A text I am studying has two uses of geht es ... um as follows.

Bei einer Kur geht es um die Gesundheit.


Mittlerweile geht es im All um die wissenschaftliche Forschung.

Why is bei the preposition in the first and in the preposition in the second?

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    bei einer Kur / im All
    – Olafant
    Commented Nov 14, 2019 at 20:24

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The difference is the subject, not the usage of "geht es um". "All" has a spatial component, as it translates to "universe" or "outer space". "Kur" is not a location, thus a causal preposition is used.

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    Exactly the information I needed. Thank you.
    – user40290
    Commented Nov 16, 2019 at 2:00

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