Carinthia - Savinja Region - Velenje - Velenjski grad
Carinthia - Savinja Region

Carinthia - Savinja Region

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The most beautiful places
Source: Public information of Slovenia,
The Surveying and Mapping Authority of the Republic of Slovenia,
State map in measure 1 : 1.000.000, 1995

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Celje is the third largest city in Slovenia. The remains of a material culture histrically bear witness to wealthy and stormy centuries. In Roman times Celje was named Claudia Celeia and it was a rather strong and wealthy town. When people migrated, Celje was ruined. In the Middle Ages it is mentioned again in the year 1125, but its its unpredictable success reached its zenith in the 14th and 15th centur ... arrow

Logar Valley

Logar Valley is located in the centre of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. It is considered for one of the moste beautiful glacial valleys in Europe. Logar Valley was created in the last Ice Age. The Logarska dolina Valley was already inhabited in the 13th century, but the road was built only in 1930. Logar Valley is 7 km long and it is divided into three parts, which are lower grassy Log, middle woody Plest and ... arrow

Velenje - Velenje Castle

Velenje castle is one of the most preserved castles in Slovenia. It lies in the steep rock under the city of Velenje. It is first mentioned in 1270. Velenje castle is one of the tenth Slovenian castles who existed in the Middle Age in Saleska valley. The castle is a tipical military and residental stronghold. After the centuries they built it and changed it several times. First owners were Kunsper gentle ... arrow



Dravograd is geographical centre of Koroska Region. It lies in the confluence of river Drava with Mislinja and Meza. River Drava divides Dravograd in two banks, connected together with hydroelectric power station and bridges. Dravograd has varied historical past. Ortolf Trusenjaski built in the middle of 12th century in the small hill in the left side of river Drava a castle, under which was standing a s ... arrow

Podsreda Castle

Podsreda Castle is situated in the Kozjansko Regional Park. It lies in the northern slope Orlice. From the castle is a wonderful view to the valley Bistrica and Sotla, medieval square Podsreda and Hrvasko Zagorje. It was built in the 12th century. Many owners exchanged, but the medieval kernel of the castle remained almost undamaged through the centuries. The present image got in the 19th century. They s ... arrow


Laško is situated only 10 kilometres from Celje in the valley Savinja. Laško is the city with rich cultural and historical heritage, natural surroundings and vivid cultural, sporting and tourist pulse. Important buildings are church saint Martin, castle Tabor and Šmihel. Laško lies 228 heigh above sea level. River Savinja divides Laško to left and right bank. In the left side is hill Hum, on right side i ... arrow

Menina Planina

Menina planina is the spacious and wooden plateau. It extends over 10 kilometres by length and 5 kilometres by width. The northern part is higher and is hanging to the south. The height is between 1200 and 1500 metres. Menina planina is part of the Kamnik-Savinjske Alps. It got the name by monks from the upper castle cloister, which part was in the past. Vivodnik (1508 metres) is the highest top of the p ... arrow

Potocka zijalka Cave

Potocka Zijalka Cave is situated by the path from the mountain village Podolseva to the top of the Olseva mountain. Olseva is about 5 km long rocky ridge, which is the last part of the southern range of Karavanke. On the ridge goes the old regional frontier between Styria and Carinthia. Potocka Zijalka Cave is 115 metres long and from 20 to 40 metres wide karst cave, which was in 1928 discovered by Sreck ... arrow

Natural Sights/Attractions

Natural baths, beaches




Gorges, canyons, river beds (troughs)


Karavanken Mountains


Lakes, ponds


Triglav National Park

NP Triglav

Parks, arboretums, gardens


Rivers and confluences


Sources, springs




Cultural-Historical Sights/Attractions

Basilicas, churches, chapels


Castles, manors, towers, forts


World War I Military Cemeteries


The biggest cities in Slovenia


Monasteries, abbeys


Monuments, statues


Museums, galleries, exhibitions


The Old Town Centres

Old Towns

Town Halls

Town Halls




Places for wedding

Places for Wedding

Marinas, ports


Ski slopes

Ski Slopes

Health resorts, spas, wellness


Toboggan runs

Toboggan Runs