According to a legend, the medicinal spring of Rogaška was created by the order of Apollo, God of the Sun. He ordered the winged horse Pegasus to stamp the earth between Rogatec and Sv. Križ with its hoof and open a Roitschocrene, a spring of Rogaška, which would help people regain their health.
The first analysis of the water of Rogaška was made by the renowned alchemist Leonhardt Thurneysser in 1572, who discovered the healing properties of this mineral water.
After the miraculous healing of the Croatian vicegerent Petar Zrinski in the 17th century, who suffered from liver disease, 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 mineral water.
The first 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.
To this day Rogaska Slatina is one of the leading health resorts in Europe, known for its medicinal quality, unique mineral water and climate. It is a perfect destination for a health and detox retreat.