Trenčianske Teplice

Trenčianske Teplice



Location: 14 m (9 mi) East of Trenčin Map

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Description of Trenčianske Teplice

Trenčianske Teplice is a historic spa town 14 m (9 mi) East of Trenčin in Slovakia. Mineral water springs of Trenčianske Teplice were famous for its therapeutic properties since the 14th century. Much of the historical buildings in the town were constructed by the Hungarian aristocratic Illeshazy family who owned a lot of property here since late 16th century. Their most spectacular building is Turkish bath that was erected in 1888. Keep in mind that women are not allowed inside this building.


It is located in the valley of the Teplička stream between Trenčianská Teplá and Omšení. Following the asphalt road II / 516, the town can be reached from two directions - from Trenčianská Teplá from the northwest and the Machnáč pass from Bánovce nad Bebravou from the south side. From Trenčianska Teplá, the Trenčín electric railway leads to the town.

Parts of the city
Spa core
SNP district (housing estate)
Local part of Baračka

A smaller Teplička watercourse flows through Trenčianske Teplice.



According to an old legend, the healing springs were discovered by a lame shepherd in search of a stray sheep. He found a small lake with hot water, from which a sulfur odor spread, and after several baths in it, he recovered.

The local hot springs must have known at the beginning of our era the Germanic tribes of Markoman and Kvádov, who lived here. They were probably also known to the Roman legions (inscription on the Trenčín castle rock from 179). However, the first written mention of the springs dates back to 1247. From the 13th to the 19th century, the territory of Trenčianske Teplice with thermal springs belonged to the owner of Trenčín Castle.

The Llésházy family, to which they belonged for 241 years, had the greatest credit for the development of the spa. At that time, the spa was one of the most important in Austria-Hungary. In 1835, the Viennese Greek financier Georgios Sinas bought the spa and rebuilt and modernized it. His son Simon had a hotel built and expanded the spa park, and in 1888 his daughter Ifigénia had the most precious historical monument preserved to this day, the Turkish bath Hammam in the Oriental Moorish style, added to the Sina mirror. At the end of the 19th century, a comprehensive spa treatment began in the town. In 1909, the spa was sold to a Hungarian joint-stock company, but in 1918, after the First World War, the Czechoslovak joint-stock company became the owner. In 1995, it was transformed into a joint-stock company Kúpele Trenčianske Teplice, a.s., which still owns the spa.

Culture and attractions
Especially during the spa season, Trenčianske Teplice offers a wide range of cultural events, such as theater and dance performances, concerts of classical, popular and dance music, promenade concerts, film screenings or discussions.

Musical performances take place both outdoors and indoors. The most important cultural building is the Kursalon Trenčianske Teplice with a large concert hall, where concerts take place almost all year round.

There are several architecturally significant buildings in Trenčianske Teplice, especially from the period of functionalism. Among the most important are the Green Frog Swimming Pool, a swimming pool carved into the rock massif of Grófovec Hill, the Machnáč Spa House by architect Jaromír Krejcar, which is on the very first list of cultural monuments in our country. The post office building, the Trenčín electric railway station and the Evangelical church in the Spa Park also date from the same period. The Hammam Rest Building is characterized by Oriental style and is open to the public during regular tours.



In the Kamenica part there is a monument to the fallen American pilots, in the Spa Park there are again memorials to the victims of the 1st and 2nd World War.

In the city there is a Spa Park with an area of ​​approx. 18 ha and with a representation of flora from around the world.

Regular events
Regular events include the Music Festival - the oldest festival of classical music in Central Europe, the Festival of Folk Crafts, the firing of the fire of sovereignty and insurgent fire, celebrations on the occasion of carnival, the Ľ.Košecký Memorial and the like.

The international film festival in Trenčianske Teplice has a 24-year tradition. He performed in the city for 23 years under the name Art Film Fest, but in 2016 he moved to Košice. Since then, the International Film Festival (IFF) has been organized in Trenčianske Teplice, which awards the Artist's Mission award. Its first laureates were Chiara Mastroianni and Zdenka Studenková.