Once upon a time… The eponym “Walter von der Traisen”
Back in the 12th century, as the nobleman Walter von der Traisen was making his way from the Lower Austrian Traisental over to East Styria, there was no thermal spa yet, but “Walthers-Dorf” was founded later in his honor. The village boasted three springs in the Middle Ages and put a great deal of effort into protecting them. Even back then, people appreciated the region’s special waters. Today, the “Walther Spring” in the village center reminds us of its namesake.
The spa village between Hartberg and Fürstenfeld in Styria has its roots in a long history. The Celts and Romans settled in the rolling hills. Multiple Roman stone ruins, which can be explored in the small Roman museum near the parish church, help give us an idea of what the settlements were like.