Franz de Paula of Wirer was, perhaps, the greatest patron and promoter of Bad Ischl.
He is considered to be the founder of the spa. The Wirer monument was unveiled on 18th July 1839 in the presence of the Wirer family. There are further reminders of his links and service to the town with Wirerstraße
and Wirerquellgasse which were both named after him.
There are around 140 monuments and memorials in Bad Ischl. From these alone it is possible to understand the immense importance of Bad Ischl as a spa, imperial and cultural town.
If you would like more information we recommend you book the "FROM MONUMENT TO MONUMENT" guided tour.