Archduke Rudolph, Cardinal-Archbishop of Olomouc, was among the first prominent spa guests to visit Bad Ischl.
His importance in the development of using pure salt in the thermal spa cannot be overestimated. There are still reminders of him in the Rudolf fountain in Kaltenbach, which opened in 1836.
On the same site there used to stand a steam bath.
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.