Placewith more than 400 years of tradition is one of the oldest and largest slovenian spas.
Breathtaking historic buildings, renovated park, a unique natural mineral water Donat Mg, a world famous Rogaška Glassworks and cosmetics factory Kozmetika Afrodita are the main features by which Rogaška Slatina is recognizable worldwide.
The legend of the Rogaška springs originates in the 17th century. Apollo, the healing and sun god, stopped the winged horse Pegasus as he was about to fly to Mount Parnassus with words: "Don't fly to the sinful Parnassus! There is nothing but lies and vanity there. Here is the source of health and true divine power. Instead of Hippocrene, drink Roitschocrene, the Rogaška spring in front of you!"
Archaeological remains and the Roman road which connected Celeia and Petovium provide evidence that even the Celts and the Romans were familiar with the Rogaška Slatina area.
In 1665, Peter Zrinski, one of Europe's mightiest rulers of his time, recovered after drinking mineral water from Rogaška Slatina. An event quickly spread the fame of this healing water.
Selling of bottled mineral water began. A number of analyzes of water had been made. The most important was published in 1685, a monograph "Roitschocrene," which was also published in german language. Already in 1804 the first doctor was stationed in the spa.
In the golden age of Rogaška Slatina many royal families, nobles and other hotshots of the time were guests of spa. Family Habsburg, Bonaparte, Hohenzollern, Obrenovic, Karađorđević are just a few of them.
In 1908 they founda new source of mineral water, which was highly mineralized. They named it Donat.
Between two World Wars Rogaška Slatina was the most important and modern spa and touristic recreation center in Yugoslavia.
After the end of World War II, although in need of renovation, carefully nurtured tradition of world-class spas and health facilities.