Land of Fairytales & Fantasy

Eastern Slovenia

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 fairy-tale characters made of recycled materials. There's also a small museum of local life a century ago and a room filled with souvenirs from around the world. A charming short diversion if you have little ones with you.

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1. Olimje Minorite Monastery

0.71 MILES

The Minorite Olimje Monastery, 3km southwest of Podčetrtek, was built as a Renaissance-style castle in about 1550. Its Church of the Assumption contains…

2. 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…

3. Church of St Lawrence

1.97 MILES

This small whitewashed church, with a frescoed ceiling, is on the road leading to the castle.

4. Veliki Tabor Castle

4.75 MILES

As you approach the pentagonal hilltop castle of Veliki Tabor, 57km northwest of Zagreb, what unfolds is a pleasing panorama of hills, cornfields,…

5. Rogaška Glassworks

6.55 MILES

Rogaška Slatina is as celebrated for its crystal glass as it is for its mineral water. Individuals are welcome to take a guided tour of the town's glass…

6. Tempel

6.76 MILES

This lovely art-nouveau pavilion at the southern end of Zdraviliški trg was built in 1904. Today it's home to a couple of hum-drum boutiques.

8. Ana's Mansion


This ambitious, though rather odd, museum is divided into several distinct sections including a water-based art installation, a collection of tree bark, a…