Rogaska DONAT MG
Mineral healing water
Celtic finds and coins from the Roman period bear witness to the fact that people knew and benefited from the health-promoting effects of natural mineral water even before prehistoric times. Nevertheless, it took until 1572 for the Swiss alchemist Leonhard Thurneysser to scientifically analyse the miracle water for the first time, thus paving the way for a precise description of its properties. It was not until a century later that Dr. Paul Sorbait, court physician and professor at the Medical Faculty in Vienna, described the water in his work Praxis Medicae, making the mineral water from Rogaška Slatina famous beyond the borders of the Habsburg Monarchy.
DONAT MG was bottled in Rogaška Slatina from 1904 onwards at the rebuilt and roofed spring with ladles directly into bottles. Until the First World War, 3 million bottles were bottled annually. In 1972, a new bottling plant was opened, which is still in operation today.
In 1907, during further drilling, the astonishing discovery was made that the water had a very high magnesium content. For this reason, and because of its proximity to the Donačka Gora mountain, it is named Rogaska DONAT MG.
After the Second World War, the water from extended boreholes is now extracted from a depth of between 280 and 606 metres.
A healing water could not wish for a better proponent than the god of beauty and health. Although it was Pegasus who discovered the Rogaška acidulous well, it was Apollo who was so fond of the invigorating water that he even renounced the water from the spring on the sacred Mount Helikon for it. For this reason, Apollo still adorns every bottle of the unique natural mineral water Rogaska DONAT MG.