Masonry

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Experiences

EXPERIENCES

Far from the hustle and bustle of the city and the fast lifestyle, vineyards, peace and nature await you. Experience a relaxing holiday. Choose the one that suits you best among the abundance of experiences that the surroundings offer you.

You can also find the current range of destinations on the following websites:

NATURAL HERITAGE AND ACTIVITIES IN NATURE

Ideas and links to websites

The Krka River - swimming pools
Žužemberk – Loka swimming pool; Guard - dam; New town – Loka; Mačkovec, Otočec, Kostanjevica near the bridge.
Boating on the Krka River, Novo mesto
Relaxed boating with a sup or a boat along the quiet part of the Krka near Novi mesto. SUP and boat rental: City beach - Beach Bar Loca, Topliška cesta 2c, Novo mesto, T: +386 (0) 7 39 39 263 or TIC Novo mesto, Glavni Trg 11, Novo mesto (T:+386 (0)7 39 39 263, E:tic@novomesto.si)
Rafting on the Krka River, Novo mesto
Riding Rudolf's raft along the bend of the Krka river, which surrounds the old town, is a unique experience. The meeting point is at Zupančičevo promenade 2. The ride takes 1.5 hours and a reservation is required at TIC Novo mesto (T:+386 (0)7 39 39 263, E: tic@novomesto.si)
Thematic tours of the New Town
Guided tours of Novi Mesto: With Rudi the Dwarf (for families), Tastes of Novi Mesto (guided tour with tasting of local delicacies), Following the paths of Primičeva Julia.
TIC Novo mesto, Glavni Trg 11, Novo mesto (T:+386 (0)7 39 39 263, E:tic@novomesto.si)
E-bike rental, Novo mesto
Bicycles can be rented at TIC Novo mesto, Glavni trg 11, Novo mesto (T:+386 (0)7 39 39 263, E: tic@novomesto.si)
For guided tours and larger groups: Agency Ride-me (E: jan@rideme.me , T: +386 (0)31 568 962)
E-bike rental, delivery to the brickyard
Electric bikes, for short or long term rental. E: info@zidanice.si Phone: +386 40 808 568
Highlanders
Gorjanci and Trdinov vrh are popular hiking spots. The Trdinova path, the couriers and midshipmen's route, the European route E7, the Zlatorogova transversal of pride and the Krka mountain routes lead through Gorjanci. In one of the mountain lodges (Gospodična, Miklavž) you can also refresh yourself with local delicacies.
Hiking trails
The gently undulating and varied landscape of Novi Sad is loved by hikers. Excellent terrain for Nordic walking. There is a branched network of marked footpaths (of varying difficulty) and cycle paths across the landscape.
Adventure park Otočec
It is based on an adventure adventure on a specially prepared training ground, which is built in the form of an adventure path through the forest. In the park, you will be able to rise from the ground into the treetops and go on a real journey among the trees.
Waterfalls on the Krka River, Žužemberk
Very beautiful waterfalls, extensive and varied, are located below the Žužemberk castle. There is also a natural swimming pool in the immediate vicinity.
St. Peter Dvor, Topla reber
A hiking trail up to 888 m above sea level, at the top there is a lookout tower and a mountain hut. The start of the route is at the Rojc inn in Lašče, which is famous for its excellent suckling pig and lamb.
Klevevž and Klevevška Toplica with the Radulje gorge, Grič pri Klevevž
It offers visitors relaxation in an exceptional natural environment. The natural features of the environment, a hypothermal spring, trapped in a small pool, with a year-round temperature between 21-25°C and the remains of the castle park and castle fill you with energy.
Zagraški Log Park – Herbal center of SE Slovenia, Zagrad
Below the village of Zagrad, the locals of the former village farm have arranged the overgrown village pasture into a park of native trees, shrubs and rocks. In 2019, the Zeliščarski center of SE Slovenia was organized and started operating in the area of Zagraški logo.
Kostanjevica Cave, Kostanjevica na Krka
The Kostanjeviška cave lies at the foot of Gorjanca. There are three hundred meters of paths arranged for tourists to visit the most attractive parts of the cave. The trails are suitable for children and elderly visitors. The guided tour with expert explanation lasts forty minutes.
Green adventure agency
Green adventure offers you three experiences: Green river - with a kayak along the green Krka, Temenica and Kolpa, Into the wild - movement in nature, getting to know plants and bird species, watching animals; spend an unforgettable day in the heart of the Kočevski forests, get to know the primeval forest, go to observe the king of the forests - the brown bear, Fly and fishing paradise - all-day fishing.
River Kolpa, Bela Krajina
European destination of excellence 2010. The Kolpa is the warmest river in Slovenia and an excellent choice for refreshment on summer days.
Source of Krupa, Semič
The most beautiful and largest spring in the White Landscape. The karst educational trail from Lebica to Krupa runs here (2 hours).
Divji potok, Črmošnjice – Semič
Divji potok has a picturesque riverbed full of waterfalls, pools and rapids. The stream flows most of its course through the forest. After about 3.5 km of torrential flow, it flows into Črmošnjičica, which flows towards Dolenjski Toplice.
Mountain lodge Mirna Gora, Semič
On the road from Dolenjski Toplice to Črnomlje. A well-marked path, many educational boards. There is a mountain lodge and a lookout tower at the top.
Landscape park Lahinja, Veliki Nerajec, Dragatus
Visit the info center in a 200-year-old farmhouse with a small ethnological exhibition. The park is suitable for visiting small groups and families with children. Advance notice required (T:+386 (0)40 842 717, E: gregor.smalcelj@ric-belakrajina.si).
Info center Black human fish, Jelševnik, Črnomelj
A smaller but informative center about the Belokrajna endemic and its habitat in the shallow karst plain. Advance notice required. (T:+386 (0)31 632 636, E: info@crni-moceril.si)

SPECIAL EXPERIENCES

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Escape room Novo mesto, Novo mesto
60 minutes of action, 60 minutes of unforgettable fun for old and young, friends, families, relatives, partners, for everyone who wants to spend the day differently, especially adventurously.
Trška gora - open masonry
The walls open up the wine cellars, where you can taste the delicacies of the hardworking Trško Gora winegrowers. Brickworks are open every Saturday and Sunday from 09:00 to 19:00 (at least two out of eleven). Which of the 11 masonry buildings is open will be visible on the entrance roadside billboards at the foot of Trška gora. Information at: T: +386 (40) 650 051
Matjaževa homestead, Paha, Otočec
The 150-year-old Matjaž homestead welcomes you in national costume and shows life in the Dolenj countryside then and now. Followed by watching the video The story of cvizek and tasting the ingredients of cvizek along with homemade cold cuts. If you have time, you can assemble and bottle your own "Cviček to go" with a special label in a brick building 2 km away from 1848.
Terme Krka – Terme Šmarješke and Dolenjske Toplice
They offer quality relaxation in the middle of nature, with selected food and relaxation in the thermal springs or in a top wellness center, swimming in pools, saunas, massages...
Prečna Airport – Novo mesto Aeroclub, Novo mesto
Flying with a motor plane is an extraordinary experience, as they take you over Novi Mesto, which has the most beautiful aerial view in Slovenia, over Krka, Otočec Castle, over Vinske Gorica, and, if desired, also over Triglav or the Slovenian coast.
Apitherapy Stankovič, Novo mesto
They present their passion for beekeeping to visitors and take them on a tour of the apiary, where they offer apitherapy with a beneficial aerosol, they can serve you a honey breakfast or pamper you with a honey massage.
Skiing - paragliding, Semič
Smuk is a 547 m high plateau above Semič. There is also an airfield for paragliders and hang gliders on Smuk, and the hunting lodge kindly opens its doors to visitors.
Adrenaline park – Camp Bela krajina – Podzemelj, Gradac
Park Podzemelj is suitable for children from the age of 4 and up, but at the same time it also represents a challenge and fun for adults who want to test their courage. Experience the story of the White Landscape in a special way, and try unique and fun exercises.
Tourist Agency KNM Travel, Novo mesto
The agency offers tailor-made Dolenjska experiences for individuals, couples, families, small and large groups. From adventures on the Krka, to themed guided tours around Novi Mesto and Dolenjska. For guests with selected tastes, they prepare special KNMexclusive programs - Dolenjska exclusive.
Tourist agency Bravina, Metlika
An agency that will introduce you to interesting people, unusual events and a casual way of life in the White Landscape. If crawling through forests, running after sheep, paddling rivers and getting your throat wet in masonry sounds like good fun, you've come to the right place.
The Open Door of the White Landscape project
During the summer season, the doors of wine cellars, apiaries, farms, homesteads, galleries and museums open and prepare unique experiences - no prior announcements are necessary.

CULTURAL HERITAGE

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The old town center of Novi Mesto: Main Square, Franciscan Church and Monastery
Visiting what used to be the most beautiful square in Carniola will certainly be a special experience, as it got a completely new look years ago. A spacious square and houses with arcaded corridors, the town hall, the Kette fountain, the Franciscan church, the monastery and the library, the Candian bridge... Guided tours: TIC new city
Dolenjski museum and Jakčev dom, Novo mesto
Three exhibitions are available in Jakčev dom: in addition to the permanent one, there is also Božidar Jakac and an art and pedagogical one. The Dolenj Museum has four permanent and occasional exhibitions. The most interesting is certainly the archaeological one, according to which the museum belongs to the very top of the world, especially with finds from the time of the flourishing Hallstatt (glass strawberries, situla...).
Cathedral Church of St. Nikolaja, Novo mesto
The Gothic Church of St. Nicholas is the city's most remarkable monument and one of its central symbols, and it also shapes the silhouette of Novi Sad. In the crypt, there is a cast of the tombstone of the Novoměstsk priest, the first Viennese bishop and founder of the Vienna Boys, Jurij Slatkonje.
Struga Castle, Gumberk - Otočec
Struga Castle represents the typical castle architecture of the 16th century. Due to its exposed location next to the Krka river, it is among the environmentally important monuments in Dolenjsko. Embark on an interesting journey when your host – the Prince of Struga – will take you through an experiential gamified story. A young man who loves cultural heritage, art, music and dance, and who befriends the mischievous but friendly ghosts of the castle.
Advance notice required (T:+386 (0)41 949 155, E: majkerinc59@gmail.com).

Museum of Lojze Slak and Tone Pavček - Mirna Pec
The exhibition presents written and pictorial materials, objects, music and films about the life and work of the peaceful compatriot Lojzet Slak. On a walk through his life from birth to death, we feel the influence of the Dolenj landscape, people and folk music on his musical creative opus. The special feature of the exhibition is the reconstruction of the stage. Lojzeta Slak's ensemble usually performed on stage, and visitors will have this opportunity at the exhibition. There is an accordion on stage, on which you can play your favorite Slak song. If you wish, you can record your performance with music and video accompaniment from the Lojzeta Slak Ensemble. "Harmonika šov" offers musicians with a diatonic harmonica an experience that has never been seen before at exhibitions in Slovenia.
"House of Living Heritage", White Church - Šmarješke Toplice
The house offers an insight into the life of local residents through different perspectives and historical periods and presents the rich cultural heritage of the Šmarješke Toplice municipality area in an innovative way. From the kitchen of rural women and girls, the smell of home-made bread invites you to taste the delicacies of the valley. You can also try your hand at preparation and baking with their help.
The land of haymakers, Šentrupert
An open-air museum with 19 haystacks, it represents centuries of development and demonstrates an exceptional sense for the use of natural materials and the mastery of the carpentry tradition.
Gallery Božidar Jakac, Kostanjevica na Krka
The gallery is located in the renovated premises of the former Cistercian monastery and is one of the largest Slovenian galleries in terms of the surface area of the exhibition spaces and the fund it houses.
Šokčev dvor, Žuniči, Bela krajina
Šokčev dvor Žuniči is a cultural monument of national importance, a unique example of preserved building heritage in Bela Krajina. In 2007, it became an information center.
Museum collection Črnomelj, Črnomelj
The museum's permanent exhibition focuses on the history of the city and its immediate surroundings, as well as its people.
Primožič House – House of Belokranja Craftsmen, Črnomelj
The house has been declared a cultural monument of local importance and is used for occasional exhibitions and workshops of domestic and artistic crafts of Belokraj craftsmen. However, domestic products and handicrafts are constantly on sale.
Belokrajna Museum, Metlika
The Belokranja Museum is housed in the Metli Castle and is a must-see for anyone who wants to get to know this special region, its history and culture.
Slovenian Fire Museum, Metlika
The first fire station in Slovenia was established in Metlika in 1869. On the occasion of the centenary, a museum was opened, which is located in the immediate vicinity of the Metli Castle and the Belokranje Museum.
Kambič Gallery, Metlika
Memorial collection of academician prof. dr. Vinko Kambič and opera singer Vilma Bukovec Kambič. The collection of national importance consists of cultural and historical objects (glass paintings, furniture, clocks, lamps, handicrafts) and works of art by various Slovenian artists.

CULINARY EXPERIENCES

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Guesthouse on the square, House of Culinary and Tourism, Main square 30, Novo mesto
Bistro Marof, Ketteje tree row 2, Novo mesto
Jakše Inn, Drska 44, Novo mesto
Guesthouse Loka, Župančičevo promenade 2, Novo mesto
Inn Vovko, Ratež 48, Brusnice
Inn Mrak, Sela pri Ratež 18, Brusnice
Restaurant Grad Otočec, Grajska cesta 2, Otočec
Fink & Situla, Dilančeva 1, Novo mesto center
House of Fink, Irča vas 13, Novo mesto
Inn Pugelj, Ždinja vas 6, Novo mesto
Herbelier butchery, Sokolski trg 2, Dolenjske Toplice
Butchery Rudolfswerth, Kandija cesta 35, Novo mesto 
Inn at the airport, Prečna 46, Novo mesto
Inn Don Bobi, Kandija cesta 14, Novo mesto
Inn and pizzeria Šentpeter, Šentpeter 10A, Otočec
Novak home, Sadinja vas 7, Dvor

Home of the Friar, Dolnji Ajdovec 20, Dvor
Guesthouse Koren, Dolga vas 5, Žužemberk
Inn near the castle, Grajski trg 10, Žužemberk
Guesthouse near Dedi, Šmarjeta 70, Šmarješke Toplice
Rakar Inn, Gorenje Ponikve 8, Trebnje
Inn Javornik, Rakovnik 6, Šentrupert
Guest house Marinčič, Škocjan 37, Škocjan
Guesthouse Deteljica, Dobruška vas 36, Škocjan
Hotel Smuk, Štefanov trg 1, Semič
Inn Pezdirc, Metliška cesta 11, Semič
Ecological tourist farm Mlinar, Rožni dol 7, Semič
Inn Müller, Ločka cesta 6, Črnomelj
Guest house Kapušin, Krasinec 55, Gradac
Hotel Bela krajina, Fraternity and Unity Road 28, Metlika
Gostišče Veselič - Belokranjska house, Podzemelj 17, Gradac

WINE EXPERIENCES

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Colnar Winery, Črešnjice 124, Otočec
The Colnar family is an old family, and the love for the beautiful Dolenj hills, and in general for the landscape and land, has been passed down from generation to generation over the centuries. They produce high-quality wines with recognizable flavors for selected customers who appreciate the true taste and composition of wines.
Matjaž's homestead, Paha, Otočec
Tour of the old homestead, wine tasting with a snack. Advance notice required. 
Wine fountain "Izvir cvička", Šmarjeta, Šmarješke Toplice
Open every day from 11:00 to 20:00. You can complement the tasting with homemade cold cuts and freshly baked bread from the miller's oven.
Wine shop Otilija, Novomeška cesta 12 A, Šentjernej
The wine shop offers wines from four of the biggest winemakers in the Šentjernej Valley. Culinary delicacies are also offered in the wine shop. With prior notice, they offer everything from cold meats to formal lunches.
Winery Nampel – Malnarič, Vavpča vas 40, Semič
The Malnarič - Nampel tourist farm welcomes you with a wide range of Belokraj wines and fruits.
Semič sparkling wine, Metliška cesta 12, Semič
Simonič sparkling wines are produced exclusively according to the classic method, with a second fermentation in the bottle. 
Pečarič wine house, Čurile 7, Metlika
You will get to know red, white and predicate wines along with Bela Carnaj cake, and a homemade snack is also possible. By agreement, they also accept 2 people. From July to September, they are always involved in the White Landscape Open Doors project.
Boutique winery Šturm, Metliški Castle, Trg svobode 4, Metlika
At the Šturm estate, we offer a wide range of different wines - white, red and rosé, young and mature, dry and sweet, still and sparkling. At Metliška grad in the wine shop, tastings are possible every day, even for 1 person. In the cellar, by agreement, they also prepare a tasting with the food.
Šuklje wine cellar, Trnovec 24, Metlika
The terroir selection is drinkable, elegant and complex wines, the wines from the Classic line are fruity, fresh, drinkable wines. Advance notice required.
Wine cellar Prus, Krmačina 6, Metlika
Four generations under one roof symbolize the family's viticultural tradition, which is constantly looking for ways and procedures to improve what has been achieved. Advance notice required.
Metlika winery, Fraternity and Unity Road 68, Metlika
Anyone who wants to get to know the White Landscape and its people will learn a lot from a glass of its wine. While walking among the wooden barrels, you will get to know the wonderful story of wine. They participate in the Open Doors of the White Landscape project.
Wine tower Otočec, Otočec Castle, Grajska cesta 2, Otočec
A wine shop with a range of domestic and foreign wines.

GOODNESS FROM THE LAND

Ideas and links to websites

Novo mesto Market, Florjanov trg 1, Novo mesto
The Novomeš market operates in the center of the city between the main square and the cathedral. It is open every Monday and Friday morning, and on Saturdays on the Main Square from 09:00 to 13:00.
Pleško farm, Prapreška pot 11, Otočec
On the farm you will find local seasonal produce: fruits, juices...
The delicacies of Dolenjska, Gubčeva cesta 1A, Trebnje
Dobrote Dolenjske is a collective brand that unites and connects the best local suppliers.
The House of Bela Krajina delicacies, Mestni trg 7, Metlika
The offer is collected and presented in one place: wine, fruit, horticultural, beekeeping, oil, herbal, dairy and other products.
Boutique market, Main square 30, Novo mesto
In the Boutique Market, products and produce from the Grm Novo mesto school estate are available to customers: dairy products, juices, wines, fruits and vegetables, fresh eggs and much more. At the entrance to the boutique market, there is also a "milk machine" with daily fresh milk.
(T:+836 (0)59 076 159, E: hisa.kulinarike@gmail.com).

Photo source: www.slovenia.info - Authors: Miran Kambic, Jošt Gantar, Andrej Tarfila, Tomo Jeseničnik, Zvone Butala, ZTR Temeniške and Mirnska doline, Jaka Ceglar - Association of Historical Cities of Slovenia