Must-see attractions in Eastern Slovenia

  • Glavni Trg

    Maribor’s marketplace in the Middle Ages, Glavni trg is just north of the river and the main bridge crossing it. In the centre of the square is Slovenia’s…

  • Roman Celeia

    In 2013 archaeologists unearthed the remnants of two late-3rd-century Roman villas, complete with surviving mosaic flooring, along Celje's main square…

  • Synagogue

    Just north of the pentagonal 16th-century Water Tower on the waterfront, a set of steps leads up to Židovska ulica (Jewish St), the centre of the Jewish…

  • Arboretum Volčji Potok

    About 6km south of Kamnik is Volčji Potok, Slovenia’s largest and most beautiful garden. The 80-hectare arboretum has more than 2500 varieties of trees,…

  • Orpheus Monument

    The 5m-tall Orpheus Monument stands in the middle of Slovenski trg. This Roman tombstone from the 2nd century, with scenes from the Orpheus myth, was used…

  • Babič Mill

    One of two working floating mills on the Mura River, the Babič Mill at Veržej is the real deal, in business since 1925 and still grinding grain for…

  • City Tower

    In the middle of Slovenski trg, this tower was erected in the 16th century. Roman tombstones and sacrificial altars from Poetovio were incorporated into…

  • Plague Pillar

    In the centre of Glavni trg, Maribor's marketplace in the Middle Ages, is perhaps the most extravagant Plague Pillar found anywhere in Central Europe…

  • Celje Hall

    The mammoth Celje Hall was built in 1907 as the social centre for German-speaking Celjani. Its turreted neo-Gothic facade, now used as an administration…

  • Island of Love Mill

    At this floating mill (one of two left on the Mura River) at Ižakovci, southwest of Beltinci, you can tour the small museum with exhibits on local life…

  • Fairytale Forest

    A series of trails through 2 hectares of forest next to the Pension Na Razpotju takes children of all ages past three-dozen recreated staged fairy stories…

  • National Liberation Museum

    Housed in a stunning 19th-century mansion, the collections here document Slovenia’s struggle for freedom throughout the 20th century, with particular…

  • Old Vine House

    Learn about Maribor's 400-year-old vine and Slovenian viniculture at Old Vine House, where you can taste local wine from its enormous collection. And don…

  • Matkov Kot

    Much less explored than neighbouring Logarska Dolina, this magnificent 6km-long valley runs parallel to Logarska Dolina and the border with Austria. Reach…

  • Glavni Trg

    Glavni trg is the heart of the Old Town. It is filled with lovely townhouses dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. In the centre of the square is the…

  • Romanesque Chapel

    In summer, this Romanesque Chapel sitting atop Mali Grad opens up for visits so you can view its 15th-century frescoes and Gothic stone reliefs.

  • Ljutomer House

    On the northern side of Slovenski trg, the Mediterranean-style Ljutomer House was built in 1565 and now houses the TIC.

  • Minorite Monastery

    This massive Minorite monastery, with its 17th-century plague pillar, was established in the 13th century. Because the Franciscan Minorites dedicated…

  • Koroška Regional Museum

    This museum, on two floors of the former town hall, has several permanent collections. They range from ethnological items relating the history of Slovenj…