Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Adventure Park Straza is situated on the small hill Straza in Bled. We can come to the top of the hill by footpath or we can drive with the chair lift. Park consists of five different pretentious adrenalin paths, which are named by colours. The easiest is yellow and the heaviest is the red path. During the adventure you need to be connected with the carabiner to the safety steel cable all the time. Adventure park is convenient for visits of school groups, birthday parties, family visits, team buildings and other. Here is also the summer toboggan slide. We can relax and strengthen in the Brunarica na Strazi, where they have delicious local food.
Monday, October 4, 2010
Vogel is located in Bohinj in the region Upper Carniola. To the 1537 height above sea level takes us the cable railway, which is working through all the year. At the top expects us the restaurant Vogel from where is a wonderful view to the Bohinj valley. Vogel is famous ski slope, which is in winter time very besieged. In summer time goes to the Vogel many lovers of the mountains and tourists, because there are lost of interesting footpaths. There is also a Ski Hotel Vogel.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Maribor is the second largest town in Slovenia. It lies by the River Drava. Maribor has beautiful old town centre where we can see many interesting buildings like town hall in the main square, cathedral, Maribor castle, national theatre and many other. If you like to relax, you can go to the city park, where are many paths, fountain, ponds, aquarium and other. Nice view to the city is from Piramida or Kalvarija, hills above Maribor. In summer time many concerts and other performances take place in Lent, where is also the well known old vine and house. Here are many restaurants and bars.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Kranj is the largest city in Gorenjska Region. It lies on the confluence of Rivers Kokra and Sava. The city has interesting old town centre, where we can see narrow streets, churches, tollbooth, market place, the canyon of River Kokra, small shops, cafes, restaurants and other. Kranj is especially well known because of the great Slovenian poet, France Preseren. In the old town we can see the house where he lived and his monument in front of the theatre. Kranj has many large shop centres, where lots of people likes to meet and to go to the coffee. There are two hills for recreation and to see the wonderful view to the city, Smarjetna gora and St. Jost.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Borovnica is a village, which is situated on the margin of the Ljubljana swamp. It is a starting point for wonderful trips to the Pekel gorge and to Rakitna. In past times the village was known by viaduct and railway line Dunaj - Trieste, which was the largest viaduct built of stone in Europe and technical achievement of the 19th century. Today reminds of it only the 21. column, which is situated in the middle of the village. In the year 1992 was proclaimed for the technical monument. In Borovnica are the largest plantations of the American bilberries in Slovenia. In other half of the July they organize The day of bilberries. In Borovnica is also the less famous Jelen or Dolina bridge, which was built in the year 1857. It belongs to the oldest Slovenian bridges with double track line. It is 29 metres high and 219 metres long. In the village was born Marja Borsnik, literary historian.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Koper is interesting city in the Slovenian coast. It has two official languages, which are Slovenian and Italian language. It was developed in the rocky island, which the Romans called it the Insula Capraria (goat's island). Koper had the powerful economical and cultural blossoming in the years from the 1279 to 1797, when it was under the government of the Venetian republic. Under Kingdom of Italy the city completely lost the island appearance. The town's architecture preserved the medieval appearance. Near the city developed the international cargo harbour Luka Koper. The old town centre has many cultural and historical remarkablenesses. Between them are Carpaccio square with Taverna, Saint Justine's column and fountain, fountain Da Ponte, the Muda Gate, Praetorian Palace, cathedral and defence tower, square Brolo with the park, Fontico with the heraldic decoration, Palace Tarsia, Palace Almerigogna, Palace De Belli, the Rotunda of the Assumption and other. The Muda Gate, former town's gate, were long centuries the only entrance to the city by land. They are in the renaissance style. The Praetorian Palace, town's house in the times of the Venetian Republic, is the most precious architecture memorial of the city Koper.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Krsko is a town, which is situated in the eastern part of Slovenia. The city developed on both banks of the Sava river. The new part of the city is located in Videm. Krsko is very well known by the nuclear power station. It is the only one in Slovenia and works from the year 1981. Krsko has a varied historical past, which is visible in every step, if you walk through the town's streets. You can look at the Church of the St. John Evangelist, Valvasor's Monument and house, Valvasor's Library, Church of the Holy Spirit, Capuchin monastery, Hocevar's Mausoleum, fire station tower near the City park, monument of Matija Gubec, Culture House Krsko and other. I was impressed especially by the wonderful City park and the City hotel with its interesting exterior. The hotel is situated on the Matija Gubec Square.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Smarna gora Hill is a popular hiking point for many visitors in every time of the year. It is situated in Tacen by Ljubljana. Top of the Smarna gora Hill has two peaks, which are Smarna gora Hill and Grmada. On the peak is a wonderful view to surroundings, especially Ljubljana, the main city of Slovenia. When it is the sunny weather, you can see Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia. The most known to me is the way from Tacen, where will expect you the free parking place. From here to the peak is about 30 to 40 minutes of walking. Towards to the end is the slope more steep. Here is the St. Antony's bell. Your wish will fulfil if you pull the bell, but just once. On Smarna gora Hill is the interesting late Gothic church in which are also organized weddings. Around the church are walls with defensive towers. Beside the church is the restaurant Ledinek, where they have delicious Slovenian food. The most known are the tea and salty pretzel, but I adore coffee. If you wish, you can use comfortable chairs for resting. Children can play at the playground.
Monday, May 31, 2010
Murska Sobota is the largest city in Pomurje Region. It lies in the northern part of Slovenia, not far from the border with Avstrija and Madžarska. Murska Sobota is the administrative, economical, cultural, educational and medical centre of Pomurje Region. It has varied historical past, which can be the best seen with the visit of the museum. This is situated in the wonderful renaissance Murska Sobota Castle, which stands in the place of the former manor Belmura from the 13th century. By the castle is the City Park, where you can relax and enjoy in peace. In the park are planted beech trees, oaks, ash trees and lime trees. In the city you can also see the Evangelical Church, Church of Saint Nicolas, Victory Square and other interesting things. Varied food offer is available in the restaurant and tavern called Zvezda. In Murska Sobota are through all the year organized cultural, entertaining, culinary, traditional and sport events. The surroundings of the city offers numerous possibilities for trips in Pomurje.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Izola is a wonderful seaside city, which lies between Koper and Piran. Today is known as the tourist place, but people are still very much connected with fishing and producing of oil and wine. The first tourism started to develop with discovering of the thermal springs in the year 1820. The greater interesting things worth seeing are Italian elementary school Dante Alighieri, Parenzana museum, Trg padlih za svobodo (Square), Soncno nabrezje, Manzioli Square, the Church of St. Mary of Haliaetum, the Cape Petelin, port (madrac), Municipal palace (City Hall), the Church of St. Maurus, the Besenghi degli Ughi palace, the Chapel of the Brotherhood of Flagellants, Scuola Batutti, Trg republike (Square), the pavilion and fountain in Pietro Coppo Park, the Church of Saint Rocco and others. In summer months organize in Izola different concerts, street performances and other. In the city is also the popular discotheque Ambasada Gavioli (Embassy of Gavioli). From the centre of Izola goes the promenade way to Simon's bay.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Arboretum Volcji Potok is situated near Kamnik. In spring and summer time is very popular place to visit it. It is a wonderful botanic park with six lakes, flowers and plantations of trees. In Volcji Potok is always something happenig. In April they have days of blooming tulips and spring flowers. In the park are the playground, the restaurant, the pavillion - Boljka Gallery and other. The park is also called the Souvan park, after the first owner. Arboretum Volcji Potok offers you peace and relaxation.
Friday, April 2, 2010
Tolmin river beds are the most southern entrance point to Triglav National Park, which is the only Slovenian national park. The road to gorge goes from Tolmin and one kilometre to Zatolmin. Tolmin Gorge is the most important natural remarkableness. Tourist paths were built from the year 1953 to 1958. They go along Tolminka to the thermal spring and by Zadlascica to Bear's Head. The main keeper of the road is the Tourist association Tolmin. On the entrance point visitors can buy admission ticket, receive the map of the road and all other important information. The circular trail goes to the confluence Zadlascica and Tolminka, from there to Bear's Head, by the road Zatolmin - Cadrg to the entrance into Dante's or Zadlasca Cave. The Bear's Head is called the natural bridge, a large rock. The interesting Devil's Bridge was built in the year 1907. At the beginning was wooden, but now is strong iron construction.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Krvavec is a very well known wintersport centre, which is visited by many admirers of skiing and other sport activities. It is a mountain, which is situated in Kamnik-Savinja Alps. In ski resort they have artificial snow. In winter time you can spend the night in the interesting Eskimo village. In additional offer are also ski school, competitory line Zeton, polygon for safe driving, polygon for begginers, infant's ribbon and merry go round. In Krvavec is the transmitter for radio and television Slovenia. In summer time Krvavec is a starting point for many mountain trips.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Smartinsko Lake is very popular and attractive place for local people and tourists. It is located near town Celje. The lake was made in the year 1970, when the barrier Loce was built in the brook Koprivnica. Its fundamental task is to hold back the torrential waters. Smartinsko Lake belongs to the largest artificial lakes in Slovenia. The bank of the lake measures about 10 kilometres and it is very agitated. There are available many possibilities for relaxation and recreation. You can walk around lake, go to drive with the boat, fish, run or do other activities. You can go to drink or eat by the barrier, called Lake queen or in Loce by the boathouse Muzelj. Visitors can also drive with the ship and enjoy in romantic views to the lake.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Dravograd is a small town in northern part of Slovenia. It is close to Austria. The main river is a beautiful river Drava, which divides the city in two banks. Dravograd is well known by its Hydroelectric power station. The city has varied historical past. In the old town centre you can see the St. Vitus Church, which is one of the oldest in Slovenia. Also is interesting the church of St. John Evangelist. The city has two business centres. Near the city lies Lake Dravograd which is very popular in the summer time. You can enjoy enjoy in the sun, go to romantic walk or drink a coffee or beer in the restaurant.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Sneznik Castle is a romantic and wonderful castle building in Notranjska region. It is located under the mountain Sneznik near the place Kozarisce. The castle is built on a rock at the source of the Brezno Spring and the Obrh. Below the castle is the spring dammed into a large pond. In sources the Sneznik Castle was first mentioned in the year 1462. In the castle is preserved all the original fittings, mostly from the 19th century. Among the living quarters are the most interesting the room with Egyptian furniture, the dinning room and a larger hall arranged into a wedding hall. Round the castle are foothpaths and benches where you can enjoy in nature and views. Sneznik Castle is a marvellous place for an unforgettable wedding.