|Bundesland: Oberösterreich||Upper Austria|
The health and bi-seasonal resort Bad Goisern is situated at an elevation of 504 m in the valley of the river Traun near the southeastern tip of the lake Hallstätter See in the southern Salzkammergut region (Lake District) of Upper Austria. The earliest mentions of the name date back to around 1250 (Gebisharn); the modern name Goisern was used as early as 1669. An iodine-sulphur spring was discovered in 1874 and since then is in use for bathing and drinking cures for the treatment of skin and joint problems. In 1931 Goisern was recognised as a climatic spa. The status of a market town was awarded in 1952. The predicate Bad (Spa) was added to the name in 1955. On 26 June 2008 the municipal council of Bad Goisern decided to change the official name of the municipality to Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee. This was confirmed by a decision of the government of Upper Austria on 25 August 2008.