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The Spring City

Rogaska Slatina is a beautiful green town in eastern Slovenia. It is known for its curative mineral water, spa, and crystal glass. The name Rogaska Slatina literally means 'Rogatec springs', referring to a source of mineral water. The Rogaska Slatina area was inhabited in antiquity, and a Roman road led to the settlement. A document from the Archbishopric of Salzburg dating from 1141 mentions a Roman stone next to a spring in the settlement. Rogaska Slatina is a synonym for health-resort tourism in Slovenia. For centuries, the curative mineral water rich in magnesium (branded as Donat Mg), the picturesque countryside, and other local attractions have attracted visitors to the area. Roman inscriptions referring to the spa waters have been found.

Sightseeing in Rogaska Slatina

There are endless possibilities for cultural trips and discoveries in Rogaška Slatina. The parish church in the town is dedicated to the Holy Cross and belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Celje. It was built between 1864 and 1866 in a Neo-Romanesque style. Another church, next to the village of Prnek, is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. It also belongs to the Parish of Rogaška Slatina. It was built in the 17th century and contains a gold-plated altar dating to between 1650 and 1675. The rest of the internal furnishings are from the 18th and 19th centuries.

 

Biking & Hiking

Rogaska offers numerous paths and possibilities for spending quality time in nature. You can run and walk wherever your heart desires, or try out the marked trim trail featuring body fitness exercises. Forest trails are in perfect shape and suitable for Nordic walking and cycling.You can climb the Styrian highest mountain – Boč (978 m) – or Donačka gora (884 m).
You can also pick a hiking trail that will take you to the Sotla river spring on the South end of Macelj. You can discover the center of Rogaska and its surroundings using 9 marked walking trails of various difficulty levels. On the way, you can admire numerous natural and cultural sights. Rogaska's surrounding is also the perfect choice for bike lovers. Biking trails and routes will inspire each and every cyclist.

World Famous Crystal

The town is world known for its priceless crystal. Steklarna Rogaška Glassworks' rich knowledge of production and design of crystal products is supported by almost 350 years of tradition of Trebuše, Pohorje and Kozjansko regions, which used to take place in the so called »glažuta« or forest glassworks. In the 18th and 19th century there were around 14 to 17 glass smelteries in the region of Styria and the glass industry was blooming. Consequently, in the beginning of the 20th century it came to merging of the remaining glass industry units and therefore Viljem Abel, the owner of »Združene tvornice stakla« (»United glass factories«) established the glassworks, known as today's Steklarna Rogaška Glassworks, by Sveti križ in 1926. The manufacture started off with extraordinary success in 1927. In the last three decades of the previous century it attained outstanding progress and prosperity all over the world. 

Magical Trips

Rogaska Slatina is located in the region of Styria, famous for unspoilt nature, perfect green surrounding, friendly people, relaxing enviroment and magical wine paths.

What trips we reccomend?
  • Church of Mary on Sladka Gora
  • Idyllic village of Olimje
  • Ptuj and the Gothic pearl of Ptujska Gora
  • Rogatec open-air museum
  • Luxury picnic in the nature or on a tourist farm