The tourist destination of today started out as a health resort. At the beginning of the 20th century, Lovran had four sanatoria and nine renowned doctors. The area’s beneficial climate and sea air, exceptional local ingredients and healthy diet, green mountain hinterland rich in natural diversity and opportunities for sports and recreational activities – all these were advantages that contributed to Lovran obtaining the official status of a health resort at the end of the 19th century.
One of the people who promoted these advantages was Albin Eder, a young Viennese doctor who opened a practice in Lovran in 1895. In his letters requesting that Lovran obtain the status of an official health resort, he pointed out its uniqueness in terms of the possibility of linking the snowy peaks of Učka with swimming in the sea.
All these assets still attract visitors to Lovran. The town, whose modern hotels are equipped with excellent wellness centres, is today home to the Medical Wellness Academy and one of Croatia’s most successful health institutions – the Clinic for Orthopaedics.