Health and well-being can be seen as the 21st century?s most important topic. As a result of demographic changes, our health-conscious society is beginning to place ever more importance on the benefits of relaxation, physical health and enjoyment. Many of Styria?s regions have natural landscape and cultural regions at their disposal, both of which provide excellent potential for the valorization of health tourism. Certain regions have been focusing on health and wellness tourism for a long time and in recent years, more and more regions all over Austria have been following this trend and setting up infrastructures focusing on health tourism.The main focus of this thesis is the comparison of four Austrian regions, namely the Styrian volcano region, Styrian Krakau, Pölstal valley, and Bad Kleinkirchheim. The comparison will analyze commonalities among these regions as well as their unique qualities. Landscape-related ecology is a deciding factor in the success of regions focusing on wellness tourism as this success is directly impacted by the landscape?s natural beauty or lack thereof.To ensure that regional characteristics are not disregarded, it is essential to classify the regions according to different regional categories. The definition of these four categories is based on characteristics previously identified by RegioSana. Depending on a region?s characteristics and focus in regards to health science, it can therefore be defined as a balance, exercise, spa or health region.