TURČIANSKE Teplice is one of the oldest Slovak spas. People have been visiting its hot springs since very early times. King Sigismund was one of the most prominent visitors. In 1432 he and his assemblage put up tents at a local meadow and bathed in the springs.
The high society of the Hungarian empire got used to visiting the spa and thus Turčianske Teplice became a place for important meetings, during which decisions affecting the whole country were made.
On April 5, 1666, Ferenc Wesselényi met here with Petar Zrinski and sealed a conspiracy agreement against their ruler, King Leopold I of the Habsburg family. However, the plan failed and Wesselényi and Zrinski were executed.
This postcard from the 1920s depicts one of the spa hotels.
28. Jan 2008 at 0:00 | By Branislav Chovan