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Tourist information centre Žalec
Šlandrov trg 25
++386 3 710 04 34
257 m
Height above sea level
Average summer temperature: 24 °C
Average winter temperature: -2 °C
Žalec is located in the centre of the Lower Savinja Valley (Spodnja Savinjska dolina), and is surrounded by the hilly countryside and the Savinja River. Žalec was first mentioned in 1182, and was awarded market rights in 1256. The remains of the rich history can be found in well-reserved buildings of the old town core; one of them is The Blacksmith's Workshop of Zotel (Zotlova domačija) from the 16th century and the other is Širca's home (Širčeva domačija) also called the Savin house from the year 1669 which is known as the native house of the composer Risto Savin. The Savin house contains a memorial room and a fine arts salon. The Church of St. Nicholas (Cerkev Sv. Nikolaja) was first mentioned in the year 1173 and in its vicinity is a preserved defence tower. Near the town there is the Manor Novo Celje from the middle of the 18th century, which is a copy of the Vienna Schönbrunn. In the town there are well-organized sport facilities and a sports hall. Žalec and its surroundings are known for their hop plantations and the valley is named after them: “the valley of the green gold”.

Points of distinction : The old town core of Žalec with the Savin house, Museum of Hops Cultivation, the Parish Church of St. Nicholas, the defence tower, the Novo Celje Manor.
Famous citizen : The beginner of hops cultivation Janez Hausenbichler and the composer Risto Savin.

Automobiles : You can drive to Žalec by car, leaving the Maribor - Vransko motorway (from either direction) at the Arja vas exit and taking the local road for about 2 km to Žalec. 
Railway : Trains are another option for traveling to Žalec; frequently, changing trains in Celje is necessary. 
Bus : There are regular line buses from all major cities of Slovenia to Žalec; however, some will have to transfer in Celje. 

Post Office : Post Office Žalec 
Šlandrov trg 24 
++ 386 3 713 41 00 
Mestni trg 1 
++ 386 3 293 31 46 
Railway station : Railway Station Žalec 
Hmeljarska ul. 4 
++ 386 3 293 31 46 
Tourist association : Tourist Association Žalec 
Ul. Heroja Staneta 3 
++ 386 31 220 650 
Police : Police Station Žalec 
Ul. Heroja Staneta 1 
++ 386 3 713 47 00 
Medical center : Health Centre Žalec 
Prešernova ul. 6 
++ 386 3 713 43 00 
Dentist : Health Centre Žalec 
Prešernova ul. 6 
++ 386 3 713 43 00 
GPS Northing (N) : 46,2516 
GPS Easting (E) : 15,1662 
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Administrator : Zavod za kulturo, šport in turizem Žalec | ++386 3 712 12 69 |
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