Exploring Tourism in Slovenia
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Don’t miss out on the picturesque landscape surrounding Otočec Castle, the only castle situated on a rivet islet in Slovenia. The magnificent castle park was most likely formed at the turn of the 18th into the 19th century. It displays numerous autochthonous tree species, such as black alder, white willow, black poplar, as well as some examples of exotic tree species. The Krka River is home to 32 different fish species – including many rare and endangered species. There are plenty of time-off and relaxation services available. In addition to enjoying pleasant strolls in the castle park and its vicinity, you can play golf at the nearby golf course, which also hosts golf championships, or join other sports at the Otočec Sports Centre.

Otočec Ob Krki, Slovenia


Žužemberk spreads over both banks of the Krka River in whose valley you can admire both genuine nature and numerous cultural and historical monuments. In the valley of castles the most recognizable one is Žužemberk Castle – it will embrace you in an unforgettable way especially in the summer during the Market Town Days when it will carry you back in time to the exciting Middle Ages with medieval tournaments.



Venture into the cradle of woodenware and pottery with the famous annual Ribnica fair. This area is the highest part of the region with peaks reaching more than 1200m in height and with high-altitude settlements. The forests of this region are home to the brown bear, wolf and lynx.



Jezersko is a picturesque valley, surrounded from the east by high summits of sixty million years old Kamnik-Savinja Alps and from the west by more than three hundred million years old coral reef; this is the place where in the new Europe the abolished northern border with Austria no longer separates the Slovenes from both sides of the mountains; the valley which continues through the longest Slovenian village Kokra into the core of Slovenia the green pearl of Europe, so rich and diverse in its nature and its culture. The valley shaped by the vast glacier which disappeared ten thousand years ago and flooded by the waters of melting ice that shaped a big lake after which it got its original name "Pr Jezer” (At the lake). The name was later modernized into today’s "Jezersko”.


Lake Cerknica

Lake Cerknica is one of the largest intermittent lakes in Europe. It appears every year on the karst polje (plain), caught between the Javorniki hills and the Bloke plateau on one side, and Mount Slivnica on the other. During the dry season, the lake disappears, which enables paddling, fishing, hiking or grass mowing in the same area in just one year.



Rogaška Slatina

Rogaška Slatina, a world-famous spa-resort with hundreds of years of tradition invites you into the arms of the untouched nature. Discover the healing power of the fountains, a rich offer of health and wellness programmes, enjoy the culinary pleasures and join the cultural spirit.

Rogaška Slatina, Slovenia


Planica is not only the ski flying hill and starting point for a trip to the Tamar Valley, but can also be a very interesting family trip in itself. Start from Rateče and explore this picturesque Alpine valley. The two-thousand-metre peaks of Mojstrovka, Travnik, Velika Dnina, the Ponc mountain chain and Jalovec will astonish you, and the mountain hut in the Tamar Valley will make for a pleasant end to your trip. In Planica you can find the largest skiflying hill in the world and it is known as the cradle of the skiflying sport. There are multiple activities for you to enjoy; zipline, cross-country, wind tunnel, ski jumping or wandering through the Planica museum in the newly built Nordic center.


Ljubljana Marshes

On the capital’s outskirts rests a remarkable natural and archaeological treasure trove. The swampy area was once home to pile dwellers who built their homes on piles, and it was here archaeologists found the remains of the oldest wooden wheel in the world – 5,200 years old. Today it is home to a plethora of plant and animal species. Plečnik’s church in Črna Vas is the most beautiful cultural monument on the Marshes.

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Savinja Valley

The Savinja Valley is known as the valley of hops. The centre of the green-gold valley is Žalec with the hop growing museum and the first beer fountain in Europe. Šempeter, in the Savinja Valley, boasts the Roman Necropolis Archaeological Park, and the vibrant city of Velenje attracts visitors with the remarkable underground Coal Mining Museum of Slovenia, an excellent tourist and recreation centre next to Lake Velenje and its Velenje Museum.

Žalec, Slovenia

Istrian Countryside

Venture into the olive groves and vineyards, visit the many clustered villages atop the region’s many hills. The Istrian countryside is a treasure trove of ethnological, cultural and natural curiosities. Take a journey to Hrastovlje and roam the villages in the Šavrini Hills. To sample homemade wine, olive oil and truffles make your way to the many quaint Istrian villages surrounded by olive groves and vineyards.