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Spa Nový Smokovec

Novy Smokovec was originally created as a settlement for healing. It creates one entity with Stary Smokovec, the settlements are directly connected. The dominant is the Novy Smokovec spa that provides higher standard of accommodation. The location of Novy Smokovec provides for the visitors closeness of important tourist centres of the High Tatras. There is also a ski area here that is suitable mainly for the less demanding skiers. Accommodation in Novy Smokovec is provided mainly by pensions, but you will find here also a top-level hotel. You will definitely be not disappointed with the quality of accommodation.

The unique alpine climate of the Vysoké Tatry and its beneficial effect on human organism was one of the main reasons to establish climatic spa in this mountain range, particularly in the settlement Nový Smokovec. MUDr. Nikolaus Szontágh, a physician who possessed some experience from the Alps, founded the spa and opened the first sanatorium in 1876. Nový Smokovec, a newly established settlement west of Starý Smokovec, was intended as a spa from the very beginning of its existence and it preserved this function until today. It was opened in response to new trends in balneology in the 19th century, which promoted climatic therapy in addition to hot water or medicinal mud treatments. The dominant structure in the area became the sanatorium for TBC therapy built to the design of M. M. Harminc in 1925. Palace, another sanatorium of the same architect was added to it later. Climatic therapy and active outdoor movement of patients is the main method of treatment applied to respiratory diseasesmetabolic disorders, as well as to mental diseases.The therapy is based on individual inhalation procedures, respiratory and relaxing exercise, hydrotherapy, electric therapy, and thermo- and oxygen therapy. Several operators of natural health spas or spa facilities with licenses from the Ministry of Health of the SR can operate in this spa resort. Spa care focuses on treatment of various health problems.


  • professional diseases

  • mental conditions

  • respiratory system diseases

  • metabolism and endocrine diseases

Treatment method

  • electrotherapy

  • phototherapy

  • physiatry

  • inhalation

  • climatic cure/climatotherapy

  • Oxygen therapy

  • mud therapy/balneotherapy

  • motion therapy

  • magneto-therapy

  • massages/mechano-therapy

  • heat therapy


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Spa Nový Smokovec
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