Shielded by the lush green forests and meadows, the two century old botanic gardens are filled with exquisite plantings and energy points. Gračnica valley safeguards rare and endangered species. Surrounding hills are famous for its endemic plants. Let this natural treasures be part of your experience #myLaško.
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.
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.
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.
Lisca with views of mount Triglav
From the peak of Lisca (948 m; 3110 ft) you can admire the view of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, Snežnik in the proximity of the Adriatic sea, as well as catch a glimpse of Triglav, Slovenia’s highest summit. You can also enjoy panoramic views of the Sava valley from the platform in front of Tonček’s cabin.
Kopitnik with views of Savinja valley
The peak of Kopitnik gives a spectacular view of the Savinja valley in the direction of Zidani Most. Above, you will see the peak of Veliko Kozje and in sunny weather even the Gorjanci hills.
Malič with views of the Slovenian border
From the take-off point for hang-gliding and paragliding on Malič, you can admire the view of Gorjanci hills, the town of Laško and the Rečica valley. East of Savinja river, you will see the peaks of Veliko Kozje, Lovrenc, Lisca, Bohor, Kopitnik and the mighty Kum.
Hum Hill Panorama
Hiking to the peak of Hum (583 m; 1912 ft), you will find many well-maintained viewpoints. In clear weather, Hum hill provides great views: in the north to Pohorje, in the south to Kum and Lisca, in the east to Kozjansko region and in the west to the heart of Posavje hills.
Tabor castle and the view of the old town centre
The path surrounding the old town walls and leading up to the castle and its summer garden provides great views of the landscape. You can see the old town centre, the Savinja river and the surrounding hills.
St. Christopher and the town vista
Accessible by foot or car, the St. Christopher Church in the village of Strmca opens a magnificent view of Laško and the surrounding hills. The viewpoint is also part of the Three Churches Loop Mountain Trail.