Radovljica, a medieval town with a moat and views of the Karavanke Alps and the Julian Alps, is known today as Sweet Radovljica (Radol'ca). The tradition of beekeeping and honey is supplemented with new sweet experiences. It has become a real capital of beekeeping and chocolate.

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Slavko Avsenik, a legend of the Slovenian National Folk Musicy

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 Radovljica?

TOP 5 experiences

Experience sweet moments in Radovljica. Not only to satisfy your sweet tooth with honey and chocolate, but also to taste other culinary and cultural “sweets”. Radovljica is also an excellent starting point to explore the surrounding peaks, whether it be on foot or by bicycle.

Fly into the World of the Carniolian Grey Bee

Radovljica is the capital of Slovenian apiculture. Visit the Museum of Apiculture in the Radovljica Manor and learn about the rich beekeeping tradition. Meet Anton Janša, the father of modern apiculture. See an exhibition of slightly less than 250 beehive panels. In the neighbouring house, at the Lectar Workshop and Museum, you can find out how honeybread hearts are made. You can learn about modern beekeeping at the Beekeeping Education Centre of Gorenjska in Lesce.

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Cycling along the Side Paths

Cycling along the Side Paths

Radovljica is an excellent starting point to discover the countryside by bicycle. Drive along the side roads through beautiful nature and traditional villages to reach castles, adorable churches or famous Bled. Cycling maps and a perfected system of signposts, which can be found at all major destination junctions, will help you plan your cycling tours.

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A Cultural Stroll through the Town

A Cultural Stroll through the Town

In the old town centre, you can see a mighty Baroque mansion and other interesting medieval buildings. The Šivec House is now the right address for art lovers, as it hosts a gallery and a museum.  You can learn about the pottery tradition of the Gorenjska region in Magušar's House. Anton Tomaž Linhart, the first Slovenian playwright, was born in one of the bourgeois houses and the central square of Radovljica was named after him. You can find out more about him in the Municipal Museum of Radovljica and he can accompany you while exploring Radovljica if you use a mobile application.

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Parkour Archery

Parkour Archery

Embark on an authentic experience with a bow. In the heart of the nature, in the green Draga Valley, there are 30 models of forest animals. Parkour invites experienced and beginner archers. Experienced archers can go there on their own upon prior registration and beginners get a guide.

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Adventurous Mini Golf and Gold Panning

Adventurous Mini Golf and Gold Panning

Forget everything you know about mini golf. The Adventure Mini Golf Panorama in the immediate vicinity of Radovljica offers a unique experience of playing grass mini golf in the embrace of the forest. The course has 12 holes and a pleasant bar, from where you can enjoy the view of the Julian Alps. You will experience a special adventure in the small Zlatokop village, where you can turn into real gold seekers.

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Tastes of Radol'ca

In the restaurants of Radovljica, you will be served authentic home-made food with local ingredients and top-class presentation. Here, you will find everything from good traditional inns to modern cuisine of the best Slovenian chefs, who every November invite diners to taste selected local menus and house events. Summer and December events in the old town centre are complemented with street dishes.

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Festival of Chocolate

Festival of Chocolate

Every year in April, Radovljica changes into a town of chocolate. A three-day festival is one of the most attractive gastronomic events in Slovenia. The largest chocolate-related event in Slovenia hosts Slovenian and foreign chocolate shops. You can select your favourite chocolate during tasting sessions and the varied accompanying programme for all generations takes care of the excellent festival atmosphere.

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Along the trails of Slavko Avsenik

Along the trails of Slavko Avsenik

Visit the birth place of Slavko Avsenik, the self-taught musician, who filled the largest concert halls in the world with his ensemble. At the Avsenik Museum, you will learn everything about the origins of this popular folk music which enticed Central Europe. Experience a part of this atmosphere in the hall “Pod Avsenikovo marelo”. Dance a polka dance at one of the local concerts and on summer weekends have fun with popular folk music.

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Trails with Exceptional Views

Climb up the lookout on Jamnik from Kropa or to the medieval church of St Peter of Begunje and you will have a panoramic view of the entire Gorenjska region. If you want to go higher, there is the Begunjščica mountain, and in the valley below, there are numerous hiking trails leading through the woods and by the rivers and streams. Walking in Radol’ca, you will encounter authentic rural heritage, the legacy of the Slovenian castles and the unspoilt nature and you will be rewarded with outstanding views.

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Pilgrimage to Brezje

Pilgrimage to Brezje

Learn about the protector of the Slovenian nation, St Mary Help of Christians at Brezje, which has invited pilgrims since 1863. The marvellous façade of the basilica was planned by the Slovenian architect Ivan Vurnik. The area in front of the basilica was designed by architect Ivan Plečnik. Relax and take a break in the green park or go for a walk on one of the old pilgrimage trails and visit the Nativity Museum.

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Fishing on the Sava River

Fishing on the Sava River

Relax while fishing on the Sava River. Here, the fishing season begins on 1 March. The waters of the Sava Bohinjka and Sava Dolinka rivers, which merge their beds below Radovljica, give space to different species of fish, such as brown trout, grayling, huchen, pike and rainbow trout. You can also go fishing to the Lipnica Creek and to the Vošče Pond.

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Green Facts

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

The Lipnica Valley with Kropa and Komna Gorica is rich in cultural and technical heritage of blacksmithing and ironwork industry.

In July and August, you can discover the rural region of Radovljica and its surroundings by means of a special tourist bus called Hop-On Hop-Off.

A large part of the Jelovica Plateau is protected as a Natura 2000 protected zone.

On the initiative launched by Slovenia, the UN proclaimed as World Bee Day 20th May, which is the birth date of the pioneer of modern beekeeping Anton Janša, who you can get to know better in the Museum of Apiculture.

Kunstelj's Cake Pops (“grizike”)

Delicious cupcakes on a stick, dipped in chocolate. In an old Radovljica inn, they are prepared by Maja Buden in an inventive way and with local ingredients. They are easy to prepare and if you set out to make them with your children, the fun is guaranteed. The whole family will enjoy them.

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Radol'ca, a Land of Inspiration

Radol’ca is a land of creative people, who find their inspiration in their cultural heritage, wonderful nature and exceptional views. The land on the edge of the Julian Alps invites you to discover Radovljica, the sweetest town in Slovenia, and to explore its diverse culture and history.

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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Gostišče Tulipan

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Vila Podvin

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Penzion Kovač

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Kamping Šobec

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Gostilna in penzion Lectar

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Gostilna s prenočišči Kunstelj

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Hotel Krek

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Sport Hotel Manca

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Youth Hostel Radovljica

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Nearby destinations

Ride your bike to Bled, which is only 6 kilometres away and then around Lake Bled or visit the Castle on the rock. Go on a trip for a day into the heart of the Triglav National Park, to Bohinj, which is located 25 kilometres away from Radovljica. You can go and discover the old city centre of the Slovenian capital of Ljubljanja, which you can simply and quickly reach in an hour by means of public transport. You can also climb to the village of Jamnik through the iron forging Kropa. Admire the views of the Gorenjska Region and then continue your way along the panoramic road through Železniki to medieval Škofja loka, thus overcoming 40 kilometres.

Bled

Lake Bled and a castle perched on a cliff is one of the most beautiful Alpine resorts in Europe.

Bled

Bled

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Bohinj

An oasis of peace and pristine nature in the Julian Alps and in the Triglav National Park.

Bohinj

Bohinj

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Ljubljana

A lively green city combining the charm of a small capital and the self-confidence of large European cities.

Ljubljana

Ljubljana

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Škofja Loka

A historic town of tradition and creativity in the vicinity of Ljubljana and an excellent starting point for exploring the Julian Alps.

Škofja Loka

Škofja Loka

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More details about Radovljica

For more information visit the Radovljica website.

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