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Wander the castles and museums. Taste rural life as it was centuries ago. And most of all: feel the fellowship of socialist times!

Wonders from the history of Šalek.


Velenje, considered a true socialist wonder with its economic development in Yugoslavia, has preserved the values of multiculturalism, mining fellowship and socialist solidarity. It connects them with ancient stories about mastodons from the ice age, life in castles and centuries old rural homesteads, and crafts performed in the squares of Šaleška Valley. The special features from the past are revealed at Velenje Museum and thematic museums, such as the Coal Mining Museum of Slovenia and the Museum of Tanning in Slovenia.

In the valley, you see a large statute of Tito, the former President of socialist Yugoslavia, in the city centre square, and experience nostalgia from the recent past, Velenje when it was one of Slovenia’s most important economic centres and Šoštanj city of power.

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Retro Velenje

2-hour walk

Treat yourselves to a journey through the times when Velenje was developing into a miracle of the then socialist economy.

Topolšica, 9. maj 1945 – Spominska soba podpisa delne nemške kapitulacije (en translation)

The memorial room in Topolšica is dedicated to the signing of one of the German army’s four partial surrenders. For Slovenes, this marked the end of the Second World War.

Villa Mayer

Villa Mayer, a building of the Municipality of Šoštanj, is a typical example of the bourgeois architecture of late historicism.

A diverse urban trio

One-day trip

Discover the diversity of the old times and modern-day experiences in three towns whose stories could not be more different from one another.

The Velenje Museum

The museum was located in the Velenje castle which was, as a result of war, in pretty dire state.

The Museum of Leather industry, Šoštanj

In Slovenia, for a number of centuries, the leather industry was an important craft.

Sculpture of Marshall Tito, 1997

The artist depicted Marshall Tito in a reflective state as a strategist and revolutionary.

The Kavčnik's Homestead

The family Kavčnik home, set in the small hamlet of Zavodnje nad Šoštanjem, is a precious monument to the Slovene rustic residential culture and an example of a smokehouse located in the Europe.


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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Glamping Langus Resort

Glamping Langus Resort is located in the village of Topolšica, which lies in the heart of the Šaleška Valley and is a wonderful starting point for discovering Slovenia.

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.

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.

Hotel Paka

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

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.

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.

Hotel Montis, Golte

We can assure you that you will feel great in one of the 52 double rooms.

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.

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.

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.