Some of the best known springs are the Vrnjačka Banja, Bukovička Banja, Vrujci, Sokobanja and Niška Banja.The hottest spring in Serbia is at Vranjska Banja (96°C) Spa towns in Slovenia include Rogaška Slatina, Radenci, Čatež ob Savi, Dobrna, and Moravske Toplice.See: Spa towns in the Czech Republic In the Czech Language, the word Lázně implies a spa town.
Some of them have an affix "Zdrój" in their name (written with hyphen or separately), meaning "water spring", to denote their spa status, but this is not a general rule (e.g.
A spa town is a resort town based on a mineral spa (a developed mineral spring).
Patrons visit spas to "take the waters" for their purported health benefits.
He became interested in the curative properties of the hot mineral waters there and in 1676 wrote A discourse of Bathe, and the hot waters there. This brought the purported health-giving properties of the waters to the attention of the aristocracy, who started to partake in them soon after.
Most of the mineral springs in Australia are in the Central Highlands of Victoria, although there are a few springs in South Australia, Moree, New South Wales and Queensland.