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Bad Gleichenberg#

Bad Gleichenberg, Styria, municipality in the district of Feldbach, alt. 317 m, pop. 2,161, area 13.69 km2, main Styrian health resort (249,814 overnight stays) at the foot of Gleichenberg Mountain (598 m), therapy centre with thermal indoor pool (30° C, drinking and bathing cures for treatment of respiratory, stomach and circulatory diseases), office of the Economic Chamber, specialised health centre of the social insurance agency of farmers, spa park (Biedermeier), School of Tourism (hotel and catering schools), mineral water bottling, metal industry. The therapeutic carbon dioxide hot springs had already been used by the Romans. 1834 foundation of a medicinal bath (Konstantin spring); church (1845) with high altar by J. Tunner, Gleichenberg ruin (palace from the 14th century, destroyed 1945), late Biedermeier mansions, Wickenburg villa (Classicistic style); Kapfenstein castle 10 km to the east.

Literature#

A. Fuksas, Bad Gleichenberg. Geschichte eines steirischen Heilbades, 1979; idem, Bad Gleichenberg. Skizzen der Zeit, 1988.