A festival of lights by Družmirje Lake is just one of the traditional events in Šoštanj, which is supposedly named after Beautiful Rock (Slo: Lepi kamen, Ger: Schonstein), the name of the castle above the square. Every year, thousands of lights illuminate the sky above the lake under which lay the village of Družmirje, the heart of life in this part of the Šaleška Valley, now disappeared.
A city of special crafts and activities
Tanners from Šoštanj needed light to work, the same light adorned the picturesque villas around the city square. Today, illumination is provided by Šoštanj thermal power plant. You can see the special attractions of the square that developed alongside the large tannery, today housing the Museum of Tannery in Slovenia, by taking guided tours of the city, which is inseparably connected with the countryside. You can visit Kavčnik Homestead, Bahor Pottery workshop and other places of natural and cultural heritage.
Šoštanj from above and at ground level
The first plane landed in Šoštanj in 1927. Today, a sport airport is located in nearby Lajše, from where you can fly to panoramic views of Šaleška Valley. Whatever you see from the sky, can also be visited at ground level by travelling its hiking and cycling trails. Afterwards, you can relax by the sea, which is also attractive from a fishing perspective, or at nearby Terme Topolšica Spa.
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.
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 has received numerous awards both in Slovenia and abroad. It has four stars.
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 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.
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.