After the Graz physician Dr. Werlé had alerted him the healing properties of the springs in the 19th century, the Styrian governor Count Mathias Constantin Capello Graf von Wickenburg, in 1849, systematically set up the place to allow visitors to use the local healing springs. For the first ''season'' 1837 more than 118 guests come to relax in the new spa. Bad Gleichenberg quickly became the luxury resort of the whole monarchy. Here the European aristocracy and prominent personalities lodged quarters in the noble hotels. Noble accommodations, soothing treatments and entertainment at daily concerts made only for benevolence. In the so-called "Green Salon", the 20-hectare spa park, Countess Emma von Wickenburg planted numerous exotic trees and shrubs. Even today, guests from near and far enjoy these historically grown biodiversity of the green lung of the remodeled Bad Gleichenberg, that also shines with a completely restored main square, since 2015. The medical facilities of the health resort are among the most modern in Austria. Especially the treatment of the respiratory tract and the skin counts, thanks to the local healing springs, to the great figureheads of the health resort Bad Gleichenberg.