Experience Central Slovenia

When visiting Ljubljana, do not just enjoy the city. Set off on trips off the usual paths and explore the yet undiscovered splendour of Central Slovenia. Experience the real Slovenia with its wealth of natural beauty, excellent cuisine and unique adventures.

For a relatively small area, Central Slovenia reflects a lot of diversity, a quality for which Slovenia is generally famous. Apart from its picturesque nature, the landscape is characterised by friendly smaller towns and villages, several castles and mansions or their remains, and ancient churches with a surprisingly rich artistic legacy.

In Central Slovenia, the alpine world meets the karst world. The intertwining of both worlds has created diverse landscapes, from the Kamnik ̵ Savinja Alps and wooded hills of the Polhov Gradec, the Škofja Loka and the Posavsko Hills, with mountain cabins or churches on several peaks, to the flat lands by the Ljubljanica River and the Ljubljana Marshes, which are noted for their remnants of the prehistoric pile-dweller (in Slovenian koliščarji) culture and for rare animal and plant species.

Several natural wonders, such as the Iški Vintgar Gorge, the waterfalls of the Pekel Gorge, the Županova Jama cave near Grosuplje or the picturesque gorge of the Kamniška Bistrica River, are situated very close to Ljubljana. In addition, countless marked trails in nature offer great opportunities for hiking and cycling trips.

Eight typical experiences in the Central Slovenia region

  1. Visit the Velika Planina high mountain plateau and discover the life of herdsmen “far from the madding crowd”.
  2. Play golf at the Diners Club Ljubljana and the Golf Arboretum golf courses and enjoy wonderful views.
  3. Enjoy traditional Slovenian food in the most authentic environment ̵ in countryside inns and tourist farms.
  4. Set off on organised hiking and cycling day trips from Ljubljana.
  5. Enjoy the excellent fishing, especially fly fishing on the Unica River or the Ljubljanica River or in numerous lakes and ponds.
  6. Climb to the treetops in the Geoss Adventure Park and enjoy a special experience in nature ̵ a stay in the treetops.
  7. Visit the famous collection of Tito's limousines at the Technical Museum of Slovenia at Bistra Castle.
  8. Admire the botanical diversity at the Volčji Potok Arboretum.

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