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Spa Olimia

A spa in the dreamy village of Podčetrtek (Windisch Landsberg) was the inspiration for this book. The municipality consists of 26 villages and hamlets and is located in the historical region of Lower Styria (Lower Styria)

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1<br />

THE IDEA<br />

A spa in the dreamy village of Podčetrtek (Windisch Landsberg)<br />

was the inspiration for this book. The municipality consists<br />

of 26 villages and hamlets and is located in the historical<br />

region of Lower Styria (Lower Styria)


PREFACE<br />

Visitors to the spa <strong>Olimia</strong> soon realize that<br />

the management is following a completely<br />

new approach. If one dwells as a guest in<br />

the spa and health oasis, you will be surprised<br />

by the personal attention and the high<br />

level of comfort.<br />

<strong>Olimia</strong> is not comparable with other health<br />

and leisure facilities and the management is<br />

working hard to further expand this difference.<br />

The proximity to the visitors is a top<br />

priority in all areas of the spa. There is a permanent<br />

change of claims and expectations<br />

from our regular visitors. Therefore we are<br />

subject to a continuous learning process to<br />

adapt to the new challenges and create the<br />

surroundings, which everybody expects.<br />

The spa <strong>Olimia</strong> is a place of relaxation and<br />

well-being. To give our visitors the feeling,<br />

both technical as well as personal aspects<br />

are constantly maintained. The harmonious<br />

teamwork in the thermal complex leads to<br />

relaxed staff and it is this harmony rubs off<br />

on the guests. In guest care we just put on<br />

the scale, as we want to be cared for themselves<br />

as a guest. This simple but very effective<br />

idea allows increasingly guests to become<br />

recurring friends.<br />

In particular, the health and wellness guest<br />

proves the spa a high level of confidence<br />

with his visit. Guests who are coming back<br />

to the spa <strong>Olimia</strong> are the reward for our work<br />

and proof that the chosen path is correct.<br />

The team of spa <strong>Olimia</strong> will spare no effort in<br />

the future to further expand the circle of<br />

friends.<br />

Zdravko Počivalšek, Dipl.-Ing. agr.
<br />

Managing Director<br />

Photo: <strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong><br />

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BODY & SOUL<br />

For centuries, the locals know and take advantage of the<br />

healing effect of the brine thermal spring. Today there are<br />

five hotels featuring six wellness areas to provide every<br />

visitor optimally recreational opportunities.


The power of water is ubiquitous<br />

in the <strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong>.<br />

The springs on the slopes of the Rudnica<br />

Mountain enjoy a good reputation as a place of<br />

healing. Through holes in the mid 1960s, today's<br />

"Atomske Toplice", a modern spa, with hotels and<br />

spas originated.<br />

The guests desire for a relaxing stay is always in<br />

the foreground at <strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong>. Visiting the health<br />

oasis you'll feel, that the offerings are constantly<br />

adjusted.<br />

The feel-good holiday starts right upon arrival and<br />

the stay regenerates sole and body.<br />

It does not matter, if you want to visit this place<br />

just to let your thoughts flow, to regenerate and fill<br />

up the batteries or as an athlete to prepare<br />

yourself for the coming season. The natural power<br />

of the healing and relaxing water helps to reach<br />

the individual goal. The broadness of the offerings<br />

are the ideal prerequisites for every age-group.<br />

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3<br />

THE HOTELS<br />

Visitors to <strong>Olimia</strong> have five options of accommodation to<br />

choose from. Three hotels, one apartment complex and a<br />

camping area leave no wish unfulfilled. Holiday makers are<br />

able to create a stay to measure.


WELLNESS-HOTEL SOTELIA<br />

The hotel blends harmoniously into the landscape. Large windows<br />

and grassed roofs impressively proof, that even big hotels<br />

can be both, very comfortable and nature consciously.<br />

An extensive underground tunnel system interconnects the<br />

entire thermal area.<br />

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WELLNESS HOTEL SOTELIA<br />

• 25 Single rooms<br />

• 123 Double rooms<br />

• 2 Three bed rooms<br />

• 10 Apartments<br />

A very modern conference centre is located<br />

in the hotel. In addition there is a build in wellness<br />

centre, restaurant, vinothek, bar and<br />

parking garage with direct access to the hotel.<br />

For further information on the Internet, please click here:<br />

Wellness Hotel Sotelia<br />

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CONGRESS CENTRE OLIMIA<br />

Striking are the fresh colors and the large<br />

open spaces in the access area. It's quite<br />

normal for the <strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong> that even the convention<br />

centre meets highest demands. Hotel<br />

Sotelia features five combinable rooms,<br />

one room in Hotel Breza and two rooms in<br />

Hotel Rosa.<br />

The convention centre <strong>Olimia</strong> can accommodate<br />

conferences for up to 800 participants.<br />

For exhibitions, concerts and sporting<br />

events, there is an event hall opposite the entrance<br />

to the grounds.<br />

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HOTEL BREZA<br />

Who rather prefers a traditional hotel, will love to stay in Hotel Breza. It<br />

has its own thermal water facility and an onsite health centre. Because<br />

of the tunnel system, which interlinks all hotels and spas, you don't<br />

have to worry about season and weather when moving around in<br />

<strong>Olimia</strong>.<br />

Photo: <strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong><br />

Hotel Breza has 167 modern double rooms, including 42 rooms<br />

suitable for allergy sufferers. For higher demands also 18 apartments to<br />

choose from.<br />

For further information on the Internet, please click here: Wellness Hotel Breza<br />

Photo: <strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong><br />

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APARTHOTEL ROSA<br />

Here you can either come with your whole the family or spend a<br />

romantic holiday for two. The hotel is surrounded by idyllic countryside<br />

and promises a quiet and relaxing stay.<br />

The size of the apartments are in the range from 33 to 78 m². A total of<br />

42 apartments with 90 beds are available. The individual equipment<br />

comprises living room and bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, TV,<br />

dishwasher, microwave, hair dryer and vacuum cleaner.<br />

Like all the other hotels in the complex, from the Aparthotel Rosa all<br />

wellness areas and the other hotels can easy be reached by the spa<br />

wide tunnel system.<br />

<strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong> features a wide range of training, seminar and exhibition<br />

spaces. In addition there is a conference hall located in the Aparthotel<br />

Rosa with a capacity of 120 people.<br />

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APARTHOTEL ROSA<br />

• 94 apartments<br />

• 345 beds<br />

Photo: <strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong><br />

The hotel has a car park with 120 parking<br />

spaces. Each apartment comprises out of a<br />

living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom,<br />

satellite TV and telephone.<br />

For further information on the Internet, please click<br />

here: Aparthotel Rosa<br />

Photo: <strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong><br />

Photo: <strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong><br />

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APARTMENT VILLAGE LIPA<br />

A small village with apartments, especially for people who prefer tailormade<br />

holidays in a homely environment. The apartments consist of<br />

living room and bedroom, kitchen and bathroom.<br />

The complex consists of 25 houses. Depending on your needs, you<br />

can choose an apartments from two to five people. The apartments<br />

meet international standards. Some of the features include a fully<br />

equipped kitchen, satellite TV, telephone and under floor heating.<br />

As is typically for small villages, that there are shops, a pub and a cafe<br />

located at the village centre. In the evening live music is on offer.<br />

Just a short walk and you are right inside the spa resort. For visitors<br />

which are after an exciting day at the water slides, the Thermal Park<br />

Aqualuna is an excellent alternative.<br />

For further information on the Internet, please click here: Apartment Village Lipa<br />

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APARTMENT VILLAGE OF LIPA<br />

• 25 houses<br />

• 136 apartments<br />

• 541 beds<br />

The apartments feature living room,<br />

bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, satellite TV,<br />

telephone and under floor heating.<br />

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Photo: <strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong><br />

Photo: <strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong><br />

CAMP NATURA<br />

If your style of living prefers "back to nature", then the Camp Natura is<br />

the ideal place for all campers and individual tourists.<br />

Along with the possibility to camp at Camp Natura, you can also book<br />

one of the many holiday homes. The cottages are a fully equipped<br />

including electricity and water supply, satellite TV and telephone.<br />

The comfortable features guarantee cosy, carefree and relaxing holiday<br />

for you and your family and friends.<br />

In Camp Natura, there are 110 designated camping plots. It does not<br />

matter whether you arrive with a tent, booked a room in a house or live<br />

in the motorhome, Camp Natura is the ideal location for a great holiday.<br />

Camp Natura is located in proximity to the Thermal Park Aqualuna,<br />

which offers numerous water attractions for both children as well as<br />

adults.<br />

For further information on the Internet, please click here: Camp Natura.<br />

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4<br />

SURROUNDINGSS<br />

Nearby the Thermal <strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong> there are numerous exciting<br />

places to visit. The offer includes cultural, culinary and sporting<br />

attractions. Everything is close and is also accessible by<br />

bike or road train.


HALER BREWERY<br />

About 3 km from the <strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong> is the Haler yard. With 160 seats in<br />

the restaurant and an additional 50 seats on the covered patio even<br />

larger groups are very welcome in this great place.<br />

The brewery brews light and dark beer. The natural yeast beer is<br />

brewed according to an old German recipe. At the Haler pub, beer<br />

can be enjoyed on tap. The beer is sold in two-liter bottles, 1.5 l<br />

plastic bottles and in a 6 pack of pints.<br />

For further information on the Internet, please click here: Haler Brewery.<br />

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GOLF AMON<br />

One of the sports attractions is a small and fine 9-hole golf course in<br />

Olimje. If you want to improve your handicap, or simply wish to indulge<br />

in this relaxing sport, there are two resident Pro's at Golf Resort<br />

Amon: Bogdan Palovšnik and Nikola Smoljenović.<br />

Already in 2004 the golf course was awarded by the Slovenian Golf<br />

Association as friendliest facility in the country.<br />

For further information on the Internet, please click here: Golf Amon.<br />

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FAIRY TALE & FANTASY LAND<br />

In 1967, the hut Tončka was built by Jože Brilej, his wife Vida and<br />

their daughters Dušica and Mojca. 1990, the land of fairy tales and<br />

fantasy emerged. Since 1992 the road train stops at this popular<br />

tourist destination.<br />

For further information on the Internet, please click here: Fairy Tale and Fantasy<br />

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DEER ALP<br />

On the so called "deer alp", the inn Jelenov Greben, the deli Zlata<br />

skrinjica and the wine shop "Star' ata", which is dedicated to the<br />

grandfather of the home side, Ivan Adman, is found.<br />

In the wine cellar guests can participate in various wine tastings.<br />

The charming inn offers seating for up to 350 people. Especially<br />

bracing is the smell of freshly baked bread, which flows through the<br />

restaurant.<br />

For further information on the Internet, please click here: Jelenov Greben<br />

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CHURCH OF THE VIRGIN MARY<br />

The impressive late Gothic church of the "Blessed Virgin Mary in the<br />

Sand" perched on a small hill overlooking a picturesque country<br />

cemetery and is already visible from afar.<br />

The mighty early baroque octagonal bell tower with a steep conical<br />

roof is very noticeable and gives the building a very special touch.<br />

The colorful buttresses at the corners of the nave round off the impressive<br />

appearance of the church.<br />

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MONASTERY AND PHARMACY<br />

A few kilometres away from the <strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong>, is a beautifully restored<br />

castle. In this worth seeing building, a Minorite monastery and one<br />

of Europe's oldest pharmacies is located.<br />

For further information on the Internet, please click here: The Monastery.<br />

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CHOCOLATE BOUTIQUE SYNCERUS<br />

At the turn of the last century, until 1915, Alfonz Videtič was chocolatier<br />

in Vienna. The raw Materials shortages for the chocolate production,<br />

which prevailed in the early years of the last century, led to<br />

the cessation of his activities.<br />

In 1990 his descendants revived the chocolatier Tradition again and<br />

started in Olimje with the manufacture and sale of fine chocolate.<br />

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THERMAL PARK AQUALUNA<br />

About a kilometer away from the <strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong> is the Thermal Park<br />

Aqua Luna. The Thermal Park is in walking distance, but you can<br />

also use a bicycle which you can obtain at the hotel. The water<br />

Eldorado offers something for everyone and is especially popular<br />

with younger visitors.<br />

The park is open from early May to late September.<br />

In Thermal Park Aqua Luna is also Slovenia's wildest water slide.<br />

Even the bravest water enthusiasts get a startling thrill when<br />

shooting down this monster slide.<br />

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GOLD AWARD<br />

The picturesque village of Olimje<br />

received the Gold Award of<br />

AEFP in 2009 - European Association<br />

for Flowers and Landscape.<br />

In 2013 Podčetrtek reached a<br />

gold medal.<br />

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5<br />

WELLBEING<br />

It is very impressive how well professional and technical<br />

standards are applied in the health centre <strong>Olimia</strong>. The combination<br />

of water, light, air and Fango contribute to the wellbeing<br />

of the visitors.


POWER UP YOUR ORGANS<br />

Along with professional medical backing and a relaxing atmosphere,<br />

proper and balanced nutrition is part of a healthy and fulfilled life. At the<br />

<strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong> the traditional wisdom of Chinese medicine has been implemented<br />

successfully in the kitchen. The dishes are color coded and<br />

help the guests to build up their diet targeted to individual organs of<br />

their body.<br />

GREEN - LIVER<br />

Wheat, rye, yeast, bread, tomatoes, leeks, spinach, broccoli, lamb, chicken, duck,<br />

turkey, eggs, goat's milk, raspberries, pineapple, oranges, strawberries, etc.<br />

RED - HEART<br />

Buckwheat, rice, spelled, cucumbers, asparagus, lettuce, goat meat, pheasant,<br />

fish, feta cheese, rosemary, sage, black coffee, tea, apricot, grapefruit, etc.<br />

YELLOW - PANCREAS<br />

Rice, barley, red millet, corn, spelled, squash, carrots, potatoes, zucchini, peas,<br />

beef, white fish, cream, butter, milk, cheese made from cow's milk, sugar, honey,<br />

etc.<br />

WHITE - LUNGS<br />

Oats, yellow millet, garlic, onions, radishes, leeks, watercress, parsley, peppers,<br />

celery, turnip greens, chicken, feta cheese, mint, mustard, pepper, ginger, lemon,<br />

almonds, etc.<br />

BLACK - KIDNEYS<br />

Beans, black beans, soybeans, lentils, chickpeas, sauerkraut, cabbage, cauliflower,<br />

lettuce, mushrooms, ginseng, broccoli, goat cheese, salted olives, capers,<br />

chestnuts, etc.<br />

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Photo: <strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong><br />

SELFNESS OLIMIA<br />

Life expectancy is increasing and so also grows the desire to stay<br />

healthy and fit. Everybody wants to achieve a quality of life and be<br />

active and agile in age. The team of <strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong> has developed a<br />

sensational program called "Self Ness <strong>Olimia</strong>" a new combination of<br />

diagnosis and therapy.<br />

The combination of modern medicine, traditional Eastern teachings<br />

and the latest self-regeneration techniques sound very promising. The<br />

thermal water, demands some effort from the visitor whilst swimming<br />

and as a drink it supports the natural pH balance of body.<br />

At the <strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong> different therapies are applied. Particularly interesting<br />

is the program "Better aging" - which has been created as a<br />

countermeasure to the aging process.<br />

People with back problems will love the treatment In <strong>Olimia</strong>. The health<br />

centre also provides help for guests which are in convalescence after<br />

surgery, or suffer of arthritis and sports injuries. The treatment rooms<br />

feature a very high standard of the equipment.<br />

For further information on the Internet, please click here: Selfness <strong>Olimia</strong>.<br />

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WELLNESS ORHIDELIA<br />

Wellness Orhidelia is the most modern part of the <strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong>. Extravagant<br />

coloring and much glass and wood offer a sensational recovery<br />

factor. Directly above the thermal baths is the spacious<br />

sauna area. The "Wooden Fairyland" features the following saunas:<br />

• The classic Finnish Sauna (80 °C - 100 °C)<br />

• The circulatory system-friendly Bio Sauna (45°C - 60°C)<br />

• The cleaning bath (38°C - 55°C)<br />

• The detoxifying infrared Sauna (50°C)<br />

And of course spacious relaxation areas, plunge pool and hot tubs<br />

will round up a wonderful sauna session.<br />

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WELLNESS TERMALIJA<br />

The spa Termalija features a varied sauna area, which is an experience<br />

for every sauna friend. The four Finnish color saunas offer a temperature<br />

range of 70 °C - 100 °C:<br />

• Violet Sauna - 70°C - 80°C.<br />

• Red Sauna - 80°C - 90°C<br />

• Natural Sauna - 85°C - 95°C (outside area)<br />

• Blue Sauna - 90°C - 100°C<br />

In addition you will find four Turkish baths (steam saunas) with a temperature<br />

range between 40°C to 50°C. Depending on the nature of the<br />

steam bath, the humidity is between 40% to 100%:<br />

• Salt steam sauna - 40% humidity<br />

• Green steam sauna - 90% humidity<br />

• Orange steam sauna - 100% humidity<br />

• Japanese steam bath - 100% humidity<br />

Further facilities at the Wellness Termalija include:<br />

• Laconium - 30 to 40% humidity<br />

• Tepidarium - with a temperature of 37°C - 40°C<br />

For swimmers Wellness Termalija offers more than 2000 m² outdoor<br />

and indoor swimming pools, waterfalls, underwater massage and hot<br />

tubs. The water temperature is between 28°C and 35°C.<br />

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SPA & BEAUTY CENTRE ARMONIA<br />

Right next to the swimming pool, you find the<br />

entrance to the "beauty and relaxation temple"<br />

The offer is very extensive and will satisfy<br />

the desires of every holiday maker:<br />

Photo: <strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong><br />

• Hamam<br />

• Water bed and baths: Cleopatra's bath,<br />

bath in chocolate bath in goat's milk butter,<br />

dip in beer bath in Chardonnay, hay<br />

bath, swim in algae and bathroom into nutritious<br />

oil.<br />

• Individual baths<br />

• Massages, massage <strong>Olimia</strong>, Tui-na, lymphatic<br />

drainage, hot stones, classic body<br />

massage, La Stone Therapy, Pantai Luar,<br />

Aromatherapy, Herbal Pantal, reflexology<br />

on the feet and hands, Traditional Thai<br />

massage and chair massage.<br />

• Facial and body care.<br />

At the <strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong> you can literally find all the<br />

requirements for a stay that fully recharges<br />

your batteries.<br />

For further Information on the Internet, please<br />

click here: Wellness Center Termalija.<br />

Photo: <strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong><br />

Photo: <strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong><br />

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Both at the <strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong> itself, as well as in the<br />

surrounding area there are many possibilities<br />

for sport activities.<br />

Photo: <strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong><br />

• Gym<br />

• Swimming<br />

• Tennis, Inline hockey, basketball, beach volleyball,<br />

badminton and boules<br />

• Golf<br />

• Hiking and Walking<br />

• Cycling<br />

For further information on the Internet, please click here:<br />

Sport <strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong><br />

Photo: <strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong><br />

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6<br />

HISTORY<br />

Podčetrtek lies in the region Lower Styria in Slovenia. Štajerska<br />

stands for Lower Styria and is the part of the former<br />

Duchy of Styria, which lies between the lower River Mur and<br />

River Sava. Since 1918, Lower Styria is part of Slovenia.


THE CASTLE<br />

One can assume that was already a fortress<br />

in 1050 on the site of the present monastery.<br />

Over time, even the holy Hemma of Gurk<br />

was one of the owners of the property. A<br />

building was first documented at this point in<br />

the year 1208. Count Hans Erasmus of Tattenbach<br />

built the building to a castle in the<br />

Renaissance style.<br />

More than hundred years later, in 1663 a convent<br />

for the Pauline monks from the Croatian<br />

Lepoglava was established. In the year 1782<br />

Emperor Franz Josef II dissolved the monastery<br />

and founded a parish. The building and<br />

the lands passed later into the possession of<br />

the Counts of Attems. Due to the high tax<br />

burden (taxes were calculated on the numbers<br />

of windows), the Count had two wings<br />

of the monastery demolished.<br />

In recent decades, the monastery is in hands<br />

of the Friars Minor.<br />

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THE PHARMACY<br />

As the Pauline monks moved in, in 1663, medicinal<br />

herbalism has been consistently operated.<br />

While there is no accurate record of<br />

when the pharmacy began operations, one<br />

can assume the it originated with the arrival<br />

of the Pauline monks. Through the exciting<br />

history of the building unfortunately a large<br />

part of todays again restored paintings were<br />

destroyed. The Minorities Padres brought<br />

back the tradition of herbal medicine and<br />

maintain the herb garden and create natural<br />

remedies.<br />

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CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION<br />

The construction of the baroque church began<br />

in 1665. It took 10 years for completion.<br />

The high altar is dedicated to the Blessed<br />

Mother Mary. The altar is now one of the biggest<br />

"gold altars" in Slovenia. Before the altar<br />

room there are two more altars, one is the<br />

suffering of Christ and the second St. Paul<br />

ordained.<br />

The side chapel, which was built in 1760, is<br />

dedicated to St. Francis. The altar is one of<br />

the most beautiful in the country.<br />

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CASTLE PODČETRTEK<br />

On a hill above the village is the impressive<br />

castle, which was first mentioned as far back<br />

as the 12th Century. The fort has been renovated<br />

in the 18th Century by Count Attems, in<br />

whose possession it remained until the end of<br />

World War II. In the 15th Century the village<br />

received the market right. Every Thursday<br />

was the day for market and court sessions. In<br />

Slovenian četrtek means Thursday, that's how<br />

the village got his name. From the castle hill,<br />

you get a fantastic view. The inside of the<br />

bow came unfortunately lost over time.<br />

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7<br />

INFORMATION<br />

This section contains general information, addresses and<br />

trivia about the Slovenia. In addition, there are still hints<br />

about the journey and source information.


Graphic: <strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong><br />

GETTING THERE<br />

The <strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong> is easy reachable. Only about 60 km south of<br />

Marburg and 115 kilometers east of Ljubljana, the spa is also ideal<br />

for a weekend getaway.<br />

BUS TRAVEL<br />

Many bus companies offer trips to the <strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong>.<br />

RAIL TRAVEL<br />

From Celje the journey takes about 40 minutes. There is a railway-station right<br />

in front of the spa is called "Atomske Toplice hot".<br />

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DISTANCES TO SPA OLIMIA<br />

6 - Graz<br />

2 - Klagenfurt<br />

DISTANCES<br />

3 - Maribor<br />

1 - <strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong><br />

2 - Klagenfurt<br />

3 - Maribor<br />

4 - Celje<br />

5 - Ljubljana<br />

6 - Graz<br />

5 - Ljubljana<br />

4 - Celje<br />

1 - <strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong><br />

Just click on the name of the<br />

town on the map, or use the<br />

numbers at the bottom of the<br />

map to see the location of the<br />

city and the distance to <strong>Olimia</strong>.<br />

This feature will only function<br />

on the Apple Version of this<br />

eBook.<br />

7 - Zagreb<br />

1 2 3 4 5 6 7<br />

Map: Google Maps<br />

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SPIRIT SLOVENIJA<br />

SPIRIT Slovenija is the national organization for tourism. Whatever<br />

travellers or operators need to know on Slovenia, will be answered<br />

through the regional offices.<br />

There are offices in Slovenia, Germany, Austria, Italy, Great Britain<br />

and Japan. A list with addresses and contact details can be found<br />

on the next page.<br />

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1. SLOVENIA<br />

The Slovenian Tourist Board<br />

Dimičeva 13<br />

1000 Ljubljana<br />

Telephone: +386 1 589 85 50<br />

Fax: +386 1 589 85 60<br />

Tourist info:<br />

2. GERMANY<br />

info@slovenia.info<br />

Slowenisches Fremdenverkehrsamt<br />

Maximiliansplatz 12 a<br />

D-80333 Munich<br />

Telephone: +49 89 29 16 12 02<br />

Fax: +49 89 29 16 12 73<br />

Tourist info:<br />

Agencies and Press:<br />

3. AUSTRIA<br />

info@slovenia.info<br />

Slowenisches Tourismusbüro<br />

Opernring 1/R/4/447<br />

A-1010 Vienna<br />

Telephone: +43 1 7154 010<br />

Fax: +43 1 7138 177<br />

Tourist info:<br />

Agencies and Press:<br />

Slowenien.de@spiritslovenia.si<br />

info@slovenia.info<br />

Slowenien.at@spiritslovenia.si<br />

4. ITALY<br />

Ufficio del Turismo Sloveno<br />

Galleria Buenos Aires 1<br />

I-20124 Milano<br />

Telephone: +39 0229 51 11 87<br />

Fax: +39 0229 51 40 71<br />

Tourist info:<br />

Agencies and Press:<br />

Milano@spiritslovenia.si<br />

Milano@spiritslovenia.si<br />

6. GREAT BRITAIN / IRELAND<br />

Slovenian Tourist Board Information Office, London<br />

10 Little College Street<br />

SW1P 3SH London<br />

Telephone: +44 870 225 53 05<br />

Fax: +44 207 222 52 77<br />

Tourist info:<br />

Agencies and Press:<br />

7. JAPAN<br />

london@spiritslovenia.si<br />

london@spiritslovenia.si<br />

Slovenian Tourist Board Information Office Tokyo<br />

7-14-12 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku<br />

107-0062<br />

Tokyo<br />

Telephone: +81 3 5468 2217<br />

Fax: +81 3 5468 2217<br />

Tourist info:<br />

Agencies and Press:<br />

tokyo@spiritslovenia.si<br />

tokyo@spiritslovenia.si<br />

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SPA OLIMIA<br />

In this picture book I have tried to give you a closer look at the <strong>Spa</strong><br />

<strong>Olimia</strong>. By paging through the book, you will be able to find out how<br />

the area of Podčetrtek looks like. Furthermore there are some movies<br />

included. The natural landscape is ideal for a walk or a bike ride. At<br />

the <strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong> you can relax and be pampered according to all the<br />

rules of the art of wellness.<br />

The film on the following page will takes about 7 minutes and<br />

provides an summary of the area and the spa.<br />

Sit back and enjoy the video.<br />

Video: <strong>Spa</strong> <strong>Olimia</strong><br />

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AT THE END<br />

The area around Podčetrtek radiates something<br />

homey and familiar. Everywhere you<br />

meet friendly people, there are quaint inns and<br />

historically interesting places.<br />

What really stood out was the warmth of the<br />

staff and the kindness of the locals. Not only in<br />

the hotel where the waiter treated us after just<br />

one day as a valued customer, even in the<br />

area outside the spa you feel that a smile is "included<br />

in the price".<br />

As a guest you do not feel as king, but as a<br />

friend and that's worth much more.<br />

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Rudolf J. Strutz<br />

Photographer and Author<br />

THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT<br />

The support of Iztok Prevolek on site and Jan<br />

Ciglenečki from the Slovenian Tourist Office in<br />

Vienna made the production of the first book<br />

about Slovenia possible.<br />

SOURCES<br />

The historical data are taken from various Internet<br />

sources, including the archives of the city<br />

of Graz, the website of Podčetrtek and SPIRIT<br />

Slovenija as well as signs and inscriptions on<br />

site and Wikipedia. Unless otherwise indicated,<br />

all photos come from me.<br />

IMPRINT<br />

COPYRIGHT<br />

The contents of this book has been published<br />

under the Creative Commons Licence. You<br />

can copy this book, distribute and share the<br />

author and the original title must always be<br />

named. The use is permitted only for noncommercial<br />

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and/or images/videos may not be sold, in addition<br />

parts, nor the entire book is allowed to<br />

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revised edition.<br />

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