Zasavje

Administrative region of  Zasavje is not considered as Spodnja Štajerska anymore (even less than Posavska), but it would be the right thing to mention it here. Especially because geographic area from west of Ljubljana Basin to the hills around the Sotla River is called Posavsko hribovje, recently also Vzhodno Predalpsko hribovje. The area contains almost 10% of the area of Slovenia, and it is more than 25 kilometers wide and 70 kilometers long. On the north, Posavsko hribovje hills border on Tuhinjska dolina valley and Celjska kotlina basin, and on…

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Spodnja Štajerska

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…

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Dolenjska and Novo mesto

Lower part of the former Carniola is now called Dolenjska; recently, it has been often named only as southeastern Slovenia. It extends from the Ljubljana Basin to the border with Croatia. It is separated from Styria with the river Sava on the north, from Croatia with the river Kolpa on the south and with the Bloke plateau on the west, where Notranjska begins. The southernmost part of Dolenjska with the largest city Črnomelj is called Bela Krajina. On the other side of the Kolpa River, Bela Krajina ends, as well…

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Ljubljanica ? the River with seven names

In this article I would like to present you the river Ljubljanica ? the river flowing through Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia. Hopefully you will discover some interesting hidden spots to visit on your Slovenia holidays. Ljubljanica rises in Močilnik (beautiful place near Vrhnika you might want to visit) and its journey ands in Podgrad, where it outfalls in the river Sava (which flows through Zagreb, Belgrade and then outflows in the river Danube). It is 41 km long. Until now I was talking about so called ?Little Ljubljanica?…

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Slovenia holidays – Slovenian countryside

Slovenia is definitely not an urbanized country. Majority of Slovenian territory is rural and therefore especially appropriate for hiking and cycling. But that isn?t all. Thanks to many Slovenian rivers, Slovenia is also famous for canoeing (rapids are present in majority of rivers in Slovenia, such as Kolpa, Sava, Krka, ?). If you don?t like hotels, apartments and other similar kinds of accommodation in the cities, I recommend staying during your Slovenia holidays in one of two hundred Slovenian tourist farms. Tourist farms are normal farms with extra space for…

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Slovenia wine – Viticulture in Slovenia

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. Wine regions in Slovenia Slovenia has three smaller wine regions and not one big region because of the landscape…

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