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Radon thermal spring in the Gastein healing caves

Uniquely warm radon gallery for your health vacation

Rainwater seeped-away deep into the earth’s interior thousands of years ago heats up and flows out as thermal water on the foot of the Graukogel in Bad Gastein from the 17 springs (or directly from the mountain). It is 46 °C, enriched with natural radon and has a particularly vitalizing effect on the human body. The radon thermal steam baths in the Gastein healing caves are excellent for health, help with respiratory problems and also with digestive troubles.

We are your competent partner for your cure in Bad Hofgastein. The radon healing gallery in Gastein is unique worldwide and yields best cure results.

What are the Gastein healing caves?

The Gastein healing gallery is inside a cave about 12 km from the hotel. You go there either by car yourself or, for a small fee, with the healing gallery minibus that picks you up at the hotel and brings you back after.

Live naturally and free of pain: The Gastein healing caves therapy can help you, too – in a purely natural manner. 80-90% of all healing gallery patients showing certain indicators benefit from the thermal radon treatments. The body’s own second messengers of healing and anti-inflammation are activated.

But what is radon?

Radon is a natural, radioactive noble gas. It is odorless and colorless, enters your body through respiration and the skin. The usual way to experience radon: Take a radio bath or an inhalation in the form of a steam bath. There it stimulates cell metabolism, stimulates the repair performance of cells and, additionally, creates pain-relieving substances. It fully breaks down in the body after around 3 hours.

Long-lasting alleviation of pain (up to 9 months) and a distinct reduction of medication intake (up to a year) in case of diseases of the musculoskeletal system (such as, e.g., Bekhterev’s disease) are documented. Respiratory and skin diseases, too, are responsive to stabilization of the immune system through radon therapy.

Do you have any questions? Contact us – we are your competent partner for the Gastein cure. Being a certified hiking hotel, you get to combine your health vacation with a hiking vacation as exercise feels really good.

Our cure offers

relaxing in the Gastein healing caves
healing caves of Gastein

The most important indicators for a healing gallery therapy:

  • Musculoskeletal diseases
    ankylosing spondylitis or spondyloarthropathies, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, chronic gout, psoriatic arthritis, spinal syndromes, rheumatism (non-inflammatory pain), fibromyalgia syndrome, osteoporosis pain, neuralgia, polyneuropathy, sports injuries, sarcoidosis
  • Respiratory diseases
    Chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma, chronic sinusitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hay fever
  • Skin disorders 
    psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, delayed wound healing, scleroderma

    Note: The radon tunnel therapy is also worthwhile for menopausal symptoms, for general prophylaxis and immune stabilization.

How it all began...

In earlier centuries, gold and silver mining were decisive for the wealth in Gastein Valley. Attempts to reactivate gold mining were made in the 1940s. Instead of the hoped-for-gold, hot water vapor containing radon was found, heating the gallery corridors above 40 °C.
Miners realized that their rheumatic ailments were gone, triggering scientific studies. The discovery: The high temperatures, the humidity and the radon content of the air had healing powers!

Cure operations in the Gastein healing caves started in the early 50s. Countless people have since found alleviation via gallery therapy while on cure in Bad Hofgastein.