The region of Posavje and Terme Čatež Spa offer an abundance of opportunities for 365 days of adventures a year. The largest Thermal Riviera is located near the confluence of rivers Sava and Krka, the two longest Slovenian rivers. There are as many as 6 picturesque castles here. 

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Winegrower Miha Istenič talking about the most exclusive sparkling wine in the world originating in Posavje.

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Pamper your senses with thermal and gastronomic experiences. Travel through time and get to know the former and modern life of the people of Posavje and their cultural heritage.

Escape to a Thermal Paradise

Surrender to the whirls of water entertainment, healing effects of the thermal springs and to wellness pampering. At the Thermal Riviera of Terme Čatež Spa and in the Terme Paradiso Spa you will be able to enjoy and relax in numerous pools for all generations. And in all seasons.

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Authentic Flavours of the Castles of Posavje

Authentic Flavours of the Castles of Posavje

The castles of Posavje reveal a wealth of granaries and cellars. The Rajhenburg Castle offers delicacies from the wealth of the Trappists who once produced chocolate, cheeses, liqueurs and sparkling wines in the area. In the castle vineyard of Sevnica Castle, there are 500 vines of blaufränkisch giving a distinctive taste to the castle wine. There is also an offspring of the oldest vine in the world from Lent in Maribor.

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Cultural Walk in Božidar Jakac Gallery

Cultural Walk in Božidar Jakac Gallery

The Božidar Jakac Gallery operates in a former Cistercian monastery from the 13th century and is one of the largest museums in Slovenia in terms of exhibition surfaces. Permanent and temporary exhibitions of fine art collections are on display.  You can take part in workshops and try interesting graphic techniques. Take a walk in the neighbourhood of the gallery, which is complemented with Forma Viva, a park of wooden sculptures.

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The Posavje Museum and the Knights' Hall

The Posavje Museum and the Knights' Hall

Visit the Posavje Museum which operates in Brežice Castle and presents a rich heritage of the Posavje Region. The castle has a special Knight’s Hall which fascinates its visitors with unique baroque paintings and thanks to the excellent acoustics, it is a unique location to host concerts and gala events.

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Charms of the Countryside

Charms of the Countryside

Experience the countryside of Posavje. Through the door of the Ključevšek Ethnological Collection, you can take a peek into the past and with excellent cured meat delicacies, you can spoil your taste buds. Time and time again, the rural women from Svibno bring to life the heritage of the Ostrovrhar knights by recounting stories about it to their guests. At the Ostrovrhar’s vineyards, you can taste the excellent treats of the home-made wines from the northern-most locations of Cviček wine.

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Along the Wine Roads to Vineyard Cottages and Turnip Caves

Posavje is a wine growing region, criss-crossed with vineyards and vineyard cottages. The latter represent an ideal choice for anyone who wishes to taste the wines of Posavje, to have some peace or active family vacations in nature. The vine routes of Posavje also take you to turnip caves (repnice), where the winemakers will be glad to offer you their wines.

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Water Adventures on Rivers

Water Adventures on Rivers

On the Sava River and its power plant reservoirs, there are some of the best routes for sport fishing in Europe and around the world. Treat yourself to relaxation on the beaches of the rivers of Posavje, kayaking, canoeing or SUPing on the Krka River running along the slopes of the Gorjanci Hills. Experience a raft ride in Radeče, where they have maintained five hundred years

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Magnificent Castle Wedding

Magnificent Castle Wedding

Say “Yes” at one of the Posavje castles! Experience a castle wedding at Sevnica Castle with the knights and baron Moscon. Newly-weds and their wedding guests will be impressed by the baroque paintings and the Knights' Hall. You will also find castle luxury at Rajhenburg Castle and at the Podsreda Castle which is located in the heart of the Kozjansko Park.

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Kostanjevica Cave

Kostanjevica cave opens over the source of the Studena spring and is situated in the direct vicinity of Kostanjevica na Krki, at the foot of the Gorjanci Hills. Because of the cave’s proximity to the town, you can take a walk to get there. Join guided tours from April to October and discover its fairy-tale beautiful limestone formations created through millennia. In front of the cave, there is a cavers centre and a large meadow with a stream, which is a popular picnic place.

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Adrenaline Experience of Lisca

Adrenaline Experience of Lisca

Lisca with its peak 948 metres above the valley of the Sava River is an excellent destination for mountaineers, recreational hikers, sports climbers, bikers, paragliders, horse riders and all nature lovers. Adrenaline enthusiasts can climb up the climbing trail, fly a paraglider or a hang glider or ride a mountain bike downhill along the forest paths and tracks.

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Four Mighty Waterfalls on Bohor

Four Mighty Waterfalls on Bohor

Hidden deep in the forest are four magnificent waterfalls foaming even more than 15 metres into the depths. The stretched mountain range of Bohor with its highest peak at 1024 metres offers shelter to numerous protected animals and plants. In the spring, you can try to find a flower called “jarica” (Eranthis hyemalis) and you can also treat yourself to a delicious venison goulash at the mountain cabin.

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Green Facts

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

More than 40% of the Čatež and Posavje destination is included in the protected areas of Natura 2000.

Along the Sava River in Radeče and Sevnica, there is the longest and most beautiful fishing route in Europe.

The gorge of the Bistrica River has the reputation of being the most well-preserved and picturesque river gorge in Eastern Slovenia. Some less known and endangered plant species flourish in the gorge.

The thickest tree in Slovenia – Gašper's chestnut tree – grows in Posavje.

Bizeljsko Buckwheat Cake

A juicy cake made from unleavened buckwheat dough with cottage cheese filling. It is tastiest immediately after baking, therefore when still warm. A typical dish served in the past to workers in the fields or vineyards and at the time of major holidays.

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Destination Čatež and Posavje for All Tastes

Thermal waters, refreshing rivers, vineyard hills and friendly locals in the East of Slovenia!

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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Turstična kmetija Pri Zevnikovih

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Spa & wellness hotel Paradiso

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Youth hostel MC Brežice

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Apartmaji Terme Čatež

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Gostilna ob sotočju in prenočišča Budič

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Hotel Čatež

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Hotel Splavar

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Hotel Terme

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Hotel Toplice

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Nearby destinations

Go and find new thermal and gastronomic experiences in the neighbouring destinations, too. Visit Novo mesto with over 600 years of tradition and discover its surroundings, covered with vines and vineyard cottages. Less than 50 km away, Laško and Podčetrtek await with new thermal adventures. From Posavje, you can also go on a trip to the capital city of Ljubljana and see its attractions and feel the lively pulse of the city.

Laško

A town of healthy waters and brewing tradition by the Savinja River

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Laško

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Podčetrtek

A world of premium indulgence in thermal waters and popular destinations along the Sotla River.

Podčetrtek

Podčetrtek

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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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Novo mesto

An archaeological gem in the heart of Europe, embraced by the River Krka and the Dolenjska landscape with its gentle hills.

Novo mesto

Novo mesto

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More detailed information about Čatež and Posavje

For more information visit Čatež and Posavje website.

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