Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Kostanjevica na Krki

Božidar Jakac Art Museum

This is an unexpected treat: superbly varied art in a magnificent setting, surrounded by a garden full of sculptures. The museum's galleries showcase the works of Slovenian artists.About 1.5km southwest of town, thi…
Top Choice Museum in Brežice

Posavje Museum

Housed in Brežice Castle, the Posavje Museum is one of provincial Slovenia’s richest museums, particularly for its archaeological and ethnographic collections – and for its stunning fresco-filled Knights’ Hall.
Top Choice Museum in Novo Mesto

Dolenjska Museum

The Dolenjska Museum's impressive collection is spread over a campus of buildings. The oldest, which once belonged to the Knights of the Teutonic Order, houses a valuable collection of archaeological finds unearthed…
Monastery in Posavje

Pleterje Monastery

Located 10km southwest of Kostanjevica na Krki, the enormous Pleterje Monastery belongs to the Carthusians, the strictest of all monastic orders. The Gothic Holy Trinity Church (also called the Old Gothic Church or …
Forest in Dolenjska

Kočevski Rog

One of Slovenia's most pristine areas, Kočevski Rog's virgin forests have been a protected nature area for more than a century. As many as 250 brown bears are believed to live here, as well as lynx and fox. Ten hiki…
Castle in Posavje

Mokrice Castle

Mokrice Castle, 10km southeast of Brežice, is the loveliest fortress in the Posavje region. The castle dates from the 16th century, but there are bits and pieces going back to Roman times built into the structure. T…
Area in Kostanjevica na Krki

Old Town

No one's going to get lost or tired touring the itsy-bitsy Old Town island of Kostanjevica – walk 400m up Oražnova ulica and 400m down Ulica Talcev and you’ve seen the lot.
Gallery in Novo Mesto

Jakac House

The Dolenjska Museum administers Jakac House, which exhibits some of its 830-odd works by prolific painter and local boy Božidar Jakac (1899–1989). The artist visited dozens of countries in the 1920s and 1930s, pain…
Cultural Centre in Ribnica

Ribnica Handicraft Centre

This is a great addition to the town – a centre tasked with preserving and promoting the area's longstanding handicraft traditions. The suha roba made in the region can be translated as 'dry goods', but that doesn't…
Church in Ribnica

Church of the Assumption of Mary

The church at Nova Štifta, in the foothills of the Velika Gora 7km west of Ribnica, is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Slovenia. Completed in 1671, the baroque church is unusual for its octagonal shape…