in the countryside
Average summer temperature:20 °C
Average winter temperature:-2,5 °C
The village of Stanjevci lies in the municipality of Gornji Petrovci in the far NE of Slovenia, within the Goričko Nature Park. The houses are spread over the slopes to the left and right of the main Murska Sobota-Hodoš road, between Mačkovci and Gornji Petrovci. Once a very large village with a large number of farms, Stanjevci has grown smaller and smaller over the years. Today only 68 houses are inhabited and only a few farms remain. A railway line passes through the village, through a tunnel, but there is no station in the village. The rail line follows the course of the Peskovski Potok stream, which flows in the direction of Peskovci and Šalovci. A fire station/community station stands in the village by the main road, as does the old school, a local architectural monument built in 1913 which the municipality of Gornji Petrovci is converting into a cultural centre. In the upper part of the village there is an attractive little chapel with a belfry. The chapel was renovated in 2005. A board containing tourist information stands next to it, and there is a rest area for walkers and cyclists. The village is famous as the home of the poet and novelist Milan Vincetič, the winner of a Prešeren Fund Award in 2005. Stanjevci is also the home of the mayor of the municipality of Gornji Petrovci, Franc Šlihthuber. As well as a volunteer fire brigade, which has been operating for 73 years, the village has a very active sports club. Football is particularly popular and the club has a well-maintained sports centre with a football pitch and basketball court, covered stands and changing rooms. The sports centre is mainly used by young people but there is also a veterans' team competing in the veterans' football league. Various friendly matches and other events are held here.