Tourist Information Center
Turistično informacijski center Dolenjske Toplice
Sokolski trg 4, 8350 Dolenjske Toplice
++386 7 384 51 88
Height above sea level
beside a river
in the countryside
Average summer temperature: 26 °C
Average winter temperature: 12 °C
«As regards thermal waters, there are some in Central Carniola that are so excellent that people come from far and wide to visit them.« These words appeared in the second half of the 17.th century in a book by the polymath Johann Weichard Valvasor and confirm that tourists have been coming to Dolenjske Toplice – still today one of the most popular spa areas in Slovenia – for centuries.
The first written mention of Toplice dates from 1228, when Henry IV, the margrave of Istria, bestowed part of his property on the Cistercian abbey in Stična. The thermal springs that give the town its name have been known since prehistoric times – something proved by the archaeological sites in the immediate vicinity.
Today Dolenjske Toplice is a centre of health, wellness and congress tourism and an area of unspoilt nature with a rich cultural heritage.
The driving force behind spa and wellness tourism is Terme Krka, which has been operating here for almost 40 years. Dolenjske Toplice´s latest acquisition is a Cultural and Congress Centre whose main activity is congress tourism.
The unspoilt natural heritage of the area includes the forest of Kočevski Rog, to the right of the town. The forest also conceals an important piece of historical heritage among its trees: Base 20, today the only open-air museum of its kind in Europe.
Other important elements of cultural heritage include churches, some of which were once important centre of pilgrimage. Sights in nearby Soteska include the ruins of a once-mighty castle, the garden pavilion known as the Devil´s Tower and a collection of old vehicles that come under the aegis of the National Technical Museum.
Summer is the busiest time of year, with a large number of cultural and social events (from May to September). The climax comes with the municipal holiday (22 July) and Topliška noč, the biggest and most important cultural event in the municipality.
For more information on the sites of interest, facilities and amenities, and events in the Toplice valley, please contact TIC Dolenjske Toplice, T: 07 384 51 88, e-mail: or visit our website: www.dolenjske-toplice.si.
: ? From the direction of Ljubljana: follow the Ljubljana ? Novo mesto motorway and take the Ivančna Gorica exit, then continue along the river Krka through Zagradec and Žužemberk to Soteska, where you turn right at the crossroads, cross over the bridge and continue on to Dolenjske Toplice. The total distance from Ljubljana is 67 km.
? From the direction of Novo mesto: take the regional road through Straža in Vavta vas. The total distance from Novo mesto is 12 km.
Dolenjske Toplice is 94 km from Brnik airport.
Iz ljubljanske smeri (oddaljenost od Ljubljane 67 km) se peljete po avtocesti Ljubljana - Novo mesto do odcepa za Ivančno Gorico in nadaljujete pot po dolini reke Krke preko Zagradca, Žužemberka do Soteske, kjer v križišču zavijete desno preko mostu in nadaljujete pot do Dolenjskih Toplic.
Iz smeri Novega mesta (12 km) se pripeljete po regionalni cesti preko Straže in Vavte vasi.
Oddaljenost od letališča Brnik - 94 km.
: There are regular buses from both Ljubljana and Novo mesto.
For further information telephone: ++386 7 332 40 90
Post Office : Pošta Dolenjske Toplice
Zdraviliški trg 3, 8350 Dolenjske Toplice
++386 384 55 00
Bus station : Avtobusna postaja Novo mesto, 8000 Novo mesto
++386 7 332 40 90
Railway station : Železniška postaja Novo mesto
Kolodvorska ulica 1, 8000 Novo mesto
++386 7 298 39 18
Tourist association : Turistično društvo Dolenjske Toplice
Sokolski trg 4, 8350 Dolenjske Toplice
++386 41 755 363
Police : Policijska postaja Novo mesto, oddelek Dolenjske Toplice
Zdraviliški trg 2, 8350 Dolenjske Toplice
++386 7 306 50 06
Medical center : Zdravstveni dom Novo mesto
Ulica Maksa Henigmana 57, 8350 Dolenjske Toplice
++386 7 306 68 70
GPS Northing (N) : 45,7553
GPS Easting (E) : 15,0586