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Bad Waltersdorf is not one of those destinations you have to see at least once in your life. It’s a part of Eastern Styria that you should return to time and again. Because guests experience a real holiday here, on which they can relax, enjoy and get out and about. Those who spend time in Bad Waltersdorf return home with a better attitude towards life. And a good attitude towards life is always in season. SUMMER. WINTER. ALWAYS.
Naturally healing springs
In 1975 they were drilling for oil when they made another discovery: hot, healing springs. This natural treasure has been collecting inside dolomite rock at a depth of around 1,200 m for more than 400 million years. Officially recognised as healing water, it has a relaxing effect on body and soul, is good for the skin, strengthens muscles, tightens the connective tissue and activates self-healing and the immune system. Get back to strength in the Heiltherme (thermal spa) or have fun with the family at the H2O Health Resort. All of the hotel spas in Bad Waltersdorf are also supplied with thermal water.
Dive into the powers of Bad Waltersdorf’s healing thermal water, be it with the kids in the H2O hotel spa or alone at Heiltherme Bad Waltersdorf. The H2O Health Resort delivers fun in the water and in all weathers. More than 1,000 m² of water and various attractions including a pool bar, current channel and slides await. Fill up with energy in Heiltherme Bad Waltersdorf’s 14 thermal pools and nine saunas with Styrian infusions. You cannot find Traditional Styrian Medicine (TSM®) anywhere else in the world.
Uncover the treasures of Bad Waltersdorf’s historical centre. Find valuable artefacts from times long past at the Museum of the Roman Period or pay the unique 14th century wheel of fortune mural a visit at the parish church.
On the culinary side of things, you’ll be spoilt with typical Styrian specialities at the rustic taverns and national and international dishes in the gourmet establishments, restaurants and inns. Visiting local producers takes your taste buds to the next level, and a freshly roasted coffee and original "Safental Torte" stop is not to be missed either. The ice cream at the Kulturhauscafé in the Kurpark Bad Waltersdorf is especially delicious. Enjoy pastries and award-winning ice cream amidst herbs, flowers and trees here. From taverns to restaurants and inns, the choice is yours in Bad Waltersdorf.
Gaining distance from the daily routine with every kilometre. On the guided e-bike tour, an experienced bike guide leads you to the region’s most delightful spots.
Hiking and climbing
At one with nature. Offline. Learn all about trees, their healing powers and how you can use them on a tree walk through the Kurpark. The dawn redwood tree is particularly worth seeing. You will also get up close to trees at Geier climbing park, Austria’s largest forest rope course. And the TSM® wild herb walk leads you through the forests and across the meadows that surround Heiltherme Bad Waltersdorf, introducing you to Traditional Styrian Medicine.
In the Garden of Austria
Following in the footsteps of the Romans. A walk through the town centre gives insight into times gone by. The 14th century wheel of fortune mural at the parish church is a real highlight, as are findings from Roman times at the Museum of the Roman Period. Golf in the morning, followed by spa in the afternoon - that’s what we call a "(w)hole in one". Tee off on the 18-hole golf course designed by a Feng Shui specialist. Downtime can also be found in Bad Waltersdorf’s idyllic Kurpark. Pick a spot for some quiet reflection.
Bad Waltersdorf does not rush, exaggerate or follow every trend. Situated in the excellent climates of Eastern Styria’s hill country, the Bad Waltersdorf region is bursting with nature: thermal water that bubbles from the earth, indoor and outdoor activities plus a varied leisure and indulgence programme. The only thing that might hold you up is a chat with the locals here, not traffic. Guests come to Bad Waltersdorf to relax, move and recharge. The Bad Waltersdorf region is home to high-end hotels as well as informal accommodation across guesthouses and privately owned rooms. There is even a campsite that is open all year round. Sports enthusiasts relish the countless hiking and bike trails. An archery course, the climbing park and tennis and golf facilities are also popular. In the 70s, Austria’s first geothermal spa opened in Bad Waltersdorf. The warmth of the water is still used to heat local hotels and public buildings. This multiple geothermal use is invaluable when it comes to keeping the air clean, saving millions of kilos of CO2 every year.
3D archery course
In a splendid location amidst fruit trees and with fantastic views of the Safental, the 3D archery course is a hit when it comes to physical activity and fun.
Hot air balloon ride
A hot air balloon ride lifts the spirits and presents the Eastern Styrian hills from a different perspective.
Bad Waltersdorf and tennis – it‘s a match! The Sportaktivpark has eight outdoor and four indoor courts. It also hosts numerous national and international tournaments.