Slovenia

Notranjska-Logatec, Planinsko polje, Rakov Škocjan

Notranjska Notranjska hides in its bosom an underground kingdom, an immense labyrinth of pits, caves, tunnels, and streams hidden from everyday visitors and observers. Underground flow through unknown and only partly discovered tunnels veritable rivers, forming magnificent waterfalls, countless rapids, and true lakes. It is a magnificent world, especially in places where water has hollowed …

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Lake Cerknica, Cerknica, The Lož Valley, Postojna and Ilirska Bistrica

Lake Cerknica The largest Slovene karst polje is Cerkniško polje or Lake Cerknica. It is the largest European intermittent lake with a surface of 24 square kilometers. During rainy periods in the autumn and spring, when numerous springs from the edge of the polje and underground streams collecting water under the surrounding plateaus, rash into …

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Slovenian History

History Centuries ago, Slovenia was inhabited by Illyrian tribes. Around 400 BC they were joined by the Celtic tribes. In 200 BC they were ruled over by the Romans, who built military fortifications along new roads all the way to the Danube. The Germanic Langhobards only settled in the territory when the power of the …

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DOLENJSKA

Dolenjska Dolenjska is like the softness of an enchanted song and such are its people, too. Its low hills scattered with castles, country crisscrossed by green rivers, streams, and forests, and facetiousness and hospitality of the locals can be met at every step. Magic birch groves of Bela Krajina sing a different tune. They leave …

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Tourism in Slovenia

Tourism For such a small country, Slovenia boasts an extremely varied landscape. There is just a short pop from snow-capped mountains and glacial lakes in the Alps to evergreen olive plantations on the coast. And a drive to wine-growing hills, golden wheat-fields, or mysterious karst caves will not take us more than an hour, either. …

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ŠTAJERSKA (Styria)

Štajerska ( Styria )  Štajerska is a land of friendly people, noblest wines, and excellent traditional dishes. Numerous thermal springs attract travelers. It abounds in cultural monuments and merry events. Extremely rich cultural and historical heritage can be enjoyed at every step. Numerous castles, manor houses, monasteries, and famous churches greet visitors at every comer. …

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Traditional Slovene Crafts

Slovene Crafts Traditional crafts have always provided man with household utensils, personal equipment, and things he needed at work. All these products were also important to market merchandise. As for the locals, their work offered them possibilities to pave routes to distant lands and broaden their horizons. Today traditional crafts hold a significant place in …

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Kočevje

Kočevje Kočevje sits in the middle of a karst polje. Its origins date to the 14th century when the Ortenburgs started to bring German settlers to work the land. At that time they built the manor house in Mahovnik and a settlement developed around it later on. In 1847., coal was discovered at Šalka vas …

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KOROŠKA

Koroška Forests The Koroška forests are a veritable paradise for anyone who appreciates quiet. Holidaying in Koroška offers tranquility and quenches the curiosity the city man constantly seeks and needs. Countless trails are leading from peak to peak. Experiences are so fulfilling that their memories stay alive for a long time. There is nothing like …

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Pomurje (The Mura Region)

Pomurje The extraordinary hospitality of the locals and the mysterious flat landscape is simply enchanting. Excellent traditional dishes and numerous thermal springs attract tourists. It is a land of lazy rivers, mysterious moors, fishponds, and rich in-game. It is a place where hunters and fishermen can still find species that have become rare elsewhere in …

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Slovene Cooking

Slovene cooking Slovene cooking is just as varied as the landscape. Old national dishes have rich traditions. Some of them have been preserved through centuries. In Slovenia, there have around 40 culinary districts, which apart from having very different eating habits also have very different dishes. Soil composition and weather conditions varying from district to …

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