Heal cave

Gastein Healing Cave

Invigorating and immune system stimulating

The unique climate of the Gastein healing cave offers relief for many ailments. You will certainly feel it!

The Gastein healing cave therapy has a positive effect on the immune system and grants noticeable relief of symptoms of many ailments, respiratory diseases (e.g. asthma), inflammatory rheumatic musculoskeletal diseases (e.g. ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis) and chronic pain, such as that resulting from a sports injury, for example.

It heals and relieves e.g.:

  • inflammatory rheumatic musculoskeletal diseases such as Morbus Bechterew and arthritis
  • respiratory diseases (e.g. asthma, chronic bronchitis, hay fever)
  • skin diseases such as psoriasis or neurodermatitis
  • chronic gout
  • diseases of the spinal column
  • Fibromyalgia syndrome
  • osteoporosis pain
  • chronic pain, such as that resulting from a sports injury, for example.
  • premenopausal and menopausal ailments
  • to boost the immune system

This unique cave climate is created by:

  • the natural radon content of the cave air (on average 44 kBq/m³)
  • the air temperature of ca. 37 to 41.5°C
  • the relative humidity of 70 to almost 100%

Entering the cave via train takes you about 2.5km into the mountain where your body is gently warmed. Together with the high humidity, your body achieves a higher intake of radon gas, which activates cellular metabolism with low-level radiation. This cellular self-healing and the increased production of inflammation-mediating materials leads to an overall improvement in the health of 80 to 90% of visitors to the cave.

About the healing cave’s history

The fact that special healing powers are at work inside the mountain was first noticed by construction workers in the 1940s. The Radhausberg had been used for its gold deposits long before that. In 1943, however, it was not gold that was found, but high rock and air temperatures and an extraordinary concentration of radon. The workers reported that they had lost rheumatic diseases, skin diseases or respiratory diseases after working in the mine. From 1946 on, scientific research was carried out and in 1952 the healing gallery was built for the general public. The infrastructure was continuously expanded. This was followed by modern, closed carriages, the development of new galleries, the cure gallery house and a separate railway station. At the peak of the visitor frequency in the healing cave, over 90,000 entrances were counted in one year.

Today the Gastein healing cave flourishes more than ever and grants healing and relief to thousands of patients every year. Every guest gets a customised multimodal treatment concept consisting of a treatment in the healing cave, physical treatments and accompanying training programmes. Every year studies and scientific surveys confirm the medical effect of the healing cave therapy. Today the Gastein healing cave is the biggest therapy centre worldwide for the Morbus Bechterew disease. It also achieves extraordinary success in many other indications.

If you visit Gastein for cure reasons and attach particular importance to comfort and a beautiful accommodation you will like the Landhotel Römerhof. We are located directly in Dorfgastein in the Salzburger Land and look forward to welcoming you with us!

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