Radon Gallery in the Gastein Valley in Austria © Gasteiner Kur-, Reha- und Heilstollen Betriebsges.m.b.H.

Radon Gallery - The Gastein Heilstollen

Health and energy from the mountains of Gastein

Radon gallery in Gastein
Sofas in the radon gallery

The perfect interplay of radon. warmth and humidity make the Gastein Heilstollen radon gallery the most effective natural therapy for the treatment of rheumatic complaints. 2 kilometers removed from the daylight, we encounter pleasant heat ranging from 37 to 41.5 degrees Celsius, high humidity between 70 and 100 percent, along with high natural radon levels in the air. Sustained pain relief and reduced need for medications are at the forefront of benefits for guests of the radon galleries. The success rate is close to 90 percent.

The climate of the Gastein Heilstollen radon gallery is unique worldwide and activates the cell’s own repair systems. Messenger substances which promote healing and reduce inflammation are boosted. An immunological balance sets in. Aside from alleviating pain, the therapy is an outstanding means to maintain good health and strengthen the immune system.

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From Gold to Good Health

Entrance to the gallery
Relaxation in the gallery

Originally they were looking for gold when they began working the Paselstollen mine. But instead, they discovered the most effective natural therapy for the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal complaints. Though a therapy program in the galleries is also recommended for diseases of the respiratory system and skin as well.

The effects of Gastein Heilstollen therapy

  • Pain relief – sustained, on average, for 9 months
  • building upon this, a reduced need for medications
    - lasting for up to 1 year
  • resulting in an increased quality of life.

Optimal therapeutic success is attained through the interaction of 3 levels of treatment, pain relief, movement and training. Above all in coping with chronic diseases of the musculoskeletal system – when conventional methods have reached their limits – radon therapy is the preferred natural treatment form.

The Gastein Heilstollen is the world’s biggest therapy center for Bechterew’s disease, with around 3,000 patients suffering from this disease participating in therapy annually. Current scientific studies at renowned international universities, have documented the long-lasting therapy successes.

What conditions can be treated?

Beginning of treatment
Exact diagnosis
Treatment in the radon gallery

1. Musculoskeletal complaints

  • Morbus Bechterew, spondyloarthropy
  • Chronic polyarthritis (rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Arthroses (also polyarthrosis of the fingers)
  • Chronic gout
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Spinal symptoms and soft-tissue rheumatism 
    (non-inflammatory pain conditions of the tendons
    and muscles)
  • Fibromyalgia syndrome
  • Osteoporosis pain
  • Neuralgias, polyneuropathy
  • Consequences of sports injuries
  • Sarcoidosis

2. Respiratory complaints

  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Hay fever

3. Skin complaints

  • Psoriasis vulgaris
  • Neurodermatitis
  • Delayed wound healing
  • Scleroderma

This therapy is also worthwhile in  dealing with  menopause symptoms, as a general prophylactic and to stabilize the immune system..

(Univ. Prof. Dr. Markus Ritter, 2008)

What are the contraindications?

Pregnancy, untreated hyperthyroidism, acute claustrophobia, cancers in the first year after completing therapy. If suffering from severe cardiovascular or renal complaints, we strongly recommend consulting your personal doctor.


Gastein Heilstollen
Heilstollenstraße 19
5645 Böckstein
Tel.: +43 6434 3753 0
Fax: + 43 6434 3753 566

Opening times and prices can be found in the Gastein Card catalog.