Turn castle Brestanica

Also Spodnja Štajerska is divided into several parts. At the upper part of the Savinja River, there is Zgornja Savinjska dolina valley with Logarska dolina, one of the most beautiful Alpine valleys, where the river Sava springs in the waterfall Rinka. Zadrečka dolina by the river Dreta is also considered a part of Zgornja Savinjska dolina. The highest mountains in this area are part of Kamnik-Savinja Alps (Planjava, Ojstrica), but also Oljševa with Potočka zijalka and Velika Raduha (2062 m) with Snežna jama are very famous. Two of the biggest settlements there are Solčava with gothic parish church of SaintRead More →

Kranj

Eastern of the road Kranj ? Mengeš we pass the airport of Jože Pučnik, and if we turn towards Kamniške planine at Moste near Komenda, we soon arrive at Kamnik, which was already mentioned before. Famous intellectual Peter Pavel Glavar lived and worked in Komenda and Moste, and also Plečnik left his mark there. We should mention the church of St. Anne in Tunjice, with an energy center nearby. There is poorly maintained castle Stari grad, proudly strutting over Kamnik, and above it, under Velika planina, distinguished Sveti Primož with two chuches, worth visiting.Read More →

Škofja Loka

Almost 200 kilometers long mountain range of Karavanke begins far before Jesenice, but shows the most beautiful part right above the town, in the Alpine meadow Golica, and then it ascends to the highest peak, 2236 meters high Stol. Towns under Karavanke are birth places of many clever Slovenians, for example linguist Matija Čop in Žirovnica, beekeeper Anton Janša in Breznica, writer and priest Franc Saleški Finžgar in Doslovče and writer and priest Janez Jalen in Rodine.Read More →

Triglav

Most of Slovenian people immediately associate Gorenjska with Triglav, a majestic mountain with three heads. For us, Triglav is much higher than in reality. Something like that must have influenced Julius Kugy, who wrote these words: Triglav ist kein Berg, Triglav ist ein Reich. This magnificent mountain with 2864 meters of height above sea level and unique geographical position has big symbolic and also uniting meaning for Slovenians. It is also featured in Slovenian coat of arms.Read More →

Most of the time people use maps to go to an unknown place so that they will have guide on where to go so that they will not get lost, it is the most accurate guide that is available right now and together with science it is getting more accurate and a lot more easier to go from one place to another without getting lost at all. There is also a science called Cartography that creates maps in a very precise way. In the past the maps were very expensive that only a few can afford it and they wereRead More →

Even though Slovenia is a small country with the area of just 20 273 km2, its landscape is so diverse, that it is hard to find such interesting country anywhere else. This could also be one of the reasons, why it is so easy to lose orientation in our beautiful country. But luckily, we have a solution. Maps of Slovenia enable us to find a spot we are looking for at any time and everywhere. Definitely the most known map of Slovenia is a classical map, which can be found in every classroom of primary schools in Slovenia. School mapRead More →

Weather in Slovenia

Weather in Slovenia is not as simple as you might think considering the fact that Slovenia isn?t a big country. That is why I?m going to inform you about some aspects of weather that might help you while traveling. First of all, mostly because of landscape variety, weather is different in different landscapes of Slovenia, which means that seaside has different climate than only 30 km distant Karst. And of course, Karst has different climate that 60 km distant Ljubljana. And so on. So I will describe each climate separately.Read More →

We all know that the easiest method to navigate in an unknown area is to use a map. Maps show us minimized picture of Earth?s surface, so we can always use it to find any wanted spot, when we are in an unknown place. Cartography is a science, which focus on creating maps. Today, this mixture of science and art is so advanced, that we can find very precise maps of practically anything we can imagine. Precision was not a feature of the first maps, as they were made with very primitive techniques in comparison with modern maps. In theRead More →

Goriska brda

The first record of viticulture in Slovenia is from 5th century BC. The viticulture has been present through the Middle Age, Austro-Hungarian Empire and also through Yugoslavia (despite the fact that Slovenia had a strong competition in the low cost wines from southern countries of Yugoslavia, especially Macedonia). The viticulture is still present in Slovenia and is getting more and more important for Slovenian economy and interesting for tourists as well.Read More →

Slovenia

I?m writing this article for people who don?t know much about Slovenia and are still deciding whether they should go to Slovenia. My suggestion is that you should go and I?m going to reason that with some facts speaking in favor of Slovenia. 1.) Location Slovenia is a country in central Europe, bordering Italy to the west, the Adriatic Sea to the southwest, Croatia to the south and east, Hungary to the northeast and Austria to the north. But, in order to get a real idea where Slovenia is I’ve marked it on the map of Europe.Read More →