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Height above sea level
Average summer temperature:25 °C
Average winter temperature:1 °C
MOZIRJE ? THE TOWN OF FLOWERS AND PEACE
The ancient square lies at the start of the Upper Savinjska Valley (Zgornja Savinjska dolina), on the left bank of the river Savinja, where it is still clear and clean, at 330 m above sea level. It is surrounded by the Golt and Dobrovlja mountains, in the east it is enclosed by the Savinja Gorge, and in the west it opens up towards Gornji Grad and Logarska Valley (Logarska dolina).
The Roman remains and the Old Slavic ancient fort testify the fact that our predecessors had chosen t this region as settlement as long ago as the Antique period. The square probably obtained its rights by the end of the 13th century.
Mozirje has a rich history marked by the Turkish invasions, the plague signs, the partly preserved walls around the Parish church of Sv. Jurij . Mozirski gaj is beautiful botanical garden on the right bank of the river Savinja, , which give without doubt a seal and a pulse to Mozirje today. The Mozirski gaj botanical gardens opens on the 21st APRIL and boasts colourful displays until the late autumn.
It is not only interesting because of the flowers, but also because of ethnographic buildings, native trees and shrubbery. In the spring and autumn there are wonderful displays of flowers.
The appeal to tourists of Mozirje is without doubt complemented by Golte-Slovenia, in the winter with wonderful ski slopes and in the summer with untouched natural surroundingse.
Fishing in the Savinja , river, rich with brook trout, grayling and even ¨sulec¨ (a kind of salmon) is an interesting experience. The Savinja is a also appealing for lovers of kayaking, as well as for bathers.
If there is a decision to be made whether or not to visit the town of flowers and peace, then Mozirje is the answer!