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SLOVENIA MICE CATALOGUE 2015


a i n e v o l S m o r f s Greeting Dear Friends, In a fast paced business industry, relevant and up-to-date information is crucial in making the challenging process of event organisation effective. When planning events it is important to have a clear understanding about the destination, and in particular about the various options available to surprise and delight participants. With this in mind, iDMC, a forward-thinking destination management agency, specialising in organising events in Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia, has created the Slovenia MICE Cataogue 2015. The catalogue contains all the information required to help you recognise and appreciate all the advantages that Slovenia offers for creating one-of-a-kind events. It will empower you to make the best choices for a trouble-free and successful event.

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The Slovenia MICE Catalogue 2015 is a valuable source of information for all event planners who may be considering Slovenia as an event destination. It provides a clear overview about SLOVENIA and a hand-picked selection of all the best Slovenian providers of conference facilities, including hotels and other venues. Additionally, it offers plenty of ideas and suggestions about various kinds of activities and excursions, which event planners can include in their programmes. We trust that the Slovenia MICE Catalogue 2015 will provide you with a lot of useful information and we invite you to discuss with us the details regarding your event. Enquiries regarding events should be sent to: slovenia@idmc.eu +386 590 177 46 Skype: idmcslovenia We look forward to your next event in Slovenia! Gregor LeviÄ?, CEO

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Table of contents Slovenia4 Hotels and Venues

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The Coast Region

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The Central Region

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The Goriška Region and the Karst 

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The Gorenjska Region

28

The Podravska Region

36

The Spodnjeposavska Region 

42

The Savinja Region

45

Special Venues 

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Excursions and Incentives

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Slovenia

veniently Slovenia can be also con ghbouring nei via ng flyi by d che rea airports:

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ITALY Trieste airport na 1 hour drive from Ljublja ort Venice airp na 2½ hour drive from Ljublja

AUSTRIA Graz airport na 2 hours drive from Ljublja ort Vienna airp na 3½ hour drive from Ljublja

EVENTS IN SLOVENIA

Slovenia is the third most forested country in Europe and often called ‘’Europe in miniature’’. Its unique charm derives from its surprising geographical and climatic variety which harmoniously connects the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Karst and the Pannonian landscape. One of Slovenia’s most appreciated features is undoubtedly its versatility that brings with it numerous advantages. For example, thanks to its small size, it is entirely possible to bathe in the Adriatic in the morning, have a stroll in Ljubljana city centre in the afternoon, and go night skiing in the evening, something that is unique within Europe. This pocket size country is a hidden treasure where everything you could wish for is within easy reach.

Slovenia lies at the intersection of some of the most important European roads and has a well-developed and safe road network. Railway connections also allow a carefree and comfortable journey to Slovenia as all international transit trains travel through the Ljubljana railway hub. Slovenia can be reached by sea from Italy and Croatia using the fast passenger catamaran or hydrofoil. Catamarans operate in the summer season (April to the end of October) offering a once- to thrice-weekly service between Venice and Piran/Izola. When travelling to Slovenia by plane, the international Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport can be reached from many major European destinations. Slovenia’s national carrier, Adria Airways, provides regular scheduled flights to various European destinations and is also flexible in organising charter flights customised to the needs and schedules of larger groups.

Slovenia has long been a well-hidden destination that is still slowly being discovered by event planners who are seeking a new and fresh scene for events. There are plenty of interesting options for organising all kinds of events. Congress facilities include congress & exhibition centres, congress hotels, hotels with conference facilities, and other special venues in various parts of the country; in cities, alpine resorts, coastal resorts, the karst, and health resorts. Slovenia is also a very attractive destination for incentive programmes involving many different activities such as golf, rafting, kayaking, canoeing, skiing and winter sports, or sailing regattas, hiking, exploring wine routes etc.

BASIC FACTS Member of the European Union (since 1 May 2004) Size: 20,273 km² Inhabitants: 2.06 million (2014) Capital: Ljubljana, 272,220 inhabitants (2011) Official Language: Slovene (regional minority languages: Italian and Hungarian)

FOOD & DRINK

LOCATION Southern Central Europe Neighbouring states: Austria, Italy, Hungary, Croatia Largest towns: Ljubljana, Maribor, Kranj, Celje Landscape: Slovenia has four basic types of landscape: • Alpine in the north, • Mediterranean in the south-west, • Dinaric in the south and • Pannonian in the east.

CLIMATE Slovenia has four distinctive seasons, and with moderate temperatures, the country boasts three different types of climate; Continental in the central part, Alpine in the north-west, and SubMediterranean along the coast. It is rarely too cold or too warm and is just right to enjoy all the different occasions each season has to offer.

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Slovenia has hosted many important international events in the past and has always excelled in professional organization and high standards of quality and exceptional service. iDMC is therefore proud to work with trustworthy and professional partners that contribute to making each event unique and custom designed according to the needs and creative ideas of the client.

Slovenian cuisine is a mixture of Central European (especially Austrian and Hungarian), Mediterranean and Balkan cuisine. Specialities can be discovered in 24 different culinary regions. The most prominent among these include; klobasa (sausage), zavitek (strudel), potica (nut roll), žlikrofi (stuffed pasta), golaž (goulash) and pršut (a popular air-dried smoked ham from the Karst region). Additionally, kremšnita (cream cake), a delicacy typical of Bled, has become legendary and should not be missed. Slovenia is proud of its excellent wines and the fact that it is na Ljublja n home to the oldest vine in the world! There are also more than 20 Discover t way: Balloo Into a eren n iff r d u wine roads, where it is traditional to pass from winery to winery T a in Can brella sampling the local wines and traditional food along the way. My Um Among the most popular are the dark red kraški teran from the Karst area, refošk from the Coast, and whites such as zelen and pinela. Wine connoisseurs rank numerous Slovenian wine-makers at the very top, and their products are proudly offered in some of the most prestigious restaurants worldwide. When visiting Slovenia, gourmet tours and wine tasting excursions are always an unforgettable experience for groups. Sampling local delicacies and exploring the traditional gastronomic heritage is the perfect way to savour the best of Slovenia.

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GERMANY Munich airport na 4 hour drive from Ljublja

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CROATIA Zagreb airport na 1 hour drive from Ljublja

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Hotels and venues for your next event in Slovenia

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n o i g e R t s a o The C OVERVIEW When visiting Slovenia one soon realises that it is all about quality not quantity. The 46.6 kilometres of Slovenia’s Adriatic coast surprises with its number of amazing attractions. There are picturesque towns with Venetian architecture, extensive landscapes of vineyards and olive groves, and 700-year old salt pans. It is easy to travel between the four main coastal resorts; Koper, Izola, Piran and Portorož, or embark on a discovery of the inland where one can take a tour of the many wineries and enjoy the region’s best known wine - Refošk.

HIGHLIGHTS

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THINGS TO DO • Boat trip, Sailing ), Diving • Swimming (sea or pools & Venice • Excursions to Trieste • Wine tastings eyards • Cycling among the vin čovlje salt pans Se • Salt harvesting in the • Cultural tour of Piran m Building • Charms of Piran / Tea • Truffle hunt rvesting • Olive and/or grape ha

Piran The town is considered to be one of the most beautiful towns in Slovenia with its narrow medieval streets, aquarium, maritime museum and harbour full of boats. The city is a cradle of many romantic stories which visitors can discover while exploring the narrow streets, strolling the city walls and admiring the stunning views of the coast from the church tower.

Izola A former fishermen’s town with a modern marina just outside the town centre. The many galleries and artists’ studios lead into the world of Istrian arts and crafts, while local restaurants indulge with fresh seafood and other typical Istrian dishes.

Koper Slovenia’s premier port and the economic centre of the Slovenian Istria. Due to its well developed tourism infrastructure, the fact that over recent years it has become a popular stop-off point for cruise ships, and its rich programme of open-air events, Koper is becoming increasingly more vibrant every year.

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Portorož Portorož, meaning the ‘Port of Roses’, is the Slovenian riveria’s most touristic seaside resort with lots of modern hotels, the best stretch of sandy beach, spa treatments, and casinos. The town is also a well-known convention centre. Numerous seminar and convention halls, some of which can accommodate up to 1500 people at a time, play host to prominent local and international meetings and events.

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BERNARDIN GROUP GRAND HOTEL BERNADIN St. Bernardin is one of the most important players in the SEE region, as a Mediterranean meetings industry supplier. Ideally located at the top of the Adriatic Sea, between the medieval town of Piran and modern Portoro탑, it offers three hotels and a convention centre. The St. Bernardin Convention Centre at the Grand Hotel Bernardin is an extensive venue, designed to meet a variety of functions: conventions, seminars, workshops, presentations and product launches, press conferences, business meetings, elegant fashion shows and banquets. With a total of 19 multifunctional meeting rooms and a divisible main hall for up to 1.100 delegates in a theatre style, the convention centre is the perfect venue for up to 2,615 delegates.

5 Obala 2 6320 Portoro탑 Slovenia 241 80

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Special features

• 241 comfortably furnished rooms with balconies overlooking the sea • 10 luxury executive suites • 9 deluxe rooms and • 7 mini-suites • indoor swimming pool with heated sea water • Paradise Spa Wellness Centre • Two restaurants - Pečina Restaurant and Sunset Restaurant • Grand Café and Cocktail Lounge with piano • Grand Garden Covered Terrace • Laguna Bernardin Water Park • Situated in an outstanding location just off the coast • Private beach • Easily accessible: international airport within 45 min • Centre of town within walking distance • Mediterranean climate and culinary delights

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Max. capacity

Length m

Width m

Height m2

Area m2

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Theatre

Classroom

Block

Banquet

Europa

1100

33

36

5,75

1085

4

1100

-

100

-

Emerald Ballroom

680

24,5

21

5,65

510

2

680

350

110

360

Mediteranea

175

21

7

3,5

145

2

175

100

80

110

Adria

100

13

7,5

3,5

100

2

100

60

60

80

Pharos

50

6,5

7,5

3,5

50

-

50

25

30

18 -

Aurora

180

19,5

10

2,6

195

3

180

100

80

Nautilus, Daphnia

50

6

7,5

2,6

45

-

50

25

30

-

Asteria / Hotel Histrion

200

20

10

2,85

200

-

200

100

80

-

16

5,5

4,6

3

25

-

-

-

16

16

Larus / Hotel Histrion

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Foto: Kempinski Palace Portorož

5 Obala 45 6320 Portorož Slovenia 164 20 17 6 FREE

Foto: Grand Hotel Portorož

Kempinski Palace Portorož

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A hotel with a rich historical background situated in a prestigious building and surrounded by a beautiful park. The Kempinski Palace follows its tradition of delivering signature services and giving guests a memorable experience of luxurious comfort.

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6 meeting rooms 1 ballroom, Crystal Hall 1 Presidential boardroom 3 Private dining rooms: Sophia, Ladies’ Saloon and Gentlemen’s Saloon State-of-the-art technical equipment Business centre Fleur de Sel restaurant with terrace Sophia restaurant with terrace Bubbles bar Palace Club, lobby bar Forma Viva, pastry and coffee saloon Pool bar Wine cellar with the largest selection of international wines in Slovenia Top floor terrace overlooking the Adriatic Sea 24-hour room service Smoking rooms available Daily lavish breakfast buffet available until 12:00 Guarded underground garage parking Private park for exclusive car launches (5000 sq m) Limousine transfer service

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Wine cellar (basement) Crystal Hall Sophia Private Sophia Bubbles bar Gentelment's Saloon Ladies's saloon Levante Ponente Maestral Tramontana Libeccio Bonazza Foyer Mistral Presidential boardroom

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GHA (Global Hotel Alliance) Virtuoso

Grand Hotel Portorož 5 Obala 33 6320 Portorož Slovenia 195 97 14 2 FREE

275 210 63 55 55 55 161,5 76,5 238 66 77 42,5 48,5 44

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9 150

The Grand Hotel Portorož offers a private beach, a terrace where guests can sunbathe, and exceptional Mediterranean gastronomy. The hotel is directly connected to the spa centre Terme & Wellness LifeClass, which provides lavish thermal, medical and wellness treatments. *The hotel is interconnected with a joint congress centre Portus.

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Hotel Histrion

The Grand Hotel Metropol sits atop St. Lawrence Hill and offers an unforgettable view of the crown jewel of the Slovenian coast – Portorož. The Grand Casino Portorož is located in the immediate vicinity of the Grand Hotel Metropol.

4 Obala 2 6320 Portorož Slovenia 276 90 13 2 FREE

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200

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4 Stjenkova 1 6330 Piran Slovenia 89 57 15 1 FREE

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4 Superior Obala 33 6320 Portorož Slovenia 183 159 7 1 FREE

200

Hotel Histron is a comfortable hotel in a very picturesque setting in Portorož. Guests have direct access to the Laguna Bernadin Water Park, the Wellness Centre with an outdoor swimming pool and the Casino Bernadin.

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Hotel Riviera

With its 100-year-old tradition Hotel Piran has recently been completely renovated. Located in the most romantic square in the heart of Piran the hotel offers comfortable rooms and modern conference facilities.

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Total rooms

90

A superb hotel with a view of the bay of Piran. One of its unique advantages is the popular centre of traditional Thai massages which offers all kinds of special treatments for boosting energy and restoring wellbeing.

Foto: Hotel Piran

5 Obala 77 6320 Portorož Slovenia 103 -6 5 FREE

Hotel Piran

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Grand Hotel Metropol

*The hotel is interconnected with a joint congress centre Portus.

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gion Hotels * The Coast Re Hotel Slovenija

Rezidenca Čeligo 4 Seča 198 6320 Portorož Slovenia 34 --1 FREE

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4 Obala 33 6320 Portorož Slovenia 160 -16 7 Congress Centre Portus FREE

520

Hotel Apollo

Hotel Slovenia is located on the main street of Portorož and offers a modern and highly sophisticated congress centre. Guests can also access a private beach area, the swimming pool complex and various spa treatments.

4 Obala 33 6320 Portorož Slovenia 88 -2 7 Congress Centre Portus FREE

*The hotel is interconnected with a joint congress centre Portus.

The Čeligo Residence is a boutique hotel with very stylish interior design. Located in the proximity of the Forma Viva Sculpture Park and the salt pans of Sečovlje, it allows guests to enjoy romantic strolls and stunning views of the surrounding nature. 520

*The hotel is interconnected with a joint congress centre Portus.

Foto: Hotel Slovenija

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Foto: Čeligo Residence

Hotel Apollo has recently been completely renovated and is dedicated to a healthy lifestyle. Guests can have personal training in their room or even borrow the workout equipment they require.

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Short Intro

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The coastal town of Izola is another hidden gem very much worth a visit. It features several splendid palaces built in the Venetian style, but certainly the most beautiful is the Besenghi Palace. It is one of the best preserved late Baroque monuments in Slovenia and one of the finest buildings on the coast. The Palace is home to the Izola Music School and also offers a state-of –the-art hall that can be used to host different kinds of events. The artistic features are captivating, certainly something that adds glamour to events.

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The Besenghi Palace Izola

The Monastery Cloister One of the best cloister atrium designs in the Slovenian coastal area is presented in the Monastery cloister of PortoroĹž. Due to its perfect acoustic characteristics it is known as a venue that hosts many interesting musical events. Its graceful design is considered to be one of the best examples of stone carving art from the end of the 17th century. It is a remarkable and beautiful setting for any kind of event and favours a relaxed and joyful atmosphere. 120

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Open courtyard

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Venues * The Coast Santomas

The House of Refošk

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Imagine the scene; an infinite landscape of vineyards and olive orchards in the middle of a homestead as the place to host an event. If this sounds attractive, then a visit to Santomas is suggested. It is located in a village, close to the main coastal city of Koper and is primarily a winery featuring a modern wine cellar with a tasting room, an enological laboratory, wine storage and a wine bank. Events are hosted in the tasting room of Santomas wine cellar, which is tastefully decorated with traditional Istrian elements, creating a warm and cosy ambience to stimulate the senses and turn events into a memorable experience. After a busy day, participants can enjoy a tour of the wine cellar, learn about wine production and of course enjoy testing the wine. Weather permitting, receptions can also be organised in the house courtyard.

The Tartini Theatre In the beautiful Mediterranean city of Piran, the Tartini Theatre traditionally hosts various cultural events including concerts, exhibitions, film screenings and stage performances. Overlooking the Bay of Piran, and just a few steps away from the main Tartini Square, it is the ideal venue for conferences, seminars, presentations and receptions.

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50

265

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The Slovenian Coast Region is a wine growing area and Refošk is its most famous wine. The House of Refošk has been established to promote the culture of wine tasting as a part of the main winery Vina Koper. The very special ambience of the House of Refošk offers a taste of the typical Istrian architecture which includes stone and oak. It is a beautiful and unique venue for out-of-the-ordinary events which also connect with the cultural heritage of the Slovenian Istria. When the formal part of the event is over, a wine tasting session will round up the occasion and allow participants to indulge in Istrian gastronomic delicacies.

Foto: The House of Refošk

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n o i g e R l a r t The Cen OVERVIEW

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THINGS TO DO into a Balloon’ • ‘My Umbrella can Turn Ljubljana for – a very special tour of groups anica River • Boat trip on the Ljublj Ljubljanica the on ing • Rafting, canoe river • Slovenian evening Town with the • Sightseeing of the Old tourist train y (by foot or by • Guided tour of the cit bicycle) tle • Exploring Ljubljana cas und Ljubljana aro ing Din • Food tours / festivals • VIP concert, open-air ng wli bo d an g • Indoor cartin exploring all for int po g rtin • A perfect sta other parts of Slovenia

The Central region welcomes visitors to Slovenia’s capital city – Ljubljana - and its surrounding area. Ljubljana is the political and cultural heart of Slovenia as well as an important European commercial, business, exhibition and congressional centre. Strolling along the riverbanks of the Ljubljanica River, which flows through the city’s heart, and admiring the beautiful Baroque and Art Nouveau facades, walking over romantic bridges and enjoying the easygoing atmosphere of Ljubljana’s daily life - the city encompasses the small pleasures of life. The scenery is made perfect by Ljubljana Castle, set atop a hill, and frequently used as a venue for meetings and events that require extra glamour with the best view of the city and its surroundings.

of first class conference and congress facilities with the capacity to cater for meetings of up to 2,200 delegates. Professional and efficient service, friendly staff and genuine hospitality can be expected, making every event a pleasant and memorable experience. After a busy day, a treat is deserved. Ljubljana offers a vast array of all kinds of entertainment, exceptional wine bars, small local restaurants, bars with live music, and, in the summer, numerous open-air concerts and other cultural events. It is a vibrant city where culture, art and gastronomy are the essence of entertainment.

Ljubljansko barje

HIGHLIGHTS

Ljubljansko barje is home to the Ljubljana Marsh Nature Park which covers Slovenia’s largest complex of wet grasslands with hedges and forests, shrubs and watercourses. A beautiful example of unspoilt nature and wildlife.

Ljubljana

Velika Planina

For those who may have thought that it isn’t possible to have it all, Ljubljana may be the answer because this city does indeed have it all. Ljubljana lies at the crossroads of some of the most important motorways in Europe and in the proximity of many strategic locations. Due to its central position everything needed is within easy reach. Airport – 20min (a convenient two-hour flight from the majority of major European airports). Coast – 1h 30min. Mountains and ski resorts – 30min. Ljubljana is a popular conference destination and has been active on the market for more than 20 years. It offers a vast selection

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Velika Planina is Slovenia’s largest and most popular alpine meadow. It can be reached by cable car and has several alpine meadows offering fantastic views of the surrounding mountains.

Kamnik A boutique medieval town, on the margins of the Kamnik Savinja Alps. Outside the town, Zaprice Castle houses Kamnik Museum which is quite unusual as it includes an open-air museum exhibiting traditional agricultural buildings.

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Region Hotels * The Central Austria Trend Hotel Ljubljana

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Antiq Palace Spa Hotel

The Antiq Hotel is an intimate, charming and uniquely designed place. Nestled in the quiet part of the historical city centre of Ljubljana, guests can reach Ljubljana Castle in only a few minutes of invigorating walking uphill.

Foto: Antiq Hotel

4 Gosposka ulica 10 1000 Ljubljana Slovenia 18 --1 FREE

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4 Superior Dunajska 154 1000 Ljubljana Slovenia 214 45 12 8 FREE

The perfect business hotel designed to accommodate the needs of the fast paced business world. The Austria Trend Hotel is one of the most technologically advanced hotels with cutting edge equipment and efficient services.

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Antiq Palace Spa Hotel is located in Ljubljana city centre in an impressive 16th century residence, originally built for the nobility. Several rooms have an outside terrace or a separate entrance to the hotel summer garden.

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600

Foto: Austria Trend Hotel

4 Gornji trg 3 1000 Ljubljana Slovenia 16 2 -1 FREE

Foto: Hotel Slon

Antiq Hotel

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Best Western Premier Hotel Slon 4 Superior Slovenska cesta 34 1000 Ljubljana Slovenia 170 27 5 5 FREE

15

300

The Best Western Premier Hotel Slon is a hotel with a strong hospitality background, only a few steps away from Ljubljana’s main square and all the principal city sights. Its elegant interior and professional service has granted the hotel a reputation as a timeless classic venue for signature events.

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Region Hotels * The Central

Four Points by Sheraton Ljubljana Mons

The word Cubo stands for originality, setting new standards and a cosmopolitan atmosphere. The hotel boasts contemporary design, exclusive materials from top quality suppliers, a central location, friendly staff and modern furnishings.

4 Pot za Brdom 4 1000 Ljubljana Slovenia 114 32 3 10 FREE

Foto: Cubo Hotel

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640

Foto: Grand hotel Union Business

4 Miklošičeva 9 1000 Ljubljana Slovenia 71 20 3 3 FREE

110

Incorporated in the Union Hotels Group, the 4-star Central Hotel is a smaller property featuring 74 guestrooms in a convenient downtown position. The conference area, which seats up to 120 theatre-style, is partitioned into three separate units. Geared up exceptionally well also for the tourist market, the comfortable rooms feature everything guests need for a good stay. Additional on-site advantages feature a large car park and guests can use wellness amenities of the Grand Hotel Union Business.

The Four Points by Sheraton Ljubljana Mons offers an exceptional position for guests who like to have it all. Due to its proximity to the main motorway that allows guests to reach various destinations in no time, and thanks to its large conference facilities, the hotel is known to be the best meeting location in Ljubljana. slovenia@idmc.eu

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Grand hotel Union Business 4 Miklošičeva 3 1000 Ljubljana Slovenia 127 50 6 10 FREE

Category Address

Total rooms

350

The Grand hotel Union Business offers a central location with luxurious amenities and high quality services. All the rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi, large working areas and wide LED screens. Superior rooms welcome guests with luxury cosmetics, massage chairs and exercise bicycles.

Foto: Central Hotel

4 Slovenska cesta 15 1000 Ljubljana Slovenia 26 7 2 1 FREE

Central Hotel Foto: Four Points by Sheraton Ljubljana Mons

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Grand hotel Union 4 Miklošičeva 1 1000 Ljubljana Slovenia 173 67 12 Nuša Šolar Event Manager T +386 1 308 1070 F +386 1 308 1918 nusa.solar@union-hotels.eu www.union-hotels.eu Being part of the sales team, I coordinate every aspect of events from planning to execution. In co-operation with the innovative catering staff, we make your event a success. Making the decision to organise an event in one of our hotels will ensure a personal and professional approach of the entire hotel staff.

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FREE The Grand Hotel Union together with Grand hotel Union Business is with 327 bedrooms one of the biggest congress hotels in Slovenia, organizing more than 700 events per year. It offers the largest hotel conference center in Ljubljana for 800 people and is well known for its efficient service and high standards. Top class culinary experiences can be enjoyed in two renowned restaurants, Smrekarjev hram and The Union Garden. And the finnest coffee or tea is served in the legendary Union Café and in the elegant Aperitif Bar. +386 590 177 46

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Special features

• first class hotel in Ljubljana • premier location in the city centre • design inspired by Art Nouveau charm • newly refurbished standard rooms • offers 173 rooms, 3 unique suites, 6 standard suites and 12 hotel studios • excellent complimentary buffet breakfast • free wireless internet throughout the hotel • sauna, fitness studio, massage and indoor swimming pool • business office • secured parking garage

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ICCA

Conference facilities

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Room size

Sq m

Conference facilities

Room size

Sq m

Conference facilities

Room size

Sq m

THE GRAND UNION HALL Ground Floor

504

THE BLUE ROOM Ground Floor

132

THE RED ROOM First Floor

THE GRAND FOYER Ground Floor

282

UNION CELLAR Basement

128

THE BANQUET ROOM Ground Floor

THE GLASS HALL First Floor

263

THE ORCHID ROOM First Floor

126

THE ROSE ROOM Ground Floor

70

THE WHITE HALL First Floor

250

THE SILVER ROOM First Floor

118

THE WEST ROOM First Floor

50

THE GARDEN HALL Ground Floor

239

THE IRIS ROOM Ground Floor

89

LOTUS ROOM Seventh Floor

36

THE RESTAURANT Ground Floor

186

THE GREEN ROOM Ground Floor

86

THE GOLD ROOM First Floor

26

THE COFFEE SHOP Ground Floor

146

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Region Hotels * The Central Hotel Lev

Plaza Hotel 4 Bratislavska cesta 8 1000 Ljubljana Slovenia 237 104 28 7 FREE

200

Hotel Lev with 173 guestrooms belongs to a Union hotels group. It delights the guests with charming views of Tivoli Park and Ljubljana’s castle. Conference facilities, consisting of a large and flexible congress hall for up to 300 and 6 top-floor meeting rooms, provide a blend of spaciousness and ample daylight for a productive working atmosphere. Restaurant Pri Levu is the perfect location in the city centre where you can enjoy business lunch out of your everyday work environment.

With its 237 rooms and luxury apartments, The Plaza Hotel is the largest hotel in Ljubljana, located in the city’s busiest business, commercial and entertainment centre - BTC. Great business facilities, free parking and good connections to the city centre, the airport and the motorway make the Plaza Hotel one of the favourite hotels for hosting business events.

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Foto: Plaza Hotel

Foto: Hotel Lev

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4 Vošnjakova ulica 1 1000 Ljubljana Slovenia 157 63 16 7 FREE

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• Modern congress centre on the 15th floor of a prestigious building • Adjustable congress halls with astonishing views • First-class level food and beverage service • Skilled conference and banqueting team Conference Room size facilities Sq m Maximus or Lencia I 50 Maximus or Lencia I + Lencia II 106 Maximus or Lencia I + Lencia II 158 + Lencia III Boardroom 25 Foyer 70 Sky lounge 120

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Elegance and functionality. These are the two main attributes that event organisers value the most at the Renaissance Auersperg palace. The venue, which is also the home of the City Museum, is located only few steps away from the riverbank of the Ljubljanica in the Old Town. The white marble, glass galleries, solid stone columns and arches create a special atmosphere for receptions, banquets, smaller conferences or seminars, as well as cultural and other events. Those searching for a venue that will amaze participants, are highly recommended to check the Auersperg Palace.

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The Auersperg palace

The Central Post Office Those in search of something new should consider hosting an event in the Central Post Office of Ljubljana. It is a majestic 19thcentury building in the heart of the city. The building features a particular function space – the Atrium - which is an attractive setting for receptions, banquets and other events. A high ceiling and stylish interior gives the feeling of immense space, creating a special atmosphere for events. To personalise events even more, the venue offers an ideal opportunity to create a themed event which connects the story of the venue with the hosts’ ideas. 2

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The Cekin Manor The Cekin Manor, a charming Baroque pavilion, is located in Tivoli Park, just on the outskirts of the city centre. Beside housing the National Museum of Contemporary History it also features various halls suitable for a variety of events, lectures, press conferences, presentations and social functions - including seated dinners. The foyer offers an ideal setting to hold standing receptions.

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D125 D125 is cutting edge and modern. Architecturally, it is a truly remarkable venue that offers a functional and versatile space. Its two floors are perfect for receptions, banquets, business meetings, media events, etc. It is owned by one of the leading providers of catering in Slovenia. D125 is the right venue for events that are special and of a high standard. 2

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Cvetličarna (original meaning: the Flower Shop) is a night club and event venue. Although there are few flowers or little greenery to be seen, its premises are spacious and very versatile for arranging the setting according to the needs of the event. The hall has a stage, technical equipment, advanced technical services and logistics required for staging shows, screenings or gala presentations. Cvetličarna can provide all the equipment and technical support needed to effectively organise a truly memorable event of a high standard.

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For those planning a big event and needing a large space for participants, the Cankarjev dom Congress Centre might be the ideal venue. Located in the city centre of Ljubljana, just a few steps from the Old Town, it offers 22 multi-purpose halls and function rooms. It is the largest purposebuilt congress centre in Slovenia, with auditorium-style seating, and is an established venue on the international conference market.

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Region Venues * The Central The Fužine Castle

The Slovenian Philharmonic The Slovenian Philharmonic is a highly respected musical institution with a tradition dating back more than 310 years. Completely renovated in 2001 it features two halls suitable for accommodating various kinds of business events. Overlooking Congress Square, and just a few steps from the riverbanks of Ljubljanica, it is a venue that harmoniously blends with the city Old Town and embraces its visitors with a solemn tranquility.

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The Renaissance Fužine Castle is an ideal venue for those wishing to host an event away from the hustle and bustle of the city yet still within close proximity of the city centre in pleasant and peaceful surroundings. The function rooms are suitable for business meetings, receptions, lectures, exhibitions or parties. The castle also houses the Museum of Architecture and Design, offering the opportunity for participants to visit the excellent exhibitions on architecture, design and photography. 6

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The Good Life Lounge Club The Good Life Lounge Club, housed in Ljubljana Castle, has a relaxing ambience for hosting various events, such as music concerts, receptions and informal meetings. Its unusual ‘rock’ atmosphere, and sophisticated design makes the place lively and chic. In the warmer months it also offers the option of an outside terrace. The perfect ambience for ‘stand-out’ social events. 2

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Known as THE place for dance events and balls, the Festival Hall is perfect for events that stand out from the ordinary. Situated in a building from the late 1930’s, and designed by Slovenia’s most important architect Jože Plečnik, it features a monumental staircase with massive pillars and decorative sculptures that accentuate the entrance, adorning both the foyer and the large hall. Event participants are sure to be impressed.

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The Križanke Theatre - Ljubljana’s architectural gem created by the famous Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik - features remarkable premises which resonate with an aura from the past, creating an atmosphere of long forgotten glamour. The inner courtyard is ideal for open-air receptions, the Grand Foyer for elegant exhibitions, and the Knights Hall for other business events. Sheltered from rain by a movable canvas roof, the Križanke Summer Theatre is Ljubljana’s most popular outdoor venue for hosting prestigious musical events including the Ljubljana Summer Festival, Slovenian Music Days, and many other performances by international artists. 3

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Ljubljana Castle is a dream venue that combines a romantic Medieval character with contemporary comfort. Its versatile space offers an idyllic setting for various kinds of events including congresses, press conferences, receptions, presentations, performances, exhibitions, and gala dinners. Located on the top of a hill, and overlooking the city of Ljubljana, it charms every single visitor. 5

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The National Gallery When organising an important event, a prestigious venue is required. The National Gallery is the main art museum in Slovenia and contains the largest visual arts collection from the late Medieval period to the early 20th century. It is a stunning building with a glass facade, facing Tivoli Park and has the reputation of being one of the most distinguished function spaces in Ljubljana. Three levels can welcome up to 1,000 guests at a standing reception. Timeless charm and sophisticated service create an unforgettable event. 1000 2 standing

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Congresses, meetings and highend exhibitions fit perfectly in GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre. It is one of the most important events centres in Slovenia comprising 20 multifunctional halls which can be arranged to host different kinds of meetings. All halls and function spaces offer unlimited possibilities for exhibitions. All GR premises are equipped with modern technical equipment and the majority of the function rooms have natural daylight but can also be darkened as required.

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The Stage under the stars (puppet theatre) In the building of the Puppet Theatre of Ljubljana, the top floor features a very special hall with a name that says it all - The Stage under the Stars. This usually stimulates people’s curiosity and, in fact, its name was inspired by its architecture. The entire ceiling and one third of the walls are made of glass. Therefore guests can stay cosy and warm whilst at the same time enjoying an open view of the sky when attending the event. A truly remarkable experience. 2

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The Gothic Jable Castle is situated in the town of Mengeš, only 10 minutes from Ljubljana. During the Slovene Presidency of the European Union in 2008, it served as a major protocol site while today its premises are available for hosting different events and social gatherings. The castle and its surroundings have been declared a cultural monument of state importance with state of-the-art frescoes and decor.

The Old Power Station If your event needs to follow the ‘out of the box’ philosophy, the Old Power Station might be just what is needed. Once a power station, today it is a protected cultural, technical and historical monument that serves as a venue for various cultural and business events. It is a magnificent technical monument and one of the rare examples of industrial architecture which has been preserved in Slovenia. For those seeking the ‘wow’ effect, this is a venue that will meet (or exceed) expectations. 1

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A stunning neo-Renaissance building houses The Opera House of Ljubljana which is located in the city centre, only a few steps away from the Old Town. This is a very attractive venue with an aristocratic atmosphere. It is suitable for holding various social functions - ranging from award presentations to receptions and gala dinners - which may be held on the stage. How often does one get the opportunity to sit on the stage of the National Opera House and enjoy a gala dinner? No-one will ever forget it!

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The Zaprice Castle Once called Steinbüchel, Zaprice Castle is located in Kamnik, only 15 minutes from Ljubljana. The castle is surrounded by a terraced park and the castle wall, a dairy farm at the entrance of the complex, two pavillions and an open-air museum of granaries from the Tuhinj Valley. The castle’s salon is used as a popular venue for business events, openings, lectures and concerts. It offers all the necessary requirements and a scenic setting all year round.

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Tivoli Mansion is set in Tivoli Park. It is a venue that offers many options for accommodating events; its spacious courtyard in front of the mansion is connected to the park’s promenade which makes it particularly special, hence, it has become known as the most attractive outdoor setting for social functions in Ljubljana. The inner premises of the Mansion offer a lavish environment for business gatherings. Another asset is the option to enhance events with some culture, by paying a visit to the International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC), which is housed in the Mansion.

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Inaugurated in August 2010 this 182,000sqm complex is the most important sports infrastructure in Slovenia. It includes a football stadium with 16,038 seats and the multifunctional Stožice Arena, which has a seating capacity for 12,484 visitors and is suitable for hosting all kinds of large business events. The premises can be hired for exclusive use, or events can be transformed into a completely unique experience to coincide with when important matches are being played at the stadium. Arrangements can be made to have private VIP time with the sportspeople, or obtain premium seats from which to cheer favourite teams from the perfect spot.

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THINGS TO DO • Visit to Postojna cave ves • Visit of the Škocjan Ca m Far d Stu • Visit to Lipica l • Visit to Štanje tasting • Goriška Brda and wine • Rafting • Canyoning • Canoeing, Kayaking • Horseback riding tivals • Grape harvest, food fes

Šmartno

Goriška is a particularly charming region, home to winegrowing areas and tasty local cuisine. The Goriška Brda hills, often compared to Tuscany, are popular for their artisan and hospitable wine cellars where guests are enticed by the wine tasting and delicious homemade local food. The heart of the Goriška region is Nova Gorica, a small town on the border with Italy, with several entertainment centres and casinos. One of the most distinctive and recognisable sights of the region is the Soča River, also called the Emerald River, perfect for water sports such as rafting, canyoning, kayaking etc. The remarkable Karst, best knowns for its caves, forms a part of the Goriška region. The most popular are the Postojna Cave and the Škocjan Cave. The Karst fascinates with a number of attractive stone villages, like the fabulous Štanjel. For those who love horses, a visit to the stud farm at Lipica, home to the famous Lippizaner horses, is highly recommended.

Nova Gorica Nova Gorica is a town of roses and a place for entertainment. With a modern tourist infrastructure it offers a wide selection of events, wellness services and the most modern gaming equipment.

The Karst Prosciutto Ham One of the country’s culinary treasures is, without doubt, the Karst prosciutto ham (kraški pršut). The Karst prosciutto is dried for several months in the unique Karst environment which gives the ham its tender flavour and distinctive aroma, highly prized by gourmets worldwide.

Štanjel The unspoilt ancient stone hilltop town of Štanjel is a real jewel of the Karst region. Visitors marvel at the Ferrari Gardens which offer them a beautiful place for a stroll and great views across the Karst region.

HIGHLIGHTS Postojna Cave It is the most visited cave system in Europe and the only one that takes visitors on a tour of part of its 20km long system with a special train. Besides its spectactular underground structure, visitors can also enjoy the magnificent Predjama Castle, perched high up in a vertical cliff, just 9km from the Postojna cave. Foto: www.slovenia.info

The picturesque walled village, which was once a medieval border military fortress, is today one of the most beautiful cultural monuments in Slovenia. Perched on a panoramic hill, like an eagle’s nest, Šmartno can be seen from every corner of Brda.

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Lipica The Lipica Stud Farm is the home of the famous white Lippizaner horse breed. Established in 1580 by Charles II of Austria, it has a long tradition of breeding the finest horses, many of which were used at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. Visitors can enjoy a tour of the stud and riding school, as well as playing a round on the popular golf course. slovenia@idmc.eu

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5 Na griču 2 5281 Spodnja Idrija Slovenia 11 2 -2 80 FREE

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4 Trg Svobode 1 5222 Kobarid Slovenia 31 16 -1 FREE

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The Perla Gaming and Entertainment Centre combines a hotel, a casino and open-air casino, a conference centre, several restaurants and the SPA Perla Wellness centre. It is the perfect place for those seeking some excitement and luck, and a chance to try new things. 60

The family owned Hotel Hvala is located in the centre of the Soča valley surrounded by unspoilt nature which offers many exciting opportunities for outdoor activities. The hotel’s restaurant, Topli Val, is a very popular spot for visitors who enjoy local cuisine and seek to experience traditional dishes.

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Special • the Pinta Conference Hall allows simultaneous features interpreting in four languages and it can be divided in three separate smaller halls, Pinta 1, Pinta 2 and Pinta 3 • The Arena Show Rooms can be adjusted to the clients needs and host fashion shows, motor shows or public round tables • Calypso - classic Frenchstyle restaurant • Mediterraneo - a la carte restaurant • Free admission to the largest Gaming and Entertainment Centre in Europe • Perla SPA Centre (sauna, swimming pool and gym) • Free valet parking with underground car park • Rich entertaining program with concerts, shows (illusionists, dance spectacle) Foto: Hotel Perla

In the historic village of Spodnja Idrija the magnificent Kenda Manor offers an experience of sheer luxury and elegance. Evoking the spirit of ancient times, its interior displays the rich tradition of its local surroundings with great pride and respect.

4 Kidričeva ulica 7 5000 Nova Gorica Slovenia 249 175 4 4 FREE

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THINGS TO DO ine Pearl • Visit to Bled - The Alp • Visit to Bohinj • Golf vljica • Lectar Hearts at Rado ek erš Jez • Bread baking at r • Cable car dinne • Beekeeping workshops skiing, biathlon • Skiing, Cross country on Pokljuka nce: dog • Genuine winter experie ter dinner BBQ win or sledding & outdo • Igloo village

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Bohinj

When thinking of the Gorenjska Region, the Alps are the first thing that comes to mind. Located in the northwestern part of Slovenia, Gorenjska satisfies the desire for authentic experiences offering beauty beyond the imagination. The wonderful Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj, the peaks of the Julian Alps and the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, the ski resorts of Kranjska Gora, Krvavec and Vogel, and beautiful, historic medieval town centres such as Škofja Loka, Radovljica and Kranj. Gorenjska is home to Slovenia’s only national park - Triglav National Park - and the country’s highest mountain, the 2,864-metre Mount Triglav, as well as having a rich natural and cultural heritage. Gorenjska is a well developed Slovenian region, with a long tradition in tourism dedicated to giving visitors a pleasant experience of genuine hospitality.

Kranjska Gora

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Bohinj is an attractive resort, not only due to its unspoilt Alpine lake and beautiful natural setting, but also because of its ski centres at Vogel, Kobla and Soriška Planina, and numerous cultural and religious monuments. The nearby Pokljuka plateau is known as a paradise for hikers, cross country skiers, and mushroom pickers, and a venue for important international biathlon competitions.

Kranjska Gora is a popular tourist resort during summer and winter. In summer it offers an extensive array of outdoor recreational activities and sports (hiking, climbing, cycling, skydiving, fishing, horse riding ...), while in winter it has excellent facilities for skiing and other seasonal activities (dog sledding, night tobogganing, snowmobile rides). In nearby Planica, in the shelter of two-thousandmetre peaks, the world’s best ski jumpers come to compete every year.

Radovljica

Bled The well-known resort of Bled is a symbol of Slovenian tourism. Its island in the middle of the lake and its cliff top castle and pleasant climate, have been attracting visitors for centuries. Bled offers countless opportunities for those who like to spend their free time actively; indoor and outdoor bathing, hiking trails, tennis courts, a golf course, the sports airfield in Lesce, and nearby sights of natural and cultural interest provide many exciting opportunities for enjoying leisure time to the full.

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Those who love culture should not miss a tour of Radovljica’s ancient town centre and a visit to the museum of Lectar Hearts. A walk along the Cultural Heritage Trail in Žirovnica and a visit to the house of Slovenia’s greatest poet, France Prešeren in Vrba are also recommended.

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One of Europe’s finest eco resorts Bohinj Park ECO Hotel lies on the doorstep of the Julian Alps, in the immediate vicinity of four ski slopes (Vogel, Kobla, Sorica, Senožeta). It’s a great venue for business meetings as it is well equipped with all the necessary facilities and also offers many options for guests to spend their leisure time.

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Ramada Resort Kranjska Gora

The Best Western Premier Hotel Lovec is set in the beautiful surroundings of Slovenia’s blue jewel, Lake Bled. With its 100-year tradition in hospitality, Hotel Lovec continues to please its guests by adding new features including a beer garden and introducing traditional local breakfast for the utmost satisfaction of guests.

This luxurious 5-star hotel is an iconic hospitality venue in Bled with a long history of eminent guests and important protocol, social and business events. Each room has its own unique character and the conference rooms have a particularly pleasant atmosphere thanks to the natural light and the magnificent views of Lake Bled.

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5 Triglavska cesta 17 4264 Bohinjska Bistrica Slovenia 102 43 8 8 FREE

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This hotel is considered one of the most picturesque architectural elements of Kranjska Gora. It lies only 100 metres from the ski slopes and offers numerous options for organising business meetings in a unique and entertaining way.

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For really feeling in touch with nature, the Kompas Hotel is the perfect choice for meetings in the unspoilt green. It lies at the foot of the ski slopes and is surrounded by beautiful meadows.

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Hotel Špik 4 Jezerci 21 4282 Gozd Martuljek Slovenia 116 91 2 4 FREE

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4 Cankarjeva cesta 2 4260 Bled Slovenia 95 38 12 5 FREE

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Hotel Špik lies in an idyllic and relaxed surrounding only 5 kilometres from Kranjska Gora. It houses modern conference facilities, a buffet-style restaurant and an à-la-carte restaurant serving typical Slovenian cuisine.

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Hotel Kompas is situated on a small hill above Lake Bled. It is built in an original Alpine style and blends harmoniously with the natural environment. Guests appreciate its large terrace with breathtaking views of the lake and many other options to relax in a friendly atmosphere.

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Hotel Korona offers a unique combination of comfort and entertainment. Rooms have breathtaking views and guests also have access to extensive spa facilities and a casino. Foto: Hotel Kompas

4 Borovška cesta 100 4280 Kranjska Gora Slovenia 149 -5 3 FREE

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This 4-star hotel, which first opened in 1906, is located above Bled’s rowing centre and can be easily reached by walking on the lakeside trail. The hotel features a fine restaurant and wine cellar for a unique touch to special occasions.

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• Culinary teambuilding • Cooking workshops • Rowing teambuilding (in collaboration with the Rowing association of Slovenia) • The emphasis is on the gastronomy and the bond between food and wine • The Restaurant 1906 is one of the best restaurants in Bled and in the surroundings, the only hotel in Bled that has its own wine cellar Conference Room size facilities Sq m Meeting room 36 Room with a 28 fireplace Restaurant 90 Wine club 70 Memberships Chaine des Rotisseurs

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4 Dvorska vas 37a 4275 Begunje na Gorenjskem Slovenia 34 11 2 5 100 FREE The Lambergh, Château & Hotel embodies peace, relaxation and everything you could wish for to enjoy a perfect business meeting. It is located in Dvorska vas, an idyllic village near Radovljica, from which it takes only minutes to reach Bled, Bohinj, the airport or Ljubljana.

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The Hotel Golf is situated in a beautiful park full of old trees with magnificent views of Lake Bled, Bled Castle and the Julian Alps. After a busy day, business guests can enjoy a relaxing evening in the modern spa centre with indoor and outdoor pools.

4 Cesta svobode 15 4260 Bled Slovenia 217 152 12 8 FREE

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Vila Bled lies in a serene part of the Slovenian Alpine resort of Bled. The former presidential residence is known for its timeless elegance and sophisticated approach, focused on satisfying even the most demanding guests.

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The Hotel Park is located in the centre of Bled by the shores of the lake. The hotel also houses a very famous patisserie that serves the popular dessert Kremšnita, a cream cake that has become the symbol of Bled and for some people the main reason fortheir visit.

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4 Superior Cankarjeva cesta 4 4260 Bled Slovenia 150 99 20 8 FREE

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The Brdo Hotel A great location, a pristine green setting and a tradition of credibility, all make Brdo Estate a major player in the regional MICE industry. Brdo Estate possesses a long-standing experience with state protocol, which always demands immaculate execution, and Brdo Estate’s personnel are thus able to provide top level services coupled with world-class cuisine to corporate clients. Guests today expect different experiences and adventures, and Brdo’s assets are perfectly suited to offer a variety of content wrapped in historical storytelling.

4 Predoslje 39 4000 Kranj Slovenia 78 -11 3 + Congress center

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• Brdo Congress Centre • Charming Alpine surrounding • Brdo Park • Natura 2000 site • Modern technical equipment for events • Natural lighting • Professional and integrated conference and state protocol services • High-speed Wi-Fi • Outstanding cuisine • Guaranteed free parking • Airport shuttle service and other transportation services

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The four star Brdo Hotel is part of the Brdo Estate, home to the Protocol Office of the Republic of Slovenia. Only 10km from Jože Pučnik airport, and less than 30km away from the capital Ljubljana, it features a modern congress centre, lavish spa and comfortable rooms with luxurious decor and amenities.

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The magazine Congress has awarded the Brdo Congress Centre with the Certificate of Excellence, which includes the Centre in the category of the TOP three conference centers in South-Eastern Europe.

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Congress Centre Brdo Conference facilities Grandis Splendens Splendens + cabins Heros Heros + cabins Heros 1/4 Heros 2/4 Heros 3/4 Glass Glass 1 Glass 2 Glass 3 Glass 4 Foyer Meeting rooms (6x) Work stations for 4 Work stations for 2 Eu Room Slovene Room

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The Bled Festival Hall / Congress Centre Bled has a long tradition of congress organisation as it is an important part of the resort’s tourism. The venue that hosts all types of top-level corporate and entertainment events is the Bled Festival Hall. Situated on the lake shore it has hosted many important events in the past, such as scientific and professional congresses, corporate and economic meetings, political meetings and sporting events.

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In 2006, the Jezeršek family started their culinary adventure and with true passion, creativity and dedication it soon became a synonym for top quality gastronomy. The Jezeršek family is known for its innovative culinary creations that like to surprise. They are recognised for mastering the art of combining traditional Slovenian dishes with the latest trends in the food industry. This skill is reflected at their 240 year old homestead, the location of their famous restaurant and an 18-room hotel with conference facilities. Located only 20 minutes from Ljubljana it can serve as a unique event venue that will inspire and delight the palate of guests.

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The Jezeršek Homestead

The Radovljica Mansion Radovljica is the perfect venue for those who appreciate the beauty of boutique towns. It is close to Bled but far less crowded and more beautiful than people expect. Its pride and joy is the Radovljica Mansion - a Baroque building that boasts a splendid interior and intricate décor, admired by visitors. In 2002, the premises were completely restored and refurbished with locally sourced materials. The mansion’s single most famous element is the stunning Baroque Hall on the first floor. It offers sweeping views of the mountains in the distance and is a popular venue for many events. 3

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It may not be commonly known that the Avsenik Ensemble is the most important Slovenian brand and the world’s most famous trademark of the Oberkrainer folk music. In the village of Begunje, 10 minutes from Bled, the Avsenik family has been running their successful inn since 1865 which attracts crowds from around the world - not only for its homemade food but also for its regular folk music performances. The house also features premises suitable for hosting meetings and events and a beautiful summer garden with chestnut trees. For an event that connects Slovenian traditions and legendary music, the Avsenik house is the place to consider. 3

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Brdo Castle is part of the Brdo Estate that spreads across 500-hectares and is one of the grandest estates in Slovenia. Home to the Protocol Office of the Republic of Slovenia, it is the main venue for state diplomatic events. Brdo Castle features exceptional halls and high quality professional services that will meet the expectations of top level events.

Slovenia is a green and mountainous country. Why not take advantage of these natural attributes and organise an event at an altitude of 1,535 metres at the Vogel ski centre? Guests will reach the top of the mountain by cable car and enjoy beautiful views of the Slovenian mountains. On arrival at the top, they will be welcomed in the Vogel Chalet where the event will take place. The chalet offers a cosy and comfortable setting for meetings and seminars, and of course numerous options for quality entertainment and socialising. Foto: Brdo Castle

Strmol Castle is one of the oldest and best preserved castles in Slovenia. Its fairy-tale scenery is surrounded by a park with a lake and the castle is part of the Brdo Estate, used as a protocol venue by the government. It is a state-ofthe-art venue for hosting important business events that require top quality. Events are enriched with cuisine and wine from the castle’s own winery. Conference facilities are of various sizes with modern technical equipment which is suitable for organising different types of events. The castle also has eleven smaller lounges and two beautiful garden terraces.

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THINGS TO DO • Wine tasting • Fruit picking • Grape harvesting eyards • Cycling among the vin rk • Adrenalin Pa • Skiing • Sledding • Cross-country skiing nces • Genuine winter experie lk wa e ho ws • Torchlit sno

In the north-east of Slovenia, the region around the river Drava is about delighting the senses. First: beauty. The region is full of natural and cultural sights of interest such as the vast winegrowing areas of Halože, the green hills of Pohorje and the varied culture of Maribor and Ptuj. Second: relaxation and health. The thermal spas Terme Maribor and Terme Ptuj offer a complete package of wellness and spa treatments for total wellbeing. Third: excitement. Pohorje is the biggest ski centre in Slovenia offering a Snow Stadium for international ski competitions and an Adrenaline Park, full of exciting challenges. Whatever the mood, the Podravska region has something to offer.

HIGHLIGHTS Maribor The second largest city in Slovenia with a rich cultural heritage, modern infrastructure and excellent options for organising events. Maribor offers a vast array of opportunities for recreation, relaxation and entertainment and also boasts a very special attribute: the oldest vine in the world. With an age of over 400 years it is registered in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest living specimen of grape vine on our planet. And it still bears grapes!

Pohorje At 250ha Mariborsko Pohorje is the biggest ski centre in Slovenia. During winter guests can enjoy its excellent ski slopes with the longest night skiing trail in Slovenia and many cross-country skiing courses. In summer, hiking, biking and a visit to the Adrenaline Park makes Pohorje an all-year round destination.

Ptuj It is one of the oldest cities in Slovenia, known for its prominent fortified castle and for having Slovenia’s oldest wine cellar. Its most typical feature is the tradition of Kurentovanje - a special carnival feast with traditional masks that takes place for ten days every February.

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Halože Halože is a hilly area and a particularly scenic wine district with a long tradition of winegrowing. Viticulture was started by the Celts as early as the 4th century BC. White wines dominate the area; Laški Rizling, Traminec, Beli Pinot, Sauvignon and Renski Rizling. Enjoying a wine tasting of local wines in the middle of the vineyards is a truly amazing experience.

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The Habakuk-Wellness Hotel is located on the outskirts of the Pohorje mountains, only a short drive from Maribor. It offers stylish and comfortable rooms, a large congress centre and a luxury spa centre.

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(400 events/year), good location (only 70km

Best Western Plus Hotel Piramida for an

from the nearest airport in Graz, Austria,

event? Let us present a few facts that speak for

• 400 events annually • Total congress area: 1600m2 • Nearest airport: Graz , 70km from the hotel • Distance from city centre: 6km • Wellness spa medical centre • Venue for remarkable events which have in the past featured VIP guests such as his Holiness the Dalai Lama, Mr. Lavrov, Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Queen of Denmark, FC Chelsea, FC Schlake, FC Sporting, FC Bayer Leverkusen, etc.

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of the event, there will be a personal event

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organiser at your disposal 24/7/365, years of

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FREE The Best Western Plus Hotel Piramida is a business hotel located in the city centre of Maribor. In addition to the business club, which includes all the necessary business facilities, guests may also enjoy the AntiStress Centre where they can recharge and relax.

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• Part of the Best Western chain • Art Café for splendid coffee breaks and lunches on the outside terrace • Catering can be arranged outside the hotel premises, in unique places around the city, at the castle, in the castle cellar, outdoors (vineyards, river banks, on the hills) etc. • Nearest motorway exit: 1km • Nearest railway station: 0.5km • Nearest airport: 10km

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The hotel Betnava, named after the neighboring forest, is a trendy place that represents the harmony between nature and the city. Close enough to the city to have everything at hand but far enough to enjoy all the peace and tranquility of nature. A perfect match for busy people.

4 Ulica Kneza Koclja 22 2000 Maribor Slovenia 78 23 12 5 FREE

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Located in the oldest town in Slovenia, the Grand Hotel Primus offers imperial accommodation with a touch of Roman hedonism. Named after the ancient Roman general, Mark Antony Primus, the hotel also offers special services that are inspired by its Roman past. 400

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Built in 2011, Hotel City Maribor is located only a few steps away from the old town, close to all the main sights. Its modern and sleek design and state of the art conference rooms make the hotel a hot spot for visitors seeking contemporary design and comfort.

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Hotel Bellevue 4 Na Slemenu 35 2208 Pohorje Slovenia 42 30 8 4 FREE

The hotel Arena is located at the foothills of Pohorje, close to ski slopes and only a 10 minute drive from the city centre. The hotel is ideal for hosting meetings, as well as for those who wish to keep in touch with nature and have outdoor activities at hand.

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This 4-star Alpine chalet style hotel is part of the Bolfenk apartment complex at Maribor Pohorje which is situated close to the ski slopes at 1050m above sea level. The comfortable rooms have private balconies and stunning views of the surrounding countryside. 80

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The Bellevue Hotel is situated on the Mariborsko Pohorje plateau. After a busy day, guests who enjoy an active lifestyle will be pleased to find a vast array of different options to recharge their energy and feel rejuvenated and fit.

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4 Pot k mlinu 57 2000 Maribor Slovenia 61 29 2 3 50 FREE A special venue (tent) for up to 800 pax can be prepared outside the hotel.

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The Dornava Manor Dornava Manor is situated close to the town of Ptuj. It is a beautiful Baroque castle with two pavilionlike buildings in the courtyard and an extensive garden. It represents the ideal synthesis between architecture and nature, connected by human creativity. Dornava Manor is a good choice for important events and for events that require a chic environment and a high level of flexibility. Going off-the-beaten-track can lead to finding the unexpected - places that fill the mind with admiration.

The Štatenberg Mansion The luxurious Štatenberg Mansion is a Baroque mansion with an elegant English landscape style park. It offers the perfect setting for various kinds of events. The elegant Salon, the Knight’s Hall or the green garden - events can be organised in any of these premises dependent on requirements.

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It is small but very important. Ptuj (no, don’t try to pronounce it!) was established by the Romans as Petovia and is a particularly special town, known as the oldest in Slovenia. It has a marvellous castle in which events can be organised and Ptuj Castle is one of the most picturesque historic venues you can find in this area of Slovenia. For events that require special glamour, Ptuj Castle should be on the list.

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THINGS TO DO • Golf • Boat trips • Kayaking • Canoeing • Fishing • Swimming • Grape harvesting • Wine tastings • Cycling • Hiking

Slovenia’s longest river Sava gives a particular mark to the Spodnjeposavska (Lower Sava) region, characterised by rounded hills of vineyards, extensive forests and several picturesque towns. The region is also home to the popular natural health resorts Terme Čatež and the fascinating Mokrice Castle. Wine routes are among the most popular ways to discover the region’s wines and gastronomic specialties, while for those who enjoy being active, there are numerous cycling and hiking routes.

HIGHLIGHTS Kostanjevica na Krki Built in the 13th century, it is one of Slovenia’s oldest towns and a famous cultural centre. It leaves a lasting impression with its Forma Viva Outdoor Sculpture Park and Kostanjevica Castle with the most famous Slovenian painter’s art gallery - the Božidar Jakac Gallery.

Brežice The economic, administrative and cultural centre of the region is the town of Brežice. Brežice Castle is particularly famous for its outstanding hall that offers a fantastic venue for various cultural events, the most popular being the SEVICQ Brežice Festival of Early Music.

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The medieval Mokrice Castle has been tastefully transformed into a high-class hotel whilst retaining its timeless beauty from the old days. Under its medieval walls, an 18-hole golf course spreads over 47 hectares in the midst of the forests, adding a sophisticated and luxurious charm to the property.

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4 Rajec 4 8261 Jesenice na Dolenjskem Slovenia 25 -2 2 60 FREE

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The Terme Hotel is located in a quieter part of Terme Čatež. Besides its business facilities it offers an excellent wellness range including indoor and outdoor pools with thermal water.

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Mokrice Castle has been rearranged into a high-class hotel. Medieval hallways lead to chambers and luxury apartments, an excellent à-la-carte restaurant, the wine cellar and two conference halls.

4 Topliška cesta 35 8251 Čatež ob Savi Slovenia 226 --5 FREE

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Toplice Hotel 4 Topliška cesta 35 8251 Čatež ob Savi Slovenia 139 -4 1 FREE

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The Toplice Hotel is designed to accommodate all kinds of needs. It offers professional business services, direct access to the Winter Thermal Riviera and Sauna Park, Sabai (Thai) Centre, sports centre with tennis court and sand outdoor tennis courts.

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The Brežice Castle The Knight’s Hall in Brežice is a venue that participants will find breathtaking. It is (probably) the most luxuriously painted Baroque hall in Slovenia. Concerts and other cultural events are organised in the hall throughout the year and in summer it hosts the main concerts of the Festival of Early Music. The 11th century Brežice Castle, situated on the left bank of the Sava river, is a ‘must-see’ location.

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The medieval Mokrice Castle is a special venue; not only because the Pet Shop Boys used the castle to film the video for their single ‘Heart’ in 1988, but also because it is a glamorous example of Medieval architecture, and a fine location for hosting events. Behind the thick walls, intertwining passageways lead to tastefully decorated halls, ideal for holding events. Guests enjoy the complete serenity of the castle environment. Mokrice Castle is surrounded by beautiful nature and it also offers the option of organising receptions in the castle courtyard. 4

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The Sevnica Castle In the old days castles were built on hilltops to provide protection from sudden attacks and to have the best views across the valley. Sevnica Castle boasts one of the best views of the old town of Sevnica and of the green surroundings. Its interior is furnished in the Baroque style with a meeting room, conference hall and a gallery. The conference hall fascinates with its well-preserved frescoes and big windows that make the room bright and airy. 30

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n o i g e R a j n i The Sav OVERVIEW

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THINGS TO DO nces • Genuine winter experie lk wa e ho ws • Torchlit sno ine climbing • Mountaineering and alp • Hiking • Ski touring • Cross-country skiing • Cycling • Horse riding • Boat trips • Swimming

Slovenia indeed deserves the title of ‘The Garden of Europe’. The Savinja region is a great example of unspoilt nature, thermal and climatic resorts, culture and quality entertainment. The region is named after the river Savinja which had a great impact on creating the appearance of its landscape. The region’s most famous treasures include one of the most beautiful glacial valleys in Europe, Logarska dolina, several renowned health resorts like Dobrna, Topolšica, Laško, Rimske Toplice, Rogaška Slatina and Olimia, and many towns and cities with an interesting cultural character.

HIGHLIGHTS Logarska valley The Logarska valley is one of Europe’s most beautiful glacial alpine valleys, nestled in the heart of the Kamnik - Savinja Alps. Due to its location it is an ideal starting point for hiking, mountaineering and alpine climbing routes. The valley is also popular for ski touring, cross-country skiing, ice climbing on frozen waterfalls as well as cycling, riding or just easy relaxing walks.

Celje Celje, known as the “City of Princes”, is the third largest city in Slovenia and a major trade fair centre. Its main attraction is the magnificent Celje Castle where the most important late medieval noble family, the Counts of Celje, lived.

Velenje The coal mine and the world famous Gorenje factory are the most well-known points of interest in Velenje. However, the town has many other surprises in store, such as its award winning underground Mining Museum and its touristrecreational centre next to Velenje Lake that make a visit worthwhile.

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Thermal Spas and Health resorts The region is a thermal sanctuary with a long tradition of thermal spas and resorts. The most famous are Terme Dobrna, Slovenia’s oldest working health resort, Laško, Rimske Toplice, Rogaška Slatina (known for its curative mineral water rich in magnesium - Donat Mg) and Terme Olimia, a modern and very sophisticated resort with an excellent array of spa treatments. +386 590 177 46

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The unique Aleksander Hotel is located in the idyllic environment of Rogaška Slatina. It offers a luxurious stay with a state-ofthe-art culinary menu and a personalised approach to individual needs.

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Grand Hotel Donat 4 Superior Zdraviliški trg 10 3250 Rogaška Slatina Slovenia 172 80 18 1 FREE

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4 Celjska cesta 1 3250 Rogaška Slatina Slovenia 65 30 5 1 FREE

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Grand Hotel Donat is located in the very heart of Rogaška Slatina. It is ideal for holding smaller events and is equipped with all the necessary features to make any gathering comfortable and pleasant.

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Hotel Rimski dvor

Hotel Slovenija is located in Rogaška Slatina, 600 metres from the centre. Nestled in an historical building designed by the famous Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik, this hotel offers a vast array of activities that can be enjoyed onsite or in the surroundings.

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The Hotel Rimski dvor is located on a wooded slope above the Savinja River in Rimske Toplice. It has a large spa area with all-year indoor and outdoor pools and a lavish massage centre.

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5 Zdraviliški trg 3 3250 Rogaška Slatina Slovenia 21 6 15 1 FREE

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Hotel Zdraviliški dvor

The Sofijin dvor is a spa hotel refurbished in 2008 and set in the picturesque Rimske Toplice valley surrounded by lush forests and mountains. The Hotel Sofijin dvor provides ultimate comfort for business people and a lovely terrace at the top of the hotel where events for up to 60 people can be organised.

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4 Toplice 10 3272 Rimske Toplice Slovenija 76 34 11 -FREE

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3 Dobrna 50 3204 Dobrna Slovenia 45 34 -1 FREE

The Hotel Park is located in the centre of Bled by the shores of the lake. The hotel also houses a very famous patisserie that serves the popular dessert Kremšnita, a cream cake that has become the symbol of Bled and for some people the main reason fortheir visit. --

The Hotel Zdraviliški dvor is a spa hotel which was refurbished in 2010 and is set in the picturesque Rimske Toplice valley. Convenient for business travellers it offers professional services as well as international cuisine and a wide selection of wines.

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Hotel Vita 4 Dobrna 50 3204 Dobrna Slovenia 174 137 17 1 FREE

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Hotel Vita is located in the Terme Dobrna spa park, a modern spa complex near Celje in Northeastern Slovenia. It offers conference rooms for productive business meetings as well as indoor and outdoor thermal pools and a medical centre with a range of medical treatments.

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Hotel Breza

Named after Hygieia, the ancient goddess of health and cleanliness, Vila Higiea offers a quiet location within the Terme Dobrna spa complex. Its unique feature consists of superior rooms which were designed according to the concepts of Feng Shui.

4 Zdraviliška cesta 24 3254 Podčetrtek Slovenia 167 46 18 1 FREE

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Directly connected by a covered corridor to the Termalija Wellness Centre, Hotel Breza is a convenient place to stay when having a business event. After a busy day you can relax in the luxurious pools or enjoy a walk through beautiful woods and vineyards.

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Terme Olimia – Hotel Sotelia is located in the small town of Podčetrtek. Business events are enhanced at Hotel Sotelia thanks to its direct connection with Wellness Orhidelia and the Termalija Wellness Centre which is the largest sauna complex in Slovenia.

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This prestigious hotel building dates back to the time of Emperor Ferdinand and gives business events a touch of timeless noble charm. The 4-star Grand Hotel Rogaška comprises 3 wings, elegantly furnished and with all the modern facilities required for complete comfort.

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4 Dobrna 50 3204 Dobrna Slovenia 31 26 1 -FREE

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Hotel Zagreb

Located in the Slovenian spa town of Rogaška Slatina, Grand Hotel Sava pampers its business guests in the spa area with a hot tub, a hammam or a sauna. To end the day with style, guests may order Ayurvedic tea and coffee in the lobby bar.

4 Zdraviliški trg 6 3250 Rogaška Slatina Slovenia 51 -7 1 FREE

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Thermana Hotels and Resorts is a complex located in the city of Laško with a spa tradition that goes back to the early 19th century when the warm thermal springs were first discovered. It is situated in the midst of a quiet park beside the River Savinja, a mere 15 minute walk from the town centre. 25

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Located in the central spa park of Rogaška Slatina, Hotel Zagreb offers a wide range of spa facilities and a pleasant environment for all kind of events. Guests may enjoy the relaxing spa services, or opt for more active sports in the hotel surroundings.

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4 Superior Zdraviliška cesta 6 3270 Laško Slovenia 188 137 7 12 FREE

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4 Superior Zdraviliški trg 6 3250 Rogaška Slatina Slovenia 233 -16 5 FREE

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Perched on a small hill, the 11th century Laško Castle provides great views of the town below and the river valley. It houses one of the top Slovenian gourmet restaurants, a stunning outside terrace which is excellent for summer events, a summer garden, wine shop and a multi-functional hall. Each floor of the castle has a special hall but the most spectacular is the Tower Hall that is usually used for special occasions and receptions. At the very top of the castle guests can enjoy the perfect view and also a good glass of wine from the bar. Tabor Castle in Laško is the place to choose for those wishing to impress guests.

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The Celje Hall Built by Germans who lived in Celje in the 20th century, it was initially called the “German House” and served as the gathering place of the Celje German bourgeoisie. After World War I, the German House was renamed the Celje Hall and today it houses the Institution for Cultural Events and serves as a venue for different kinds of events. 560

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Bjana is a famous Slovenian wine producer from GoriĹĄka Brda with award winning sparkling wines. The Bjana estate includes extensive vineyards, a wine cellar where guest can observe how wine is produced, a degustation room and comfortable rooms in which to spend the night.

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Set on the slopes of the Kuk Mountain, near to the town of Kobarid, Nebesa features 4 elegant chalets furnished in a modern minimalist style and panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows which overlook the impressive landscape of the SoÄ?a Valley. An unusual setting for very special events. Foto: Bjana

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Hiša Franko isn’t just a classic hotel and fine dining restaurant. It is also a beautiful family-owned countryside house and estate where guests can enjoy cosy rooms, a friendly atmosphere and food cooked by one of Slovenia’s top chefs.

Ceglo 9 5212 Dobrovo v Brdih Slovenia 7 -3 1 FREE

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Set in a 16th century castle, Hotel Gredič is located in Ceglo in the heart of the Brda wine area. Only 250 metres from the Italian border, it features modern accommodation units and a restaurant serving local specialities and drinks.

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The hotel is located on the edge of the old town of Šmartno in Goriška Brda. It is a boutique hotel that offers everything a guest needs for a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

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Šmartno 11 5211 Kojsko Slovenia 17 -2 1 FREE

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Staro selo 1 5222 Kobarid Slovenia 13 5 -1 FREE

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Gozdne Vile Huts Glamping

Šlovrenc 4 5212 Dobrovo Slovenia 6 --1 FREE

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The family owned Kabaj estate includes 12 ha of vineyards in Brda, a charming homestead with 6 tastefully furnished rooms and a cosy restaurant. Guests can enjoy stunning views, delicious wines and local food prepared according to traditional recipes.

The Gozdne vile huts follow the latest trend in camping, ‘glamping’, which changes the simple activity of camping into a glamorous experience. Gozdne vile are small wooden huts offering accommodation in the heart of nature and in close proximity to Lake Bled.

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The first elite countryside luxury apartment complex in Slovenia is located only one hour away from Ljubljana and Zagreb. The Pule estate offers nine exclusive wooden houses, a boutique spa, unique conference room and a state-ofthe-art restaurant.

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The castle is situated on an islet in the middle of the Krka River and is considered a prominent cultural and natural monument. The hotel offers privacy and comfort and reflects the very luxurious, yet modern style of state-of-the-art boutique hotels.

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This small and stylish boutique hotel is located in the heart of the Prekmurje region. It offers panoramic views of the hilly surroundings and many different options for relaxed entertainment.

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The Garden Village is an entirely ecologically and innovatively designed complex, with its own electricity resource from photocells, a well with drinking water, heat pumps for warmth, charging stations for electric vehicles and a greenhouse. The setting ensures that informal gatherings, team building or other social events will be unforgettable.

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Excursions Charms of Piran Team Building Option

The Spirit of the Salt Pans

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Visiting Slovenia’s salt pans is a completely new experience. It is like stepping into a time machine and reaching a place you never thought existed. Of the once numerous salt pans in the Gulf of Trieste, only those at Sečovlje and Strunjan have been preserved. They are unique environments and have the status of protected cultural and natural heritage as they are the only salt pans along the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea where the entire process of salt harvesting is still carried out with traditional methods and tools that have been used for over 700 years. If you would like to try salt panning, weather permitting, a salt harvesting excursion can be organised for small groups. It is a truly unique experience which can only be taken advantage of only here. Today, the Sečovlje salt pans are the largest coastal marsh wetlands (650 hectares), and at the same time the most important Slovenian locality from an ornithological point of view with more than 288 species. Walking through the salt pans, learning about harvesting the salt and admiring the birds creates a feeling of sheer magic.

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The town of Piran resembles a large open-air museum, with medieval architecture and a rich cultural heritage. Narrow streets and compact houses give the town its speciazl charm and create the perfect setting for a unique journey. Teams will be given the option to explore Piran through different quizzes, questions, tasks and challenges. Divided in smaller groups, teams will discover the history and the hidden secrets of Piran in a very unusual and fun way that will challenge creativity and problem solving skills.

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Excursions Lipica Home of the White Stallions

Cultural Tour of Piran Piran is a boutique, picturesque Mediterranean town. It is the best preserved cultural monument of the Slovenian Istria and neighbours Portorož, the splendid town of flowers. Piran’s architecture was influenced by the Venetian Republic. Walking through the town’s streets is like walking in an art gallery – beauty is everywhere you look. The gem found in the very center of Piran is Tartini Square, dedicated to the famous violinist and composer Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770) who was born in Piran. Those seeking a better view of Piran and its surroundings can visit St. George’s church located on a hill above the town. From its lookout tower there is a wonderful panorama all the way across the sea to the Croatian and Italian Coast. Rarely does anyone leave Piran without falling in love with the town.

The Postojna Caves Those who have ever wondered what mother natures does in the underworld should pay a visit to one of its most amazing masterpieces - the Postojna caves. It is one of the biggest attractions in Slovenia and also one of the largest Karst monuments in the world and has been visited by more than 35 million people over 200 years. A feature of the Postojna caves is also the fact that it is the only cave in the world that takes you through some of its corridors and galleries by train! It is a fun and safe way to enjoy the fascinating limestone sculptures of all kinds and spectacular halls where live performances are held on special occasions. Various concerts can be also held in the caves and a small exclusive reception can be organised for groups. While visiting Slovenia, the Postojna caves are a ‘must see’.

The Lipica story began in the 16th century when an abandoned summer residence became the court stud farm. Lipica is the oldest European stud farm continuously breeding one of the oldest cultural horse breeds - the elegant white Lipizzan horse. As such, it has remarkable significance as a place of cultural, historical and natural heritage for Slovenia and Europe. Visitors to Lipica can also see the classical riding school which is the pride and success of the Lipica Stud Farm. See how horses and their riders train for performances in the show and get a special insight into the training of the best stallions at Lipica. For most of its history, this elegant, orderly estate has been the private preserve of noble families for the breeding of noble horses. Today, commoners and heads of state all have an equal opportunity to stroll the well-tended grounds, visit the spotless stables and paddocks, and witness the famous Lipizzan horses in action.

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Štanjel Karst Hidden Treasure Romantic and timeless. These are two words that best describe the town of Štanjel. Known as the jewel of the Karst, Štanjel is a hilltop village crowned with a small castle that has been involved in almost every major European war since the 17th century. It was subject to repeated attacks during the Ottoman Wars in the 17th century. Its great feature is also the state of the art Ferrari Garden, which was designed by Maks Fabiani and built in the 1930’s. The location is popular among tourists because of its design and the views of the Karst landscape below. Local art galleries and a very famous restaurant offering traditional local food will take your senses to another level whilst you enjoy the surrounding nature and beauty.

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Excursions Vineyards and Wine Cellars Tour

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Goriška Brda is one of the many winegrowing regions in Slovenia where some of the finest wines are produced. Here, autochthonous varieties are produced that form an excellent accompaniment to the tasty local cuisine. The visit will take you through the beautiful landscape of vineyards with some interesting ‘pit’ stops. Energy levels can be recharged at various different wine cellars where tasting of local wines and other typical dishes from the region will be available. The Brda region is a land with a turbulent history and an interesting present. Strolling from village to village, from vineyard to vineyard, evidence of its rich, natural and cultural heritage may be encountered as well as the chance to enjoy local wines and genuine local food. At Brda, the welcome and friendliness of the locals will make you wish you could stay a little longer.

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Lake Bohinj

Ljubljana The Boutique Capital The symbol of Ljubljana is its dragon! Of course there is a story behind it, just one of many compelling stories that Ljubljana has to tell. For those with a desire to experience the fairytale, a theme tour is the best option. Ljubljana is a city that offers plenty of opportunities of one-ofa-kind entertainment. Walking, cycling or even running,) by the Ljubljanica river in the Old City centre, one can admire the beautiful architecture of the old buildings and have fun crossing all the different river bridges. Tired of walking? Take the vintage train which leads around the centre and up to the castle on top of the hill. From the castle’s tower there are the most beautiful panoramic views of the entire city and its surroundings. For a chance to relax, there is the beautiful Tivoli Park, where one can rest on the grass, hike up the hill of Rožnik or walk through the open-air exhibition. Ljubljana offers a vast array of exceptional wine bars, small local restaurants, bars with live music and, in the summer, numerous open-air concerts and other cultural events. It is a vibrant city where culture, art and gastronomy are the essence of entertainment. slovenia@idmc.eu

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Bohinj lies in Slovenia’s biggest national park - Triglav National Park - and is known to be one of the most beautiful places in the heart of the Julian Alps. The natural beauty of its high mountains, green forests, and beautiful meadows, the cultural and historical monuments, and the friendly villages and towns, guarantee a pleasant and fulfilling visit. Bohinj is an ideal starting point for day trips, walks on the trails that run throughout the valley, mountaineering and climbing tours, as well as for rest and relaxation in all seasons. In winter the valley becomes a winter sports centre, while during the summer the most beautiful pearls of the valley, Lake Bohinj and the Sava Bohinjka River, invite bathers, kayakers and fishermen to enjoy all the gifts of mother nature. Many legends are linked to Bohinj but one of them is surely true. There is a magical creature living in the mountains. If you pay enough attention and, if luck is on your side, you may encounter the Goldenhorn, called Zlatorog. You never know ...

Velika Planina Vast meadows with cows, traditional wooden cottages, views of the KamnikSavinja Alps, magical walks in all seasons and delicious apple strudel on a sunny terrace of one of the alpine huts - all of this and more awaits you on Velika Planina. Slovenia’s biggest and most popular alpine meadow actually consists of several alpine meadows that are spread out over a high Karst plateau. Fancy some local food? The Velika Planina specialty is called Trnič (yes, it is difficult to pronounce but much easier to consume - trust us). It is a pear-shaped hard cheese made from cottage cheese, cream and salt and decorated using special utensils to make an imprint into the cheese with carved wooden sticks. Would you like to try making Trnič? Of course! A cheese making workshop can be organised for small groups providing a lot of fun and entertainment. Velika Planina can be reached by cable car which is also a special experience ensuring the most fantastic view of the surrounding mountains.


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Bled - The Alpine Pearl

Lake Bled

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unique natural environment easy access plenary meeting space for up to 500 delegates state-of-the art meeting & hotel infrastructure rich tradition in hosting meetings and events broad palette of special venues superb cuisine

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Slovenia has it all. Mountains, caves, lakes, sea and even an island. Probably the most famous of all is the island in the middle of the most popular lake in Slovenia, featured in every commercial about Slovenia. It is, of course, Lake Bled and its island. If the golden fish has not yet made any of your wishes come true, you should definitely visit Bled island. The church on the island has a special wishing bell that, it is said, visitors can ring and it will make their wishes come true. To get to the island, “pletna” boats can be rented, a traditional boat which will add even more romance to the experience. Another spot that cannot be missed when visiting Bled is the Castle. Perched atop a steep cliff rising 130 metres above the lake, the castle features its own traditional printing shop where one can witness demonstrations of traditional printing on a reconstructed Gutenberg printing machine, and the castle wine cellar where one can taste top-quality wines and attend a demonstration of bottling of wine from oak barrels. There is, however, one other very important thing not to be forgotten when visiting Bled. The traditional Bled cream cake, called Kremšnita (pronounced kremschnita). It is almost compulsory to try it when coming to Bled as it is the pride and symbol of the place that has become legendary. Bled is guaranteed to get under your skin and will remain long in the memory.

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Excursions Rafting

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Canoeing

Are you in need of a pure adrenaline boost? Would you like to experience something different, crazy and unique? Then rafting may be for you! The experience of travelling through undisturbed nature while going down the river is an unforgettable adventure. Slovenia offers many options for different kind of water sports in its rivers and lakes. In the last few years rafting has become one of the most popular sports - suitable for both beginners and active sports people. The best river for rafting is the Soča, a clear, emerald-green river flowing through a beautiful valley. You can also experience adrenaline-boosting raft rides on the upper part of the Sava river, on the Savinja, the Kolpa and on the Krka rivers. You don’t need to worry about anything. Experienced guides will provide all the equipment needed as well as ensuring your safety and comfort.

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Canoes are ideal for paddling down Slovenia’s quieter rivers and for canoeing expeditions on lakes or on the sea, since they offer an easy and relaxed way to travel. Those with previous experience of paddling can either rent a kayak and paddle alone or ask for a guide to accompany them. This is a popular water sport for those who like to relax on the water and yet have genuine contact with nature.

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Canyoning Canyoning presents an adrenaline-filled activity and is essentially a descent through a canyon while overcoming natural obstacles and barriers. There are natural slides and waterfalls which must be traversed to reach pools of crystal clear water, providing an extra dose of excitement. Lovers of the magic of water and unspoilt nature will enjoy a new world which is normally inaccessible. Jumping into pools and swimming are special attractions of this activity which can be for everybody as it is carried out under the supervision of professional guides who make sure everything is done according to strict safety measures. Canyoning enables the discovery of some of Slovenia’s most secret places. slovenia@idmc.eu

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Have you ever heard of the handicraft of decorated gingerbread hearts? In Slovenia it is called ‘lectarstvo’ and is part of the traditional handicraft. The decorated dough is made from a secret mixture of flour and honey and shaped either using a wooden or tin mould, or by hand. During the late Middle Ages this craft was popular with the social elite. In those times, the products were highly regarded as meaningful tokens of love! Today, gingerbread products make precious souvenirs that visitors can even make themselves. Workshops take place in the museum of Lectar Inn in Radovljica where visitors can put their creative skills to the test and then give the heart as a gift to a loved one. It is a truly unique experience that will make you (and someone special) very happy.


Excursions Bread Baking There is nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread ... It brings out memories of happy times, wherever you go. After a short introduction and tour of the Dvor Jezeršek homestead, participants are invited to the ‘Hiša‘ room, where they join the cook in kneading the dough by hand and prepare it ready for baking in the farmhouse oven. While the dough rests participants are not left waiting, instead, they are invited to the wine cellar to taste a selection of traditional bites and local wine. The bread will be baked during dinner (approx. 45 minutes) so it can be enjoyed still warm and fresh or can be taken home to be savoured for breakfast.

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Cable Car Dinner How about having dinner while hanging by a cable? Sounds odd? Dangerous? Crazy? This experience is an amazing combination of culinary specialities, comfortable ambience and fantastic views in the heart of the Slovenian Alps. After public opening hours, the gondolas at the Krvavec ski resort are converted into small, hovering restaurants where panoramic views of the alpine surroundings and pampering of the taste buds with exquisite culinary creations can be enjoyed. A maximum of 4 people can enjoy a 3-course meal in a private cabin. Dinner is served alternately during two upward and downward rides. The last ride is followed by a stop at the panorama terrace and a sweet surprise. Tempted? Of course.

If you thought biathlon shooting was reserved only for professional athletes, think again. This experience provides the option to try it for yourself and to participate in this exciting and challenging sport. Biathlon is one of the most interesting winter sports which includes freestyle cross-country skiing and shooting. The shooting takes place under professional supervision, with a low caliber sports rifle on a specially prepared biathlon shooting range on the Pokljuka plateau. Organised biathlon shooting is carried out in all seasons and can be combined with cross-country skiing, cycling or hiking. Imagine the stories you will be able to tell your colleagues and family? Priceless!

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Boat Trip There is an old fishing proverb that says: ‘Fish have to swim three times – in the sea, in oil and lastly in wine’. Keep this in mind whilst enjoying a pleasant boat trip on the Slovenian sea and the captain will prepare a seafood lunch. In the meantime the fine Istrian wine, ‘malvasia’ can be enjoyed whilst feeling the gentle sea breeze. Cruising along the Slovenian coast offers a completely different perspective of its Slovenian coastal cities. It is a very enjoyable journey that brings together socialising, being in touch with nature, and experiencing the fruits of the sea in the perfect setting.

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Excursions My Umbrella Can Turn Into a Balloon

Sailing Trip More inclined towards active sports? Then let’s go sailing! This sailing trip begins in Izola and proceeds to Grado in Italy. Participants are actively involved throughout. Sailing is added fun when the skipper shares the experience with those on board. The basics of sailing will be learnt whilst discovering all the little tricks sailors must know. It won’t be all work though, as sailors know how to have fun and particularly enjoy the moment even if it means feeling some of the body’s muscles the next day - but it will be worth it!

Once upon a time there was a girl called Jelka and she had a magic umbrella that could turn into a balloon. One day Jelka lost her ball and she used her umbrella to fly over Ljubljana to search for it. This special Ljubljana based incentive programme, inspired by the famous Slovenian fairytale, offers a fresh and fun approach for discovering the most beautiful (and magical!) parts of the city. With a little humour and creativity participants become part of the fairytale and use their umbrellas to fly through Ljubljana and explore its secret treasures. Get ready for an adventure that releases the imagination for an experience of sheer fun.

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Excursions Cross-Country Skiing on Pokljuka

Truffle Hunt This could be described as a truly adventurous gourmet trip. Have you ever imagined going on a walk in the woods with a dog and a truffle expert? Well, at the beginning it might look weird but then you totally fall into it and forget about what would your mother say if she saw you digging out smelly balls from the earth. The perfect season for truffle hunting is from October to the end of January. This exciting tour starts early in the morning because it is important to be the first to search for this Istrian delicacy. The hunt takes place in the Slovenian Istria and the leader of the expedition is an experienced truffle hunter. The guide and his dog will take you on a hunt for this ‘marvel of nature’ which you will never forget.

Hunting Slovenia is one of the few countries with a large Alpine ibex population. Hunters from all over Europe who have experienced hunting in Slovenia claim there is no place more beautiful for chamois, ibex or alpine stag hunting. For those who like living an adventurous life, there is always the option to stay in one of the cabins in the centre of the hunting grounds. Small game (pheasant, partridge, hare, etc.) hunting in Slovenia is a unique experience to enjoy with friends. Hunting is organised in accordance with hunting laws by prior arrangement and booking.

The venue of the annual biathlon World Cup. Pokljuka is a beautiful place where tourism, agriculture and forestry coexist. Due to its ideal location, in the midst of extensive forests, this gorgeous resort is a cross-country skiing paradise. Cross-country skiing is a form of ski touring in which participants propel themselves across snow-covered terrain using skis and poles. Cross-country skiing is one of those types of recreational activity that offer genuine contact with the natural environment and really challenges body fitness. For those who have never tried cross-country skiing, there is no need to worry as an experienced guide will be close on hand to assist and keep you on the right track.

Slovenian Evening For a fun evening with some traditional cultural background, try this Slovenian evening with the participation of the Židana Marela band. Performances of traditional Slovenian dances, live music and singing create the right mood for having fun and experiencing genuine Slovenian entertainment. The programme includes: • traditional Slovenian welcome by a folkdance group in costumes who serve ‘šklojce’ (dried fruits) • live Slovenian folk music • a folklore show – costumes, dances and dance games from different regions of Slovenia • guest participation in the amusing traditional dances and games. A fun and enjoyable way to experience another side of Slovenian culture.

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Excursions Genuine Winter Experience: Dog Sledding & Outdoor Winter Dinner BBQ For those interested in an experience with a difference, original Siberian husky dog sledding is the ideal choice. It is a really unique experience that bonds participants with nature with the help of dogs and a very old way of transportation - a sled. It gives another perspective on winter transportation. After the ride there is a special winter BBQ dinner and the chance to warm up by the open fire, sipping hot drinks and being surrounded by a fairytale snowy landscape. Snowladen valleys and hills can be a great environment for many other entertaining activities. Allow us space to be creative and we will come up with tailor made solutions to pleasantly surprise. Those who think winter is cold, dark and boring may completely change their minds and it may even become their favourite season.

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Shopping Tours When walking in the old city centre of Ljubljana there are several boutique shops with handpicked items ranging from clothing, shoes, jewellery to artisan artworks. Nearby, still in the city centre, is Emporium where more than 100 fashion brands can be found, produced by world renowned fashion creators, everything from high fashion to sportswear, lingerie and clothes for children. The city centre offers a boutique shopping experience for those looking for quality and speciality. Those seeking a greater selection should visit BTC City. This huge shopping mall is located outside of the city centre and is the largest in Ljubljana. It is a shopping city within the city, with more than 450 stores of all kinds, a water park, casino, multiplex cinema, not to mention a vast choice of restaurants, bars and more. Those with a desire to see what Slovenia’s neighbouring countries have in store, can go on a guided shopping spree in the shopping meccas of Venice, Milan, Zagreb or Vienna. Full wallets, and comfortable shoes, and a wish list recommended!


Excursions Caving Adventure Journey to the centre of the Earth

Igloo Village Snow shoeing, a fondue dinner, cosy sleeping bags, candlelit rooms and a mountain top location. Yes, winter can be so much fun! The Igloo village, which is open from the end of December to the beginning of March, is the perfect place for a unique and unforgettable winter experience. Slovenia’s first and only igloo village is situated just a 45 minute drive from Ljubljana and is part of the ski resort of Krvavec. The village includes the Igloo restaurant with a capacity of 80, sleeping igloos for 20, and the famous Snow Patio with its ice bar. It offers a really unique winter experience with many interesting options for entertainment. A range of guided sports activities are available including entertaining snow games or even team building programmes (igloo building, igloo parties, etc.). The Igloo village offers a very special atmosphere and a fantastic out-of-the-ordinary memorable experience.

Exploring the underworld can be a very exciting experience, especially if following a programme of unique and fun tasks that test ones ability to be a team player and find creative solutions to challenges. Those that are brave enough, can embark on a ‘Journey to the centre of the Earth’. Teams are given a set of clues to help with solving different tasks. The more the participants work as a team, the more success they enjoy. Of course, in the end, all efforts are rewarded by the treasure found, but only upon successful completion of the final test! The unusual environment and entertaining tasks combined with cave sightseeing and social activities create a fun atmosphere and bond between people.

Torchlit Snow Shoeing Strap on a pair of snowshoes and venture into the night-time winter wonderland of the Pokljuka plateau which is well-known as a deep snow paradise as it is interspersed with a wide range of winter walking tracks suitable for torch-lit night snowshoe walking. Picture the scene - an indigo-blue moonlit sky, bright shining stars, and ice crystals glistening in the torchlight. It almost looks surreal and the silence of the winter night gives the feeling of being connected to nature. At the end of the walk – glossy-eyed and red-cheeked – there will be warming drinks with some ‘extras’ to help raise temperatures and lift spirits.

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Excursions Excursions to Italy (Venice, Trieste) and Croatia (Rovinj, Zagreb)

Venice is one of the most interesting and lovely places in the world and is within just a few hours reach of any part of Slovenia. This sanctuary on a lagoon is virtually the same as it was six hundred years ago, which gives Venice a timeless charm. Known to be the world’s only pedestrian city, and with more artistic masterpieces per square kilometer than any other city in the world, Venice never fails to impress.

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Trieste - Trieste is a city and seaport in northeastern Italy and is only a few minutes away from the Slovenian border. It is situated towards the end of a narrow strip of Italian territory lying between the Adriatic Sea and Slovenia, which lies almost immediately south and east of the city. Once a very influential and powerful centre of politics, literature, music, art and culture under Austrian-Hungarian dominion, its importance fell into decline towards the end of the 20th century. Today, Trieste is a very charming city, with a quiet and lovely atmosphere, stunning architecture and a beautiful sea view. Worth seeing also by night.

Rovinj - is coastal Istria’s star attraction. It is the destination of choice for those seeking the sentimental atmosphere of times gone by. Its restricted area features picturesque houses, narrow streets and small squares still untouched by modern urbanism. Rovinj has long been known as a town with favourable and beneficial climatic features which are another reason why so many people fall in love with it and keep on returning.

Zagreb - Zagreb is the capital of Croatia and also the largest city in the country. It is situated in the north-west of the country, along the Sava River, with a population of almost one million inhabitants. It is the political, economic, cultural and scientific centre of Croatia. A well known Zagreb phrase says that ‘the only thing lovelier than Zagreb itself are its women’, giving a lovely compliment to both the city and its female citizens. +386 590 177 46

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