With 39° in Vienna, it was about time for my next escape from the heat and the city – cold thermal water here I come!
It took me about 45 minutes by train from Vienna Central Station to Bad-Fischau-Brunn and then it´s just a 5 to 10 minutes walk to the thermal bath. It might not look as grand as the Themalbad Bad Vöslau from the outside but also looks back on a long history which started with the Romans who already knew about the vitalizing power of the Fischauer mineral water.
In 1872 the foundations stone for today’s bath was laid and in 1898 bought by Erzherzog Rainer who had it extended to today´s size in 1899. The green-yellow wooden cabins are cultural remains of the K & K times. Back then there was a women and a men pool – today everyone may swim wherever he or she wants to….
The Fischauer Thermalbad remained under the ownership of the Habsburg family until 1992 when the municipal of Bad Fischau bought it. It´s the perfect place to spend a hot summer day in cold water, lying under old trees and feeling the old Sommerfrische flair and charm.
Photos and short film sequences are taken with my phone.