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Velenje Lakes - Velenje Beach
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Velenje and its surroundings are known for many cultural and natural sights, which attract many domestic and foreign visitors. Among them, the old town of Velenje, the Velenje lakes with the Velenje beach and the Huda luknja cave stand out the most.
Velenje is the administrative, economic, political and cultural center of the Saleska Valley. The valley is also called the valley of castles. The town developed at the foot of a steep hill on which stands the mighty Velenje Castle. It is one of the best preserved castles in Slovenia. Below the castle are the ski jumps. Attractions include Salek Castle, Ekenstajn Castle, Old Velenje and Villa Bianca. The newer part of the city is one of the most beautiful architectural monuments of modernity. On the central Tito Square stands the monument of Josip Broz Tito, which is the largest Tito monument in the world. Interesting buildings also include the Culture House, the Paka Hotel, the Institute for adult education Velenje and the municipal building. In Velenje, due to coal mining, the Saleska lakes were formed, which are Skale Lake, Velenje Lake and Druzmir Lake The lakes were mostly formed after the Second World War. Upon their formation, they flooded fertile areas.
The largest of them is Velenje Lake, along which there are walking paths that attract visitors throughout the year. In summer, Velenje Beach is very popular, located next to the lake boathouse. The area includes a beach with pebbles, showers, toilets and wooden sunbathing stands. It is possible to rent parasols, deck chairs and boats for a variety of experiences on the water. There is a small restaurant by the boathouse, where visitors can refresh themselves with ice cream and drinks. The Velenje Beach is an ideal place for summer lounging, enjoyment and many sports activities. There is also a water park available to all beach visitors, located on the water surface of the lake and containing an inflatable playground. Camping Velenje is also close to the lake. Its offer includes tent camping on the lawn, accommodation in mobile homes and overnight stays in caravans and motorhomes. Huda luknja Cave is located along the Velenje - Slovenj Gradec road.
It is one of the largest natural attractions in the Carinthia-Saleska region. Huda luknja was one of the first Slovenian caves open to tourists. Today, the entrance is accessible to all, only the stalactite bear tunnel is on display accompanied by cavers.

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Velenje with neighbourhood - Velenje <br> Velenje Castle

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Velenje with neighbourhood - Velenje <br> Inside walls - southwest side of the castle

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Velenje

Inside walls - southwest side of the castle
Velenje with neighbourhood - Velenje <br> Mastadont collection

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Velenje

Mastadont collection
Velenje with neighbourhood - Velenje <br> Salek Castle

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Velenje with neighbourhood - Velenje <br> Tito Square (Titov trg) with Culture House in Velenje

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Velenje

Tito Square (Titov trg) with Culture House in...
Velenje with neighbourhood - Velenje <br> Josip Broz Tito Monument

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Velenje

Josip Broz Tito Monument
Velenje with neighbourhood - Velenje <br> Old Velenje

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Velenje with neighbourhood - Velenje <br> Villa Herberstein

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Villa Herberstein
Velenje with neighbourhood - Huda luknja Cave

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Velenje with neighbourhood - Huda luknja Cave <br> View of the cave that is available only accompanied by cavers

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Huda luknja Cave

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Velenje with neighbourhood - Huda luknja Cave <br> Railway bridge and Huda luknja

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Huda luknja Cave

Railway bridge and Huda luknja
Velenje with neighbourhood - Velenje <br> Sunny Park

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Velenje with neighbourhood - Velenje <br> Ekenstajn Castle

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Velenje with neighbourhood - Velenje <br> Salek

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Velenje

Salek

Velenje with neighbourhood - Velenje <br> Church of st. Andrew and Salek Castle

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Velenje

Church of st. Andrew and Salek Castle
Velenje with neighbourhood - Velenje <br> Ski jumps

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Velenje

Ski jumps

Velenje with neighbourhood - Velenje <br> Villa Bianca

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Velenje with neighbourhood - Velenje Lakes <br> Velenje Lake

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Velenje Lakes

Velenje Lake

Velenje with neighbourhood - Velenje Lakes <br> Velenje Beach

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Velenje Lakes

Velenje Beach

Velenje with neighbourhood - Velenje Lakes <br> Skale Lake

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Velenje Lakes

Skale Lake

Velenje with neighbourhood - Velenje Lakes <br> Trim trail

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Velenje Lakes

Trim trail

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Municipality: VELENJE (32802 population)

Settlements in the municipality:

Velenje (24939 population), Podkraj pri Velenju (965), Škale (874), Kavče (517), Paka pri Velenju (446),

Lipje (425), Črnova (418), Laze (416), Plešivec (416), Vinska Gora (399), Bevče (393), Hrastovec (360), Arnače (309), Paški Kozjak (263), Prelska (240), Silova (192), Ložnica (191), Janškovo selo (181), Podgorje (173), Škalske Cirkovce (169), Šenbric (161), Pirešica (145), Šmartinske Cirkovce (82), Lopatnik pri Velenju (70), Lopatnik (58)