offer the standard cure treatments for heath-conscious holidaymakers and so much more. The resort businesses in all three locations are built upon the pillars of hotels, thermal spas, therapies and conferences.
Top holiday atmosphere at top locations: the Eurothermen Resorts approach the future with a makeover. The three thermal spas in Austria are important employers in the Upper Austrian regions. During 2009 the three Eurothermen Resorts employed 800 employees, offered 650 four star hotel beds and turned over 249,000 overnight stays as well as 1.2 m. thermal spa entrances.