From legend to symbol

The legend of Rogaška Slatina speaks of the mythological winged horse. Pegasus struck the ground with its hoof and discovered Donat Mg - the richest in magnesium natural mineral water in the world. Like Pegasus, our guests also discover new experiences every day.

Since the legend lives today, Pegasus and his discovery of Slatina natural mineral water became an important part of Rogaška Slatina. Thus, the legend has grown into a symbol that is present at every step. It announces the uniqueness of water and location,while in the municipal coat of arms and flag shows respect for local history.

It all began with a book …

It all began with a book …

In the German edition of the Roitschocrene monograph from 1687, the legend of Pegasus and the famous birth of Rogaška spring were depicted in engravings.The story tells us that God Apollon told Pegasus how to hit with its hoof to open the healing spring. This is the first scientific book on Rogaška mineral water.

A walk along the Pegasus platform

A walk along the Pegasus platform

When you walk in the health resort center, make a stop at Pegasus platform near the magnificent Pegasus monument, that proudly rises up to the sky. The statue is the work of the renowned academic sculptor and painter Vasilije Ćetković Vasko, who depicted the winged horse with a golden hoof.

Tip: A great shooting scene.

Meet Vasko, the »father« of Slatina Pegasus

Meet Vasko, the »father« of Slatina Pegasus

Vasilije Cetkovic-Vasko, a renowned academic sculptor and painter, was born in Montenegro, studied in Split, and graduated in 1965 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana with professors Boris and Zdenko Kalin. With his wife Ana, he settled down in Prekorje near Celje, where he created and exhibited his art works. In 2000, they moved to Rogaška Slatina.

Will you bathe with a horse?

Will you bathe with a horse?

Of course not with a real one! In the only pool with thermomineral water in Rogaška Slatina, right in the middle of the pool there is a Pegasus statue. It symbolically indicates that in the pool there is the healing natural mineral water that, according to the legend, the mythological horse discovered in ancient times. The Lotus Swimming pool is part of the Grand Hotel Sava Rogaška

A chat in Pegasus home

A chat in Pegasus home

Older people always have a bunch of interesting stories. Talk to them! Our Pegasus home is a retirement home of the new generation. It was built to allow staying in smaller groups functioning under the "big family" system. This brings many advantages, such as greater interconnection, care for roommates and familiarity.

About how Pegasus got a modern look

All Pegasus symbols, that accompany Rogaška Slatina image and communication, were joined by an illustration of the winged horse in 2018. It was used for the first time in a video that presents Rogaška Slatina as a tourist destination. Take a look and find the legend in it!

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