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Mežica lead and zinc, , 2392 Mežica

Mežica lead and zinc

, 2392 Mežica (Reaching us?)

For centuries, the tunnels beneath Peca were filled with the blood and sweat of miners, of men who lost their lives searching ...


Idrija lace, , 5280 Idrija

Idrija lace

, 5280 Idrija (Reaching us?)

The Idrija and Cerklje areas are famous for their rich cultural heritage, but one tradition stands out in particular: the creation of ...


The Church of St. Hermagoras and Fortunatus , Attemsov trg 1, 3342 Gornji Grad

The Church of St. Hermagoras and Fortunatus

Attemsov trg 1, 3342 Gornji Grad (Reaching us?)

In an alpine basin at the base of the Savinja Alps, Peregrin, the patriarch of Aquileia, founded the only Benedictine monastery in ...


Žice Carthusian monastery, Žiče, 3210 Slovenske Konjice

Žice Carthusian monastery

Žiče, 3210 Slovenske Konjice (Reaching us?)

The Carthusian Order, based in France, built its first monastery in a non-Roman land around the year 1160 in Žice. The first ...


Dominican monastery in Ptuj, , 2250 Ptuj

Dominican monastery in Ptuj

, 2250 Ptuj (Reaching us?)

The city of Ptuj would just not be the same without the architecturally fascinating Dominican monastery. From its older period, the eastern ...


The Cathedral of St. Nicholas, , 1000 Ljubljana

The Cathedral of St. Nicholas

, 1000 Ljubljana (Reaching us?)

In the 13th century, a pilgrimage church dedicated to Nicholas, the patron saint of fishermen and boatmen, stood at the location of ...


Metlika-old city center, , 8330 Metlika

Metlika-old city center

, 8330 Metlika (Reaching us?)

Metlika lies at the foot of the southern Gorjanci slopes, packed between the Obrh and Bojica valleys. Old streets and ...


The Snežnik castle, Kozarišče 67, 1386 Stari trg pri Ložu

The Snežnik castle

Kozarišče 67, 1386 Stari trg pri Ložu (Reaching us?)

One of the most picturesque Slovenian castles, the Snežnik castle stands in an idyllic area beneath Snežnik. This well-preserved castle was first ...


The Soteska castle, , 8350 Dolenjske Toplice

The Soteska castle

, 8350 Dolenjske Toplice (Reaching us?)

From 1664 to 1689, the cout Jurij Žiga Gallenberg built the mighty Soteska castle in the deep and narrow Krka river valley. ...


The Pleterje Carthusian monastery, , 8310 Šentjernej

The Pleterje Carthusian monastery

, 8310 Šentjernej (Reaching us?)

The only Carthusian monastery in Slovenia, located in Pleterje at the foot of the Gorjanci mountains, was founded by the ...


Tromostovje (the Triple Bridge), , 1000 Ljubljana

Tromostovje (the Triple Bridge)

, 1000 Ljubljana (Reaching us?)

Plečnik's Triple Bridge spans the Ljubljanica river and is one of the symbols of Ljubljana. The central bridge, which replaced an older ...


The Predjama castle, Predjama 1, 6230 Postojna

The Predjama castle

Predjama 1, 6230 Postojna (Reaching us?)

The Predjama castle was carved into the living rock beneath an enormous overhanging rock cliff on the slope of Podgora. ...


The Cistercian monastery , , 8311 Kostanjevica na Krki

The Cistercian monastery

, 8311 Kostanjevica na Krki (Reaching us?)

The Cistercian monastery community in Kostanjevica na Krki was founded by Bernard Spannheim in the 13th century. It was based in the ...


The Bloke skis, , 1385 Nova vas

The Bloke skis

, 1385 Nova vas (Reaching us?)

Hard winters, huge snowdrifts and dense forests left their mark on Bloke, the cradle of the famous Bloke skis. These skis are ...


Lent, , 2000 Maribor

Lent

, 2000 Maribor (Reaching us?)

Lent, also called Pristan, is part of the old Maribor city center, stretching along the Drava river from the marketplace at the ...


The Bistra monastery, , 1360 Vrhnika

The Bistra monastery

, 1360 Vrhnika (Reaching us?)

The Bistra monastery sits surrounded by greenery next to the Karst springs in the village of Bistra. The buildings of the complex ...


The Otočec castle, Grajska cesta 2, 8222 Otočec

The Otočec castle

Grajska cesta 2, 8222 Otočec (Reaching us?)

The Otočec castle, built on one of the islands in the Krka river, is the only castle in Slovenia that ...


The church of St. John the Baptist , , 2000 Maribor

The church of St. John the Baptist

, 2000 Maribor (Reaching us?)

The church of St. John the Baptist stands in the middle of the Slomšek square in Maribor. Originally a romanesque building, it ...


Ptujska gora, , 2250 Ptuj

Ptujska gora

, 2250 Ptuj (Reaching us?)

Ptujska gora stands among the Haloze hills which offer an excellent view in all directions. Once also called Črna gora or Marijina ...


Slovenian Coal Mining Museum, Koroška cesta 68 - stari jašek, 3320 Velenje

Slovenian Coal Mining Museum

Koroška cesta 68 - stari jašek, 3320 Velenje (Reaching us?)

Take the elevator down into the bowels of the award-winning underground museum in Velenje. With the help of light and sound effects, ...


The floating mill on the Mura river, , 9241 Veržej

The floating mill on the Mura river

, 9241 Veržej (Reaching us?)

Coexistence between man and the river led to the construction of floating mills as early as the 4th century. The floating mill ...


The Trenta museum, Na Logu v Trenti, 5232 Soča

The Trenta museum

Na Logu v Trenti, 5232 Soča (Reaching us?)

The Trenta Museum and Triglav National Park Museum present the cultural landscape, nature and life in Trenta in the past. ...


Kurent, , 2250 Ptuj

Kurent

, 2250 Ptuj (Reaching us?)

In the history of the Ptuj plain, the kurent stands out as an integral part of the Slovenian cultural heritage. Kurent, today ...


Antonij's shaft, , 5280 Idrija

Antonij's shaft

, 5280 Idrija (Reaching us?)

In the old city center of Idrija stands the imposing Šelstev building where miners once gathered before descending into the dark tunnels ...


Bogojina, , 9000 Murska Sobota

Bogojina

, 9000 Murska Sobota (Reaching us?)

Once a bustling center of pottery, weaving and barrel making trade, the village of Bogojina is now mostly known for one ...


Betnava mansion, , 2000 Maribor

Betnava mansion

, 2000 Maribor (Reaching us?)

The Betnava mansion on the southern edge of Maribor is one of the most beautiful Baroque buildings in the Podravje ...


The Bled castle, , 4260 Bled

The Bled castle

, 4260 Bled (Reaching us?)

Bled castle in the past It is quite probable that in 1004, when the German Emperor Henrik II gave the Bled estate to ...


Romanesque church Hrastovlje,  Hrastovlje, 6000 Koper/Capodistria

Romanesque church Hrastovlje

Hrastovlje, 6000 Koper/Capodistria (Reaching us?)

A top a rocky hill above the village of Hrastovlje stands the famous romanesque church of the Holy Trinity, built in the ...


Sevnica castle, , 8290 Sevnica

Sevnica castle

, 8290 Sevnica (Reaching us?)

The mighty Sevnica castle stands on a hill above the old city center of Sevnica. First owned by the Princess Ema Krška, ...


The Avsenik gallery, , 4275 Begunje na Gorenjskem

The Avsenik gallery

, 4275 Begunje na Gorenjskem (Reaching us?)

The world famous musical phenomenon from the Gorenjska region, the Avsenik Brothers Ensemble, made Slovenia and Slovenian entertainment music a force to ...


Turjak castle, , 1315 Velike Lašče

Turjak castle

, 1315 Velike Lašče (Reaching us?)

The Turjak castle is one of the mightiest castles in the former Kranjska area and is closely connected to Slovenian literary history. ...


Brezje, , 4240 Radovljica

Brezje

, 4240 Radovljica (Reaching us?)

The original church of St. Vid in Brezje became the most popular pilgrimage center in Slovenia after 1863, when miraculous powers were ...


Museum of Gorenjska, Tomšičeva 42, 4000 Kranj

Museum of Gorenjska

Tomšičeva 42, 4000 Kranj (Reaching us?)

The heritage models that the Museum of Gorenjska collects, houses, researches and represents are intended for modern needs. They should support the ...


The Gorica museum, Grajska cesta 1, 5000 Nova Gorica

The Gorica museum

Grajska cesta 1, 5000 Nova Gorica (Reaching us?)

The Gorica Regional Museum is located in Kromberk castle, a building built in the north Italian renaissance style. The museum ...


The Dornava manor, , 2252 Dornava

The Dornava manor

, 2252 Dornava (Reaching us?)

The Dornava manor, considered to be one of the most beautiful manors in the Štajerska region, is also one of ...


Piran, , 6330 Piran/Pirano

Piran

, 6330 Piran/Pirano (Reaching us?)

Tightly packed with well-preserved old buildings, this Mediterranean city on the peninsula between the bays of Piran and Strunjan is a unique ...


The Kluže fortress

, 5230 Bovec (Reaching us?)

The Kluže fortress is definitely one of the most picturesque fortifications in Slovenia. Towering above the Koritnica gorge, it was once used ...


Castle Brdo, , 4000 Kranj

Castle Brdo

, 4000 Kranj (Reaching us?)

This beautiful renaissance castle with imposing corner towers is made even more impressive by the first botanical garden in Slovenia, created by ...


The Church - Sladka gora, Sladka gora 11, 3240 Šmarje pri Jelšah

The Church - Sladka gora

Sladka gora 11, 3240 Šmarje pri Jelšah (Reaching us?)

Surrounded by the hills of Sladka gora, the twin-towered pilgrimage church of the Mother of God is connected with many miracles. An ...


Pottery in Filovci, , 9000 Murska Sobota

Pottery in Filovci

, 9000 Murska Sobota (Reaching us?)

The entire Prekmurje region is known for quality pottery, but the finest goods come from Filovci. A specialty of Prekmurje pottery is ...


Church of St. Rupert, , 8210 Trebnje

Church of St. Rupert

, 8210 Trebnje (Reaching us?)

In the central part of the Mirna valley stands one of the most beautiful gothic buildings in Slovenia, the church of St. ...


The Rajhenburg castle , Cesta izgnancev 3, 8280 Brestanica

The Rajhenburg castle

Cesta izgnancev 3, 8280 Brestanica (Reaching us?)

One of the greatest relics of the Middle Ages in the Krško area is the Rajhenburg castle. Standing high above the narrow ...


Old Ljubljana, , 1000 Ljubljana

Old Ljubljana

, 1000 Ljubljana (Reaching us?)

It's only a short walk from the Prešeren monument across the Tromostovje bridges to the old city center of Ljubljana, squeezed between ...


The Škofja Loka castle, , 4220 Škofja Loka

The Škofja Loka castle

, 4220 Škofja Loka (Reaching us?)

Since 1215, a mighty fortress has watched over the city of Škofja Loka, located at the confluence of the Selška Sora and ...


Stična monastery, , 1295 Ivančna Gorica

Stična monastery

, 1295 Ivančna Gorica (Reaching us?)

The location where the Stična Monastery was built is said to have been chosen by a mysterious singing bird. A picture of ...


Trebnje Gallery, Goliev trg 1, 8210 Trebnje

Trebnje Gallery

Goliev trg 1, 8210 Trebnje (Reaching us?)

The collection of the Trebnje Gallery of Naive Artists comprises works of art by creative and deep-feeling individuals who express their personal ...


Castle Grad, , 9263 Kuzma

Castle Grad

, 9263 Kuzma (Reaching us?)

Standing atop a steep basaltic tuff hill, Grad is the largest castle in Slovenia. The baroque building boasts a picturesque inner ...


The Podsreda castle, , 3260 Kozje

The Podsreda castle

, 3260 Kozje (Reaching us?)

On the northern slope of green Orlica, the mighty Podsreda castle rises above a town of the same name. Despite many additions ...


The Lipizzaner horses, , 6210 Sežana

The Lipizzaner horses

, 6210 Sežana (Reaching us?)

Since Roman times, Karst horses have been known for their strength, speed and endurance. The basis of the famous Lipizzaner horse breed ...


The Vače situla, , 1270 Litija

The Vače situla

, 1270 Litija (Reaching us?)

The Vače situla, a 2500-year-old bronze vessel, is the most beautiful world-renowned archaeological find from the Iron Age period and a symbol ...


Suha roba (woodenware), , 1310 Ribnica

Suha roba (woodenware)

, 1310 Ribnica (Reaching us?)

For centuries, the trade masters of the Ribnica plain have maintained the tradition of creating wooden goods for everyday use in kitchens ...


The Bogenšperk castle, , 1275 Šmartno pri Litiji

The Bogenšperk castle

, 1275 Šmartno pri Litiji (Reaching us?)

The Bogenšperk castle was built on the site of the Lichtenberg fortification from the Middle Ages. Its name comes from the Wagen ...


Castle Olimje, , 3254 Podčetrtek

Castle Olimje

, 3254 Podčetrtek (Reaching us?)

The Olimje castle is a symmetrical Renaissance building with four wings and impressive round towers. The Paulinian Order later found refuge in ...


Žalostna gora, , 8210 Trebnje

Žalostna gora

, 8210 Trebnje (Reaching us?)

The building complex atop Žalostna Gora in the Dolenjska region grew and developed through the centuries as the importance of this ...


The Praetorian palace in Koper, Titov trg 3, 6000 Koper/Capodistria

The Praetorian palace in Koper

Titov trg 3, 6000 Koper/Capodistria (Reaching us?)

The Praetorian palace is the central architectural monument in Koper,giving the city its distinctive image. The building obtained its present form in ...


Roman necropolis, Ob rimski nekropoli 2, 3311 Šempeter v Savinjski dolini

Roman necropolis

Ob rimski nekropoli 2, 3311 Šempeter v Savinjski dolini (Reaching us?)

The Roman necropolis archaeological park in Šempeter in the valley of the Savinja river is considered to be one of the most ...


The Beekeeping museum, , 4240 Radovljica

The Beekeeping museum

, 4240 Radovljica (Reaching us?)

Located in a baroque mansion in the old part of Radovljica, the Beekeeping museum presents the Slovenian beekeeping tradition. Rich collections show ...


Strmol castle, , 3252 Rogatec

Strmol castle

, 3252 Rogatec (Reaching us?)

The fascinating architecture of the Strmol Castle in Rogatec is a true magnet for the eyes. The Castle was built in the ...


Nova Štifta, , 1310 Ribnica

Nova Štifta

, 1310 Ribnica (Reaching us?)

Located atop a hill in the eastern part of the Ribnica plain, it was built according to the orders of the lord ...


Franciscan monastery Kostanjevica, Škrabčeva ulica1, 5000 Nova Gorica

Franciscan monastery Kostanjevica

Škrabčeva ulica1, 5000 Nova Gorica (Reaching us?)

The hill above Nova Gorica is topped by a Franciscan monastery from 1625. The monastery church is decorated by beautiful stuccowork, and ...


Kropa, , 4240 Radovljica

Kropa

, 4240 Radovljica (Reaching us?)

The picturesque village of Kropa beneath the slopes of Jelovica is a typical example of an iron-working town in the Gorenjska ...


Radovljica-old city center, , 4240 Radovljica

Radovljica-old city center

, 4240 Radovljica (Reaching us?)

Radovljica was first mentioned in historical documents in the year 1169. The old city center has retained several features of late Gothic ...


The Ljubljana castle, Grajska planota 1, 1000 Ljubljana

The Ljubljana castle

Grajska planota 1, 1000 Ljubljana (Reaching us?)

The medieval fortress on the Castle hill in the middle of Ljubljana was first mentioned in historical documents in the year 1144 ...


Rafts, , 2370 Dravograd

Rafts

, 2370 Dravograd (Reaching us?)

Rafts were first used for transportation on the Drava river over five hundred years ago. First, they were used to carry soldiers ...


Artistic paintings by Kopše Drago, Pohorska ulica 3, 2314 Zgornja Polskava

Artistic paintings by Kopše Drago

Pohorska ulica 3, 2314 Zgornja Polskava (Reaching us?)

The painter Kopše, the winner of the certificate 2004, offers you the following: oil paintings upon request, sale of gallery paintings, oil ...


Dominko's homestead, Gorišnica 12, 2272 Gorišnica

Dominko's homestead

Gorišnica 12, 2272 Gorišnica (Reaching us?)

Standing next to the main Ptuj – Ormož road in the Gorišnica municipality, Dominko's homestead is the oldest completely preserved house built ...


Cerkno museum, Bevkova 12, 5282 Cerkno

Cerkno museum

Bevkova 12, 5282 Cerkno (Reaching us?)

Who's to blame for this year's mild winter? Pust! The Cerkno region is a small link in the chain of Slovenia's prealpine foothills. ...


Gewerkenegg castle - Museum Idrija, Prelovčeva 9, 5280 Idrija

Gewerkenegg castle - Museum Idrija

Prelovčeva 9, 5280 Idrija (Reaching us?)

Dominating over the old town, Idrija's castle has preserved its historical name, Gewerkenegg, which in German means mine castle. It ...


Kobarid museum, Gregorčičeva 10, 5222 Kobarid

Kobarid museum

Gregorčičeva 10, 5222 Kobarid (Reaching us?)

The Kobarid museum was founded in 1990 with the purpose of presenting Kobarid's rich history, especially the events on the Isonzo front ...


Grgur ethnological museum , Brestovica pri Povirju 1, 6210 Sežana

Grgur ethnological museum

Brestovica pri Povirju 1, 6210 Sežana (Reaching us?)

- over five hundred exhibits of Kras's rich heritage - tools used in: carpentry, stonemasonry, milk production, weaving, dressmaking … - special: wooden ...


Lojze Spacal gallery and typical Kras house, Štanjel 1a, 6222 Štanjel

Lojze Spacal gallery and typical Kras house

Štanjel 1a, 6222 Štanjel (Reaching us?)

LOJZE SPACAL GALLERY - the largest display of Spacal's creativity OPEN: summer: Tue. – Fri. from 10am to 2pm, Sat. and Sun. from 10am ...


Permanent exhibition of Idrija lace, Prelovčeva 9, 5280 Idrija

Permanent exhibition of Idrija lace

Prelovčeva 9, 5280 Idrija (Reaching us?)

The exhibition of Idrija lace is a tale of Idrija lace, wrapped like the ribbon that made it famous. We will take ...


Partisan Hospital Franja, Dolenji Novaki pri Cerknem, 5282 Cerkno

Partisan Hospital Franja

Dolenji Novaki pri Cerknem, 5282 Cerkno (Reaching us?)

Second World War was one of the most difficult trials for mankind. Like other freedom-loving nations, the Slovenes also organised themselves to ...


Partisan printworks Slovenia, Vojsko, 5280 Idrija

Partisan printworks Slovenia

Vojsko, 5280 Idrija (Reaching us?)

Would you like the caretaker to print a souvenir leaflet for you on the old printing press? During the national liberation struggle, the ...


Božidar Jakac gallery, Grajska cesta 45, 8311 Kostanjevica na Krki

Božidar Jakac gallery

Grajska cesta 45, 8311 Kostanjevica na Krki (Reaching us?)

In 1974, the Gorjup gallery, the Lamut art salon and Forma viva merged into the BOŽIDAR JAKAC gallery, located inside a former ...


The walk of peace, Gregorčičeva 8, 5222 Kobarid

The walk of peace

Gregorčičeva 8, 5222 Kobarid (Reaching us?)

The Walk of Peace intertwines the heritage of the Isonzo Front with the natural wonders of The Upper Soča Region. It is ...


Regional museum Ptuj - Ormož, Muzejski trg 1, 2250 Ptuj

Regional museum Ptuj - Ormož

Muzejski trg 1, 2250 Ptuj (Reaching us?)

The collections of Regional museum Ptuj are placed on several locations in Ptuj. The collections at Ptuj castle are: The Collection of arms, ...