Koroška, a mountainous landscape with mighty forests that impresses with the treasures of Karawanken/Karavanke UNESCO Global Geopark, the subterranean world of Mt Peca, where you can go biking or kayaking, and with wide grasslands of the green Pohorje as well as an idle, dreamy character of the Drava River. 

It may be one of the smaller regions in Slovenia, but it's all the more diverse and picturesque.

The Slovenia Book, Top 100 Destinations

TOP 5 sights

Every step you take, you will be surprised by Slovenia’s natural and cultural gems. Are you interested in what you need to see in Koroška?

TOP 5 experiences

Countless forest paths invite you to experience nature on foot or by bicycle. Discover the mining tradition by actively exploring the subterranean world of Koroška. Enjoy the relaxing experiences of the local waters.

Adventures in the Subterranean World of Mt Peca

Are you up for a ride on a bike or kayaking under the mountain? In the kingdom of King Matjaž, who according to a legend sleeps under Mt Peca, it is possible to do both. Explore former mining pits with mountain bikes or row the underground lake. You can also visit the underground world with an original mining train or you can explore it on foot.

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Winter Fairy Tale in Koroška

Winter Fairy Tale in Koroška

Discover the magic of snowbound Koroška. Visit the central ski centres of Kope and Ribnica na Pohorju, where you can enjoy skiing as an experienced skier, a beginner or even with your family and children. After the skiing experiences, you can have fun, play games on the snow and ice and engage in a variety of other winter relaxation activities.

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Unlimited Mountain Bike Adventures

Unlimited Mountain Bike Adventures

The cross-border Peca Mountain Bike Park provides unlimited possibilities of combining tours between mountains, to mountains, around them and even through them. Take a ride on the paths of the Single Trail Park in Jamnica and ride downhill from Peca on the longest Flow Trail in Europe. You can also visit the bike park on the slopes of the Ski resort Kope on neighbouring Pohorje.

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Drava Cycling Route

Drava Cycling Route

The Drava Cycling Route is one of the most beautiful bicycle routes in Europe because of the outstanding sights of nature and cultural diversity to be found along its way. The Slovenian part of the route is mostly on the local roads with less traffic and to a lesser extent on organised cycling paths and trails. A challenge for cyclists could be to ascend from Podvleka to Lovrenc na Pohorju.

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Biking around the Mislinja Valley

Biking around the Mislinja Valley

You can go biking along the former railway in the Mislinja valley. The cycling route of Štekna is completely asphalted and it is safe and suitable for families with children and for the older riders. Along the 24 km long route you can take a rest at organised rest areas or have a break by the preserved former railway facilities. You can also have an interesting stop in Slovenj Gradec, where you can visit the medieval town centre.

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Rafting on the Drava River

Timber rafting on the river used to be one of the most important economic activities in the Drava Valley in the past. Relive the tradition of rafting and venture on a ride on a tourist raft where you will find a rich entertainment and music programme. Flosarske frajle (raftsman’s chicks) and flosarji (raftsmen) with an accordion in their hands and a smile on their faces await at the rafters’ wharfs at Gortina (Muta) and in Javnik (Podvelka).

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Cultural Tradition of Slovenj Gradec

Cultural Tradition of Slovenj Gradec

In the old town centre of Slovenj Gradec which has retained its medieval design, you can see the rich collections of the Koroška galerija likovnih umetnosti (Slovenj Gradec Art Gallery), Koroški pokrajinski muzej (Carinthian Regional Museum) and Hugo Wolf Museum. If you take a walk along the town walls, you will discover interesting stories and personalities who created the present image of the town between Uršlja gora mountain and Pohorje.

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Put a Bundle on your Back and Discover Forma Viva

Put a Bundle on your Back and Discover Forma Viva

While wandering Ravne na Koroškem with a backpack on your shoulder, visit the steel sculptures of Forma Viva which were made during eight international sculptural symposia and treat yourself to an original urban picnic. Local suppliers will ensure that this bundle is full of home-made treats inspired by the tradition and art of Ravne. Complete the trip by visiting the Ravne na Koroškem Sports Complex and its wellness facilities.

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Radlje ob Dravi Water Park

Radlje ob Dravi Water Park is the only biological pool in Slovenia where the cleanliness and quality of the water is a taken care of by natural organisms only. By the swimming centre, there is an adrenaline park and a Glamping Green Resort which is ranked among seven fairy-tale tourist destinations famous around the world.

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Relaxation in the Embrace of Pohorje

Relaxation in the Embrace of Pohorje

Escape from the everyday bustle and concerns and treat yourself to a holiday break in the unspoilt nature of Pohorje. Summer is an ideal time to visit Pohorje, because temperatures are more bearable than in the valley. You will be able to go on a walk to find energy points, relax by the lakes, enjoy blueberries and pick mushrooms and herbs. In the summer, you will also find cranberries with a beneficial effect on the rejuvenation of the body.

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Rural Adventures

Rural Adventures

The countryside of Koroška is a treasure trove of culture. Here, customs related to nature and farm life are still alive. Spend an unforgettable vacation on the local tourist farms, where you can find peace, authenticity, homeliness and traditional Carinthian cuisine. Special programmes offered at the farms represent an excellent opportunity to spend time with friends.

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Green facts

Slovenia writes a green story. Feel it at every step.

Nature bestowed Koroška with forests, as almost 70 % of the Koroška territory is covered by forests.

In Koroška, you will find Najevnik Linden, “the mother of all Slovenian linden trees” and the Sgerm Spruce, the tallest tree in Central Europe.

Dravograd Lake is a home to more than 150 bird species and to beavers.

The Topla Landscape Park is one of the most attractive green corners of the cross-border Karavanke UNESCO Geopark.

Kvočevi nudlni

Carinthian people always liked to eat “nudlni” among the mealy dishes, known as “štruklji”, “krapci” or “žlikrofi” in other parts of Slovenia. “Kvočevi” or “kločevi nudlni” got their name after the filling made from dried pears. Seasoned with “grumpi” (greaves), they can be made as a side dish to go with meat, and for those with more of a sweet tooth, they can be prepared with roasted breadcrumbs, sugar and cinnamon.

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Koroška. A treasure trove of surprises.

A hidden treasure of nature, where you can withdraw from the urban hustle and bustle into the tranquillity of the forests of Koroška and Alpine valleys and experience with all your senses the genuine tiny valuables formed by nature and man.

Experience a pleasant getaway and have some rest

Would you like to stay a little longer and see and experience as much as possible? Then select suitable accommodation that is ideal for you in the nearby area.

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Hotel Slovenj Gradec

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Gostišče Krivograd

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Turistična kmetija Ravnjak

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Turistična kmetija Koroš

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Restaurant pri lipi

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Hotel Korošica

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Youth Hostel Punkl

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Gostišče Delalut

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Hotel Dravograd

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Nearby Destinations

The Drava Cycling Route runs over Pohorje and connects Koroška to Maribor, the city with the oldest vine in the world. You can add to your journey to Pohorje by visiting Rogla, a popular Slovenian ski centre, which in summer turns into a starting point for exploring the surrounding nature. Make a turn to Zreče and treat yourself to a spot of thermal pampering. Going west from Koroška, you can visit the Upper Savinja Valley and enjoy the natural beauty of the Logar Valley nested in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. Listen to the stories of the Velenje miners and relax amidst the green forests in Topolšica Spa.

Maribor – Pohorje

The Styrian capital at the base of the green Pohorje Mountains

Maribor – Pohorje

Maribor – Pohorje

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Rogla - Pohorje

A world in the heart of the Pohorje Hills with beneficial Alpine climate and green forests

Rogla - Pohorje

Rogla - Pohorje

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Upper Savinja Valley

An idyllic valley with an incredible natural backdrop where time stands still.

Upper Savinja Valley

Upper Savinja Valley

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Velenje - Topolšica

A young town with a green heart and mining veins.

Velenje - Topolšica

Velenje - Topolšica

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More details on Koroška

For more information visit the Koroška website.

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