Slovenia is a country where innovativeness is limitless. The most incredible tourist stories, which leave a lasting impression, are created on the wings of imagination and with thoughtfully set objectives. The best concepts and realised ideas result in the added value when learning about Slovenia and hence certain ideas have been awarded the titles of Snovalec and Sejalec by the Slovenian Tourist Board. Check the most special experiences in Slovenia that will excite you.
Are you ready for the most genuine experience of Slovenia?
Escape into a story
Slovenia enthuses with innovative tourist experiences, among which escape rooms deserve special attention. As many as six different escape rooms of the Escape Room Enigmarium® brand guarantee unforgettable fun in Ljubljana for smaller and larger groups of 2 to 5 persons; the MindMaze escape rooms may lead you to the dragon’s egg within one hour, while The Key provides the first escape room for children in Slovenia in addition to magical and detective adventures. New adventures await in other Slovenian towns too: explore Maribor’s history and the dark Middle Ages; embark on an adventure of trying to escape from an actual igloo in Kranjska Gora in winter; the escape in Bled will take you to stardust and other secrets; logical thinking may help you escape the Escape House in Koper, while in the Slovenian Alpine Museum in Mojstrana, you can seek refuge in an actual mountain bivouac. Are you a beer lover? Learn about the rich tradition of beer making and brewing in Laško and participate in an adventure in the world’s first escape room dedicated to beer brewing.
You can explore Ljubljana with a special geolocation game that will introduce you to the brotherhood of the dragon, the symbol of Ljubljana. In a forest, only a few minutes away from the capital’s centre, you can engage in a real life forest escape, while one of the most unusual escape games awaits you in the once industrial town of Trbovlje. Book ahead for this group challenge in the Post-Apokalypsa game where your imagination about surviving in a post-apocalyptic world will go wild. Do you enjoy the adrenaline rush of climbing a rock face? Then climbing holidays on the Karst edge are perfect for you. Choose a different way to explore the underground of Mt Peca and row in a kayak or ride a bike along the tunnels of the former mine. Physically impaired persons can venture on an adventure in the Lož Valley with specially adapted bikes. After exploring the picturesque landscape, they can spend the night in the first youth hostel in Slovenia accessible for physically impaired persons.
In contact with water
Did you know that water from underground lakes has positive effects on your health and well-being? Experience it yourself in the glacier wellness in the idyllic mountain surroundings of Gozd Martuljek. Swim in the first natural swimming lake in Slovenia in Radlje ob Dravi and have some fun at the water park, and then spend the night in neat wooden cottages resembling old wood mills.
Landscape at your fingertips
See the tallest chimney in Europe in Trbovlje, which is subject to advance booking. Today the 360-metre structure that used to prevent excessive pollution from the thermal power plant in the river-cut gorge attracts crazy climbers. Fly like Planica eagles over the ski flying hill. Planica, the legendary venue of record ski jumps, is the home of the world’s steepest zipline. If you are less adventurous, but still enjoy unforgettable views then climb the Vinarium Tower in Lendava. From the height of 53.5 metres, you will see the magnificent hills and plains of four countries: Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia and Austria.
A different kind of city ramble
You can also discover Slovenia by selecting less trodden paths. Special tours of Ljubljana will take you from spot to spot where you can sample beer from large and boutique Slovenian breweries. You can also explore the city while supping on the River Ljubljanica or choose a guided cycling tour of the city. More inquisitive visitors can join CurioCity to discover the socially-responsible Ljubljana or the best photo locations, also for selfies. Guided tours – frequently offering special experiences – are available in other Slovenian towns too. Enquire at local tourist information centres.
Beer from a tap, lace on a plate, dragon and tarragon
A town fountain that provides different varieties of beer? Slovenia is the first county in the world to possess such an attraction. In Žalec, the town located in the centre of the valley of hops, you are invited to pour yourself several styles of beer and, once refreshed, embark on a hops ramble. Visit the hop fields where hop umbels grow for this popular beverage, and taste the traditional hop fare. Idrija lace draws attention; but, did you know that it can also be very delicious? An exceptional feast for sight and taste is sugar lace served on your plate. Take home a little piece of green Slovenia: a culinary souvenir intertwining magic and tradition. This is a story about a dragon and tarragon, the legendary symbol of the capital and exceptional local food ingredient.
Aboard a train through time and into wild nature
In Slovenia, you have a chance to travel on a steam engine heritage train and experience a journey through time on one of the most picturesque railway lines connecting Central Europe and the Adriatic. The over 110-year-old Bohinj railway line has 28 tunnels, 65 bridges and 5 galleries. Among its bridges, is the biggest stone railway bridge in the world, including the longest Slovenian railway tunnel measuring 6,327 metres. The railway line is an important part of technical heritage, and travelling on it is an experience to remember, especially if you also indulge in a culinary journey on the heritage train.
Eat and sleep in unusual places
Slovenia offers a variety of unique accommodation facilities and innovative locations for tasting Slovenian cuisine. One-of-a-kind experiences are meals in the sky, which you can enjoy while suspended on a cable car wire or in the elevator high above one of Ljubljana’s squares. In warmer months, top culinary delights can be tasted right on the street. Visit culinary workshops led by supreme chefs all over Slovenia.
Who says you have to sleep in a bed or on a mat in a tent? In Slovenia, you can spend the night in an actual igloo in winter, and in summer, on a platform in a treetop. Enjoy glamping in tree lodges and luxurious tents with a creek murmuring nearby. Go for great comfort and dream the night away in a hay-rack, little tree house or cosy old stall. Become the master of your own vineyard cottage for a while in the magnificent surroundings of vine-growing hills.
Discover a play of colours and diversity
You can encounter spectacular scenes of nature and culture in every corner of Slovenia. Catch the perfect moment of light and colours with your camera with the help of the Snapp Guides application and venture on a hunt for the most photogenic details of nature, towns, cultural heritage etc. Learn about Slovenia’s diversity through its folk tradition and customs. Attend a Slovenian evening, where you will enjoy a music and dance show that excites with live music, singing and dancing. In addition, you will be able to taste excellent traditional food and superb wines.
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Slovenia: a land of special experiences
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