TIC Litija offers information on the tourist offer in the municipality of Litija and its surroundings, promotional materials in several languages, a choice of local guided tours and a boutique store of handicraft products from the Heart of Slovenia area.
Guided tour of the Sitarjevec mine
Litija is one of the oldest mining towns in Slovenia and the Sitarjevec Litija mine contains within its depths some of the largest and richest lead and mercury ore deposits in Slovenia. Apart from the aforementioned ores, Sitarjevec in the past was frequently mined for copper, iron, and baryte ores as well. Over sixty types of minerals can also be found in Sitarjevec.
At the tour, you take a walk along the export shaft, learn about the mining profession, hear the stories of former miners, view the exhibition of rocks, minerals, mining tools and a reconstructed track. Upon prior arrangement, you can also have a taste of a traditional miner's meal.
Guided tours are organized upon request only and run according to the following schedule:
- Thursdays 10:00 to 12:00 and 15:00 to 18:00,
- Fridays 10:00 to 12:00 and 15:00 to 18:00,
- Saturdays 9:00 to 12:00.
Groups of more than 10 persons can book guided tours outside the scheduled hours.