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.

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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?

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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. Indulge in the tranquil charm of the waters and forests of the Koroška region for a truly relaxing experience.

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. Embark on a journey of awe-inspiring five-star experiences bearing the Slovenia Unique Experience label. You can also visit the underground world with an original mining train or you can explore it on foot.

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Adventures in the Subterranean World of Mt Peca

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. Embark on a journey of awe-inspiring five-star experiences bearing the Slovenia Unique Experience label. 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

Enjoy the magic of snow-covered Koroška. Discover the allure of the Kope Ski Centre, where a winter wonderland awaits you. Revel in the skiing delights of the Ribnica na Pohorju ski resort and the charm of the smaller ski resorts nestled in the valley. Whether you're an experienced skier, a beginner or part of a family with small children, there's something for everyone. Once your skiing escapades are over, the winter fun continues with playful snow and ice games and a host of other winter relaxation activities.

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Unlimited Mountain Bike Adventures

Unlimited Mountain Bike Adventures

Koroška offers a limitless combination of tours between the mountains, to the mountains, around or just through them. Cruise along the scenic trails of the Single Trail Park in Jamnica and enjoy an exhilarating downhill ride from Peca on Europe's longest Flow Trail. Explore the cycling parks of Kope on the neighbouring Mt Pohorje and Poseka above the town of Ravne na Koroškem. Enjoy cycling in the embrace of the Pohorje forests.

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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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Rafting on the Drava River

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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Heritage as an inspiration

Heritage as an inspiration

Embark on a journey through time by exploring museums and ethnological monuments that unveil the rich heritage of our ancestors and learn about carefully preserved traditions. Feel the vibrant cultural heartbeat of Koroška. Venture into the embrace of nature, where you will be greeted by a multitude of outdoor sculptures known as Forma Viva. Koroška's enchanting cultural landscape is sure to leave a deep and lasting impression on you. Listen to stories of legends and life in the past.

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Countryside and culinary delights of Koroška

Countryside and culinary delights of Koroška

The Koroška countryside unfolds as a treasure trove of culture. Here, traditions connected with nature and rural life are still alive. Spend an unforgettable vacation at the local tourist farm, where you will find peace, authenticity, rusticality and traditional cuisine of Koroška. Enjoy special programmes on offer at the farms, a great way to spend time with friends.

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Radlje ob Dravi Water Park

Discover the Radlje ob Dravi Water Park, Slovenia's exclusive biological pool where the cleanliness and quality of the water is meticulously maintained by natural organisms. Adjacent to the swimming centre, there is an adrenaline park and a Glamping Green Resort, ranked among the world's seven fairy-tale tourist destinations.

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Radlje ob Dravi Water Park

Radlje ob Dravi Water Park

Discover the Radlje ob Dravi Water Park, Slovenia's exclusive biological pool where the cleanliness and quality of the water is meticulously maintained by natural organisms. Adjacent to the swimming centre, there is an adrenaline park and a Glamping Green Resort, ranked among the world's seven fairy-tale tourist destinations.

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Relaxation in the embrace of Pohorje

Relaxation in the embrace of Pohorje

Get away from the hustle and bustle and concerns of everyday life and treat yourself to a rejuvenating holiday in the pristine natural beauty of Mt Pohorje. The summer season, with its moderate temperatures compared to the valley, is the perfect time to explore this enchanting destination. You can hike to energy points, relax by the lakes and find solace in the refreshing shade of the lush forests. Summer in Mt Pohorje also reveals the hidden treasures of lingoberries, known for their revitalizing effects on the body.

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Water experiences for refreshment and relaxation

Water experiences for refreshment and relaxation

What could be better than a refreshing dip in the pool? In Koroška, you will find a water sanctuary where you can recharge your batteries and enjoy yourself all year round in the new Aqualatio Slovenj Gradec swimming pool complex or in the swimming pool at the sports park in Ravne na Koroškem. And when you've had enough, pamper your body with saunas and massages.

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Experience Koroška in your own way.

Explore the Koroška region in the most original, boutique, and authentic way.Try something you won't find anywhere else. Select from a range of five-star boutique experiences boasting the Slovenia Unique Experiences mark.

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Become a part of an underground adventure in which you will row through the flooded tunnels of the largest lead and zinc mine in this part of Europe.

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Kayaking adventure through the underground of Mount Peca

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Feel the adrenaline rush of a mountain bike ride through the abandoned tunnels of the Mežica Mine under Mount Peca.

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Adrenaline-pumping mountain bike descent on the Black Hole Trail

Koroška through the eyes of the world's best sports climber

A luminary in the world of sport climbing, Janja Garnbret has not only clinched the title of the first Olympic champion in the history of this sport, but has also amassed a string of world and European championships. Janja's prowess on the climbing wall has not only put her in the spotlight but also raised the profile of her native Slovenia, where she has sparked a real revival of interest in sport climbing. What you may not know is that Janja is a proud native of Koroška and cherishes her roots. She loves to share the delights of Koroška with her friends and visitors. Now, we invite you to join Janja and her friend Tjaša on a unique adventure and immerse yourself in the full splendour that Koroška has to offer.

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Green facts

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

Nature has blessed Koroška with lush forests, which cover almost 70% of its land. The forests of western slope of Mt Pohorje are particularly enchanting, with their depth and darkness.

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.

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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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Koroška hiša Pri lipi

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Hiša Ančka, Boutique Hotel

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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

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Rogla - Pohorje

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Upper Savinja Valley

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

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Upper Savinja Valley

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Velenje - Topolšica

A young town with a green heart and mining veins.

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Velenje - Topolšica

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