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Tešanovci is a village located 2 km east of Moravske Toplice. Various private tourist accommodation facilities are located in the village due to its proximity to Moravske Toplice. The village is an excellent starting point for hiking and cycling tours. The surroundings are a real treat to explore. You can visit the prolific wine-growing country nearby ('Jelovškov breg' hill and Suhi Vrh), where wine taverns reign supreme with their offer of finest wines and traditional home-made cuisine. Moravske Toplice and Tešanovci are connected by a cycle path, which leads past a nostalgic wooden bridge and a rustic wooden well with a traditional archaic manual water-lifting device called the "čiga" (Eng. hoist). There is also a resting area with two wooden benches and a proper table – a neat spot for recharging.
You are kindly invited to find out more about the village through different events hosted by various local societies. The Folklore Society is particularly active. Its »mali rijtar« (Eng. the village crier) and the society's endeavours to preserve the customs and dance traditions of the local people regularly delight visitors and audiences from near and far.
The village used to be renowned for its pottery tradition, which unfortunately is not present any more.
Today the village also harbours a domestic chocolaterie, the Doživljajsko-turistični center Oaza zdravja (The 'Oasis of Health' Adventure Tourism Centre), as well as the seat of the Public Utility, and the seat of the Intermunicpal Inspectorate and Public Order Office of the Municipality of Moravske Toplice.
Local societies are responsible for 'keeping the beat' of the community alive and well. They also stage regular recreational and leisure activities, such as the annual Prešeren Hike in February in honour of France Prešeren – the national poet of Slovenia.
A memorial park, dedicated to Josip Benko – a Tešanovci native and influential industrialist and politician in Prekmruje during the interwar period, graces the village centre. The bust in memory of the revered local personality is the work of Lendava-based sculptor Ferenc Kirárly. The village of Tešanovci is also the birthplace of Geza Erniša, M.A. (b. 1952), The Right Reverend Bishop of the Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Slovenia.
Automobiles : If you should travel from the direction of Maribor and/or Ljubljana, take the A1-motorway and continue in the direction of Murska Sobota/Lendava/Budimpešta (A5). Be sure to choose the exit Gančani-Moravske Toplice.
If you should travel from the direction of Vienna through Graz, travel along the Graz–Maribor motorway and choose the exit to Bad Radkserbug a few kilometres before reaching Šentilj. Follow the route to Murska Sobota and be sure to continue travelling in the direction of Martjanci, which will lead you to Moravske Toplice.
If you should travel from the direction of Budapest, be sure to follow the A7-motorway until you reach the junction near the village of Letenye. Leave the motorway by accessing the M70-highway and continue in the direction of Ljubljana. Access the A5-highway at the Hungarian village of Pince and continue travelling in the direction of Ljubljana. Be sure to choose the exit Gančani-Moravske Toplice.
If you should travel from the direction of Zagreb, travel along the A4-motorway in the direction of Budapest. Take the exit for Čakovec and follow the signs for Mursko Središče.
GPS Northing (N) : 46,6804
GPS Easting (E) : 16,2463