History of Health
the legend, the medicinal spring of Rogaška was made by order of Apollonius,
the Sun God. Apollonius ordered Pegasus, the winged horse, to hit the earth
between Rogatec and Sv. Križ with its hoof and open a Roitschocrene, a spring
of Rogaška, which will help people to regain their health.
analysis of the water of Rogaška had already been made by the renowned
alchemist Leonhardt Thurneysser in 1572. He found five ingredients in the
water: gold, “bergkler”, sulphur, a magnet and raging water.
Peter Zrinski was cured after drinking the water of Rogaška in the 17th
century, doctors became so fascinated that they began examining the effects of
the water. Soon afterwards they began bottling the water due to its therapeutic
effects and the first modern medicinal institution was founded in the beginning
of the 19th century.
In 1685 the
first monograph focusing on Rogaška mineral water was published. At that time,
only one similar publication existed – a monograph focusing on the Belgian Spa
permanent doctor began residing in Rogaška Slatina at the initiative of Count
Ferdinand Attems in 1804. He cooperated with renowned doctors and professors
from Graz, Vienna and Budapest.
Rogaska Slatina is today still one of the leading health resorts in Europe, known for its medicinal quality, unique healthy water and climate. Perfect destination for a health and detox retreat.