Health from the depths of the Panonian Sea
For more than 100 years our Thermomineral Water is used to improve health. Once only accessible through the well, today is available to all who visit The Temple of Life Pool complex.
More than a century long tradition
Thermo-mineral water brings us treasures from the deep and transfers Mother Nature's love through warmth and its healing minerals. Grasp the gifts of its magic and find purification between dreams and reality, through soothing air and healing water.
The rich thermo-mineral water with high levels of mineralization has been known since 1911, when a hungaro-english company London-Budapest drilled for oil, but instead of oil – thermo-mineral water was discovered!
When talking about the positive benefits of the healing thermo-mineral water bellow Međimurje, we can conclude that it's the one from the legend of Parsifal, which provides us with the energy needed for a balanced eternal life.
The thermo mineral spa is organized in accordance with the philosophy of dr. Steiner, who, according to the legend, chose to be born in Međimurje. His father came to Donji Kraljevec where he worked at the rail station, just in time for his son to be born. Further on, if we look at the legend of Parsifal Wolfram von Eschenbach, we can see that his Holy Grail references do not comprise of the common-knowledge Holy Grail – a vessel; but of power and energy that the Holy Grail provides – eternal life. It is believed that the healing thermo mineral waters of Panonian basin are the hidden Holy Grail which empowers a person's mind and body with a new, immortal energy.
The Pannonian Sea is the name of the former sea basin which covered most of the middle Europe during the tertiary period, including most of the Međimurje’s territory.
Remnants of the Pannonian Sea speak about that long passed era in the Earth's history, but also bring scientific data on numerous changes.
One of those remnants is lake Balaton in Hungary, Iron Gates (Đerdap Gorge) on Dunav, lake Sovsko on Dilj and the Black Sea. Furthermore, natural richness of Međimurje, including dozens of oil fields, healing thermo mineral water springs and even coal mines, exist because of the Pannonian Sea which existed more than 10 million years ago.
In accordance with holistic philosophy which states that the mind, soul and body need to be in balance in order to remain healthy, we devised the concept for the Temple of Life. The concept weaves authentic local elements with parts of antroposophic philosophy invented by Rudolf Steiner and Healthness strategy which inspires a quality life by combining health and pleasure.
The thermo mineral pools in Terme Sveti Martin were designed by a famous Italian architect Maurizio Favetta – the founder and creative manager of Kingsize Architects from Milan, who teamed up with Međimurje's own Reno and Vesna Vrbanec from Dia d.o.o., and their work put these ideas and concepts into reality.
A view on the Fountain of Youth
Each of the pillars represent one element found in thermo mineral water
A detail of the Fountain of Youth