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Attractions in the Vicinity of Rogaška Slatina


Pavilion of cacti


      

      


The Pavilion of cacti in Cerovec below Boč is an admirable collection with over seven thousand different cacti and other succulents from all over the world. 
Inside the collection one can find many rare species which give it an even greater meaning.  As an interesting fact it is worth mentioning the oldest cactus Ariocarpus is over 60 year old, and the smallest cactus, Blossfeldia, which grow only to one centimetre / 0.4 inch in height and width. A special kind of  Dirty Old Man Cactus, which radiates triumph, Mother-In-Law’s Chair, blooms for the first time after 40 years. 
There are many specialties – from the smallest to the biggest cactus, from knobbly to the most admired one. The collection is definitely worth seeing.

Junež Homestead

   

Junež Homestead, a protected monument – ethnographic outdoor museum extents over an outbuilding, partly closed double hayrack, a beehive and a renovated old farmhouse with a black kitchen from the 19th century with the original autochthonous furniture and inventory from that time. The house was inhabited until the beginning of the 1980s and it is the only one of its kind in the near proximity of the Spa resort Rogaška Slatina. Here you can taste the traditional culinary delicacies and get familiar with traditions and habits of Rogaška Slatina.

Organ-building Škrabl


At Organ-building Škrabl one can get familiar with producing the oldest known musical instrument with keys, they also offer a tasting of wine and traditional snacks. The beginning of the current organ-building workshop reaches into the year 1990, when the restoration of the old and making of the new organ begun. Currently around 50 workers of different specialisations, who master everything from difficult technologies of computer planning and management of modern machines, to masters of envious handcraft, under the hands of which ordinary wood turns to beautiful carving decoration are employed. Every organ is a unique instrument witch whit its harmony completes the sacred places, which make us shiver.

The King’s spring

  

  

The village Kostrivnica is not known by many people for its healing mineral waters, which were known even by the Celts, which is proven by a Celtic broche that was found during cleaning of one of the wells. Currently the broche is in a museum in Graz. From the spring that was last renovated in the far year of 1857 and is today enclosed by a beautiful octagonal pavilion, you can pour the healing water with the help of the original mechanical pump from the 19th century. The second last owners of Kostrivnica's mineral water, the Gotscher family, sold the water in special clay amphorae with a seal to Egypt pharmacies as a medicine. The last owners, the Kupnik family, exported the water to America (even then they sold over 100 thousand litters). With their business as good caretakers the family Kupnik marked Kostrivnica, because they employed a lot of the local people on their farm as well as the filling station, and they also founded the first post office that they needed for personal reasons. The King’s spring is important also because it originates from the Celtic times. Next to it stands a double hayrack, which is used for different social events. In it one can get a look at the collection of old farm tools. The Ignacij spring, last renovated in 1843, keeps them company. Both springs are renovated in the same style as they were originally built. 
Speciality: the water from the King’s spring next to the metabolism also benefits the skin (some even compare it to the water Vichy).

Calska gorca

On the wide wine-making territory Calska gorca presents one of the rare wine cottages of rich design and appearance and still has many elements preserved, which tell the story of the content and social status of the owners. The basic purpose of the renovation was the preservation of the cultural monument and to improve the life style of the countryside community, forming a or appealing village surroundings as a living space the development of other activities – especially tourism, and at the same time providing the conditions for promotion and other activities of the wine-making society, other societies and the local economy and community. Calska gorca was in 1997 bought by the Society of Wine-makers. They wanted to gain a space for society activities and prevent deterioration of the facility which was abandoned for more than 20 years. Calska gorca was in 2000 declared by order of the community of Rogaška Slatina a cultural monument. 


Landscape park Boč


Boč is with the height of 978 m / 3208.6 feet the highest peak of the Boč Mountains, which are geologically and geographically the most eastern part of Karavanke. Because of its uniqueness, diversity and a great deal of natural values, Boč and a wide area around it are protected as a landscape park.
It is marked by compact and quite preserved forests. A mix of grasslands and forests provide an incredibly diverse environment. Because of the exceptional natural heritage Boč and its surrounding area was at first by Slovene and later on also in European criteria recognised as a nature protected area, which has to be preserved. Its nature protected value was approved in the European measures by joining the European Union, because a great part of the area belongs to the European ecological network NATURA 2000.

The intact nature is intertwined with hiking paths that from all around lead to the peak of Boč. By walking on the hiking and forest nature trails you can experience the beauty of nature and cultural heritage. Visitors have at their disposal alsotwo biking trails, and in the information centre they can see a multi vision presentation of the treasures of Boč and get all the necessary information. Two beautiful mountain lodges take care of refreshments and arrange for pleasant gatherings in nature. Visitors can also use sports fields. Among the flora the biggest attraction is threatened velikonočnica, and while hiking around Boč you can hear about one or two of many legends and see many natural and cultural attractions (Galke – cliffs, Formila – Kras valley with a sink cave, Čren – rock cliff, Črni topol on Boč, Balunjača – kras cave, partisan hospital on Formile, the church of St. Nicholas, the church of St. Margaret, …) 


Information: Tourist information centre, tel.: 03/5814-414, e-mail: info@turizem-rogaska.siwww.boc.si.