Beer, beekeeping and wellness in Laško

Published: 13.7.2016

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Beer, beekeeping and wellness in Laško

Health and wellness, the brewing tradition and beekeeping are prides of the town of Laško, which is situated at the confluence of everything good, as their tourist slogan says.

Beer, beekeeping and wellness in Laško

Health and wellness, the brewing tradition and beekeeping are prides of the town of Laško, which is situated at the confluence of everything good, as their tourist slogan says. This 2013 European Destination of Excellence is friendly and accessible for everyone. Laško is an excellent destination for an active summer vacation. The diverse nature at the heart of the Posavje Hills, with waters in all forms and of all characteristics, invites to an active, green and healthy adventure!

The healthy waters of Laško

Laško is dominated by water. You can feel it fresh in a drinking glass, a healing kind in a thermal spa, mischievous in a mug of beer or alive in the Savinja river. There are at least as many possibilities for water adventures here as there are forms of water. Ancient Romans, who brought the culture of beneficial bathing and soaking to Slovenia, were well aware that thermal springs around here are a source of health and happiness. Their tradition is continued today at the Thermana Laško Wellness Spa Centre and the Rimske Terme Wellness Spa Resort. Choose one of the high quality wellness and medical programmes and fill your body with fresh energy. After that, you can continue to relax at a riverbank of the Savinja river by holding a fishing rod or saluting life with a mug of beer.

The lively beat around the Posavje Hills

The Posavje Hills are the most picturesque area near Laško. The green network of well marked trails invites to be explored. There are many mountain lodges scattered like flowers along the fragrant forests and green meadows, where one is welcomed in a hospitable and friendly manner. Stop by and try one of the delicious local specialities. Discovering Laško in your hiking boots is an excellent idea as it allows both the cultural and historical roaming. Many marked mountain trails offer the opportunity of honey tasting and visiting friendly beekeepers, who have a long-standing tradition around Laško since this is one of the most bee friendly natural areas. The famous tradition of lect (type of coloured ginger bread) is still preserved around here.

Summer is the time of beer and flowers

The town located at the Savinja river traditionally dances to the rhythms of the largest beer festival in Slovenia called the Beer and Flowers Festival (Pivo in cvetje). Last year, the rich and interesting cultural programme attracted over 130 thousand visitors from around the world. This year, the festival programme is even more diversified. The rich cultural and ethnographic heritage of Laško plays an important role in the three days of the summer festival. The town streets come alive due to the typical rural sceneries, and the festival`s hustle and bustle is created by the brass band, majorettes and drum groups. Of course, there is no shortage of good music, beer and flowers, ever!

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