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Check out the Centre of Creative Industries. Observe the architecture. Visit galleries, meet creators and enjoy events.

Architecture and art amidst parks.


Velenje and Šoštanj are cities with green areas, architecture worth visiting, attractive monuments, and galleries and museums that preserve the cultural heritage of the area. This is where the largest statue in the world of Marshal Tito is found, and artistic depictions Rudar (The Miner), Nabiralka zvezd (Star Picker), Muze umetnosti (Art Muses), and important developments of Velenje and other monuments.

The architecture of Velenje, a young city, surprises with its modernist design and old core, Šoštanj with its villas of urban architecture from various periods, and the countryside with its many preserved centuries old homesteads.

Besides museums preserving the heritage of the past, visit galleries representing the works of various artists. You’ll feel the modern pulse of Šaleška Valley’s cultural creativity. Velenje Gallery is home to the Centre of Creative Industries; several galleries also focus on exhibitions of young artists, photography and film. The valley’ cultural offering is enriched by many events.

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Velenje Underground

A unique evening experience

Come by to enjoy some of the best gastronomic pleasures Slovenia has to offer. The dishes rooted in the coalminers’ traditions will be a feast for all senses!

Under the ground and the water

One day experience

Experience the special sights of Velenje underground, under the water and on its shores.

The Coal Mining Museum of Slovenia

The completely renovated underground Museum of Coal-mining in Slovenia provides its visitors with a unique experience of coalminers.

The Velenje Castle

If you close your eyes and try to imagine a fairytale castle, your image would probably not be far from the image of the Velenje castle.

The Velenje Gallery

The Velenje Gallery, which was built in 1971, put the gallery next to other significant example of architectural heritage.

The Outdoor Gallery

The outdoor gallery is one of results of EU project CityImpulses in Velenje.

Sculpture of a Miner, 1948 - 1952

Almost life-size figure of a miner going to his daily work was created in the tradition of realism.


Experience socialism

Experience Velenje, the socialist wonder of former Yugoslavia, on a nostalgic and fun stroll with fellowship challenges, and a genuine socialist lunch at Delavski klub. Expect to laugh and cooperate in order to solve tasks!
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Hotel Paka

Hotel Paka has received numerous awards both in Slovenia and abroad. It has four stars.

Hotel Razgoršek

Hotel Razgoršek is a family hotel, where all the rooms are furnished in style. It is located only 15 kilometres from the motorway exit, in the vicinity of shopping centres, the bank, post office and coach and rail station.

Camp Velenje

The Jezero camping site is located at the Velenje lake, only one kilometre fro the town’s centre in the Westerly direction.

Youth hostel Velenje - Green Accommodation

Velenje Youth Hostel is located only 500 metres from the town centre and the main bus station, on the shores of the river Paka opposite the Livada Elementary School.

Villa Herberstein

Vila Herberstein is situated in one of the most beautiful locations in Velenje. It is located only two hundred metres from the town’s centre, close to the winter swimming pool, and the woodland behind the Villa is an excellent place for relaxing walks in the nature.

Prenočišče Mraz

The Mraz Accommodation is located at the edge of the woodland in the hamlet of Gorica near Velenje. Here guests can relax and enjoy the peaceful, natural environment.

Topolšica Spa

When our path leads us astray from the main roads into the heart of nature, we are greeted by an infinite assortment of primal experiences.

Youth centre Šmartno ob Paki

The Šmartno ob Paki hostel is located in the shelter of Mount Oljka (733m) and is easily accessible from all urban centres.

Glamping Valley of Peace at Lamperček

The cottages are located in a quiet area by the stream, where you can unwind from the hustle and bustle of the city while listening to the birds’ chirp.

Apartments Rosemary Topolšica

Discover the serenity of Rosemary, a hidden cottage nestled in the heart of nature. Immerse yourself in the picturesque surroundings, explore the nearby cycling paths, and indulge in experiences offered at the renowned Topolšica spa.