Source: Public information of Slovenia,
The Surveying and Mapping Authority of the Republic of Slovenia,
State map in measure 1 : 1.000.000, 1995www.gu.gov.si
The southeastern region is the largest Slovenian region. The Dolenjska region stretches from Posavje to Bela krajina. It includes 21 municipalities, including the municipality of Novo mesto.
The region is characterized by winegrowing districts, covered with castles that swell the magnificent Krka and Kolpa. The region has suffered most in history in the 15th and 16th centuries, when the Turkish incursions took place. The first attack was described by Janez Vajkard Valvasor and is expected to occur on October 9, 1408. Southeastern Slovenia was in the second world war occupied by the Italians. Economically, the region is very strong, since it was in 2014 in third place by GDP per capita. The strongest are the automotive and pharmaceutical industries. The largest and one of the oldest cities is Novo mesto, which was founded in 1365. Today it is administrative, cultural and economic center of Dolenjska. The largest attractions in the city are the Dolenjska Museum, the Cathedral Church of Saint Miklavz, which is the oldest building in the city with a valuable painting by Renaissance painter Tintoretto.
Visits to the Krka river basin, monasteries and wine-growing hills are recommended in the area. Otocec Castle is the only water castle in Slovenia and lies on the island of the Krka River. The following locations in the South-East region are also interesting: Sevnica is the most recognizable by the castle, which overlooks the city. The wood and textile industry employs a larger population. Krsko is the seat of the only nuclear power plan and it is also the only town that is ecclesiastically divided into two dioceses (Celje and Novo mesto). Brezice has a rather turbulent history associated with Turkish invasions, plagues and floods. The city symbol is a water tower from 1914, which, in addition to the tower in Kranj, is the only example of this type in Slovenia. Terme Catez is located near Brezic, and Mokrice Castle is even closer to the border with Croatia. Zuzemberk is a beautiful town by the river Krka, where there is a beautiful swimming pool and you can admire the tufa thresholds. Zuzemberk Castle was bombed during the war and is now being rebuilt.
Smarjeske Toplice is part of Terme Krka. Their specialty is cardiovascular rehabilitation. The pulse of Metlika, similar to Crnomelj, is determined in the summer months by tourists who spend their holidays on the Kolpa. A DC-3 aircraft was deployed nearby, bringing equipment and transporting the wounded during World War II. Camps Primostek and Podzemelj conjure up the spirit of Tom Sawyer, where the boys jumped from trees into the river. Crnomelj and the proximity of the river Kolpa, especially in the summer months, attract a lot of tourists who want to go boating or swimming. Nearby is also the Lahinja Landscape Park, which covers the area in the headwaters of the upper course of the Lahinja River. The first mention of Ribnica dates back to 1220. The town is best known for its annual fair of dry goods and pottery. The municipality is covered by extensive forests. Kocevje has a slightly mystical touch due to its extreme location and the huge forests that surround it. In the past, these places suffered from Turkish invasions, and during World War II, partisans hid in these vast forests.
Today, the proximity of the Kolpa River is a strong tourist magnet. Kostel Castle had a strategic position when it guarded the passage to Croatia. Zeljnske jame with its natural windows is a wonderful excursion point.
Most Beautiful Trips
The Breg area of Novo mesto
The Capital Church of St. Nicholas
Tri fare pilgrimage in Rosalnice
The Source of River Krupa near Semic
The Kostanjevica Castle - Bozidar Jakac Galle...
Hudicev turn Garden Pavilion
The old town centre of Crnomelj
Mitra Temple (Mitrej) above Rozanec
City Park with a view of Valvasor's Library
Castle Brestanica (Rajhenburg) and Castle Tur...
Kleveska Toplica Spring