From Marcus Antonius Primus to the von Pettau family
One of the youngest spas in Slovenia is located close to Slovenia’s oldest town, full of stories of the past: from ancient Poetovio and the famous Roman general Marcus Antonius Primus, to the Von Pettau family who built imposing Ptuj Castle above the town. Here the winter is driven away by “kurenti” – one of Slovenia’s most interesting ethnological curiosities.
Awakening traditions of pleasure The Thermal Park (4,200 m2 of pools and numerous water attractions) and the Valens Augusta Wellness Centre pamper guests of the Grand Hotel Primus, the apartments and chalets and the modern campsite. The tradition of bathing in Ptuj dates back to Antiquity, when patrician Romans visited the thermae or baths. There were also baths in medieval Ptuj, while in the 19th century the townsfolk made use of a bathing place on the river Drava. A century later, when Ptuj had been without public baths for a long time, it was decided to bore into the earth once again. On that occasion thermal water bubbled to the surface, today a source of new forms of pampering. The young spa revives Roman traditions!
Banishing rheumatism and other problems Thermo-mineral water offers relief from rheumatic diseases and following injuries to or operations on the locomotor system. Many therapeutic programmes contribute to a better feeling of wellbeing.
- Grand Hotel Primus****, 30 single rooms and 75 double rooms, 11 suites and 3 luxury suites - apartment village***, 56 apartments of various sizes for up to 6 people - chalets***, 20 rooms equipped like hotel rooms - campsite****, 120 pitches for tents, caravans and campers, 25 holiday chalets for 4 people
The right choice for those who wish to travel through time - old town, young spa, stories of a glorious past Stroll through the oldest town in Slovenia and allow yourself to be enchanted by the Middle Ages, kurenti and other curiosities. Try the biggest water slides in Slovenia and relax among the attractions of the Thermal Park with its 12 pools. Enjoy the culture of bathing just like the Ancient Romans.
Natural resources, symptoms and services :
Natural healing resources Natural thermo-mineral water – sodium-hydrogencarbonate, slightly alkaline, oligomineral natural thermal water (3 boreholes, temperature 39–54°C).
Indications - degenerative rheumatism - injuries and operations to the locomotor system
- pools with thermo-mineral water - Finnish sauna with chromotherapy, extreme Finnish sauna, aroma sauna, mud sauna, salt sauna, ice cave - massage (traditional massage, aroma massage, sport massage, Japanese massage, hot stone massage, massage with herbal bundles, foot and palm reflexology, anti-stress head and neck massage, etc.) - facial care - hand and foot care - Watqi deep relaxation in thermal water - activity programme (Fitness – KINESIS, Yoga, Tibetan exercises, ALB exercises (for abdominals, legs and buttocks)
rheumatic diseases, neurological diseases, neurotic disorders, metabolic diseases, injuries to the locomotor system
Recreation and entertainment : Thermal park with 4,200 m2 of water surfaces: - fitness studio - organised sports programme - tennis, beach volleyball, and basketball courts - mini-golf, boules, table tennis - golf (18-hole course) - walking paths - cycling - horse riding - rafting, sailing, rowing - go-cart track - hot-air ballooning - sports airfield
Excursion signposts : Ptuj, wine cellar archives with the oldest Slovene wine from 1917, imposing castle above the city cultural and historical sights in the immediate vicinity: Mithraic temple, Dominican and Minorite monasteries Haloze winegrowing hills offer numerous possibilities for excursions and picnics, Ptujska gora with its pilgrimage church, a pearl of Slovene Gothic panoramic flights with balloons or light planes from the airport in Moškanjci
- Gemina XIII Club - conference rooms - visits to cultural and historical sights of interest in the town and the museum in Ptuj Castle - wine tasting at Ptujska Klet - Castles Route - Wine Routes