Experience socialism, mining, and tanning using the original Šalek method. Your memories will be at least 160 metres deeper, your experiences of lakes different from what you’d been used to. Children won’t forget Pika, whom they will meet in hundreds of images. You will thank yourself for enjoying thermal relaxation!
The magic of countryside
Visiting the homesteads that have preserved traditional character over the centuries are one side of rural Šaleška Valley, the other being genuine experiencing of your wishes! Encounter the old skills, bees, flavours, and people. Live the way you want.
Underground adventure in the Coal Mining Museum of Slovenia
Take the miners’ lift to descend deep into the underground. In a dining hall situated 160 metres below the earth’s surface, try a miners’ lunch or a unique culinary event; whilst doing so, experience the special features of Velenje coal mining.
VISTA – Park with the view
Climb to an attractive viewing platform for panoramic views of Lake Velenje or attend one of the many events held at the lake’s mouth. All of this and more can be found in a park overlooking Vista.
Jump into Lake Velenje
Velenje Beach is the best starting point for strolls, cycling, and horse riding around the lakes, the waterpark for swimming, stand up paddleboarding, sailing and kids playing, pleasant bars for relaxation, and sunken villages for surprising discoveries!
Refresh your body and mind at Terme Topolšica
Visit Terme Topolšica with its Zala Wellness Centre. The natural thermal water spring with constant temperature of 32C, green forests, fresh mountain air and many sunny days enrich your experience of the most modern ways to achieve health and wellbeing.
The largest kids’ festival in Slovenia and its environs offers more than 100 workshops, plays, concerts and other experiences on various stages in Velenje every first week of September. Wherever you go, playful Pikas (Pippi Longstockings) are everywhere!
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!
Tanning at Šoštanj
Šoštanj smelled of leather for a long time! Its picturesque square with city villas developed alongside the tannery for more than 200 years. At the Museum of Tannery in Slovenia, enter a working class apartment, a director’s office and a shoemaker’s workshop.