The tailgate is one of the special features that will surely not leave you indifferent. These are caves dug in quartz sand where turnips, the main fodder for livestock and from which turnips take their name, were once stored over the winter. After this type of storage was abandoned, the wine cellars have become a relic of a bygone era, and many wine growers have converted them into wine storage and wine tasting areas. Discover them here
Jovsi Nature Park
The Jovsi Nature Park is a 460-hectare area of marshy meadows along the Sotla River between the Kapel Mountains. They are protected as a nature monument and a Natura 2000 site. Thanks to its natural features and extensive agriculture, many rare and endangered species of flora and fauna have found their habitat here
Kozjansko Park is one of the oldest and largest protected areas in the country. It covers the Posavje, Obsotelje and Kozjansko regions. The northern hilly part of the municipality of Brežice is an integral part of the park area, which is characterised by exceptional biodiversity and a number of good park practices that are sustainable in terms of development. One of the most recognisable good park practices are the high herbaceous meadow orchards of old, hardy fruit varieties.
Brežice City Park
The park offers a short educational trail, playgrounds for the youngest children, and is also the start of the Fairytale Walk in Brežice. On the outskirts of the park, next to the MC Hostel Brežice, all recreation-seeking visitors to Brežice can also find their own fitness equipment. Since 2013, there have been outdoor fitness facilities available..
The thickest oak in Slovenia
The path to the thickest oak tree in Slovenia will take you just a stone's throw from the town of Brežice, through the small but pleasant village of Cundrovec. As you cross the long plain, you will turn left and a few hundred metres further on you will have a magnificent view of a real giant oak tree.
Confluence of the Sava and Krka rivers
Anyone coming to Brežice from the direction of the Ljubljana-Zagreb motorway, from the direction of Terme Čatež, or from elsewhere, from the south to the north of Brežice, cannot miss Brežice's greatest natural beauty, the confluence of the Krka and the Sava rivers. An idyllic view of the confluence can be experienced on the bridge connecting Čatež ob Savi with Brežice.
Bee-eater bird nesting site
One of the most beautiful coloured birds - the bee-eater (Merops apiaster) - has taken up residence in the quartz sand mine in Župjek, Bizeljsko. The name comes from the way it eats wild bees and other large insects, which it catches in the air with incredible skill and speed.
The Ajdovska House or Ajdovska Cave, also called the Primožič Cave, lies at the western edge of the dispersed town Silovec pri Sromljah. You can visit the cave as part of the Sromlje Trail of Wine and Sun. At the local farm at the address Silovec 20, they will also be happy to show you their chapel and cellar.
Gabernica Spring and Duplo Cave
In the cave called Duplo, there is the source of the Gabernica Spring that flows from under the Orlice Hills. However, you cannot enter into the cave because the water is used for the drinking water supply of Bizeljsko.
Thermal and natural spas
Brežice is situated on a tectonic fault and is exceptionally rich in thermal springs, which were discovered more than 200 years ago along the banks of the Sava River. The power of the natural thermal water was soon recognised as curative. The development of Terme Čatež, the pioneer of Slovenia's spa tourism, gradually began, and today it is the largest thermal complex in the country and one of Europe's most recognisable thermal centres. The youngest thermal complex in Slovenia, Terme Paradiso, has grown above the thermal springs in Dobova. Discover our spa`s here
The castles in Brežice and their surroundings are quite a few mighty castles worth a visit. Most of them are renovated and open to tourists. The mighty buildings, which once served as a shelter from Turkish invasions, are now intended to visit tourists, organize weddings and other protocol meetings. Discover them here
Digital Castle Room
The Digital Room of the Castles of Posavje is a good example of digital innovation of the cultural heritage of the castles of Posavje. The digitised content of the cultural heritage of the castles on display in the Digital Room at Terme Čatež is presented in an attractive way through 3D models, 360-degree images and video with 3D models and displays of the offers of the castles involved. The castles that have been the subject of digital innovation are Rajhenburg Castle, Brežice Castle, the former Cistercian monastery Kostanjevica na Krki, Sevnica Castle, Mokrice Castle and the castle ruins of Svibno and Kunšperk. The castle ruins are captured in the form of an attempt at 3D reconstruction. The Digital Room is located in Terme Čatež, next to the Urška Confectionery.
In Brežice, churches are an important part of the physical cultural heritage. The church of St. Lovrenec Church in the Old Town and the Church of St. Roka, which is also part of the town centre of Brežice. The municipality can also boast a significant number of small churches, which have sprung up in almost every village community in the municipality.
The Old town Centre
Old Town Tour of the Old Town of Brežice, it is a unique experience, offering a walk through different centuries and offering an insight into the different stories that the inhabitants of the city have told and are still showing them at least a little bit. We suggest that you start a tour of the centre in the northern part of the city, at the family church of St. Roka, built in 1764. Continue past today's high school, where there was once a Franciscan monastery and past Exile Square, where you can stop and see the so-called. The German house, a symbol of the turn of 19th-century, when the city was one of the centers of ethnic struggles.
Brežice Water Tower
The water tower was built in 1914 as a part of the city's water supply system. It is 46 metres high and mostly round with an octagonal reservoir sitting at the top supported by sixteen consoles. It was built I 1914 for the needs of the city's water supply. It is 46 metres tall, is round in large part, and is finished at the top by an octagonious tank, which is placed on sixteen consoles. The tower is decorated with three smaller balconies. It is placed on the corner of the central, "entrance street" - Bizeljske cesta and Street stare pravde - Gase - streets on the city walls.
Near the northeastern tower of the castle, the remains of a 16th-century wall were discovered, which was a pre-construction site to the east. Beneath them, the remains of the walls discovered most likely date from the Middle Ages. The walls east of the walls partially reached into a defensive trench and may be the remnants of the entrance structure of the southern city gates of the 16th century, which most likely stood slightly northerly.
The building dates back to the 16th century. A large hall with colonnade and vaulted ceiling, which served as horse stables, is preserved on the ground floor. In the middle of the 19th century, the building was owned by the noble Attems family of Brežice and was called the Riding School (Reitschule). A large hall with colonnade and vaulted ceiling, which served as horse stables, is preserved on the ground floor. Today, it houses the Brežice Music School.
The building was first mentioned in 1491, while the present edifice dates back to the early 18th century. The Attems noble family owned the castle and five outbuildings; in the early 19th century, it was owned by Ignatius, Count of Attems (1774–1861) and Governor of Styria. The castle granary in Brežice is one of the best-preserved castle granaries in Slovenia and is listed among 227 immovable cultural monuments of national importance.
Gasa – Street on the Town Walls
Gasa (today Ulica Stare Pravde Street) runs semi-circularly from the medieval southern town gate at the castle to the former post office in Ruehovo where it joins the main street opposite the National Hall. A continuous series of houses in the southern part of Gasa was built onto the town walls. In the past, the houses were mostly occupied by artisans. In the middle of the 19th century, there was a nursing home, from 1872, a hospital and, in the early 20th century, a kindergarten and a stud. Gasa is seen by many as one of the most beautiful streets of Brežice, and strolling along it opens a beautiful view of the Water Tower.
Punt Monument and Revolution
In 1972, the architect Franc Filipčič designed the memorial plateau in Brežice with the public monument Punt and the revolution of the sculptor Stojan Batic, set in memory of the peasant uprisings and partisan struggle. With the sharpness of the high, upward-facing men, the sculptor symbolized the peasant revolts that took place here in the 16th century, and on the inside presented with relief the expulsion of the Slovenian population and the partisan liberation struggle against the occupier during World War II.
Among the building heritage of the old town stands a former pharmacy with a Renaissance façacle with a famous, drilled chimney on the roof. The main entrance with a semi-circular portal bears the year of 1641 and 1695, above the second portal leading to the courtyard of the building, is in a semi-circular façade niche on the floor of a statue of Mary the Immaculate from the second half of the 18th century.
At the time of its creation, the development of the city was booming, and that is what its externality suggests. It is a late-baroque building with a highlighted central wasp, set on the ground floor by a large stone portal with a city coat of arms and the year 1769. On the floor there is an attractive small balcony with baroque tummy rail and simple doors. The building also has an architecturally interesting roof attachment with a triangular forehead and a painted clock in the middle. The town hall in Brežice is also referred to in the sources as the Magistrate.
The operation of the National House in Brežice dates back to 1895. In the middle of the 19th century, the building of the Klembas Hotel housed the Haidenek Inn (then Heider, Jamnik, Berdan, Koštomaj, Schweiger and Korent). At the end of 19th century, the premises housed a reading room established in 1890, as well as loans and savings bank. The opening ceremony of the National House, upgraded into a two-storey building, took place on 14 August 1904. In the era of national struggles, it served as a cultural and political centre of the Slovenians of Brežice.
German House with the Black Eagle hotel
The former German House (Deutsches Heim) with the Black Eagle Hotel (Zum Schwarzen Adler) is a northern Renaissance-style building. In 1904, all residents of Brežice celebrated, regardless of whether they thought of themselves as Slovenians or Germans − in the same year, the National and German Centres were opened. The “Slovenians of Brežice” gathered in the first one. In the early 20th century, the German Centre also housed a court (now the Brežice District Court), post office, and tax administration office.
Former Franciscan Monastery
A fateful event occurred in 1941, when the Germans confiscated the building, demolished the church down to the presbytery and deported the monks and founded a German high school at the site. Franciscans had a significant impact on culture, education, and welfare of the local community. Today, the renovated building houses the Brežice Grammar School.
The remains of 4-metre thick walls from the 16th century, which closed off the bailey to the east, were found in the north-eastern tower of the castle. The remains of walls discovered underneath probably date back to the Middle Ages. The eastern walls partly extended to the moat and may be the remains of the eastern structure of the southern town gate from the 16th century that probably stood slightly to the north. The ground plan of the castle walls is shown on the pavement.
Bridge over Sava and Krka
The iron concrete bridge over the confluence of Sava and Krka, 524 meters long, was among the longest in Austro-Hungarian. In 1906, several other bridges were built in addition in the region, with a dedication to the then Emperor Franz Joseph. The bridge, which connected the then neighboring provinces of Styria and Carniola, was built in spring 1905 and estimated the cost at 450,000 kronor. It was opened on August 14, 1906.
Museums and Collections
In addition to the traditional museums (e. g. the Posavje Museum), Brežice and its surroundings are also home to a number of smaller museum collections, archives and historical houses. Most of them are aimed at presenting old farming and craftsmanship traditions, preserving the memory of important historical figures from the area and preserving and reviving valuable history in general.
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Intangible cultural heritage
Ferry boat tradition
Ferry boat on the Sava river is a wonderful enrichment of excursions or long stay in municipality Brežice. It takes guests daily across the Sava River from Terme Čatež to the village of Mostec and back. You can take the path over the waves individually, but they also welcome groups, who can enjoy a small feast at the ferry and learn more about fording in the past. You can combine your trip with a visit to Mostec, a friendly and homely village, have a bite to eat in the nearby tavernas and visit the village church of Sts Fabijan and Sebastijan. The ferry runs all year round, as long as the river water level is suitable.
Festivals and events
After relaxing in nature there is also a fun, which is not lacking in Brežice in all seasons. Guests can visit various concerts, events and cultural events, which provide a rich programme and excellent organization. You can read more about the events here. Local cuisine and products of Tramp in the Municipality of Brežice offer a unique gastronomic experience. Two wine roads – Podgorjanska and Bizeljsko-sremiška, where friendly farm houses, tourist farms, taverns and wine-growing, are located along its hills, which serve excellent wine and local goodies, which are produced by the locals themselves. The tables will smell like roast chicken with grinders, pork roasts, dried products, cheesecake, and if you're in Bizeljsko, you should also try a distinctive Bizeljski buckwheat cake. Typical local cuisine and culinary products, since last year, it has also been collected in the book Okusi Posavje, and its sale takes place at all tourist points ... Discover them hire
Secondary tourist facilities
Basic infrastructure (utilities, transport, water supply, electricity, road network, telephone network)
Brežice has an excellent basic infrastructure, which is a prerequisite for the development of economic activities. Excellent transport connections (location next to AC Lj - Zg), well maintained municipal and water supply network, well maintained electricity and telephone network. The exception is rare, small and inaccessible areas, but in this case we are talking about a few households at municipal level. Of course, the municipality also ensures that all such infrastructure is kept up to date.
Tourism infrastructure (facilities, hotels, restaurants, sports grounds, etc. )
Restaurants, pubs and pizzerias
Brežice restaurants and pizzerias always smell - local and homemade. Your taste buds will be tantalized by delicious flavours, and the extensive menus will ensure that there is something for everyone. Tip: don't forget the house specialties.
Wine bars and wine cellars
The Podgorjanska and Bizeljsko-Sremiška wine roads wind through the hills of Brežice and are definitely worth exploring. You can also taste (and buy) wines from both wine-growing regions in one place at the wine bar of the Brežice Town Hall. Find out whose wine impresses you the most and go directly to the supplier
Tourist farms and farmhouses
If you want to taste authentic, homemade Posavje cuisine, you should definitely visit one of the surrounding tourist farms. You can taste homemade cracklings, buckwheat groats, sauerkraut, homemade apple and cheese strudel, buckwheat cake and many other delicacies. Fish lovers won't be disappointed either, as you can even try smoked trout! Discover them here
The range of hotels in Brežice and the surrounding area is diverse, as you can stay in the larger complexes of Terme Čatež, where you have a wide range of accompanying infrastructure at your fingertips, or you can retreat from the hustle and bustle and find shelter in smaller hotels and hostels, which will also open their doors to you and take care of your comfort. Discover them hire
The apartments are the ideal choice for those who want to have their own rhythm on holiday, make a fragrant coffee in the morning and make themselves at home. They are also ideal for family holidays, and all are located in the immediate vicinity of Brežice, so all sights and activities are within easy reach. Discover them hire
Choosing a bed and breakfast as your accommodation is the right choice for those who want to spend their holiday in a comfortable and homely environment. Your hospitable hosts will be happy to prepare something delicious to eat, chat with you and give you advice on sightseeing and active leisure activities. Discover them hire
For all those who love spending their holidays in nature, Terme Čatež offers a wide range of different camping options - from luxury camping cabins to unique water houses. By opting for this type of accommodation, you are sure to ensure an unforgettable holiday for the little ones. Discover them hire
For those who want affordable accommodation, there is a wide choice of private rooms. The accommodation is located in Brežice and its surroundings, so you can get to know the wider area. The short distances still keep you close to all the main attractions, activities and events, so you're not missing out on anything. Discover them hire
Tourism super-infrastructure (travel agency services, transport, catering services)
Tourist agency Integral Brebus Brežice
Rentor, turizem in poslovne storitve
Integral Brebus Brežice
Taxi Jože Kožar