From Prlekija, the path leads us to the River Mura. From the left riverbank to the Austrian and Hungarian border lies the region known as Prekmurje. We could say that the region is Slovenia’s gateway to the great Pannonian Plain. Prekmurje is a flat land covered by cornfields, characterised by long roadside villages visited by storks, which return there each year.
Prekmurje used to be an important centre for the potter’s trade. In the village of Bogojina, a famous church was built between 1925 and 1927, designed by the architect Jože Plečnik, who decorated its interior with local pottery items.
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Nature parks of Slovenia
For a relatively small area, Slovenia offers a unique mosaic of biological, geographical and cultural diversity, with dozens of major natural assets and items of significant European cultural heritage. Around 12,6% of Slovenia’s territory is cover by protected natural areas, 36% of the territory is protected under Natura 2000, and almost 15,000 aspects of the country’s nature have been awarded the status “valuable natural feature”.
Nature parks of Slovenia -published by Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning, 2011 (in several languages)
Ljubljansko Barje - The largest Slovene and southernmost European wetland.
Postojna cave - One of the most attractive Karst caves
Sečovlje Salina Nature Park - National park, traditional manual gathering of salt in salt fields, plants and animals gallery
Slovene Julian Alps - Destinations, Activities, Programs, Accomodation
The Škocjan Caves Regional Park - UNESCO's world heritage site, underworld the virtual guide.
Triglavski narodni park - The Triglav National Park, the only Slovenian national park
Triglav National Park - Part of the website "Slovenia Landmarks" provides interactive map of the park
Volčji Potok Arboretum - The most visited horticultural amenity in Slovenia.
In your pocket
In Your Pocket website brings several city guides of Slovenian towns, regions, etc. The website offers its print publications for free download, in full, in PDF format.