EDEN 2011

Tourism and Regeneration of Physical Sites


Former mines, monasteries, castles, museums, and adventure sites in buildings, where you would not expect them – Slovenia is replete with such diversities! Revival of immovable cultural heritage creates new surprises for visitors, who want to experience the green country in a new, surprising way.

As a site, which connects its attractiveness with heritage enriched with new tourist experiences, IDRIJA, the town with the former world-renowned mercury mine, received the title of the European Destination of Excellence in Slovenia for 2011!

You’re also welcome to visit the finalists: mines in Velenje and Mežica and the Žiče Charterhouse in the mysterious valley of St. John the Baptist.

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EDEN 2011: Idrija

The title was won by Idrija with Stories of past centuries. ...more

EDEN Network

Among the many different aims of the EDEN initiative, one is to create a platform for the exchange of good ...more
In previous years six destinations of excellence were chosen in Slovenia: in 2008 The Soča Valley , in 2009 The Solčavsko region , in 2010 The Kolpa river , in 2011 Idrija, in 2013 Laško and in 2015 Brda

European Destinations of Excellence - EDEN Destinations in Slovenia are presented on tourist’s sites of www.slovenia.info portal:

EDEN 2008: The Soča Valley
EDEN 2009: The Solčavsko region
EDEN 2010: The Kolpa river
EDEN 2011: Idrija
EDEN 2013: Laško
EDEN 2015: Brda

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The project EDEN in 2016

The Slovenian destinations were contending for the title European Destinations of Excellence for the first time ...more

EDEN 2015 - Winning destination

As expected, the topic of this year's EDEN tender “TOURISM, LOCAL CUISINE AND GASTRONOMY” attracted the greatest ...more

Workshop for EDEN Destinations in Slovenia - Sports Tourism and Cultural Tourism in EDEN Destinations

Workshop for EDEN destinations in Slovenia was held on 9th April 2015 in Ljubljana with main theme sports tourism ...more

Workshop for EDEN destinations in Slovenia

Workshop for EDEN destinations in Slovenia was held on 13th November 2014 in Laško, with main theme gastronomy in ...more


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