A regal holiday in the imperial town
Bad Ischl - imperial history meets a modern spirit of the times
It is not without good reason that the Habsburg family elected the spa town of Bad Ischl with its fantastic surrounding area as the spot for an imperial summer retreat in the 19th century. For the imperial couple Bad Ischl was already synonymous with relaxation and tranquillity.
Around Bad Ischl
It's usually the little things that fill our heart with happiness. These include, for example a view over largely untouched nature in the Salzkammergut tourist region, the culinary treats that await you here at the Goldener Ochs or the leisurely strolls through the lanes of the imperial town in the heart of the Salzkammergut tourist region.
Naturally the idyllic holiday resort offers all kinds of sporting activities in both the summer and winter. However, anyone who prefers things a bit more relaxed on holiday is also in just the right place in the Salzkammergut tourist region.
The spa town
Austria's oldest salt water pool is in Bad Ischl. This health spa has been world famous since Emperor Franz Josef and Empress Elisabeth spent their summer months here. Bad Ischl's salt water treatment attracts people from all over the world, even Austria's Emperors have trusted in the baths and drinking cures with salt water. The spa town of Bad Ischl with its salt water, sulphur and mud baths became famous due to Archduchess Sophie, who spent time in Bad Ischl in convalescence after several miscarriages. She was convinced that the treatment in Bad Ischl significantly contributed to her finally being able to give birth to the so-called "salt princes", Emperor Franz Josef and his brothers.
A long tradition
On a holiday in Bad Ischl you have the opportunity to discover this region with a long tradition as a health spa town with all your senses: wildly romantic mountains, diverse flora and fauna, sophisticated culture and lakes in drinking water quality and an exceptionally charming variety of culture on offer - that and much more awaits you in the Salzkammergut tourist region.