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Domačija Majerija

Domačija Majerija – No. 2 on Top 10 Restaurants Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia 2019 The Slovenia Restaurant Awards 2019 Slovenia, placed on the culinary map of the world! Carrying out a professional, independent and national selection of the best slovenian restaurants. One of The Best 10 Restaurants in Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia. This villa outside …

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Top 10 Restaurants Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia

The Slovenia Restaurant Awards 2019 Slovenia, placed on the culinary map of the world! Carrying out a professional, independent and national selection of the best slovenian restaurants. The Best 10 Restaurants in Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia: The Best 10 Restaurants in Mediteranean & Karst Slovenia 1. Gostilna Pri Lojzetu — Dvorec Zemono Also WINNER: Best …

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Bužinel Wines / Goršika Brda / Slovenia

Winemaking and producing top quality wine Vintners’ society called Brajda The Bužinel family have a long tradition of winemaking, grandfather Karlo first started producing wine in the mid-sixties and began supplying restaurants in Ljubljana and Domžale. In 1985, together with a few other wine producers from the Brda region, they established a vintners’ society called Brajda. Brajda’s aim was for …

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Cows Ball Bohinj 2019

62ND TRADITIONAL COWS’ BALL 15. September 2019,  Ukanc, Bohinj The summer season in Slovenia’s alpine region officially ends in mid-September with one of the country’s most unique traditional festivals Cow’s Ball. Held in Bohinj since 1954, the event celebrates the return of local shepherds and their cattle to the valley after a summer of grazing …

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TOP 10 MUST SEE SLOVENIA ATTRACTIONS Most popular sights, top sightseeing, historical sites, and places with the best views

THE Slovenia Book: Top 100 Destinations (3rd Edition) Slovenia is home to numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites and European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN). Its great cities of art, like Ljubljana, Maribor, Koper and Piran are famous and have been attracting visitors for centuries. Besides its art treasures, Slovenia also features beautiful coasts, alpine lakes and mountains. No …

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Top 10 SLOVENian Dishes

1. Belokranjska pogača – Bela Krajina Flat Bread Belokranjska pogača is a delicious savoury round flat cake and has recently been granted the European Union’s Traditional Specialty Guaranteed designation. Before it is baked, it is coated with egg, cumin seeds and salt. Served warm, it is similar in taste to freshly baked bread. 2. Blejska …

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Top 10 Restaurants Thermal Pannoinan Slovenia

The Slovenia Restaurant Awards 2019 Slovenia, placed on the culinary map of the world! Carrying out a professional, independent and national selection of the best slovenian restaurants. The Best 10 Restaurants in Thermal Pannoinan Slovenia: The Best 10 Restaurants in Thermal Pannoinan Slovenia 1. Hiša Denk Also WINNER: Best Gostilna & WINNER: Mediterranean & Karst …

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Bukovniško lake

Energy par with 26 marked energetic points 46.672803, 16.336582Bukovniško lake lies in the middle of a forest of chestnut and beech. It is a real gem of Pomurje, for it offers a plethora of options for resting, hiking, biking, picnics in nature, playtime for children, organizing activities in the cabin, fishing and gathering life’s vital …

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Top 10 Restaurants Alpine Slovenia

The Slovenia Restaurant Awards 2019 Slovenia, placed on the culinary map of the world! Carrying out a professional, independent and national selection of the best slovenian restaurants. The Best 10 Restaurants in Ljubljana & Central Slovenia: The Best 10 Restaurants Alpine Slovenia 1. Hiša Franko – Aslo WINNER: Vox Populi & WINNER: Alpine Region Also WINNER: …

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Kabaj Wines / Goršika Brda / Slovenia

The Kabaj Homestead The White Queen of Brda The Kabaj Homestead (pronounced kah-BYE) has been producing some of Slovenia’s most prized vintages since the early 1990s. The award-winning winery owes its fame to a literal and figurative marriage of French winemaking know-how and traditions with Slovenia’s unique terroir, climate and grape varieties. The literal marriage …

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THE SLOVENIA Photo of the week 36 / 2019 / Dom na Joštu

featured on INSTAGRAM @the.slovenia Best 100 Slovenian Restaurants 2019 To find out other unique places in Slovenia and features the very best in Slovenian dining, chefs and restaurants all over Slovenia, check out our THE SLOVENIA RESTAURANTS BOOK  THE Slovenia Restaurants: Top 163 THE Slovenia Lakes THE Slovenia Book: Top 100 Destinations (3rd Edition) THE …

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Top 10 Restaurants in Ljubljana & Central Slovenia

The Slovenia Restaurant Awards 2019 Slovenia, placed on the culinary map of the world! Carrying out a professional, independent and national selection of the best slovenian restaurants. The Best 10 Restaurants in Ljubljana & Central Slovenia: 1. Restavracija JB WINNER: Ljubljana & Central Slovenia Region ​ JB restavracija 2. Restavracija Strelec Restavracija Strelec 3. Restavracija Cubo …

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Taste Posavje 29.8. – 7.9. 2019

Best Posavje culinary specialists, wines and farm delicacies In Posavje region we have designed one-week events under the common brand TASTE POSAVJE, which brings together the best culinary specialists, wines and farm delicacies. Under the vision “fresh-local-tasty”, top chefs, winemakers and producers in the region, who appreciate the local ingredients and goods produced in Posavje, …

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Hotel and restaurant Planinka with Chef Robič / Michelin restaurant La Truffe Noire

In the gorgeous Upper Savinjska region, surrounded by nature In the gorgeous Upper Savinjska region, surrounded by nature, more precisely in the town of Ljubno ob Savinji, the runner-up of the Slovenia GREEN destination competition, hides a boutique hotel and restaurant Planinka, whose story is more than a hundred years old. The conservation of tradition …

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The lake on Mounth Zvoh / Highest sailing regatta in Europe, at 2.000 m

The highest lying artificially made lake in Slovenia 46.308252, 14.541420 The lake on mount Zvoh is the highest lying artificially made lake in Slovenia. Veliki Zvoh is also the highest point of the trendy ski resort of Krvavec. Therefore the lake can be considered full of hyperbole. The lake was created to aid in the …

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Top Slovenia tourism results for the first six mounths of 2019

Top Slovenian tourist destinations and providers, especially campsites, report good occupancy and excellent results for 2019 According to provisional official statistical data, more than 2.5 million arrivals and more than 6 million overnight stays were recorded in the first half of 2019, which is 6 % more compared to 2018 in arrivals and 4 % more in …

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Bohinj Night 2019

The Biggest party in Bohinj 10. 8. 2019 at 8 p.m. Pod Brezo Skalco, Ribčev Laz, Bohinj Experience the highlight of the summer season in Bohinj with fun for all generations. Evening program includes several music guests and attractive performances-In addition to the famous Slovenian singer Jan Plestenjak, CoverLover and DJ JOHNY will also take care for the biggest party …

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Pristava lake

A top-rated fishing destination 46.565805, 15.766537 Lake Pristava, also known as Šikerjev pond, because of the famous Šiker inn, which has called the lake’s surroundings home for quite a couple of centuries. The owners of the land on which the lake stands were the dukes of Herberstein, and the lake itself was meant for fishing. …

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Slovenia Top 10 Unique Things

THE Slovenia Book: Top 100 Destinations (3rd Edition) 1. Baby Dragons Already one of Slovenia’s top attractions and one of Europe’s most famous caves, Postojna Cave made international headlines in 2016 with the birth of its ‘baby dragons’, small cave-dwelling creatures more properly known olm or proteus, or locally as ‘human fish’. 2. Churches, Chapels …

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Krško

Pleasant town along the Sava River This pleasant town along the Sava River is the meeting point for many business trips, accompanied by cultural, culinary, educational and rich experiences.  Krško Municipality stretches over almost 300 km2 and provides home to some 26,000 inhabitants. The landscape is quite fit for agricultural activities, which is also reflected …

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Best 100 Slovenian Restaurants 2019

TOP 100 Slovenian Restaurants 2019 by The Slovenia Restaurant Awards. TOP3 Gostilna Pri Lojzetu — Dvorec Zemono Also WINNER: Best Gostilna & WINNER: Mediterranean & Karst Region Gostilna Pri Lojzetu, Dvorec Zemono Hiša Franko Also WINNER: Vox Populi & WINNER: Alpine Region Hiša Franko Vila Podvin   Vila Podvin To find out other unique places …

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Gradiško lake

Lake is dotted with some 20 marked energetic points 46.571795, 15.871801 Gradiško lake, also known as Trojiško lake, calls the village of Sv.Trojica v Slovenjskih Goricah its home.  The pilgrimage church of the Holy Trinity makes for a unique backdrop to the lake, which is otherwise known for healing locations scattered on the hillside under …

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Safe in SLO mountains / tips

Safety precaution tips for mountains Slovenian mountains are stunning. But what most people forget is that great views demand a well-prepared mountaineer with experience and knowledge and what is most important: appropriate equipment. It is of great importance to be appropriately equipped when heading to high mountains. In the recent years, Slovenian mountains are gaining …

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The Slovene Language – How to say …?

ENG / SLO Vocabulary Slovene is a Southern Slavic language with a 25-letter alphabet. It is closely related to Serbian and Croatian, and also shares many words with other Slavic languages. Although some words and letter combinations may appear unpronounceable at first glance, Slovene is actually a fairly phonetic language with very few irregularities – although the …

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Celje

Where history comes alive Aquaint central European town that proudly celebrates its long turbulent history and rich cultural heritage, with 50,000 inhabitants Celje is the third largest city in Slovenia and an increasingly popular destination for both domestic and international tourists. Over the past two millennia the city has seen its fair share of ups …

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Negovsko lake

Carries within its depths, as well as on the surface 46.595062, 15.961723 Found in the landscape park of Negova, Negovsko lake carries within its depths, as well as on the surface amidst flowers of white lotus, numerous incredible stories. It came to be some 400 years ago, with combining no less than 14 castle ponds, …

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Portorož

A top resort destination With only 47km of Adriatic coast Slovenes have to make the most of every centimetre. The result is a coastline dotted with half a dozen or so notable towns, each with its own unique character, strengths and weaknesses. The poetically named Portorož, or Port of Roses, is home to one of …

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Bovec

Valleys of inspiration THE Slovenia Book: Top 100 Destinations (3rd Edition) Still on the sunny side of the alps, Bovec is a real green piece of Europe, a must if you really want to feel sLOVEnia! Catchy ofcial slogans aside, Slovenia’s supreme summer and winter sports town really ofers a lot. Lying in the magnifcent …

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New flight / july 2019: London Heathrow – Ljubljana

From the 15th of July to the 2nd of September 2019 The long awaited flight connection between London Heathrow and Slovenia’s capital city, Ljubljana, will run from the 15th of July to the 2nd of September with a flight time of just 2 hours, 20 minutes. Growth in numbers of the British travelleres visiting Slovenia, …

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Kranjska Gora: Slovenia‘s top mountain resort

Kranjska Gora is, not surprisingly, famous for its skiing and other winter sports. People from the area are often excellent skiers, as parents have their kids racing down the toughest runs as soon as they learn how to walk. Slovenia’s professional skiers have enjoyed a significant amount of success in World Cup and Olympic competitions …

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Blaguško lake

Near the town of Sv. Jurij ob Ščavnici 46.564634, 15.997987 Blaguško lake, located near the town of Sv. Jurij ob Ščavnici was constructed as a reservoir for collecting spring and autumn rains, which were to be used for irrigation in the hot summer months. Today, it is considered a fishing and hiking spot. THE Slovenia …

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THE SLOVENIA Photo of the week 28 / 2019: Lake Jasna / Kranjska gora

featured on INSTAGRAM @the.slovenia Kranjska Gora: Slovenia‘s top mountain resort THE Slovenia Lakes To find out other unique places in Slovenia and features the very best in Slovenian dining, chefs and restaurants all over Slovenia, check out our THE SLOVENIA RESTAURANTS BOOK  THE Slovenia Restaurants: Top 163 Products made with love in Slovenia Products made …

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Velika planina – breathtakingly hiker’s paradise 30 min from Ljubljana

Only a stone’s throw away from the Slovenia capital The charming Velika planina. Only a stone’s throw away from Ljubljana lies the breathtakingly beautiful (but easily accessible by a cable car) Velika planina mountain plateau. The place itself is magical and one gets a feeling as if one stepped directly into the fairy-tale. THE Slovenia …

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Dolenjske Toplice Spa with new water slides

A perfect holiday destination for families Only an hour away from Ljubljana lies Dolenjske Toplice spa, which is primarily known for their Medical Rehabilitation Centre, which successfully treats rheumatic diseases of the locomotor system, conditions after injury and surgery as well as pain in the spine, joints and muscles, and osteoporosis-related pain. THE Slovenia Book: Top …

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Petra Stušek is new President of the ECM

Great privilege and responsibility at the same time At the European Cities Marketing ‘s General Assembly in Ljubljana which took place in Ljubljana, M.Sc Petra Stušek, managing director of Ljubljana Tourism, was elected President of the European Cities Marketing. This high-level position within the reputable organisation will raise Ljubljana’s profile even more as a successful …

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Gajševsko lake

The largest man-made lake in the area Gajševsko jezero 46.533241, 16.120072 Gajševsko lake is situated near the village of Gajševci in the Pomurska region. It is the largest man-made lake in the area and is most popular amongst fishermen, who fish the its waters for enormous carp. The lake’s surroundings are home to a plethora …

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Danilo / Restaurant and winery / Reteče / Škofja Loka

Danilo – gostilna & vinoteka, is a charming restaurant and winery found near Škofija Loka. The third generation that has inherited Danilo, brother and sister duo, Gašper and Nina Čarman, continue the establishment’s long tradition of producing delicious traditional dishes with a modern twist, more than living up to its motto ‘tradition, local, modern’. Its …

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Aleš Kristančič – The artist of Goriška Brda

The man behind Movia The man behind Movia, Aleš Kristančič, has been described as ‘the wine ge-nius of Slovenia, ‘star of the Slovenian wine scene’, ‘a visionary’, ‘a genuine and complete showman’, ‘intensely focused, passionate and unpredictable at once’ and ‘oddly loveable’ – and that was only in a single article from Food & Wine …

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Ana Roš / The World’s Best Female Chef / No. 38 of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants

Ana Roš is the amazing chef of Hiša Franko, who together with her husband Valter Kramar, who manages the front of house and is the restaurant’s sommelier, has turned a traditional country inn that Valter’s parents used to run into a world class fine dining restaurant and guesthouse that is helping put Slovenia on the …

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Good & cheap lunch in Ljubljana

Odrta Kuhna – Open Kitchen Are you trying to decide where to take your loved ones, friends, or even business partners for lunch or dinner? Are their tastes and wishes too different to only go to one place? Then experience the diversity of Slovenian and world cuisine in the street! The Open Kitchen is the …

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Goriška Brda: Slovenia’s Tuscany

Brda – Slovenia’s foremost wine-growing areas Covering 72km2 of rolling hills between the Soča River and Italian border, Brda is one of Slovenia’s foremost wine-growing areas and only an hour’s drive from Ljubljana. Often described as a miniature version of Tuscany, every hill seems to be topped with a large church surrounded by a charming …

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Rebula wine cross-border protection

SLO-IT cooperation in efforts to jointly protect the Rebula wine from the cross-border area Goriška Brda, 6 May – Slovenian Agriculture Minister Aleksandra Pivec and Massimiliano Fedriga, president of the Italian region Friuli Venezia-Giulia, urged cooperation in efforts to jointly protect the Rebula wine from the cross-border area, as they met in Slovenia’s Brda on …

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Kranj Top events july 2019

The Capital Of Slovenian Alps 2.-8.7., different locations Subart Festival, The uncompromising freshness of alternative music and creativity is present at these events that favour non-commercial artists on various stages in Kranj. 4.7., 20.30, Kavka bar Kranj Pia Nina, The intimate ambience of the Kavka Bar blends well with the acoustic program of local musicians. 5.7., …

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National Geographic & Slovenian Tourist Board partnership

15 million ads displayed, more than 222,000 unique users From 14 January to 21 April 2019, the Slovenian Tourist Board created a branded content partnership with National Geographic, one of the leading and most recognised media companies in the world. The campaign has had excellent results: more than 8.5m displayed ads on portals, close to …

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Puklavec & friends wines – the biggest winery in north-east Slovenia

13 million EUR turnover, half a million profit Puklavec Family Wines, the biggest winery in north-east Slovenia, turned the first profit last year after nearly a decade of intense investing. Director Mitja Herga calls it a breakthrough. The company has around 170 employees and runs wineries in Ormož and Ljutomer under the Puklavec Family Wines brand. …

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Bohinj Wild Flower Festival 2019 – example of sustainable tourism

13TH INTERNATIONAL WILD FLOWER FESTIVAL: 24 MAY – 9 JUNE 2019 Wild Flower Festival, held in Bohinj between 24 May and 9 June, aims to answer some of the key questions in tourism and society. It is an excellent example of how natural heritage can be preserved and included into tourism with the collaboration of …

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When vineyard cottages turned into hotel in Lendava

Vineyard cottages turned into hotel in LendavaLendava, 25 May – Lendava, a bilingual city in Slovenia’s northeastern Prekmurje region, has started to offer guests a unique accommodation experience as vineyard cottages been transformed into the dispersed Hotel Vinarium. Named after Vinarium, a hilltop observation tower that has made Lendava a major draw for domestic tourists, …

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PortoRose2 – Rose & Rosé Festival 2019

Take a stroll along the beautiful flower garden in the middle of Portorož. Enjoy the jazz and blues sounds surrounded by roses. Taste the renowned Rose’ Friday, May 24th 05.00 pm-10.00 pm Presentation and tasting of selected rosé wines with culinary offer06.00 pm-08.00 pm Concert with Band MC4 jazz/lounge08.00 pm-10.00 pm duo Portorosé Alen & …

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Across the highest peaks Kamnik – Savinja alps

Looking at the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, a beautiful mountain range closest to Ljubljana, lit in vibrant early morning colors with veils of fog lingering below rugged peaks, I got an ingenious idea I just couldn’t shake off. In a weekend excursion, I would traverse a good part of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps across the peaks I hadn’t …

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Calendar of culinary and gastronomic events 2019

May 2019 The Slovenia Restaurant Awards, Smlednik  Evaluation of Upper Savinja Stomachs, Recica ob Savinji  Rebula and Olive Oil Festival, Višnjevik  Refošk Festival, Marezige  Delicacies of Slovenian Farms, Ptuj  Wine Spring, Metlika  Wine Fair, Ljubljana   June 2019 Cherry Festival, Dobrovo in Brda  Lent Festival, Sladolent, Maribor  Traditional Olive Festival, Dekani  Festival of Wine, Fish …

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Gostilna Pri Lojzetu, Dvorec Zemono

Dvorec Zemono, also known as Zemono Manor, is an exquisite 17th-century Palladian building in the village of Zemono, between Vipava and Ajdovščina. As well as the splendid architecture and frescoes, the site offers truly stunning views of the vineyards and peach trees in valley, and also attracts many visitors because it is home to Gostilna …

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Restavracija Strelec

Perched high up in the archer’s tower of the grand Ljubljana castle, Restavracija Strelec overlooks the city from a spectacular position. Strelec has both an inside and outside seating area, with the outside showcasing a magnificent view of the sprawling Ljubljana for its lucky diners. The inside of the restaurant has a modern flare, with …

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Slovenia – European Region of Gastronomy 2021

Slovenia, alongside Portugal’s Coimbra, became the European Region of Gastronomy 2021 at a ceremony in Brussels on 8 October 2018, which was however a formality as the country’s bid was endorsed already in June. Slovenia has 24 gastronomic regions, and 365 dishes and drinks typical or a certain region or town, which sounds like heaven, as …

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Forget to cook, get a book! 163 Top Slovenian Restaruants

Ana Roš, The World’s Best Female Chef in 2017 is the amazing chef of Hiša Franko, who together with her husband Valter Kramar, who manages the front of house and is the restaurant’s sommelier, has turned a traditional country in that Valter’s parents used to run into a world class fine dining restaurant and guesthouse that is …

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How to taste Slovenia?

Globally it has even become a part of politics, as some countries’ successes cannot be achieved without food, and the so-called gastronomic diplomacy is being strongly developed. The role of food shouldn’t be looked at solely through the lens of tourism, but as part of a comprehensive economic, social and spiritual endeavour. This should include …

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Krško: A Region of Many Face

Even in a country as diverse as Slovenia, Krško manages to stand out for the dizzying array of sights and activities it offers visitors. The majestic Rajhenburg Castle (or Grad Rajhenburg), which is perched on a hill above the Sava River overlooking the town of Krško below, photo by Boštjan Colarič Capuchin Library Housed inside …

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Planšarsko lake

Excellent choice for actively spending your free time 46.402896, 14.515978 Planšarsko lake, located in wonderful Jezersko, is a heart-shaped lake, made by the locals to commemorate a large glacial lake, which gave Jezersko its name. Cute, isn’t it? The lake is an excellent choice for actively spending your free time – apart from walking; there …

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HIŠA TORKLA, Korte

Situated in a beautifully restored traditional 19th-century Istrian house in the charming hilltop town of Korte, the cuisine at Hiša Torkla is just as exceptional as the setting.  Prepared using fresh seasonal ingredients from local farmers, hunters and fishermen, many of the dishes are based on age-old Slovene recipes with a little bit of modern …

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Strelec: Winner of Best Restaurant in Ljubljana for 2017

Located in Ljubljana Castle and boasting a kitchen run by famed chef Igor Jagodic, the impecable Strelec was selected by our committee of experts and the voters as the Best Restaurant in Ljubljana and Central Slovenia during the inaugural 2017 THE Slovenia Restaurant Awards.  Perched high up in the archer’s tower of the grand Ljubljana …

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Restavracija Sedem

Restavracija Sedem, a culinary school restaurant, is located right in the heart of Maribor’s centre. Its students take much of the responsibility that comes with operating a restaurant which include welcoming guests, organising themselves and creating reasonably priced diverse dishes. With a coffee shop attached with delicious sweets and cocktails, and their offer of grabbing …

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Restavracija Pavus – Grad Tabor Laško

If you’re looking for a truly unique and romantic dining experience, why not hike up to Tabor Castle on the hill that overlooks the town of Laško. Dating back to the 11th century, the castle was in ruins for nearly two hundred years until the Laško Brewery rebuilt it in the mid-1980s. The compact but …

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Restavracija hotela Grad Otočec

If location is all that matters, this might be one of the most romantic restaurants in Slovenia. In the middle of the Krka river, the restaurant nestled inside Otočec castle truly is a special place. And, of-course, the food more than matches its enchanting surroundings, with dishes like Chanterelle pockets with spinach, cream of fennel …

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Restavracija Cubo – WINNER 2019: Best Service by Diners Club Exclusive

Cubo’s location outside of the city centre doesn’t stop those foreigners and locals who appreciate good food and atmosphere from turning up here in droves every day. Taking the very best of the dining experience from décor to service to of course the food, they’ve come up with a truly inspiring place indeed.. Opting for …

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Rakar – gostilna in prenočišča

Their excellent service, elegant plating and use of fresh ingredients puts Rakar – gostišče in prenočišča on the map. But it’s with dishes like fried anchovies on marinated zucchini, juicy duck breast with herbs or pumpkin filled dumplings with cider and mustard seed sauce, where Rakar truly excels. Their large wine cellar, friendly staff and …

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Ošterija Debeluh

Considered by those in the know as one of the best restaurants in the region, if not the entire country, Ošterija Debeluh and acclaimed head chef Jure Tomič have built up a well-earned reputation for innovative, beautifully presented and most importantly delicious dishes. With their main focus always being simple, clean and seasonal flavours, Ošterija …

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Hiša Raduha

Opened in 1875, Hiša Raduha has been passed down through generations, with it now being head chef Martina Breznik’s turn to take the reins. Breznik places special emphasis on imaginative and innovative approaches when crafting dishes, while also balancing a deep admiration for tradition. The bountiful nature found right outside Hiša Raduha, the exquisite Raduha …

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Hiša Franko

To find out other unique places in Slovenia and features the very best in Slovenian dining, chefs and restaurants all over Slovenia, check out our THE SLOVENIA RESTAURANTS BOOK  THE Slovenia Restaurants: Top 163 Roundly regarded by gourmands, amateur foodies, tourists and locals alike as one of best restaurants in the country, it’s not uncommon …

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Gostilna Pri kolovratu

First opening its doors in 1836, Gostilna Pri Kolovratu specialises in traditional Slovene food – even using recipes from the first Slovene cookbook. Offering hearty meals, including Ljubljana žlikrofi with mushrooms, and specialty appetisers like veal tongue, Pri Kolovratu ensures that their diners leave feeling satisfied and full. Their daily specials are also a great …

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Gostilna Na Gradu

Decidedly upmarket in appearance and service, the prices are surprisingly modest – especially given the truly unique location and dining experience that goes along with it. Na Gradu’s award-winning chefs pride themselves on the expert preparation of Slovenia’s diverse range of traditional dishes, which have been developed over the centuries in the country’s 24 separate …

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Gostilna Mahorčič

On your way to the coast and in the mood for a gourmet meal? A 2017 Jeunes Restaurateurs Heritage Award nominee, Gostilna Mahorčič prepares authentic dishes from the Brkini and Karst regions, using ingredients from local farmers and grocery producers.  They also have local delicacies (Karst juniper berry brandy, honey, homemade biscuits) available for purchase, …

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Gostilna Belšak, Slavkov dom

Gostilna Belšak, Slavkov dom, is nestled away between Ljubljana and Medvode, surrounded by meadows and forests. Its location offers an escape from the city and tranquility with its stunning views. Belšak pleases with dishes like fried chicken, noodles with truffles and roasted veal, as well as other seasonal specials. The building itself has as much …

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Gostišče Kapušin

Gostišče Kapušin, located in Bela Krajine, is a favourite of locals and tourists alike. With their multiple terraces and their hearty meals that leave guests satisfied, Kapušin makes for a lovely place to eat. Kapušin also offers the chance to be immersed in Slovene culture, with their traditional dishes specializing in the flavours of Bela …

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Gostilna Rajh

In Murska Sobota, a city in northeastern Slovenia, lies a small, elegant family restaurant. With their recent renovations, Gostilna Rajh’s interior is now also a medley of both traditional Slovene and modern, with wooden panels and one glass wall having black silhouettes of pigs printed on it. They are popular with both locals and gourmet …

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Danilo – Gostilna & Vinoteka

Danilo – Gostilna & Vinoteka, is a charming restaurant and winery found in Škofija Loka. The third generation that has inherited Danilo, brother and sister duo, Gašper and Nina Čarman, continue the establishment’s long tradition of producing delicious traditional dishes with a modern twist, more than living up to its motto ‘tradition, local, modern’. Its …

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Gostilna Slovenija New trademark

Gostilna Slovenja is a new trademark that has been introduced by The Section for Tourism and Catering at the Chamber of Craft and Small Business of Slovenia. The award will lay the foundations of modern culinary visibility in Slovenia. Each carefully selected gostilna must meet a certain criteria, including strong family connections that have passed …

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How to Choose the Perfect Last Minute Holiday or Business Gift in Slovenia?

It is almost the holidays and many of us are still scrambling around trying to choose the perfect gift for a friend, relative or a business partner. What do they want? What do they need? What can we buy? On the 25th of October, a roundtable of “DEBATA NA MALCI” – Book, Wine, Chocolate or USB stick? …

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THE Slovenia Weekly Events taking place in November

If you are in Ljubljana between November 6th and 9th, then don’t miss the high fashion shows of designers, which they are as established as fresh, domestic and foreign names. Come and find your new style. Come and see the amazing creations from designers from all over the region. Ljubljana Fashion Week / Feel. Every. LJFW. Moment.  Ljubljana Fashion Week will …

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Top Five Hotels Outside Ljubljana

You’ve enjoyed a few days exploring Ljubljana and are now ready to move on, but with so many sights and activities for tourists to choose from, where should you go next? North, East, South or West? For most visitors that come to Slovenia, Ljubljana will be their first stop. With its relaxed, cafe culture along …

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The Slovenia idea for lunch Julijana Restaurant, Bled

Exclusive gastronomy, an exclusive location and an exclusive ambience – exclusive tends to be a word that best describes Julijana Restaurant. The views of the lake and the castle are enchanting, and the gourmet delicacies on offer are sure to impress. The restaurant can only accommodate some 20 people, which gives it a uniquely intimate character.. …

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The Slovenia idea for lunch Shambala, Ljubljana

Not only does Shambala’s kitchen turn out some of the best (and spiciest) Asian cuisine in Slovenia, but the tranquil, almost meditative, ambience of the place allows you to enjoy your meal in a state of perfect relaxation – with some of the best service in town thrown in as an added benefit. Pepper sauce …

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The Slovenia idea for lunch Restaurant Kotlar, Kobarid

A hint of the sea is to be found in the Alps, specifically at Kotlar in the centre of Kobarid. A restaurant in the conventional sense of the word, there’s an elegant ambience that’s best enjoyed after dark. For dinner, whether it be romantic or celebratory in essence, the specialities include a mixed seafood entree, …

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The Slovenia idea for lunch Boheja Restaurant & Bar, Novo Mesto

Located within a modern yet warm and friendly building in Novo Mesto, Boheja specialise in producing diverse steaks, which is all we need to know. Cooked on a unique lava grill, we try not to delve into hyperbole too often but these steaks must be tasted. They must. Complimented by other original and seasonal dishes …

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The Slovenia idea for lunch Restaurant Rožmarin, Maribor

Opened by former professional tennis player Saša Arsenović, this sleeker than sleek establishment offers a varied menu that drips in quality from top to bottom. It is, without doubt, one of the finest spots for top quality food in Maribor, and the experience and passion for food is impossible to ignore. Shared plates are available …

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THE Slovenia Sunday lunch idea Gostilna Kunstelj, Radovljica

First opened in 1873, this friendly family-run guesthouse can be found in the centre of Radovljica’s old town, just north of Linhartov Trg.  The menu is focused on traditional Slovene favourites and also includes a number of house specialities as well as set multi-course menus for groups, all of which can be viewed in advance …

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THE Slovenia Sunday Lunch Gostilna Pri Planinskem Orlu, Stahovica

Some years ago we got lost trying to take a shortcut through the mountains in a heavy rain storm and ended up following a convoy of cars, which serendipitously led us to this traditional family-run restaurant on the road to Kamniška Bistrica. Seeing that the parking lot was packed despite the weather, we vowed to …

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Slovenian Wine Varieties

Despite its small geographical size, Slovenia’s diverse wine regions and countless micro-climates make the terrain suitable for growing an incredibly wide variety of grapes, which are used to produce and equally wide variety of wines. Teran THE Slovenia Wine: Top 125 Experiences € 19.90 Award-winning vintages, eccentric winemakers, charming villages, castle wine tastings, fairy tale …

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RESULTS ARE IN! THE Slovenia is proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 Restaurant Awards. With over 165 restaurants and establishments taking part this year, competition has been high and participants have excelled themselves in giving voters an outstanding selection of top class foods to sample. Don’t forget to check in on Tuesday 27 …

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The Slovenia TRIP TIP VELIKA PLANINA – A hiker‘s paradise

Covering some 577 hectares of pastureland, Velika Planina is the catchall name for a number of plateaus that come together to make the highest alpine pasture plateau in Slovenia. Just a short drive outside of Kamnik, hordes of herdsmen’s cottages sit at an altitude of over 1500 metres surrounded by pine forests. It is a …

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THE SLOVENIA Photo of the week featured on INSTAGRAM @the.slovenia

The many colours of autumn. #lakejasna#kranjskagora #triglavnationalpark #autumn  #colours #theslovenia #igslovenia#igslovenia_mountains Photo credit: Instagram: Dragan Gavranovic Photography,  Facebook: Dragan Gavranovic Photography WE: October 16 to October 22. Follow us: FACEBOOK: The Slovenia INSTAGRAM: @the.slovenia  Tag your photos @the.slovenia or use #theslovenia to be featured on INSTAGRAM www.instagram.com/the.slovenia/ and www.the-slovenia.com To discover other unique places in Slovenia, check out THE SLOVENIA BOOK – AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO THE …

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Kranjska Gora: Slovenia‘s top mountain resort

Kranjska Gora is, not surprisingly, famous for its skiing and other winter sports. People from the area are often excellent skiers, as parents have their kids racing down the toughest runs as soon as they learn how to walk. Slovenia’s professional skiers have enjoyed a significant amount of success in World Cup and Olympic competitions …

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THE SLOVENIA Photo of the week featured on INSTAGRAM @the.slovenia

Adventure awaits in Gozd Martuljek. Thank you @sasacrocy.loves for sharing this beautiful photo. #kranjskagora #theslovenia #forest #adventure #autumn #autumn #colours#stream Photo credit: Instagram: @sasacrocy.loves WE: October 23 to October 29. Source: www.instagram.com/sasacrocy.loves Follow us: FACEBOOK: The Slovenia INSTAGRAM: @the.slovenia  Tag your photos @the.slovenia or use #theslovenia to be featured on INSTAGRAM www.instagram.com/the.slovenia/ and www.the-slovenia.com To discover other unique places in Slovenia, check out THE SLOVENIA BOOK – AN INSIDER’S …

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Triglav National Park: Slovenia’s highest peak and only national park

Triglav National Park, the only one of its kind in Slovenia, covers only 4% of the landmass, yet what a spectacular proportion it is. The park’s breathtaking landscape, including jagged peaks, expansive spruce forest, lush valleys and harmonious ecosystem has all been protected since the Alpine Conservation Park was founded back in 1924. Located in …

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RESULTS ARE IN! THE Slovenia is proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 Restaurant Awards. With over 165 restaurants and establishments taking part this year, competition has been high and participants have excelled themselves in giving voters an outstanding selection of top class foods to sample. Don’t forget to check in on Tuesday 27 …

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RESULTS ARE IN! THE Slovenia is proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 Restaurant Awards.

With over 165 restaurants and establishments taking part this year, competition has been high and participants have excelled themselves in giving voters an outstanding selection of top class foods to sample. Don’t forget to check in on Tuesday 27 March when the overall winners will be announced and presented with their awards. So, without further …

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THE Slovenia Trip Tip Moravske Toplice: The top destination of the beautiful Pomurje region

The slogan of the municipality, which reads “We are wealthy, for we appreciate what we have,” was chosen for a reason. It reflects the beauties of nature, cultural gems, and architectural marvels of this stunning region in the far eastern corner of the country. The municipality of Moravske Toplice consists of 28 settlements and is …

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THE SLOVENIA Photo of the week featured on INSTAGRAM @the.slovenia

Home of the dragons – Ljubljana 💚 Thank you @benosaradzic 😉 #theslovenia #ljubljana #igslovenia#slovenia #visitljubljana #ljzate #igljubljana Photo credit: Beno Saradzic, Instagram,  facebook.com/Benosaradzicphotography WE: October 2 to October 8. Follow us: FACEBOOK: The Slovenia INSTAGRAM: @the.slovenia  Tag your photos @the.slovenia or use #theslovenia to be featured on INSTAGRAM www.instagram.com/the.slovenia/ and www.the-slovenia.com To discover other unique places in Slovenia, check out THE SLOVENIA BOOK – AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO …

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THE Slovenia Weekly Do you know how many “sunny” streets are in Slovenia?

There are 41 streets in Slovenia whose name refers to the word sun. One can find 18 streets are named Sunny Road, 18 streets are named Sunny Street as a well as a Sunny Village, Sunny Embankment, Sunny Terraces,  Sunny Vale, and a Sunny Hill. There are 2,006 people living on “sunny” streets.  There are 41 streets in Slovenia whose …

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The Slovenia TRIP TIP LJUBLJANA – The quaint capital of Slovenia

The tongue-twisting capital of Slovenia is the figurative and (almost) literal centre of the country, with nearly three times more inhabitants than any other Slovene city and an even larger share of its commercial, administrative, cultural and educational activity. In 2014, Ljubljana notably celebrated the 2000th anniversary of the founding of the Roman settlement of …

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Piera Ravnikar: Driving Force of Contemporary Culture

Well-known for her active contribution to the local contemporary and urban culture for the past 15 years, Piera is passionate about art and culture, and has collaborated with many artists and collectives working in the area of multimedia, visual and performing arts. Building an impressive catalogue of contemporary art, Piera has long been a champion for …

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RESULTS ARE IN! THE Slovenia is proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 Restaurant Awards.

With over 165 restaurants and establishments taking part this year, competition has been high and participants have excelled themselves in giving voters an outstanding selection of top class foods to sample. Don’t forget to check in on Tuesday 27 March when the overall winners will be announced and presented with their awards. So, without further ado, …

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Perfect Fashion Day in Ljubljana Etiquette and good taste packed in one single day.

8:10 Order your morning coffee without cream (maybe with coconut milk) in Lolita. No make up, no filter. Only national papers. 8:35 Make a stroll to Ljubljana’s oldest department store – Nama. The brand got a little facelift lately. So you might as well get a little daring on make up and ask always friendly …

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ŠTORE: A GREEN REGION FORGED OUT OF INDUSTRY

Some 80km east of Ljubljana in an area dominated by rolling, tree-covered hills intersected by the Voglajna River, the municipality of Štore has a relatively recent past inextricably connected with the iron and steel industries as well as the age-old traditions of agriculture, beekeeping and forestry. Growing to maturity in the 19th century, Štore, which …

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SLOVENSKA BISTRICA: The land of fruit, forts and fresh air

The name of both the town and the lush, hilly and mountainous region it governs, the history of Slovenska Bistrica dates back centuries, although its modern period begins with a written document from March 12, 1311 (some records note the year as 1313) when the town received its original city rights. A predominantly German-speaking region …

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ŠENTJUR: The town of saints and sinners

What makes it unique? It definitely isn’t the beautiful St George’s (Sv Jurij) church or enchanting surrounding hills and meadows. The town and municipality’s neolithic heritage and archeological treasures or the Ipavec dynasty and musical-medical prowess may well qualify. However, for us the legend of Guzaj stands out as making Šentjur a distinctly notable spot …

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SVETI JURIJ V SLOVENSKIH GORICAH: Small is beautiful

Located at the eastern edge of the Central Slovene Hills (Slovenske gorice) and one of Slovenia’s youngest municipalities, the tiny community of Sveti Jurij v Slovenskih goricah claims a population of approximately 2,100 souls and yet is currently making huge waves towards becoming a serious tourist destination of the future. Separated from the Municipality of …

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ROGAŠKA SLATINA: Slovenia’s top spa and wellness destination

A few kilometres from the Croatian border, Rogaška Slatina nestles in a valley at the confluence of two small rivers, sources of water that along with many others in the immediate area literally spring up everywhere and have together contributed towards making the fabulous little spa town of just 5,500 or so permanent residents one …

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SLOVENSKE KONJICE: In the embrace of noble stories

It is known as the town of flowers and wine, and there really is an abundance of both in Slovenske Konjice. The town regularly wins awards for its public floral displays, including the gold medal in the pan-European Entente Florale competition. It has also won the Most Beautiful Excursion Destination award from the Tourist Association …

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PREKMURJE: the mysterious land across the Mura River

Even the quickest look at a map betrays a lot about Prekmurje. If ever there was a region of Slovenia that could be described as being ‘other’, Prekmurje is it. A thousand years of Hungarian rule will do that, and a sizeable Hungarian minority thrives here today. The history of Prekmurje and its people is …

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MARIBOR: The capital of Štajerska

Sitting in the foothills of the Pohorje Mountains and straddling the banks of the Drava River, Maribor is Slovenia’s second largest city though it sometimes feels more like a country town. An industrial powerhouse in Yugoslav times, many of the state owned companies closed down leading to a tough transition period which the city is …

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SLOVENJ GRADEC: The most beautiful old town center in Sloveni

Gradec means “little castle”, and this area was first mentioned about a thousand years ago in association with the castle that still overlooks the settlement of Stari Trg. Slovenj Gradec itself was established as a borough in 1251, and originally ruled by the  Patriarchate of Aquileia (in present-day Italy). The area has also been governed …

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KOZJANSKO REGIONAL PARK: The nation’s largest regional park

From forests to meadow orchards, endangered birds to castles and old mills, from vineyard trails to concerts – to say that Kozjansko Park offers an abundance of attractions, both natural and manmade, would be to seriously undersell it. Covering an area of 206 square kilometers, it’s a regional park – it’s the largest regional park …

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CHARTERHOUSE ŽIČE: A timeless attraction at the end of a tranquil valle

Serene, tranquil and fascinating, this is an important cultural monument and is a beautiful place to visit. Dating from 1165, the partially ruined monastery sits in the St Janez (St John) valley, a short drive away from Slovenske Konjice, albeit one that requires passing under the motorway twice. It is not only the oldest Carthusian …

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ŽIRI: The road begins at the end of the valley

If Slovenia is situated at the geographical crossroads of Europe – with the Alps, great eastern plains and Mediterranean all converging within its borders – and Žiri is at the crossroads of Slovenia, then by our calculation this small town of just under 5000 inhabitants is the unofficial center of Europe! While this may be …

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TRIGLAV NATIONAL PARK: Slovenia’s highest peak and only National Park

Triglav National Park, the only one of its kind in Slovenia, covers only 4% of the landmass, yet what a spectacular proportion it is. Located in the southeastern section of the Alps, the Eastern Julian Alps stretch across much of northwestern Slovenia, bordering Austria to the north and Italy to the west. The park’s breathtaking …

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STRMOL CASTLE: Luxury accommodation and events in a beautiful Medieval setting

THE Slovenia Book present’s Slovenia’s Top 100 Destinations, tons of interviews and Top 10 lists, hundreds of amazing photos and lots more! Click for more info. Lying along the edge of Dvorjanski Hrib (Mansion Hill) on the road connecting the villages of Češnjevek and Dvorje, Strmol Castle’s roots go all the way back to the …

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ŠKOFJA LOKA: A picture perfect medieval town packed with sights

One of the oldest settlements in Slovenia, Škofja Loka (Slovene for Bishop’s Meadow) is a picture-perfect medieval town that is both one of the easiest and most rewarding day trips from Ljubljana. The incredibly well-preserved old town is the main attraction here, followed by the great museum collection contained in the enormous castle ensconced on …

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GORENJA VAS – POLJANE: A rest stop on the Vienna Trieste road

The central settlement in the Pojanska Valley, Gorenja Vas (which makes up half of the municipality of Gorenja Vas – Poljane) is roughly halfway between Škofja Loka and Žiri. For years it was a popular place to stop on the road from Vienna to Trieste, but saw much less traffic with the opening of the …

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CERKLJE NA GORENJSKEM: A small town with big attractions

Favourably located on the passage from the Ljubljana Basin to the mountainous area of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, the municipality of Cerklje na Gorenjskem (as it is properly known) boasts natural diversity and a rich historical and cultural heritage. The municipality itself consists of 30 villages, of which the majority are spread out on the fertile …

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BRDO ESTATE: The embrace of nature and history

Just 30 minutes away from both Ljubljana and Bled, the spectacular Brdo Estate has a rich history dating back over 500 years. Crowned by the Renaissance Brdo Castle, home to numerous noble families over the centuries, in more recent history, the 500-hectare estate served as one of the favourite residences of Yugoslav leader Josip Broz …

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VRHNIKA: Birthplace of the Slovene Kafka

Some 20km from Ljubljana we find the attractive little town of Vrhnika. Known as Nauportus in Roman times, it blossomed as a strategically important fort, remains of which can still be found near the cemetery. The area nearby is scattered with the remains of a Roman defensive wall system from the second half of the …

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LJUBLJANA REGION: Where all of Slovenia meets

As Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana is quite obviously the epicentre of all things in Slovenia. The around surrounding the capital is made up of 25 municipalities however, and within these 25 we find a dizzying array of different landscapes, activities and opportunities. TASTE LJUBLJANA: It is frequently said that Slovenia sits at a genuine historical crossroads, …

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LJUBLJANA : The quaint capital of Slovenia

The tongue twisting capital of Slovenia is the figurative and (almost) literal centre of the country, with nearly three times more inhabitants than any other Slovene city and an even larger share of its commercial, administrative, cultural and educational activity. In 2014, Ljubljana notably celebrated the 2000th anniversary of the founding of the Roman settlement …

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LITIJA: The geometric centre of Slovenia

Janez Vajkard Valvesor claimed that Litija took its name from the Latin word lithus, meaning ‘riverbank’. The positioning of the town lends credence to this claim, occupying both banks of the Sava River. Believed to have had settlements as far back as human history goes, Litija is an old mining town surrounded by unique ethnology …

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KAMNIŠKA BISTRICA VALLE: The lungs of the Heart of Slovenia

The heart of Slovenia is a heart lined with some incredible valleys, none more so than the Kamniška Bistrica Valley.   A hike, cycle or even just a stroll through the valley presents the prospective visitor with a vast array of sights and sounds. Right next to Planinski Dom Kamniška Bistrica, the source of the …

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KAMNIK: A medieval gem at the foothills of the Alps

In a country that prides itself on charming villages, elegant squares and some of the most gorgeous towns in Europe, the word ‘beautiful’ can perhaps be overused to the point of redundancy in Slovenia. When talking about Kamnik however, a medieval town some 23km north-east of Ljubljana, avoiding the word and its synonyms is nearly …

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IVANČNA GORICA: At the heart of the 12 pearls

If you are hoping to escape the city, and experience the authentic Slovenian countryside, look no further than Ivančna Gorica. The municipality lays right at the edge of Central Slovenia and the start of Southern Slovenia, and because of this unique natural intersection you will find very peculiar landscapes. Slovenia’s trademark green colour appears in …

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HEART OF SLOVENIA: Slovenia’s beating heart

The first thing you notice is an all-encompassing green; 58% of the entire nation of Slovenia is covered in forest, and nowhere is that more apparent than at its heart. The lushest of valleys sweep across the horizon alongside undulating hills that seem to never end. Slovenia is arguably the aesthetic jewel in the European …

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Radehova lake

A unique feature of the lake is undoubtedly a lone tree that graces its shores 46.563115, 15.841145 Radehova lake is an artificial, man-made lake on the river Pesnica, which is incredibly popular with fishermen. Young families with small children also visit the lake, and make use of its banks for picnics and learning the secret …

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Sunday Lunch at Gostilna Kunstelj

THE Slovenia Sunday lunch idea Gostilna Kunstelj, Radovljica First opened in 1873, this friendly family-run guesthouse can be found in the centre of Radovljica’s old town, just north of Linhartov Trg.  The menu is focused on traditional Slovene favourites and also includes a number of house specialities as well as set multi-course menus for groups, …

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Sunday Lunch at Pri Planinskem Orlu

THE Slovenia Sunday Lunch Gostilna Pri Planinskem Orlu, Stahovica Some years ago we got lost trying to take a shortcut through the mountains in a heavy rain storm and ended up following a convoy of cars, which serendipitously led us to this traditional family-run restaurant on the road to Kamniška Bistrica. Seeing that the parking …

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Best Restaurants in Slovenia: Hiša Franko

THE Slovenia Restaurants Hiša Franko: Winner of Best Restaurant in Slovenia for 2017 Roundly regarded by gourmands, amateur foodies, tourists and locals alike as one of best restaurants in the country, it’s not uncommon for diners to make the trip to Slovenia for the express purpose of eating here Run by a husband and wife …

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HE Slovenia Photo of the week

featured on INSTAGRAM @the.slovenia Something from the misty woods of Slovenia. Besides the path towards Martuljek waterfalls by @dreamypixels . #theslovenia #fall #misty #martuljek#autumn #slovenia #igslovenia #exploreslovenia #visitslovenia Photo credit: Ales Krivec, bit.ly/2eHPyy7 WE: September 25 to October 1. Follow us: FACEBOOK: The Slovenia INSTAGRAM: @the.slovenia  Tag your photos @the.slovenia or use #theslovenia to be featured on INSTAGRAM www.instagram.com/the.slovenia/ and www.the-slovenia.com To discover other unique places in Slovenia, check out …

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THE SLOVENIA Photo of the week

 The many colours of autumn. #lakejasna#kranjskagora #triglavnationalpark #autumn  #colours #theslovenia #igslovenia#igslovenia_mountains Photo credit: Instagram: Dragan Gavranovic Photography,  Facebook: Dragan Gavranovic Photography WE: October 16 to October 22. Follow us: FACEBOOK: The Slovenia INSTAGRAM: @the.slovenia  Tag your photos @the.slovenia or use #theslovenia to be featured on INSTAGRAM www.instagram.com/the.slovenia/ and www.the-slovenia.com To discover other unique places in Slovenia, check out THE SLOVENIA BOOK – AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO THE …

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THE SLOVENIA Photo of the week

featured on INSTAGRAM @the.slovenia Adventure awaits in Gozd Martuljek. Thank you @sasacrocy.loves for sharing this beautiful photo. #kranjskagora #theslovenia #forest #adventure #autumn #autumn #colours#stream Photo credit: Instagram: @sasacrocy.loves WE: October 23 to October 29. Follow us: FACEBOOK: The Slovenia INSTAGRAM: @the.slovenia  Tag your photos @the.slovenia or use #theslovenia to be featured on INSTAGRAM www.instagram.com/the.slovenia/ and www.the-slovenia.com To discover other unique places in Slovenia, check out THE SLOVENIA BOOK …

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Goriška Brda: Slovenia’s Tuscany

Covering 72km2 of rolling hills between the Soča River and Italian border, Brda is one of Slovenia’s foremost wine-growing areas and only an hour’s drive from Ljubljana. Often described as a miniature version of Tuscany, every hill seems to be topped with a large church surrounded by a charming little village, while the hillsides and …

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Celje: Where history comes alive!

A quaint central European town that proudly celebrates its long turbulent history and rich cultural heritage, with some 50,000 inhabitants Celje is the third largest city in Slovenia and an increasingly popular destination for both domestic and international tourists. Over the past two millennia, the city has seen its fair share of ups and downs. …

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THE SLOVENIA Photo of the week featured on INSTAGRAM @the.slovenia

Do you have any plans for the weekend? @vesnabezgovsek thank you for sharing your photo. #autumn #fall #forest #leaves #nature#landscape #lasko_slovenia #lasko Photo credit: Instagram: www.instagram.com/vesnabezgovsek/ Follow us: FACEBOOK: The Slovenia INSTAGRAM: @the.slovenia  Tag your photos @the.slovenia or use #theslovenia to be featured on INSTAGRAM www.instagram.com/the.slovenia/ and www.the-slovenia.com To discover other unique places in Slovenia, check out THE SLOVENIA BOOK – AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO THE BEST …

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THE SLOVENIA Photo of the week

featured on INSTAGRAM @the.slovenia 💚 Your perfect view is on the sunny side of the Alps 📷 @sasacrocy.loves thx! #theslovenia #igslovenia #slovenia#sloveniainyourpocket #mountains #heart#view #nature #naturephotography#perfectshot #photooftheday #europe#alps #photographysouls#fromwhereistand #naturelife #naturelover Photo credit: Instagram: www.instagram.com/sasacrocy.loves/ Follow us: FACEBOOK: The Slovenia INSTAGRAM: @the.slovenia  Tag your photos @the.slovenia or use #theslovenia to be featured on INSTAGRAM www.instagram.com/the.slovenia/ and www.the-slovenia.com To discover other unique places in Slovenia, check out THE SLOVENIA BOOK – AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO …

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Best regional restaurant East

RESULTS ARE IN! THE Slovenia is proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 Restaurant Awards. With over 165 restaurants and establishments taking part this year, competition has been high and participants have excelled themselves in giving voters an outstanding selection of top class foods to sample. Don’t forget to check in on Tuesday 27 …

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Best regional restaurant North

RESULTS ARE IN! THE Slovenia is proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 Restaurant Awards. With over 165 restaurants and establishments taking part this year, competition has been high and participants have excelled themselves in giving voters an outstanding selection of top class foods to sample. Don’t forget to check in on Tuesday 27 …

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Best regional restaurant South

RESULTS ARE IN! THE Slovenia is proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 Restaurant Awards. With over 165 restaurants and establishments taking part this year, competition has been high and participants have excelled themselves in giving voters an outstanding selection of top class foods to sample. Don’t forget to check in on Tuesday 27 …

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WINERS OF THE SLOVENIA RESTAURANTS AWARDS ARE KNOWN!

Now in its second year, THE Slovenia Restaurant Awards has grown considerably and we already have plans for next year! We’ve just about recovered from yesterday’s event… Wow, what an afternoon! We had a great turn out, thank you to everyone who was in attendance. If you tuned in via our live web-stream we hope …

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THE Slovenia Trip Tip – The cave is a queen, human intervention – even so inspiring – should remain secondary.

On April 14th 1818 Luka Čeč and his colleagues were preparing lights in the cave for a forthcoming visit from Austrian Emperor Franz I. Whilst in the Great Hall, Luka disappeared through some rocks and discovered one of today’s most famous caves in the world. The first words he uttered to his concerned colleagues were: …

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THE Slovenia Trip Tip – Moravske Toplice: The top destination of the beautiful Pomurje region

The slogan of the municipality, which reads “We are wealthy, for we appreciate what we have,” was chosen for a reason. It reflects the beauties of nature, cultural gems, and architectural marvels of this stunning region in the far eastern corner of the country. The municipality of Moravske Toplice consists of 28 settlements and is …

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Soboško lake

46.640344, 16.176138 Soboško lake, also known as the Soboško sea, lies near Murska Sobota. The town is famous for its pavilion, which Slovenia used on the 2015 Expo in Milan, Italy. The shape of the pavilion symbolizes the Slovene geographical landscape, while its content was designed to resemble Expano, the regional promotional center for Pomurje, …

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Best regional restaurant South

RESULTS ARE IN! THE Slovenia is proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 Restaurant Awards. With over 165 restaurants and establishments taking part this year, competition has been high and participants have excelled themselves in giving voters an outstanding selection of top class foods to sample. Don’t forget to check in on Tuesday 27 …

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Best regional restaurant Ljubljana & Central

RESULTS ARE IN! THE Slovenia is proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 Restaurant Awards. With over 165 restaurants and establishments taking part this year, competition has been high and participants have excelled themselves in giving voters an outstanding selection of top class foods to sample. Don’t forget to check in on Tuesday 27 …

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Now in its second year, THE Slovenia Restaurant Awards has grown considerably and we already have plans for next year!

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing! We’ve just about recovered from yesterday’s event… Wow, what an afternoon! We had a great turn out, thank you to everyone who was in attendance. If you tuned in via our live web-stream we hope you enjoyed it and were …

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