From the same language that brought us einfahrt, Bad Gastein also means something different than it sounds
like in English. Bad is German for bath and this one, located in Austria, is one of the most unique in the world.
The baths, just an hour from Salzburg, are located deep within the mountain of a local ski resort. While snow bunnies are frolicking on the slopes,
spa monkeys take an underground train 2.5 kilometers into the heart of the mountain where they encounter a very unique
environment. The interior is rich in Radon gas and, thanks to geothermals, heated to temperatures that reach up
to 106 degrees Fahrenheit. Combined with humidity levels of nearly 100%, the tunnels of Bad Gastein are Mother Nature’s most perfect sauna.
European troglodytes have been frequenting these tunnels for hundreds of years to ward off such ailments as muscle
fatigue, rheumatic illnesses, respiratory diseases, chronic pain, and joint infections. No word if the spa
actually cures its juvenile namesake of bad gas.