Must-see attractions in Eastern Slovenia

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    Ptuj Castle

    Ptuj Castle is an agglomeration of styles from the 14th to the 18th centuries, but it is nonetheless a majestic sight, sitting high on the hill…

  • Velika Planina

    The journey to the top of Velika Planina unfolds in two stages: first a dramatic cable-car ride, and then a choice of either a 15-minute chairlift or…

  • Logarska Dolina Country Park

    This glacial valley, hidden between the grandiose peaks of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, is a paradise for nature fans and those seeking out hiking and biking…

  • Celje Regional Museum

    This branch of the Celje Regional Museum's collection is housed in a grand Renaissance building called the Old Count's Mansion. The 1st floor is home to a…

  • Podsreda Castle

    Set amidst the hills of the Kozjansko region, Podsreda Castle is one of the best-preserved Romanesque fortresses in Slovenia. It looks pretty much the way…

  • Basilica of the Patroness Mary

    The pilgrimage Basilica of the Patroness Mary, in Ptujska Gora village 14km southwest of Ptuj, contains one of the most treasured objects in Slovenia: a…

  • Princes' Palace

    This 4th-century structure houses an important branch of the Celje Regional Museum. In the cellar is the City under the City exhibition: partial remains…

  • Slovenski Trg

    Funnel-shaped Slovenski trg is the centre of old Ptuj. The 16th-century City Tower dominates the square's eastern side. Roman tombstones and sacrificial…

  • Old Castle Celje

    The largest fortress in Slovenia, this castle is perched on a 407m-high escarpment about 2km southeast of the Old Town; the walk up via a footpath from…

  • Kamniška Bistrica

    This pretty little settlement in a valley near the source of the Kamniška Bistrica River is 12km north of Kamnik, and well worth a drive for its…

  • Koroška Gallery of Fine Arts

    The Koroška Gallery of Fine Arts, on the 1st floor of the former town hall, counts among its permanent collection bronze sculptures by Franc Berneker …

  • Old Vine

    About 150m east along the Pristan embankment is Maribor's most celebrated attraction, the so-called Old Vine, which still produces between 35kg and 55kg…

  • Krekov Trg

    The mammoth Celje Hall, with its turreted neo-Gothic facade, dominates Krekov trg. It was built in 1907 as the social centre for German-speaking Celjani…

  • Eco Museum of Hop Growing

    Based in an old hop-drying house in Žalec (10km west of Celje), this museum is dedicated to hop growing in the area. Before technology lightened the…

  • Green Gold Beer Fountain

    What other liquid would you expect a fountain to dispense deep in the heart of hop-growing country? Yep, Žalec (10km west of Celje) is home to the world's…

  • Prešernova Ulica

    Pedestrian Prešernova ulica was the town’s market in the Middle Ages. The arched spans above some of the narrow side streets support older buildings. The…

  • Kozjansko Park

    Established in 1999, the 206.5 sq km Kozjansko Park stretches along the Sotla River, from Bizeljsko in the south to Podčetrtek in the north. Named a…

  • Dominican Monastery

    Carefully restored and newly reopened to the public, Ptuj's Dominican Monastery was first established in 1230, though much of its original medieval…

  • Šutna

    Kamnik's main street is trimmed with fine pastel-washed buildings, some dating back to the medieval era. Many sport guild and craft signs from when this…

  • Mali Grad

    From near central Glavni trg (main square), climb the steps up history-filled Mali Grad hill to enjoy great panoramas from the 'balcony of Kamnik', taking…