Central Slovenia - Local and Tourist Information
The central region - the largest by land area - extends from Slovenia's border with Hungary in the north east to its long south eastern border with Croatia and encompasses Ljubljana, Slovenia's capital city with a population of 300,000.
Much of the region is rural with vineyards, farms, pretty villages and market towns. There are areas with hills and smaller mountains providing scope for hiking and climbing. As with all of Slovenia opportunities abound for relaxing in warm water spas, enjoying outside pursuits or simply soaking up the beauty of the landscape.
Skofia Loka is a medieval gem. Visit the Castle and the Capuchin bridge. Wander the narrow cobbled streets. Walk in the hills in the summer and ski in the winter.
Murska Sobota in the Pomurje region in the northeast part of Slovenia is notable for its relaxing scenery, vineyards and health spas.
A great city for a two or three day break, delightful baroque and early 20th century architecture, restaurants to suit all tastes, museums, walking tours and a castle. Or base yourself in Ljubljana to make day trips to Lake Bled and the mountains, to the spectacular Postojnja caves or to gorgeous Piran on the coast.