Bela Krajina attractions

Nature Reserve in Bela Krajina

Lahinja Landscape Park

This 200-hectare park, about 9km south of Črnomelj, is a protected karst area rich in birdlife and is the source of the Lahinja River. Trails criss-cross the fields, forest and wetlands. It's possible to access the …
Museum in Metlika

Bela Krajina Museum

Located in Metlika Castle, the Bela Krajina Museum's small collection is an eclectic grab bag of minor finds from local archaeological sites (Iron Age and Roman era) and ethnographic displays relating to art, craft …
Historic Site in Črnomelj


About 4km northwest of Črnomelj is Rožanec village; to reach it turn west just after Lokve. From the village centre, a sign points along a trail leading about 400m to the Mithraeum, a temple in a cavern dedicated to…
Square in Metlika

Mestni Trg

Metlika's town square contains 18th- and 19th-century buildings, including the neo-Gothic town hall. At the southern end of the square is the Commandery, with a Maltese Cross above the entrance. To the northwest is …
Park in Kolpa Valley

Kolpa Landscape Park

This protected area follows the meandering path of the Kolpa River from the brilliantly named village of Fučkovci (fuch-kow-tse), just north of Adlešiči, as far southwest as Stari Trg ob Kolpi. It's a popular recrea…
Notable Building in Metlika


At the southern end of Mestni trg is the so-called Commandery, which once belonged to the Knights of the Teutonic Order. Check out the Maltese Cross above the entrance. Note that the building has a '2' above the doo…
Square in Črnomelj

Trg Svobode

The main square is surrounded by some of the town's oldest and most important buildings: the castle, the mid-17th-century Commandery and a grand old bank from the turn of the 20th century.
Church in Črnomelj

Parish Church of St Peter

The church dates to the 13th century but what you’ll see today is a standard-issue baroque structure with a single spire. There are Roman tombstones built into the walls, and on the western exterior above the main e…
Gallery in Črnomelj

Primožič House

This cute green house is home to displays of local arts and crafts including embroidery, woodwork and Bela Krajina's renowned pisanice, intricately painted Easter eggs. TIC staff will open it for you.
Notable Building in Metlika

Town Hall

Mestni trg contains 18th- and 19th-century buildings, including this neo-Gothic town hall.