: Turizem Podčetrtek, GIZAddress
: Škofja gora 1 3254 PodčetrtekPhone
: ++386 3 810 90 13Fax
: ++386 3 810 90 14e-mail
is an excellent departure point for many day trip destinations including crossing the border into Croatia.
In the Kozjansko park, visitors are invited on a trip to the Podsreda Castle,
which is considered to be among the most important examples of Romantic architecture in Slovenia. Today the castle lives a full and rich life. This is especially true in the summer when the sound of various musicians fills its walls.
The interior of Kozjansko park rises up towards Pilštanj,
a market town, nearly forgotten it has been revived over the last few years. Already in the 15th century it boasted 10 market fairs a year. Today one can still see the column or pillory of shame where offenders used to be chained.
The holy mountains above Bistrica ob Sotli were settled already in Roman times and are now considered one of the oldest pilgrim centers in Slovenia. They now boast the pilgrim’s Church of the Virgin Mary as well as four chapels.
Peculiar attractions of the Bizeljsko-sremiška tourist wine roads include the sandy caves made up of silicate sand,
which are the so-called “repnice” (a place to store turnips). Approximately 200 years ago the farmers used to dig these caves in order to store field produce and fruit. Today there exist some 150 of these “repnice” with 30 of them still in use. Farmers now also use this method for the storage of wine.
The outdoor museum in Rogatec
presents to visitors the life of farmers and tradesmen from the end of the 19th to the beginning of the 20th century. The center of the museum is made of wood with a straw roof and coated in a clay plaster which was whitened with lime.
Visitors are invitied to visit Rogaška Slatina,
which has an age old tradition of maintaining health and a celebrated
which leads up to the pilgrimage church of Saint Rok above Šmarje pri Jelšah, which is considered the most extensive passion complex in Slovenia with 14 chapels, denoting the stations of the cross, arranged on a zigzagging path.
Worth a look are also the pilgrimage churches on the Sladka gora in Tinsko mountains.
On the other side of the border, in Croatia, one can visit Terme Tuhelj, the Tabor Castle in Desenič and the Kumrovec Old Village Museum, which is not only attractive to lovers of ethnological collections, but also for adherent admirers of Marshal Tito.
Coursein low mountains, around the valley
Difficultyundemanding walk, easy tour, undemanding tour
Range of hiking availablefamily excursions, group tours
Visitsindividual, guided tour