Thermal Water

The healing thermal water in Laško and Rimske Toplice has a temperature between 34 °C and 38 °C and one litre contains between 370 and 430 mg of various dissolved minerals. Besides its body-friendly temperature and rich mineral content it also possesses an exceptional bio-field.

Gračnica valley

The mysterious Gračnica valley is an important natural conservation area and home of various endangered and rare plant and animal species such as birds as well as river and grassland habitats. It is also known after the Jurklošter Cartusian monastery with its fascinating history and architecture, revealing the lives of monks and nobility.

Rečica Valley

The picturesque river valley has a long brown coal mining history and is now an ideal starting point for hiking and cycle day trips to the nearby hills of Šmohor, Mrzlica, Kal, Govško brdo and Baba. The Rečica Loop Mountain Trail circles the valley and gives you a chance to discover all of its diverse natural habitats.

 

Sequoias in the Rimske Terme Park

Planted in 1879, the four giant sequoias were sent from London’s Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, to commemorate the visit of the English princess and Prussian heiress Victoria. The spa park features trees and plants from all parts of the world, with the mild local climate providing ideal growing conditions.

Šmohor Linden Trees

In front of the Church of St. Hermacora on Šmohor, there are three linden trees. They were planted in the 15th century and, as the church, date back to the late Middle Ages. In 2001, they were 718 cm (283 in), 680 cm (268 in) and 625 cm (246 in) in circumference and symbolise the Holy Trinity as well as the friendship of people gathering around them.

Hum Hill Flora

Hum (583 m; 1912 ft) is not only a popular destination for day trips but also an important ecosystem. The steep rocky hillsides are filled with protected endemic plants such as the Thora buttercups, which can also be found in the nearby Zasavje hills.

The Habitat of Gentian at Lovrenc

Gentian is a blue-flowered protected alpine plant that emerges at the end of April and at the beginning of May close to the church of St. Lawrence. The growing site at Lovrenc (722 m; 2368 ft) is a true hidden treasure and recognised as an area of outstanding natural beauty.