In harmony with nature
Slovenians are in love with their green and geographically dynamic land, so they make efforts to conserve biologically rich and picturesque corners of nature. This is also proved by 48 major protected natural areas and nature parks, 52 natural reserves, and more than 1200 natural monuments. You can also fall in love with our green country. Enter a world in which time stops and you can take a moment for yourselves to enjoy genuine natural beauties.
Through green valleys to the most beautiful views
Discover corners of unspoilt mountain nature and geological treasures of Alpine Slovenia. Visit the picturesque glacial valleys and plateaus of Triglav National Park, rest your eyes as you gaze at the crystal-clear rivers of the Soča, Sava Dolinka, Sava Bohinjka, and their tributaries, day-dream on the shores of Lake Bohinj and the Triglav Lakes, and take in the stunning views from the peaks of the Julian Alps. Find your bond with tradition and nature in the Logar Valley, which is surrounded by the magnificent amphitheatre of the Kamnik and Savinja Alps, the most beautiful view of which can be enjoyed from the Solčava Panoramic Road. The Karavanke Geopark is a true treasure chest of diverse experiences, where you can go on an exciting adventure in the Mt Peca Underground or stay above ground and learn about the unique plants in this landscape on top of a tectonic fault and wonderful rare minerals.
Explore the wealth of Mediterranean and karst nature
Discover the mysterious karst world and unique wetlands of Mediterranean and Karst Slovenia. Descend into a world of subterranean masterpieces or explore karstic phenomena above ground as you visit UNESCO’s Škocjan Caves Landscape Park. You can learn about the unique character of the intermittent Lake Cerknica on the lake shore or in an experience centre and museum in a nearby village. The Notranjska Regional Park also offers other gems, such as the Rakov Škocjan doline or Križna Cave, the underground lakes of which you can tour on a boat. The Pivka Intermittent Lakes Landscape Park is the area of the municipality with the most lakes in Slovenia; here, you can enjoy exploring how lakes are formed, go photo hunting in search of bear, or go hiking to enjoy extraordinary vistas. Go bird watching in the unique brackish wetlands of the Škocjanski Zatok Nature Reserve or the Sečovlje Salt Pans Landscape Park, where you can encounter the salt-making tradition and experience the positive effects of the treasures of the sea in an outdoor wellness centre. You can also find smaller salt pans in the Strunjan Landscape Park, where you can enjoy a stunning view of the sea from the highest flysch cliff in the Adriatic.
Experiences in the landscape parks of the Pannonian world
Encounter natural beauty amongst the thermal and mineral springs of Thermal Pannonian Slovenia. Take a stroll through orchards with age-old apple and pear varieties in the Kozjansko Regional Park, which is a shelter to rare bird species, and take a bite of the indigenous Kozjansko apple. In the Goričko Landscape Park, you will find a mosaic of meadows, fields, orchards, vineyards, and small settlements, where you can pair cycling adventures with the tasting of local specialities and the exploration of the surroundings. Visit Slovenia’s largest castle, Grad Castle, travel back in time to explore Earth's history at the Vulkania Adventure Park, or create magical romantic moments while watching the night sky.
Green experiences in Central Slovenia
You can experience genuine contact with nature in the country's capital city of Ljubljana and its immediate vicinity. Tivoli Park is a popular meeting place for locals, either to enjoy activities in nature, take a pleasant stroll, spend time with friends, or relax. From the park, you can hike up to the top of Rožnik Hill, on the other side of which you can find the zoo, or to Šiška Hill. All this is a part of the unique landscape park in the middle of the capital city. In Ljubljana's surrounding area, you can find sights that are a part of UNESCO World Heritage. Learn about the biodiversity of the Ljubljana Marshes and the stories of pile-dwellers, who were the prehistoric inhabitants of the Marshes. This is also where the oldest wooden wheel with an axle in the world was found, which you can see at the City Museum of Ljubljana. In Črna Vas, there is a unique church designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
The Idrija Geopark offers a comprehensive insight into the heritage of a former mercury mine, due to which Idrija was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Not far from the town, find a quiet corner by Lake Divje Jezero (Wild Lake). Ladies in particular will be stunned by the beauty of Idrija lace. If you want to enjoy a good meal, have Idrija žlikrofi (dumplings filled with potatoes, onions, etc.). At the Kolpa Landscape Park, explore the world along Slovenia's warmest river, the River Kolpa, where you can swim, go canoeing or rafting, or simply enjoy some fishing.
Beauty is all around you ...
Also discover other corners of green Slovenia. Learn about places that stand out with their particularly eager green-mindedness and for how people live in harmony with nature.
Parks in Slovenia
If you wish to enjoy some peace and relaxation, if you wish to enjoy natural beauty, go to a nature park. This engaging catalogue features the most beautiful Slovenian parks, along with all the necessary information.