Savinjska Travel Guide
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Savinjska, historical and natural treasure

The region of Savinjska is famous for its beautiful alpines valleys, historical medieval castles, remains of the Roman empire and the relaxing thermal spas.


The river Savinja, which named the region, is the main watercourse that flows within the Upper and Lower Savinja Valley and through the important cities of Celje and Laško. The source of Savinja is the Rinka waterfall, the second highest waterfall in Slovenia.


In the Upper Savinja Valley is one of the fascinating glacial valleys in Europe: the Logarska dolina, nested in the middle of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. Many touristic farms are in the region, offering local dishes.

In the middle of the Upper Savinja Valley is the small town of Mozirje. Nearby is the beautiful and enchanting  botanical garden of Mozirski gaj, a flower park with over a thousand of varieties.


In the Lower Savinja Valley is located the third largest town of Slovenia: Celje. The town is famous for its historical and cultural importance. One of the most important Counts that marked the area is indeed the fascinating tales of the Counts of Celje. The biggest medieval castle in Slovenia is the Stari Grad Celje, built in the 12th century. The view from the castle is truly beautiful and enhanced by the charms of the river Savinja.


Not far from Celje is located the largest artificial reservoir of Slovenia, the Šmartinsko Lake. Many water activities can be done, such as paddling a boat and kayaking, the lake is also suitable for picnics and hiking.


Celje is surrounded by many famous thermal spas.


One of the two most popular Slovenian beers was named after the town of Laško. The Terme Laško is known for its culinary experiences and its tight relation with beers.


The Slovenske Konjice with its 860 years of history is also known as the town of flowers and wine. Rogaška Slatina is an important thermal spa in the Savinjska region, famous for its Donat Mg mineral water, the 1000 mg of magnesium contained in its one liter is believed to be beneficial for health. The town of Rogaška is famous for its beautiful and traditional art of glass-making, the Steklarna Rogaška.


The Terme Olimia is a beautiful and luxurious thermal spa, ideal for a day of pampering. Nearby is one of the best local restaurants Jelenov Greben, a closed area where deer roam free.


The region of Savinjska is filled with traces of the Roman Empire. Near the village of Šempeter v Savinjski Dolini was one of the most important trading roads during that period. The Rimska Nekropola has been the sanctuary of over a hundred of roman family tombs.


The Pekel Jama, known as the Hell caves, was given its name due to the shape of its entrance that looks like the Devil. The cave is, at least, three million years old. Inside the cave is the highest and easily seen underground waterfall in Slovenia.

The region of Savinjska is known for its beautiful castles, valleys, and thermal spas. A local delicacy in the Savinjska Valley is the zgornjesavinjski želodec (stuffed pig stomach) and the Konjican, a sweet white wine from Slovensje Konjice is pleasant to taste. The many tourist farms of Savinjska offer unforgettable culinary experiences.

Attractions in Savinjska

Stunning botanical garden with small museums and f...

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The most fashionable Slovenian spa and wellness re...

Deer farm and restaurant in Olimje Village

Lake Velenje, the deepest lake of Slovenia

Rinka Waterfall, the second highest waterfall in S...

Photo Credits: Silvo Ramšak, Snežna Jama

One of the most interesting religious objects in S...

Šmartinsko Lake is a lake near town Celje offerin...

Classic Traditional Romanesque Castle

Sports, Wellness Center, and more available year-r...

By DancingPhilosopher (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Pekel Jama, the Entrance into the Devil's Mouth

Over 2000 years of History in Rimska Nekropola

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