Wonders from the history of Šalek.
From the ice age to the fellowship values of the recent past.
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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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, a building of the Municipality of Šoštanj, is a typical example of the bourgeois architecture of late historicism.
A diverse urban trio
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 Velenje Museum is housed in the Velenje Castle, which is known as one of the most beautifully preserved Slovenian castles.
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.
Hotel Paka has received numerous awards both in Slovenia and abroad. It has four stars.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.