Top 10 things to do in the Central Slovenia region

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Castles and Mansions of Central Slovenia © Heart of Slovenia

Castles and Mansions of Central Slovenia

In Ljubljana and Central Slovenia there are a number of beautiful castles, mansions, and palaces. The most famous of them are largely renovated and open to visitors.

Velika planina © Aleš Fevžer

Velika planina

Visit the scenic Velika planina high mountain plateau and learn about the local herdsmen's traditional way of life. The plateau can be reached by cable car or on foot via a number of hiking trails.

Ljubljana Marshes © Matevž Lenarčič

Ljubljana Marshes

The Ljubljana Marshes Landscape Park is famous for its amazing natural diversity and prehistoric archaeological sites listed as UNESCO World Heritage.

The flavours of Central Slovenia © proBakster

The flavours of Central Slovenia

Central Slovenia's countryside offers a rich culinary experience in authentic surroundings. Learn about its traditional dishes, discover its best gostilna-style restaurants, and choose from its culinary tours.

Kamniška Bistrica Valley © Tine Zupančič

Kamniška Bistrica Valley

The scenic glacial valley of the river Kamniška Bistrica, surrounded by the peaks of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, is a popular base for mountain hikes and the site of the base station of the cable car to the nearby Velika planina high mountain plateau.

Geoss Adventure Park © Planika.NET

Geoss Adventure Park

The Geoss Adventure Park in the village of Slivna, close to the geometric centre of Slovenia (GEOSS), offers five different tree-top climbing routes. In the summer, it provides treetop accommodation, an opportunity for a very special experience of the great outdoors.

Volčji Potok Arboretum © Dunja Wedam

Volčji Potok Arboretum

The Volčji Potok Arboretum, located on the edge of the Kamnik Plain, is one of Slovenia's most visited botanic gardens, worth exploring at any time of the year. Next to the Arboretum there is an 18-hole golf course surrounded by pine woods.

Bistra Castle - Technical Museum of Slovenia © Franc Gerenčer

Bistra Castle - Technical Museum of Slovenia

The Technical Museum of Slovenia, a unique museum housed in a picturesque castle, once home to a monastery, keeps numerous collections of technical heritage, including a collection of 15 luxury limousines owned by Yugoslavia's late president Marshal Tito.

Outdoor recreation

Outdoor recreation

The entire Central Slovenia region is criss-crossed with hiking trails and cycle paths offering opportunities for short trips to popular destinations such as Šmarna Gora, Katarina, Kurešček, and Zaplana as well as more ambitious trips along long-distance trails.

Fly-fishing on the Unica © Andrej Korenč

Fly-fishing on the Unica

The river Unica on its way across the Planina Polje is a popular destination for anglers from around the world. It is Slovenia's best river for fly fishing, inhabited by a number of different fish species, the most common being trout and grayling.