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Castle in Kozjansko Region

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 it did when it was built in the mid-12th century, thanks to …
Park in Kozjansko Region

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 Unesco biosphere reserve in 2010, the park's forests and meadows h…
Slovenian in Podčetrtek

Gotišče Jelenov Greben

This rustic-by-design restaurant at the 'Deer Ridge' farm is celebrated, not surprisingly, for its venison, as well as its wild mushroom dishes. Desserts emerge from its own in-house bakery. The set lunch is a walle…
Monastery in Podčetrtek

Olimje Minorite Monastery

The Minorite Olimje Monastery, 3km southwest of Podčetrtek, was built as a Renaissance-style castle in about 1550. Its Church of the Assumption contains 17th-century ceiling paintings in the presbytery, one of the l…
Park in Podčetrtek

Land of Fairytales & Fantasy

This little trail in the forest, 1.5km above the Olimje Minorite Monastery, was laid out by the former local school principal and leads you past dozens of fairytale characters made of recycled materials. There's als…
Castle in Podčetrtek

Podčetrtek Castle

The enormous Renaissance-style Podčetrtek Castle, atop a 355m-high hill to the northwest of town, went up some time in the mid-16th century but was badly damaged by an earthquake in 1974. It's not open to the public…
Slovenian in Podčetrtek

Restavracija Amon

This Maison de Qualité establishment up on the hill south of Olimje, part of the golf course complex, offers up traditional Slovenian fare and organic wines. The set lunch (€10) is excellent value.
Chocolate in Podčetrtek

Olimje Chocolatier

This boutique factory makes Slovenia's most famous chocolates and the shop stocks the full range of chocaholic delights. It's next door to the Olimje Minorite Monastery.
Bar in Kozjansko Region

Pod Gradom

Good for a cold drink after a hike, this bar is in Podsreda village near Kozjansko Park headquarters.
Supermarket in Podčetrtek

Mercator

Self-caterers can stock up at this central supermarket in Podčetrtek village.