My way of relaxing in the Pannonian plains

Discover a world that was once covered by the Pannonian Sea. Relax in unique thermal waters of the Pomurje region, which will help you on your journey to health and well-being. The vast landscape along the River Mura, nestled between the gentle hills of Goričko and the wine-growing Prlekija region will open your heart and re-energise you. You can feel this openness with the locals, who will serve you local delicacies. In order to enjoy a perfect experience of the Pannonian Plains and gentle hills, make sure to go on a short trip to the surrounding areas once you finish enjoying spa treatments and good food.

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A year of celebration for Prekmurje

In 2019, Prekmurje is celebrating an important anniversary – 100 years since the annexation of this northeasternmost Slovenian region to its motherland. 17 August, the day on which this territory was given to the former Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes by way of the Paris Agreement is also a national holiday in Slovenia.

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The wealth of thermal and mineral waters

In Slovenia, you’ll be hard pressed to find as many sources of healthy thermal and mineral waters as you will in Pomurje. From black thermal and mineral water and paraffin water to CO₂-rich mineral water – all of these water types help us in their own way on our journey to well-being. Explore the world of spas in Pomurje, each of which will provide you with beneficial treatments for your body and soul.

Black water, buckwheat, and aquafun at the Terme 3000 Spa

The story of the Terme 3000 Spa is most marked by black thermal and mineral water and buckwheat. The chemical composition of the ‘black gold’ of Moravske Toplice has a positive effect on alleviating medical issues, and it is also used with much success for wellness services. The story of buckwheat, which has been cultivated in the fields of Pomurje for centuries, is present in wellness services as well as in glamping accommodation. Have unforgettable aquafun at the largest water park in Pomurje with the Aqualoop water slide, known for its acceleration that is not for the faint-hearted – this makes it one of the fastest water slides in Europe.

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Three hearts beat in Radenci

Although most Slovenians know it as a legendary alcohol-free fizzy drink, which mixes well with other drinks, the natural mineral water from Radenci also has special power when it comes to your health. Try its therapeutic effects in baths or through a drinking treatment; when frozen, it opens pores and revitalises the body before you enter a sauna.  May your heart be glad when you feel the therapeutic bubbles of the naturally present CO₂.

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‘Pirate’ holidays at the Terme Banovci Spa

If you're looking for suitable spas for a family holiday, the Terme Banovci Spa is the ideal choice. Edi the Pirate will inspire the children's imagination by revealing local mysteries and legends through various activities, which the ‘big’ kids will also be able to enjoy. You can also combine your spa holiday with a stay in the nature of Prlekija, as there is a camp located nearby, which also includes a separate nudist part.

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Paraffin treatments at the Terme Lendava Spa

Discover the positive effects of paraffin thermal water, which is the common thread of the programmes offered at the Terme Lendava Spa. Unique water with a distinctive green colour that comes from the the naturally present paraffin is beneficial for the well-being of elderly visitors, as it has a therapeutic effect on age-related afflictions. Paraffin water also plays an important role in wellness – try a paraffin bath and experience wellness with a local twist.

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Sunshine at the Bioterme Mala Nedelja Spa

Take a holiday in the nature of the Prlekija region at the Bioterme Mala Nedelja Spa. Enjoy some time in saunas and baths, where you’ll be served selected local specialities, such as canapés with the typical Prlekija tünka (meat from the lard barrel). You can make your thermal experience even better by staying in the Sun Valley – in glamping villas or tents. This spa is also committed to green mentality – the hotel is one of the recipients of the Slovenia Green Accommodation label.

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Relaxation at the Terme Vivat Spa

Take a break on the plains of Prekmurje. Visit the Terme Vivat Spa where you can enjoy wellness treatments and seek ways to achieve well-being in unique white or black thermal water. The spa is popular both for a family holiday or for sports preparations.

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Tips for short day-trips in Pomurje

Once you’ve relaxed and been revitalised, you can go exploring the immediate surroundings of Pomurje spas, where you can enjoy various experiences and see some of Pomurje’s sights.

Expano Exhibition Pavilion

Expano Exhibition Pavilion

Open the door to a miniature version of Pomurje and enter the Expano Exhibition Pavilion by Lake Sobota, where you can learn in a fun and interactive way everything you need to know about this northeasternmost region of Slovenia.

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Vinarium Panoramic Tower

Vinarium Panoramic Tower

Climb up the tower which is more than 50 metres high and watches over the Lendavske Gorice Hills. From there, you can see the landscape in four neighbouring countries – Slovenia, Austria, Hungary, and Croatia. 

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Vulkania Adventure Park

Vulkania Adventure Park

Geology is a very fun field of science. If you’re not convinced, visit the Vulkania Adventure Park, where Oli the Mole will take you on an unforgettable journey into the depths of the volcano in the Goričko Hills. You’ll also learn about other geological processes in a fun way.

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Island of Love

Island of Love

Throughout centuries, the River Mura formed a special island near Ižakovci, which the locals named Island of Love. While here, in addition the romantic landscape, you can also visit the Bürjaš Museum, a mill on the River Mura, or have some ‘pajani’ bread (toasted rye bread with garlic and ‘zaseka’ – a lard and meat spread).

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Lake Bukovnica

Lake Bukovnica

Amongst the gentle hills of Goričko, you can find Lake Bukovnica, which offers fun for adrenaline junkies who can visit the Adventure Park as well as relaxation and new energy at energy points and at Vid’s Spring.

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Castle in the Goričko Hills

Castle in the Goričko Hills

Explore the mysteries of the largest Baroque castle in Slovenia. Learn about the local handicrafts in Pomurje by visiting various workshops, taste local wines at the castle winery, and see the exhibitions. Completely unplug and stay in one of the four castle rooms for accommodation without any modern technology.

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When hunger strikes ...

... it’s time to taste typical specialities from Pomurje. Taste the traditional dessert, Gibanica Layer Cake, and try preparing it. Try something tasty in the streets of Murska Sobota or make a stop at local hospitality providers who operate under a single Pomurje brand.

Gourmet Over Mura

Gourmet Over Mura

Set out on a culinary tour of Pomurje. Visit several local providers, who will prepare world-class Pomurje culinary specialities for you.

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Sočna vilica

Sočna vilica

Slovenska ulica street in Murska Sobota known by the locals as Slovenska vilica (Slovenian fork) is renamed in summer months in Sočna vilica (juicy fork). You can stick your fork in local and other delicacies and accompany them with selected wines, beers and other creative beverages.

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Gibanica Layer Cake

Gibanica Layer Cake

One of the most recognisable dishes in Pomurje is the Gibanica Layer Cake, a dessert from Pomurje, which consists of several different layers. It is a Slovenian national culinary speciality and has been given the European Traditional Speciality Guaranteed designation. Taste it, and if you like it, try preparing it yourselves.

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