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Location: Šmarješke Toplice (Europe)
 
Location: Šmarješke Toplice (Slovenia)

About Šmarješke toplice...

Coming to Šmarješke Toplice, you will find yourself entering a world of vineyards, meadows, forests, legends, and above all a world where the embrace of thermal water relaxes you and the warm smile of hospitable locals makes you feel welcome, while having a taste of their local wine.

The Šmarješke Toplice area 50 years ago was that of a distinctively rural one. Nowadays only a few farms remain, merely as a form of a supplementary activity. Perfectly settled vineyards are located in the hills, where hardworking hands make sure the best Cviček wine is produced. Our beekeepers are also something our community/municipality takes pride in. Besides a few tradesmen, the progress of the industry is also on the rise.more

In broader Slovenian space the Šmarješke Toplice municipality is especially known for its spa tourism, the centre of which is one of Slovenia's most modern thermal centres. Staying in touch with the nature directly, you can enjoy a vast majority of sport activities and different experiences.  The rich cultural and historical heritage can be seen in various archaeological findings as well as in diverse sacral and ethnological legacy.

Source: TIC Šmarješke Toplice

Nature

Šmarješke Toplice municipality is located in the area where Dinaric valley, plains and plateaus clutch with Pannonia hills and plains. The juncture reflects in thermal springs, diverse stoneware and surfaces, waters, diverse soil and vegetation, climate characteristics, exploiting soil and even in the cultural view. The municipal area is surrounded by numerous watercourses. In the southern part that is the river Krka and the streams Toplica and Zavetrščica, whereas in the northern part Laknica. In the central part the biggest stream called Radulja paves its way through the narrow gorge. A lot of springs, among which also numerous of those with drinking water, disappear several times.

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Fun & sports

In broader Slovenian space the Šmarješke Toplice municipality is especially known for its spa tourism, the centre of which is one of Slovenia's most modern thermal centres. Staying in touch with the nature directly, you can enjoy a vast majority of sport activities and different experiences.

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History & culture

There are only ruins of walls’ rims over the Radulja bend left to show there was a castle here once. In the near proximity there is a former castle manor house with the outbuildings.

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Other

One of the most important nature's gifts in the municipality is definitely thermal water. It is the basis for development of the spa tourism that began in 1792 when the first records of Jezerske Toplice (Šmarješke Toplice Spas back then) were published. Šmarješke toplice was known already in the prehistoric era. The thermal spring has a temperature from 32 to 34°C and has a healing effect on coronary diseases, rheumatism and neurosis.

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