Celje is the town of the Counts of Celje because of one of the most powerful European noble families. Celje Castle and the town centre are surrounded by a green environment where you can take an active break. The nearby hop-growing Žalec is home to the internationally known attraction the Green Gold Fountain.
Whoever carries stars in their coat-of-arms should rise up to the stars.
Celje swears by its green strategy and prides itself on having obtained the Slovenia Green label.
The Counts of Celje are considered one of the most important medieval families in Europe.
TOP 5 experiences
Follow the stories of Celje’s history and have unforgettable experiences as you walk among the remnants of the past. Surrender to the modern urban hustle and bustle or find green experiences in nature, which is just a stone's throw from the town centre.
Celje in the Roman Period
Embark on a journey back in time, through the history of Celje, and explore the traces of the Roman town of Celeia. Visit the incredible exhibition “Celeia – a town beneath today's town” and see a Roman villa, a fortified wall with the western town gate, statues, and other “in situ” findings. Make sure to ask why Celje was also called Troia Secunda.More
Celje's lively vibe
Celje is a town of events and timeless hustle and bustle. Spend your summer days and evenings in the old town centre, where events will be held within the Summer in Celje programme. Travel back in time, as you attend the event The Land of Celje Beckons. During Advent, Celje transforms into a fairy-tale land, where various events are held, culinary specialities are offered, and you can even meet fairy-tale creatures.More
Friderik and Veronika – the Romeo and Juliet of Celje
Learn about one of the most beautiful love stories, one between the noble Friderik and the commoner Veronika. You can also experience this story accompanied by a lady or a knight of the castle when visiting the Celje Old Castle. They will reveal to you other medieval stories and legends as well and take you to rooms in which knights and castle staff lived centuries ago, and they will even take you to the sinister Friderik Tower where the castle dungeon was.More
Visit Žalec and its beer fountain
In the Žalec town park, stop by an unusual fountain – not water, but beer flows from it. The fountain has eight taps, and currently you can taste six local beer varieties. All you have to do is buy a special beer glass with a chip at selected locations in Žalec and then use it to pour one decilitre of each local beer variety from each tap.More
A wide array of experiences at Celjska Koča
Follow the locals and visit their favourite short hike destination. Go to Celjska Koča, which can also be reached by well-maintained hiking and biking trails. In winter, you can enjoy this popular family ski slope, and in warmer months, have fun at the Adrenaline Park, in a bob-cart, or explore the nature by walking on the Forest Trail or the Mushroom Picking Educational Trail. Spend the night and spoil yourselves at Hotel Celjska Koča.More
Activities at the Town Park
Walk on the paths of the Town Park that lead you along the River Savinja, past mighty trees, and carefully maintained green surfaces. Children can have fun at the playground, and those who seek recreation can enjoy the tennis courts or the ice rink in winter. The park is a popular starting point for hikers, as this is where the Heart Trail to nearby Anski Vrh Hill and Miklavški Hrib Hill (St Nicholas Hill) begins. From these two hills, you can enjoy a wonderful view of Celje and the surrounding area.More
If Alma M. Karlin were alive today ...
... she would certainly be one of the most popular world bloggers and Instagram influencers. Learn about the story of this fascinating woman from Celje, a world traveller and author, Alma M. Karlin, by visiting her exhibition at the Celje Regional Museum. Visit her birth house, see her statue at Krek Square, and her last home in Pečovnik.More
Lake Šmarje – a green getaway from the urban environment
There aren’t many towns or cities that offer green oases for relaxation and activities in nature just a stone's throw away from the urban city centre. The nearly 12-kilometre-long shore of Lake Šmarje offers opportunities for fishing, active experiences in water, or just walks along the lake on a themed walking path. Make your peaceful moments by the lake even better by having a picnic or enjoying the local gastronomy.More
Slovenia writes a green story. Feel it at every step..
Celje is one of the rare towns in Europe that have a Town Forest covering an area of no less than 94 hectares and located just a stone’s throw away from the urban town centre.
The town of Celje takes care of approximately 10,000 town trees, of which 13 are more than 100 years old and are thus protected.
Šamrola or Celje Roll
Zvezda was a well-known restaurant in Celje, located near the town hall, which used to be frequented by well-known locals, as it was famous for tasty and well-prepared food. Today, it is a cake shop and a popular gathering place for locals of all generations. There, you can try the popular Celje dessert – šamrola or Celje Roll.
During Advent, Celje transforms into a fairy-tale land. Experience the charm of December days and nights and spend New Year's Eve in good company.
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.
Youth Hostel CeljeMore
Hotel Celjska kočaMore
Dom Sv. Jožef CeljeMore
Gostišče in penzion CizejMore
Turistična kmetija PodpečanMore
Learn about Celje's surrounding area and pamper yourselves there as well. You need just under 20 minutes to reach Laško, where you can have a few moments to yourself at the Thermana Laško Spa or the Rimske Terme Spa. Make your visit even better by taking a tour of the brewery and tasting some beer. You can also have a unique pampering experience in Podčetrtek, 45 minutes from Celje, where you can visit the Terme Olimia Spa, a small fairy-tale village with a chocolate shop, or play a game of golf. You can also visit the Terme Dobrna Spa, just 20 minutes from Celje, and explore the countryside cuisine as well as cultural and natural landmarks. Just an hour away, you can experience Mt Rogla and the Pohorje Hills, where you can have skiing experiences in the winter or hiking and biking experiences in the summer.