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Slovenia’s Unknown Wilderness

The eastern Slovenian town of Ptuj is noted for its medieval architecture and draws eager visitors from around the world. Not far from Ptuj, however, lies an altogether quieter world — an area of protected nature known as Šturmovci, where signs of human intervention are difficult to spot. The little-known reserve contains some of the country’s most unusual natural landscapes. ...

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Great Wine, Nice Country – A Recipe For Attracting Foreigners To Brda

This week it was practically impossible to find a vacancy in the Gorška Brda region – despite a threatening, almost apocalyptic weather forecast. Just the traditional wine & culinary festival Brda & Wine attracted three busloads of visitors from Austria. The same week the event Spring in Medana took place as well, and on Sunday, both local inhabitants and visitors ...

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Tulip Show in Full Bloom

The Volčji Potok Arboretum is hosting its 25th annual springtime tulip show, allowing visitors to walk among blooming fields of tulips and see floral decorations by Slovenian gardeners. The show will be on display until 2 May. The most important feature of this year’s show is its increased size. Organizers said a new planting technique allowed for larger fields to ...

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Digital Campaign Promoting Slovenia in Europe and North America

The Slovenian Tourism Board (STO) launched on Monday a digital campaign promoting Slovenia in a dozen of European countries as well as in the US and Canada. Running until mid November, it aims to get 150 million online hits and reach at least 50 million Facebook users and a million users on Instagram. The global campaign is to address key markets ...

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Millionaire From America Got Dream Job of Shepherd at Velika Planina

We could learn a lot about marketing and promotion from the emerging Eko resort at the foot of Velika Planina plateau. Their call for applications for a dream job of a shepherd in their ecological holiday resort has been answered by more than 3,000 candidates, and the response came as a surprise even to the initiators of the tender. The ...

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Bled Considered The Most Beautiful by Brits

According to The Guardian, “for a country of just two million people, Slovenia has much more than its share of sights and attractions.” They published the list of places and sights outside Ljubljana which The Guardian readers believe must be visited. Bled was listed on the first place, which came as no surprise, with special mention of Villa Bled. “Once ...

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Slovenia Attracts Global Interest With Shepherd Dream Job Offer

People from France, Spain, England, Ireland, Finland and even Australia, the US and New Zealand are applying for a dream job offer of a shepherd at the foot of the picturesque Velika Planina plateau. The campaign, lunched earlier this month, is part of promotion of Slovenia as a tourist destination. The emerging Eco resort at the foot of Velika Planina, ...

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Baby Boom in Postojna Cave

On Saturday, 30 January 2016, one of Postojna Cave’s tour guides noticed that there was an olm egg attached to the glass of the aquarium, which is located in the Concert Hall of Postojna Cave. Next to the egg, there was a pregnant female olm watching it carefully. They noticed that the pregnant female olm had only one egg, which ...

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The Village Of Vače Is The Heart Of Slovenia

The village of Vače, about 20 kilometers east of Ljubljana, may look unremarkable at first glance, but its unique position within Slovenia has made it a popular tourist attraction – and a symbol of Slovenian nationhood. In 1982, a group of enthusiasts, led by Jože Dernovšek and Peter Svetik, came up with the idea of building a monument just outside ...

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Skocjan Caves – The Magical Underground World You Can’t Help Admiring

It is almost impossible not to admire the only Slovenian part of our natural heritage included into the Unesco Natural Heritage list. A dedicated team is already preparing this jewel of nature for the new times. A visitor coming to Škocjan near Divača outside the peak tourist season is at first greeted by peace and calm of the Karst; the ...

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