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Paul Deutschman
August 01, 1955
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August 01, 1955

Europe's Top Watering Holes

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Baden, in scenic vineyard region near Vienna. Sulfur thermal springs for rheumatism, nervous and metabolic disorders.

Hofgastein, fed by same radioactive hot springs as Bad Gastein, but less chic and expensive, catering to Austrian families.

Bad Ischl, near Salzburg. Brine baths, salt and sulfur springs for lungs, chest and nervous ills.

Bad Gleichenberg, near volcanic mountains outside Graz. Chalybeate springs for heart, respiratory ills.

Spa, old, fashionable resort near Liege. Iron and bicarbonate waters for arthritis, heart disease. Casino.


Vichy, northwest of Lyon. Chic resort, renowned for bottled waters, specializes in liver treatment. Casino, theater, sports.

Aix-Les-Bains, on Lake Bourget in Savoy. Bathing springs for rheumatism and skin ailments. Nearby sulfur water for drinking, inhaling. Fashionable hotels, casinos and shops.

Vittel, near Nancy. Famous for dry, mellow climate. Mineral waters drunk for arthritis, obesity, gout. Casino, sports.

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