"Spa park in Lipik" Lipik by diocletianvs

Lipik Travel Guide: 16 reviews and 18 photos


Lipik is an old Spa Center in West Slavonia, some 120 km east of Zagreb. It was once one of the most important Spa centers not only in continental Croatia but in Austro-Hungarian Monarchy as well. The center of place is the Spa Park, one of the best examples of such landscape architecture in Croatia.

This is the story of the rises and falls of the park that was once King Franz Joseph's holiday place.

In 2001 I was a member of the team that was working on a Study for the reconstruction of the old Spa Park. All photographs are from this Study - please do not use them without my permission.


Lipik is a small town in Western Slavonia, 120 km from Zagreb. It is situated in a valley of small river Pakra, surrounded by Papuk and Psunj hills.

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  • Last visit to Lipik: Dec 2000
  • Intro Updated Sep 26, 2003
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  • DPando's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2005 at 9:30 AM

    so beautiful and common story a lot of times !! nice and cosy page

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2005 at 10:38 PM

    The death of the park is a very sad story - and yet, somehow inspiring.

  • KristaB's Profile Photo
    Nov 4, 2004 at 4:42 AM

    Beautiful original plan of Aquae Balissae park. Lovely and very interesting page, thank you Niksa!

  • CALSF's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2004 at 4:30 PM

    Informative Lipik page, Niksa. It's too bad about the park's destruction.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2004 at 9:49 AM

    I did not know Lipic but of course Studenac. Really sad story but very interesting page.

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2004 at 3:58 AM

    Excellent page with an interesting historic review. Kursalon and Wandelbahn sound very German .... *smile* :o)

  • BarbaraForza's Profile Photo
    Sep 9, 2004 at 3:38 AM

    Shame about the destruction...is Lipik near Pozega?

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2004 at 10:26 AM

    Nice job!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2004 at 6:47 AM

    You do EXCELLENT work; no wonder you are #5 Rookie! How sad to see such beauty vanish. Thanks for an informative, interesting set of pages and history.

  • o00o's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2004 at 3:36 AM

    An Awesome page. Well done

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