Moravske-Toplice Things to Do
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Wherever you go in the east of Slovenia, you are pretty well guaranteed seeing the European storks that are such an iconic part of the landscape. Unlike other animals whose habitat has been progressively eroded by human settlement, the storks have adapted superbly to the advent of people and generally build their huge stick nests on top of houses or other manmade structures, which have replaced the trees in which they would formerly have nested.
If you've been raised with tales of storks bringing babies (even if it's only courtesy of the opening sequence of Dumbo!), it's quite a thrill to see them in the wild for the first time. They are big birds - well, I suppose that they would have to be to fly around transporting all those strapping infants! - probably the largest birds that you would encounter in significant numbers in Europe. I find it encouraging to think that these creatures can continue to coexist with people, at least in rural communities: given how many species have been lost in Europe over the past few hundred years, it's a rare success story.
We stumbled across this spa complex quite by accident, as we visited the Maribor region over an extremely rainy period. One particular day the rain was so torrential that it was impossible to spend any time outside, and so we asked the son of the family who ran our tourist farm to recommend some indoor activity.
Terme 3000 turned out to be an inspired suggestion. The spring around which the complex has been developed was discovered during an abortive drilling campaign for oil, when they struck not oil, but mineralised water with a temperature of 72C. Since then, a hotel complex has been developed, with an associated water park, featuring an extensive range of indoor and outdoor water activities. Happily, it is also possible to use the water park as a day visitor.
Much is written about the health-promoting properties of bathing in various mineralised waters, and if the publicity literature be believed, then the Terme 3000 experience should cure you of virtually any ailment known to mankind. I remain a little sceptical on this point - although I accept that many place enormous faith in this sort of thing - but regardless of the water's curative properties, the sheer relaxation you feel after a few hours here cannot but benefit your health!
The water park is well designed and offers pools and activities aimed at all age groups. I was particularly taken by the water slide whose dark interior is illuminated by flashing disco lights - mind altering stuff! One of the nice features is that it is possible to swim between the indoor and outdoor sections of the complex, which was a somewhat surreal experience on the day we visited. Because it was cold and rainy, thick mist rose from the water surface, and I felt like one of those Japanese monkeys that wallow in thermal springs (with an equally pink face!)
I would strongly recommend this as a relaxing, enjoyable and affordable day out, particularly if you have children. It's a wonderful place to recharge batteries, especially if you've been on the road for a few days and are in need of some downtime.
As with most of these complexes, there is a cafeteria (more fast food than gourmet) and a small shop, and of course there's the option of staying in the hotel and using its other facilities such as hydrotherapy.
The romanesque Chapel in the valley of Kobilje brook at Selo was built in 13th century. An unusual, noble building in an unusual, lonely landscape.
Defenitly, it is worth to visit, the interior decorations are admirable
See on the bottom of postcard (left site)
Moravske-Toplice Local Customs
White Stork is very often seen in this region. Storks constructed their nests on buildings, roofs chimneys or trees. People make hard efforts to protect them.
(This foto is borrowed)
Favorite thing: Moravske Toplice, offers a variety of possibilities for recreation and relaxation. Several pools, golf course, tennis, badminton, volleyball, basketball, football, field hockey, bicycling, walks, excursions and of course fittness studio, sauna, solarium...Related to:
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Favorite thing: Spa Moravske Toplice has several pools with warm healthy water. You can enjoy in diferent expedients for water games and sports. If you are not staying in hotel or its apartments you can buy tickets for daily using its capacity
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