Discover Germany, Issue 29, August 2015

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Living tranquility A treatment centre with state-of-the-art medical equipment, a four star hotel situated in architecturally stunning buildings and a health spa with a sauna area make DAS KURHAUS Bad Gleichenberg one of the most beautiful and competent health facilities in Austria. TEXT: JULIKA HĂœTHER | PHOTOS: PRESS IMAGES

Situated 60 kilometres southeast of the capital Graz with its international airport, the historical spa town Bad Gleichenberg comprises of 20 hectares of parks, picturesque old buildings, a brand new main square and two golf courses, amongst other things. Surrounded by the softly sloping hills of Southeast Styria, it offers visitors everything they require to recuperate and reach a state of lasting well-being. The newly constructed KURHAUS houses the four-star hotel and the health spa where tranquility is not merely a slogan but an everyday reality. Neither an animation programme nor water slides disturb the perfectly peaceful atmosphere. Guests can relax, take a step back from their busy

lives back home and recuperate amidst the beautiful setting of the English-style spa gardens. The large glass panels and the stone and wood elements that dominate the building create a seamless connection to nature outside. A diverse team of general practitioners, physiotherapists, dermatologists, pulmonologists and masseurs, as well as other highly qualified health care professionals, look after guests on a daily basis. In addition, the spa and the cold chamber offer relief for numerous medical conditions. In fact, the natural spa in Bad Gleichenberg has been used as a healing treatment for more than 180 years. The brine won from

these spas is used to treat respiratory diseases, skin disorders such as psoriasis and atopic eczema as well as muscular-skeletal and locomotor system problems. Treatments for children with their chaperones are available during the summer months and dedicated burnout prevention programmes are available all year round. Apart from traditional methods, new forms of treatment such as autohemotherapy for arthrosis patients ensure guests’treatments at KURHAUS are as good as they get. The cold chamber, which patients visit following a medical check-up for three minutes at a time, relieves pain, has an anti-inflammatory effect, releases tension in the muscles and activates the immune system. At minus 110 degrees Celsius, it can improve vitality, general well-being, sleep, physical ability and speed up regeneration. The tranquil atmosphere, stunning setting and excellent medical treatments guarantee a stay at the KURHAUS Bad Gleichenberg will have a positive lasting effect on body and soul. www.daskurhaus.at

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