Situated in the gently, rolling hills of the Styrian thermal region lies Bad Waltersdorf at 290m above sea level with 2,023 inhabitants. The village is easily and quickly reached using the A2 Autobahn (65km - Graz and 120km - Vienna).
The area around Bad Waltersdorf was populated and cultivated by Celtic settlers over 2500 years ago. Still today people discover Celtic and Roman remains during excavations. Bad Waltersdorf was named a market town in 1928 due to its history of agriculture and industry. In 1975, drilling was started to reach the thermal springs. The village quickly realised the opportunities of this heated water and put it to good use. It began in 1981 as the first east Austrian village to use geothermal heating in its school, kindergarten, open-air swimming pool and also in people's private houses. In 1984, a public thermal healing spa was opened. From this time on an effective tourism plan was developed, which led to the market community in 1989 renaming the cure location, Bad Waltersdorf.
Bad Waltersdorf as a small village has sought to preserve its rural character. In 2002, Bad Waltersdorf was awarded first place in the National Floral Competition, in the category "Most Beautiful Market" and in 2003 it was through the "Entente Florale" competition voted the most beautiful flower village in Europe.
The rural charm sets the tone in this area. Peace and friendliness which have shaped the landscape are also found in the people that you may encounter here.