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Rogaška Slatina – a spring of health and relaxation

The Rogaška Slatina health resort with its centuries-long tradition is one of the oldest and most important health resorts in Slovenia and Europe. Today Rogaška Slatina offers authentic experiences, local gastronomic delights, established medical services and of course a wide range of accommodation facilities.

Unspoiled nature, beautiful forest trails and proximity to various historical attractions will surely satisfy those who want to spend their leisure time actively.

Excavations and a Roman road which led from Lemberg, passing through Rogatec to Celeia and Petovium prove that already the Celts and Romans knew the region of Rogaška Slatina. The healing powers of water were known even before the first written testimony by many locals and also travellers, who spread the news about the magical healing powers of the water throughout Štajerska and further on. The first written testimony dates back to 1572, when the famous alchemist from Frankfurt, Lenhardt Thurneysser, published in his work Pison the first mineral water analysis from one of the springs not far from the Church of the Holy Cross. Today many believe that the springs were discovered by a Croatian ban Peter Zrinjski, one of the most powerful land owners in Europe in that period. In 1665 he was suppose to be hunting in the area of Rogaška Slatina. He suffered from kidney failure so the local farmers told him to drink from the spring in the forest, near the Church of the Holy Cross. Zrinjski’s health miraculously improved and along with it brought fame to the so called holy-cross mineral water.

At the beginning of the 20th century, in 1908, under the leadership of a geologist and a spring inspector from Karlovy Vary, Dr. J. Knetta, the most mineralised water was found and named Donat. Due to the high content of magnesium DONAT MG is a unique healing mineral water, which helps prevent and cure metabolic diseases.

In Rogaška Slatina you will find a number of health and wellness providers that are trying to fulfil the vision of the leading resort in Slovenia.

Rogaška Slatina boasts a centuries-long glassworks tradition. Steklarna Rogaška d. d. is one of the leading manufacturers of crystal products in the world, in its field the Rogaška trademark ranks at the highest level both in price, quality as well as in innovation regarding the form of products.