Diverse and rich experiences in a small area. Romantic streets in the historic city centre, small corners for secret conversations at the city park, architecture that unveils the richness and diversity of the past and rich content provided by museums, galleries and theatres. All of that in the city centre and only a few steps away. Surrender to the atmosphere of the hustle and bustle on the street and, while walking around the city centre, look around you... Don’t worry, you will not get lost. A new experience awaits you around each and every corner. Paved streets that run along the Medieval city walls, impressive façades and welcoming squares – join the locals and experience the pulse of the city through their eyes. Locals are proud of all they possess and are renowned for being appreciative of spending leisure time in a high -quality manner. And do not forget about the city park located only a few steps from the city centre, providing you with an urban beach during summer, a pleasant and convivial area for all generations.
Visitors are welcome to visit the modern Tourist Information Centre and Veronika Café. At the Tourist Information Centre, visitors may gather promotional brochures as well as information material about the castle, Celje and its surroundings and information about sightseeing and entertainment events in Celje. There are a variety of souvenirs and items produced by the cottage industry and artistic crafts to choose from as well as the official I FEEL SLOVENIA Slovene souvenirs and all kinds of literature. Every last Saturday in August, Old Castle Celje is the venue of the traditional medieval performance called “The Land of Celje Invites”, and during summer, it is the site of the Living History programme, where visitors have the chance to play a part in the “living” history and fence with knights, shoot using a bow, flirt with the castle princes and princesses and participate in medieval workshops …
Lake Šmartinsko jezero in the immediate vicinity of Celje is an attractive walking point due to its diverse coast and interesting surroundings. It came into existence in 1970 after the construction of the 18.5 m tall and 205 m long Loče barrier and stretches over 113 ha of lake surface. Beside its primary function, i.e. to restrain high waters, the lake and its surroundings have, through time, turned into a recreational, sport and tourist area, which is growing even more popular with each passing year. Given its arranged appearance and intact nature, and especially the safe and settled path to and around the lake, the area is suitable for jogging, biking and trekking. Near the lake, there is also the option of recreation on water - you can rent a boat, kayak or pedalo or you can take a boat ride with the Lake Queen boat. Close by, there is also a golf course and picnic plots you can rent.
Celjska koča is an attractive finish line for bikers and hikers, as settled and marked paths lead up to it. If you are looking for an adrenaline rush, you can visit the Adventure Park with training ranges for people of all ages and the bob cart summer toboggan run, offering an 800 m fast or easy-going ride. For winter leisure, there is a ski run equipped for artificial snow and with lighting for night skiing. After recreation, you can relax at the wellness centre with a Turkish and Finnish sauna, two whirlpools and a mini gym.