A treasure trove of millennia
Ptuj is the oldest city in Slovenia. Perched above the city the mighty Ptuj Castle offers splendid views far and wide and hosts the Ptuj Ormož Regional Museum, whose permanent exhibition will take you on a journey through the millennia of the city’s history. Ptuj’s is not the only castle you can see in the region – there are many other historic castles worth a visit.
The Dominican and Minorite Monastery, together with the city castle, all shape the Ptuj townscape. Other sights worth seeing are monuments, the City Tower and the City Hall. Art lovers will enjoy visiting galleries showcasing the works of local and foreign artists as well as master craftsmen and artisans.
The most notable of Ptuj’s events is the international Shrovetide carnival called Kurentovanje that enjoys a tradition of more than 50 years. The festival week features many ethnographic and carnival parades, concerts, dances in fancy dress and more. At the end of August visit the Days of Poetry and Wine, one of the most important European poetry festivals, where poetry readings are accompanied by other arts.
Into the spa and onto the golf course
Ptuj Thermal Spa offers excellent opportunities for active holidays in the thermal waters of pools indoors and out. Golf lovers will be able to relax on the golf course that features diverse terrain and many water hazards. Ptuj and surroundings also offers plenty of opportunities to hike, cycle, fish, ride horses and more.
Food and wine
The outskirts of Ptuj form one of Slovenia’s best-loved wine regions, producing an excellent range of white wines. Ptuj Wine Cellar is the oldest wine cellar in the country, where you can listen to the story of its wine while walking through the many underground corridors. Take the Wine Road across the vine-growing hills of Slovenske Gorice and Haloze, and don’t forget to try some traditional Ptuj dishes.
Sights around Ptuj
Would you be interested to know who lay the foundations for the DAIMLER PUCH business? Visit the Janez Puh Museum.
More than 300 hundred years old, the Dominko Homestead is the oldest house built in the Pannonian style, and has been fully preserved. Nature lovers will be delighted to see the characteristic grey herons and white storks in the countryside, or simply walk through the Landscape Park Šturmovci.
Accommodation in and around Ptuj
Ptuj and vicinity offer a diverse range of hotels, private apartments, tourist farms and more.
Bed and Breakfast ŠilakMore
Mestni Hill Farm StayMore
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Ptuj and surroundings make a lasting impression
Spend a holiday with your partner or family, in the company of your friends or by yourself – Ptuj and its vicinity will make sure you will never be bored.
Spend your holiday in the heart of mountainous Slovenia. Walk through vibrant and untouched nature that is criss-crossed by 10,000 kilometres of marked and arranged hiking trails. You can choose from 175 mountain huts or spend your nights in hotels and camps for hikers.
Cycling and biking
Explore Slovenia by bike. Riding amid the hills and plains, mountain peaks and forests, along the coast and the karst landscape and along the rivers and lakes of Slovenia is a lushly verdant fairy tale. Different trails are suitable for on-road and off-road biking.
Golf courses in Slovenia are located amidst idyllic surroundings and are among the most beautiful courses in Europe. They are set in typical landscapes on the edge of the Pannonian Plain, among vineyards and rolling hills, below Alpine summits, and in the idyllic karst landscape.
Treat yourself to a swim in some of the many thermal spas and swimming pools. In summer, take a dip in the sea, lakes or rivers. Slovenia is rich in natural water resources. Visit Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj or one of the many natural swimming areas located on the coast.
Venture on a journey across Slovenia
Many places offer different fascinating events throughout the year, while natural and cultural landmarks impress with their awe-inspiring beauty. Explore!
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