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Bad Goisern#

Bad Goisern, Upper Austria, market town in the district of Gmunden, alt. 500 m, pop. 6,949, area 112.47 km2, health and winter resort in the Traun Valley in the Salzkammergut lake district, iodine-sulphur spring (incidentally discovered in 1874, bathing and drinking cures for treatment of skin and joint problems), therapeutic indoor pool, spa park, therapy home of the Upper Austrian social and health insurance agency, Protestant boarding school and adult education centre, Catholic nursing home, Stephaneum boarding school of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (LaSalle), local history museum with landler museum (landler = traditional dance of Alpine Austria and Bavaria), Konrad Deubler room, Salzkammergut lumberjack museum; bi-seasonal tourism (206,665 overnight stays), gravel industry, production of electrodes, smalls, spectacles, small-trade production of climbing boots (Goiserer boots), storage power plant Steeg (built 1910, capacity 42 megawatts) operated by the Energie AG Oberoesterreich; Chorinsky gorge with concrete dam (1814). Protestants have formed a large portion of the population since the 16th century, town called "Bad" (spa) since 1955, late Gothic parish church (1487, enlarged 1835-1837) with late Gothic statuary and neo-Gothic main altarpiece by L. Kupelwieser; in St. Agatha, late Gothic Calvary church with Baroque high altar (Calvary from 1715); Stations of the Cross path between Bad Goisern and St. Agatha with late Baroque figures; Protestant church (1813-1816); historic mill ("Anzenaumuehle", approximately 1600, with open-air museum).