The best of Sevnica
The best of Sevnica
Sevnica is a town on the left bank of the Sava River in central Slovenia. It is a place to relax and be inspired.
Sevnica is a town on the left bank of the Sava River in central Slovenia. It is a place to relax and be inspired. The old part of the town lies beneath Sevnica Castle, which is located on top of Castle Hill, while the new part of town stretches along the plain among the hills in the Sava Valley.
For centuries, the town of Sevnica was situated on the border between two historical regions of the Habsburg Empire: Carniola and Styria. It was first mentioned in written documents in 1275. Nowadays the town is a perfect destination for relaxation and getting away from the city hustle and bustle. It nestles on the banks of the river Sava, around 90 kilometres from Ljubljana, the Slovenian capital.
“Sevnica is one of those sleepy towns where the silence is only occasionally broken by the echo of the engine of a car passing by. Standing in the town centre, you`ll hear birds chirping – nothing more. Once an industrial hub, Sevnica is now home to some 5,000 people. Every patch of grass in sight is cut perfectly, and flowers are everywhere,” wrote VICE Media in its article in April.
The town is known for Sevnica Castle and its art gallery, which holds different museum collections and hosts exhibitions. You can also visit one of the 47 churches in the municipality, or the archaeological site of an Early Christian settlement from the 5th or 6th century at Ajdovski Gradec above Vranje.
Nearby, the hill Lisca, at 947m above sea level, is a wonderful viewpoint, and its wind thermals attract numerous paragliders and hang-gliders. You are also invited to explore the Bizeljsko-Sremiška and Gornjedolenjska Wine Road. Don’t forget to treat yourself to some delicious quality red wine and dry sausages, which are a local speciality.
Photo: Archive Grad Sevnica