Local tourist offer
Not far from homemade delicacies
We know you will be stunned by Dobrna’s environment; experience unforgettable moments at the deer farm and don’t forget to try Minka’s strudel, which you will remember for a long time to come.
DEER FARM LAMPERČEK
Hikers can enjoy a 4 kilometre long road through the hilly country to the ranch Lamperček – Drev, where they keep, on 12 hectares of fenced land (6 hectares of forest and 6 hectares of meadows) a large herd of deer. They have altogether around 100 red deer, fallow deer, and mouflon. Visits should be announced in advance. According to agreement, you can be served a snack and drink.
From in front of the Hotel Vita you make your way towards the centre of Dobrna where at the roundabout you turn right and continue along the road past the restaurant 3glav and the bus stop, all the way to the institute for qualification and safety, where signs direct you towards Lokovina. The road starts to slowly ascend. At the second junction, you turn left. After approximately 300 metres, you can see on the hillock on your right ‘Snake castle’ ruins. You continue along the asphalt road until the next junction where you turn right and slowly descend into the valley where the municipalities of Dobrna and Velenje border. Straight along the road, over a small bridge and uphill where you shall already see the deer fence. The ranch home Lamperček waits at the top where the entry is adorned by a large metal gate with a deer and capercaillie motif.
Linden tree honey, Flower honey, Chestnut honey, Mixed forest honey, Acacia honey, Royal jelly, Propolis, Beeswax, syrup with pine buds and honey.
Upon prior announcement a tasting and purchasing of bee products is possible.
In front of Hotel Vita your first turn left towards the centre of Dobrna then left again at the roundabout, over the bridge and left again at the first turning. On the path that climbs steeply, you have a nice view of the Hotel Vita outdoor swimming pool and the Dobrna valley. You continue on an asphalt road until you reach residential houses where you will see a notice board announcing ČEBELARSTVO KRULEC.
ČEBELARSTVO KRULEC, Klanc 86a, 3204 Dobrna
Opening hours: by appointment
Contact: Mr. Ivan Krulec and Mrs. Sonja Krulec
M: +386 41 226 393, +386 51 335 616
»PRI MINKI« VISITOR FARM
At the farm, you can be served a wide range of home-made aperitifs (e.g. bilberry, walnut or plum brandy, etc.), herbal infusions, fruit juices, Turkish coffee and white or red wine. If you feel like having something to eat as well, they will be happy to prepare a selection of cold cuts comprised of home-made dried meat products. These as well as cracklings, various types of pâté and spreads can also be bought in their shop. They can also provide you with stores to take home (e.g. wild garlic in pumpkin seed oil or olive oil, pickle, mixed salad, plum jam), and in summer months also with seasonal vegetables from their own garden. The shop is open Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Having inspired the name of the visitor farm, the owner Minka is best known to guests from near and far for the incredibly wide range of sweets. If you order in advance, she can make anything from apple or cheese strudel, gibanica cake, sweet cheese dumplings, to gingerbread biscuits, varied tea biscuits, potica cake and more. On Saturday mornings, you can treat yourselves to Minka’s sweets at the local market in the centre of Dobrna next to the municipal building. Occasionally you can also buy a new variety of sweets made on a whim. If you can’t make it on a Saturday, you can visit them in the lobby of Vita Hotel on most Sundays.
Heading from the centre of Dobrna, the way takes you in the direction of Paški Kozjak for a kilometre and a half, first passing the Dobrna Spa and Kapelica Gallery. At the crossroads of three roads continue along the middle one. After a few metres of driving uphill, the recognisable logo of the farm, a smiling biscuit, will appear on the right side of the road.
Klanc 29, 3204 Dobrna
T: +386 3 577 83 33
M: +386 31 78 36 29
Facebook and Twitter: @PriMinki
The Marovšek farm is nestled at the foothills of the Paški Kozjak in Brdce nad Dobrno. Visitors can spend their holiday or vacation in the natural rural environment and get acquainted with the local flora and fauna as well with life and work on a farm. The Marovšek farm is also ideal for hosting various gatherings, picnics, social events and other events.
Set off to the centre of Dobrna from Hotel Vita’s entrance; at the first roundabout, turn left and continue along the main road towards Hudičev graben; at the intersection for Klanc and Zavrh, you pass Dobrnica Mansion, continue to the signpost for Ledenica Cave and then to the cave itself; from the cave, ascend for less than twenty minutes along the torrential stream to the forest road leading to Marovšek Tourist Farm.
Kmetija Marovšek, Brdce 2a, 3204 Dobrna
T: +386 31 259 636 – Branko Brecl, +386 41 205 732 – Eva Brecl
POLENEK HOUSE OF CULTURAL HERITAGE
In an old warehouse of Terme Dobrna, the exhibits, that almost make us see the scenes from lives and work of our ancestors, have been gathered.
Exhibited are the tools of domestic trades (such as shoe making, tayloring, mill trade, spirits distillation, blacksmithing, beekeeping, ...). We can move for a few moments into the townsman’s kitchen, the black kitchen, the farmer’s “hiša” with religious paintings, the domestic “izba” or “štiblc”.
Jože Polenek has been collecting antiques for more than ten years and has gathered quite a number of things worth looking at.
The path leads from Hotel Vita past Vila Higiea and Hotel Park, then alongside Hotel Park’s sand parking lot leading uphill; after approximately 400 metres of walking, you turn right to reach your goal.
Hiša kulturne dediščine Polenek
Opening hours: by appointment
M: +386 41 844 261 (Jože Polenek)
ŠUMEJ OLD KITCHEN
Šumej Homestead in Brdce nad Dobrno is one of the few small farms in the municipality which has preserved part of the architectural and cultural heritage of our ancestors. The oldest part of the homestead is the old kitchen, its antiquity proven by its smoke-stained kitchen window and wooden entrance hinges. On entering the house, it seems as if time had stopped a long time ago, and we experience accommodation as it was three hundred years ago.
Set off to the centre of Dobrna from Hotel Vita’s entrance; at the first roundabout, turn left and continue along the main road towards Hudičev graben; at the intersection for Klanc and Zavrh, you pass Dobrnica Mansion, continue to the signpost for Ledenica Cave and then to the cave itself; from the cave, ascend for less than twenty minutes along the torrential stream to the forest road leading to Marovšek Tourist Farm, where you’ll see the old kitchen at Šumej Homestead.
Brecl Branko, Brdce 2a, 3204 Dobrna
T: +386 31 259 636