The Savinja region
Logarska dolina surprises its visitors with the peaks of the Kamniške-Savinjske Alps, the Rinka and other waterfalls, and many natural and cultural features. The valley is a starting point for mountaineering and alpine climbing routes. In Solčava there is also an artificial ice-climbing course. In Ljubno ob Savinji the Savinja River becomes friendly for many water sports. Not far away is Gornji grad with its imposing church and museum exhibitions. In Nazarje, there is a museum of lumbering and forestry in Vrbovec Castle. The center of the Upper Savinja Valley is Mozirje, where you can visit a botanical park of flowers Mozirski gaj. Rising above the city are Dobrovlje and Menina mountains and tourist recreation center-ski resort Golte. The Lower Savinja valley is primarily renowned as the “valley of hops”. In Žalec, there is a hops museum. The Roman Necropolis Archeological Park in Šempeter is one of the most wonderful archeological monuments in Slovenia. Celje is regional, economic, commercial, cultural and educational center of the basin. It is also a major fair center. The medieval core is attractive with museums, galleries, old churches, ... Close to the city is Šmartinsko jezero lake, the largest reservoir in Slovenia. Not far from Celje are several renowned health resorts: Dobrna, Topolšica, Laško, Rimske Toplice, Rogaška Slatina, and Olimia in Podčetrtek. The Šalek Valley is also worth visiting, along with lively Velenje. In addition to the health resorts with traditions, you are invited to visit the town of Šentjur, which is famous for the composers of the Ipavec family. Other towns worth visiting are Šmarje pri Jelšah with its remarkable Calvary path below the Church of St. Roch (Sv. Rok), Olimje and its monastery with the oldest pharmacy in Slovenia, Kozje with the mighty Podsreda Castle, Rogatec with the renovated Strmol Castle.