EDEN finalist 2019
Ever since the 19th century, Stubičke Toplice, which are located on the northern slopes of Mount Medvednica, have owed their renown and longevity in the area of health, beauty and recovery to the town’s most valuable feature, the medicinal thermal springs with a temperature ranging from 43 to 69.5°C.
When the Bishop of Zagreb Maksimilijan Vrhovac had a Baroque public bathing facility, dubbed Maksimilijan’s Bath, constructed in 1811, it was the first developed thermal bathing facility in north Croatia and is still being used today. The facility owes its exceptionally striking appearance to a small octagonal pavilion in its garden, called Dijana’s Bath, which was originally a steambath. Ever since, the thermal water in Stubičke Toplice has been famous for its healing properties and has been proven to successfully treat various injuries, muscle inflammations and bone disorders. The beneficial effects of the indoor pools, massage treatments, wellness zones and saunas as well as the relaxation provided by the medicinal thermal water give credence to the Latin saying Salus per aquam – Health through water.
In addition to valuable moments of relaxation and care, Stubičke Toplice also allows you to enjoy sports activities in pristine nature and a culinary offering with an emphasis on healthy and locally grown produce. Since most of the Municipality of Stubičke Toplice falls within the boundaries of Medvednica Nature Park, you have an array of options available for an activity-filled holiday, such as exploring the educational trails, walking paths and viewpoints or going on a bicycle ride. The aforementioned mountain in northwest Croatia is a treasure trove of biodiversity and it was named a nature park in 1981. Stubičke Toplice is a well-developed eco-friendly destination, whose mission is to preserve nature and the environment, while the picturesque Zagorje scenery, which is teeming with charming hamlets, wine cellars, forests, vineyards, orchards, meadows and plough-fields are an added value to the centennial health tourism tradition of this green destination.