The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Wildbad-Gastein
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WILDBAD-GASTEIN, vĭlt'bäd gäs'tīn, Austria, a watering-place in Gastein valley, 3,000 feet above the sea, 48 miles south of Salzburg, with thermal springs varying from 64° to 100°, and containing some salt and carbonates of magnesia and lime. The place gives the name to a treaty signed here in 1865 by the emperor of Austria and the king of Prussia, the non-observance of the terms of which led to the German War of 1866.