The Thermal Region of
Bad Waltersdorf - Styria

ad Waltersdorf Thermenregion


With mountains in the north and rural farmland to the south, Styria is an interesting and picturesque region.  Its best kept secret is arguably the lesser known corner in the far south east which is known as the “Styrian Thermal Spa Land”. Within Styria, and only 30 minutes due east of Graz and 90 minutes due south of Vienna, lies the thermal village of Bad Waltersdorf. It is here that Austria offers an abundance of nature’s ancient and natural healing remedy – thermal mineral spring water. In Bad Waltersdorf you can relax in the thermal water of one of the most powerful mineral springs of Austria, the Heiltherme Bad Waltersdorf and indulge yourself in the diverse massages and treatments of the Styrian Spa Treatment Centre.

Bad Waltersdorf is set in a valley with gentle hills, vineyards, meadows, woods, sunflowers and orchards which are all characteristic for this landscape. The people living in this area enjoy the rustic charm of their villages and follow their traditional customs.


Whether simple relaxation or serious rehabilitation is required The Heiltherme Bad Waltersdorf and the Styrian Spa Treatment Centre offer the international guest an affordable option for a true wellness holiday. Hot mineral water bubbles up from deep inside the earth, is cooled to 27C – 38C and fed into pools of various shapes and sizes for relaxation or water based exercise. The spa hotels and resorts of Bad Waltersdorf also offer excellent centres for holistic, medical and beauty treatments with many using organic local products.


Set in what is locally known as “the fruit bowl of Austria” this region is also rich in culture, cuisine and sporting opportunities offering interest and activities beyond the spa.

Culturally there is much to explore. Bad Waltersdorf is an ideal starting point for some fascinating day trips, from the Castle Route to the Flower Route, the Roman Wine Route to the Styrian Apple Route. As a guest of the Thermal region of Bad Waltersdorf you will enjoy discount admission to many tourist destinations in the region. The countryside and hilltops are peppered with numerous castles of historic interest - some with magnificent views and restaurants. The medieval university city of Graz lies just a few minutes to the north of the region and is a must for those with time. Untouched by war this city remains intact and is a museum in itself!

Farming is taken very seriously and cuisine in the best hotels and restaurants is of a very high standard using locally grown organic produce whenever possible. Gourmet restaurants are to be found but it is worth visiting a traditional “buschenschank” which are family owned pub like eateries where only home grown produce can be sold – wine, beer, fruit juices, bread, cheese and cold meats are typical fare.

The undulating rural countryside lends itself to a wide choice of sporting opportunities. Bad Waltersdorf has its own excellent golf course which was designed by the English architect Michael Pinner and includes Feng-Shui elements using natural inclines and challenging features to create individual character. Cycling, hiking and horse riding are all popular pastimes along specific routes and tracks of interest – with plenty of Buschenschenk to pop into for refreshments along the way.