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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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