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Central Slovenia

Central Slovenia

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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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Bistra is a village, which belongs to the Municipality of Vrhnika. The village with a carthusian monastery is named by karstic springs which spring here. Bistra is well known by the monastery and later Castle Bistra, which is today a Technical Museum of Slovenia, the source of Ljubljanica River, a castle park and a forest educational path. The beginnings of the monastery began in 1220, when duke Bern ... arrow

Pekel Gorge - Pekel Waterfalls

The Pekel Gorge is situated near the village Borovnica. From Ljubljana is about 23 kilometres away. It was made with the sank of the Ljubljana swamp. The Pekel Gorge was excavated by the Otavscica brook. In summer months is here pleasant and refreshing coolness. Before the beginning of the road is the information table about the Pekel Gorge. In the gorge you can see five waterfalls, which are in the wint ... arrow

Arboretum Volcji Potok

Volcji Potok Arboretum is located near Kamnik. The word arboretum means the collection of the trees and bushes, which is designed for education and researching. In the base the Arboretum is the botanic garden for woody plants and it is the only one in Slovenia. In the earlier centuries was the mansion property, but from the year 1882 was in the property of the Ferdinand Souvan and later of his son. He ar ... arrow


Ljubljana is a vibrant and modern capital of Slovenia, one of the largest cities in Europe. It has been the capital of the Republic of Slovenia since 1991, when Slovenia became an independent state. The symbol of Ljubljana is represented by the Ljubljana dragon, which is visible on the Dragon Bridge and in the coat of arms. Throughout its diverse history, the city has been influenced by several differe ... arrow

Velika Planina

Velika Planina is the high mountain plateau located in the foothills of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, where the best preserved herdsmen settlement in Europe is located. The fastest and most common access is by cable car from Kamniska Bistrica, where parking is located. When you arrive at the top, it is possible to us a chair lift that will convey you to the Gradisce. A little further on, one can see the wonde ... arrow


Sticna Abbey

Sticna Abbey is situated among Dolenjska hills. Among the rare working cloisters is the only one, which belongs to Cistercian monks. The Cistercian order originates to the year 1098 to Burgundija in France. It got the name by the place called Citeaux. The founders were three saints, which were the benedictine monks from the monastery in Molesme. The Sticna Abbey is today the important cultural and religi ... arrow

Bogensperk Castle

Castle Bogensperk is one of the most significant Renaissance castles in Slovenia. It was also home of the celebrated polymath Johann Weichard Valvasor. The castle was built by the Wagen family, feudal lords of the near by Lichenberg castle. The first documented records date back to 1533 when Jorg Wentschitsch is mentioned as the castellan. The castle remained the property of the Wagen family until 1627, ... arrow

Source of the Krka River

The River Krka springs in the Krka Cave in the 268 height above see level and then it flows into the river Sava at Brezice. To the spring you can come after the pleasant walk throug the village Gradicek. The Karst spring is under the rock, where is the the entrance to the original Krka Cave. The examination of the cave is possible only with the tourist guide, which will accept you before entering to the ... arrow


Kamnik is one of the oldest towns in Slovenia. It is an administrative, cultural, tourist and industrial centre on the southern slopes of the Kamnik Alps. It has a partially preserved medieval core to the city. It was the most influential town of the Carniola country in the 12th century, however, it was comquered by Ljubljana in 13th century. Through centuries there were home of smithery, nailery, leathe ... arrow

Polhov Gradec

Polhov Gradec is a village, which belongs to the Dobrova – Polhov Gradec Municipality. It lies in the shelter of Polhograjska Gora and Old Castle or Calvary. Most famous sights are Polhov Gradec Mansion and the Church of the Birth of Mary, which give the village the picturesque image. In the Polhov Gradec Mansion is a local museum and there are places for romantic weddings, which are also organized in th ... arrow


Trojane is a small village that belongs to the Municipality Lukovica. It is situated by the main road Ljubljana – Celje. Trojane is famous by its restaurant, where they make and sell well known Trojane doughnut, which are also registered trademark. The restaurant consists of several buildings, which have a different purpose. In the old restaurant from the year 1849 is tradition wonderfully interwined wit ... arrow


Vrhnika is a town, which is a centre of Municipality of Vrhnika. It is located by the old road from Ljubljana to Postojna. It lies on the slopes of Pokojnik plateau and on the western side of Ljubljansko swamp. The beginning and development of the city is connected with ships and traffic on the Ljubljanica River, which springs here on several places. Vrhnika is also situated on area, where is the shortes ... 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, fortifications


World War I Military Cemeteries


The biggest cities in Slovenia


Monasteries, abbeys


Monuments, statues, signs


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