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7 destinations for a wellness getaway

By: Josh Lew on Jan. 25, 2013, 5:21 p.m.
Alpentherme Gastein in winter

Photo: Alpentherme Gastein/flickr

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Modern thermal spas in Austria

Austria might not seem like a bastion of traditional medicine, but it does have a menu of world-class spas and stunning scenery to match. Some of the best Austrian alpine spas double as ski resorts during the wintertime. A handful of the most state-of-the-art spas in the world are located here, including the mountaintop Alpentherme Gastein (shown here), a spa wonderland near Salzburg with natural mineral water baths and a huge menu of treatment options. If you are looking for a holistic approach in a thoroughly modern setting, then the spas of Austria are some of the best options in the world.