Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Negova is a picturesque village which lies on the edge of the hilly Slovenske gorice. It was already populated during the Stone Age and the Bronze Age. The village was first mentioned in 1106 under the name Negoinzelo and in the year 1265 as Negowe. The area of Negova has rich cultural and natural heritage. The most important sights are the castle Negova, the Church of Virgin Mary, sacred signs, a plague, a pillory stone and more. Among the natural heritage belongs the Negova lake, many ponds, which are remains of lakes and mineral springs in the Scavnica valley. The castle of Negova was first mentioned in the year 1425 as vest Negav. The castle is divided into three parts, which are the front part, the new part and the old part. The first owner of the castle with surroundings was the family Spanheim. Near the castle is located interesting herb garden Negova. Negova lake is situated southeast from the village Negova. On the lake we can see the white water lily and a rare water nut. Negova is recognized by many famous people, such as Ivan Kramberger, politician and benefactor, Anton Trstenjak, psychologist, theologian, anthropologist, philosopher, graphologist and Matej Slekovec, historian and theologian.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Rogaška Slatina

Rogaska Slatina is a famous spa town, which is located in the east of Slovenia, on the border with Croatia. It is one of the oldest and most important tourist destinations in Slovenia. Development of the place was always connected with mineral water springs, which are Donat, Styria and Tempel. These were mentioned in the written sources already in the Middle Ages. A major role in the development of tourism had the Count Ferdinand Attems, who was the founder of the spa. The main buildings in the classical style were made in the 19th century. The most famous building is the Grand Hotel Rogaska, which hosted many famous people. In this hotel we can see a crystal hall, which is one of the most beautiful representative halls in Slovenia. Near the spa complex is on a small hill located a neoromanesque church of saint Ana, which was renovated by the plans of the famous architect Plecnik. In the warmer months is the centre of the happening the Zdraviliski square, where are taking place various events, which attracts many foreign and local visitors. Beside the spa is Rogaska Slatina also known by the glass industry. In the nearness of the town we can visit the cactus collection, the Junez home and many other.