Bonds for life
Flirting has a long tradition
Soon after the foundation of the spa town Bad Gleichenberg became one of the most popular destinations in the Habsburg monarchy. Guests from all the corners of the extensive empire came for a treatment in South-Eastern Styria.
Numerous, even high-profile visitors crowded the streets of the rapidly growing town during the spa season. The guest lists from that time are testament to the high number of noble, also internationally highly esteemed guests. The lists were displayed and publicly available. Those who wanted to marry well studied the spa lists and booked their stay at a health spa precisely in Bad Gleichenberg.
Coincidental encounters at the morning drinking of the waters and further conversations at spa concerts turned into a veritable marriage market. Many a lieutenant of good family but with slender means found his rich countess here in the beautiful, venerable Bad Gleichenberg. Public guest lists may no longer exist, but even today many bonds for life are made in this popular wedding region. Be it in the gorgeous Malaind hall in Bad Gleichenberg or in the Trauteum at the church square, the region offers plenty of places to make the promise of eternal love – to the partner or maybe even to the Region Bad Gleichenberg, “the love of my life”, as the slogan says.
In the old lists of Bad Gleichenberg one can find as famous names such as Emerich Prince of of Thurn and Taxis, who built his villa here, the writer Peter Rosegger, who held readings in the club’s theatre, and even heir to the throne Franz Ferdinand and Emperor Franz Josef I.
Flirting has a long tradition in Bad Gleichenberg. As early as in the 19th century great relationships were made here. To this day, this region is a popular place to “tie the knot”.