The town belongs to the political district of Steyr-Land. The town centre which lies on a plateau with the approx. 34ha large Spa Park is surrounded by the gentle hills of the foothills of the Alps with a magnificent view of the mountain peaks of the Kalkalpen National Park.
>>Hall<< was first mentioned in documents in the 12th century and was granted market rights in 1287 as a flourishing artisan settlement. After the element of iodine was discovered in the springs in the Sulzbach, today’s Tassilo spring (3 salters were already mentioned in the Charter of Kremsmünster Abbey by Tassilo III, Duke of Bavaria), the first baths were opened in 1829 in Bad Hall thus laying the foundations for today’s health care facilities. In 1855, Bad Hall became the Upper Austrian provincial spa. The natural iodine saline springs have allowed it to develop into a popular tourism centre. In the year 2001, this prosperity continued with the granting of town privileges and Bad Hall had further success with the Upper Austrian Garden Show in 2005.
DESCRIPTION OF THE TOWN
Bad Hall with its special flair is a town for the whole year! Guests, visitors and townspeople alike can find here a unity of community, culture, health and sport. The picturesque town centre with its inviting shops, inns, restaurants, bars, pavement cafés and beer gardens, the varied programme of events which includes operettas and musical festivals, cabaret performances, concerts and dance evenings provide variety and a happy atmosphere. The spacious Spa Park with its salt graduation pavilion and the Eurotherme Mediterrana is a wellness oasis for everyone with a lot of recreational value. As a spa town Bad Hall offers scientifically proven iodine saline therapies for the cardio-vascular system, joints, respiratory system and the eyes.
Museum Forum Hall – 3 museums under one roof: folklore-handicrafts-entrance doors with an annual special exhibition, Margarethen chapel, the town parish church, Gustav-Mahler-memorial, tours of the town and tours through the Spa Park for groups of more than 5 people are available on request.
Eurotherme Mediterrana, Parkbad-Under-Trees outdoor swimming pool, Duke Tassilo18- hole golf course, tennis courts, children’s play areas, marked walking and cycle paths, Nordic walking and running trails, excursions, horse drawn carriage rides, listening library, concerts and events according to the events calendar.
- Inhabitants: 4.795
- Area: 13 km²
- Altitude (from): 388m ASL
- Altitude (to): 388m ASL
- Longitude: 14.2088
- Latitude: 48.0326
From the West: via A1 motorway (exit Sattledt)
Kremsmünster - Rohr - Bad Hall
From the East: via A1 motorway (exit Strengberg/Haag)
Via Linz/station to Rohr in the Kremstal valley
bus service to Bad Hall