Simple. Sensual. Reborn.

In the heart of Gornji Grad there is a white baroque cathedral, the largest in Slovenia. Behind the chatedal, a charming herb garden hides on the former monks’ estate. His guardians and herbalists Maja and Amanda take you on the path of history into their magical world of herbs. Indulge yourself. Experience the magic of herbal bathing, the ethereal scent of herbs and a cup of tea that brings you into your inner world. Herbs gently whisper stories. Yours too. Listen.

When: Throughout the year, in all weather conditions

Where: in Gornji Grad

Duration: 4.5 -5h

The experience includes: a cold homemade herbal welcome drink, a tasting of water from the Centennial Well, a tour of the largest and the only cathedral in Slovenia, herbal bathing, getting to know 5 herbs, harvesting herbs, preparing a herbal dish, making fire in the fireplace, making personalized herbal incense, tea ceremony with local stories, tasting a colorful herbal dish.

 

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Around Gornji Grad.

Into the nature.

Above Gornji Grad rises the mighty MENINA MOUNTAIN. On this vast Karst plateau, a traveler can easily find his own peaceful place. Maybe the path takes him to the highest point 1508m high Vivodnik, from where the view embraces Slovenia. Just a few steps away is Jespa, a cave, where snow does not disappear in the summer. At the lake Biba the traveler can refresh himself and breath in the fresh mountain air.

From Menina Mountain, you can admire the VELIKA PLANINA. The cable car from Kamniška Bistrica takes you to the 1666m high mountain peak. The mountain holds a true European treasure, one of the few preserved shepherd settlements in Europe. It attracts many visitors every day of the year. Here, the traveler can walk among the shepherds’ houses, between which livestock graze. When hunger strikes, however, the traveler can visits on of the the shepherd’s lodges. Where he can enjoy fresh milk delicacies.

From Menina Planina and Velika Planina is a wonderful view of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. In the heart of the Alps the alpine pearl is hidden. The LOGAR VALLEY, with the 90m high Rinka Waterfall, one of the highest waterfalls in Slovenia. For centuries Logar lime tree and Plesnik elm tree have been silently observing the hustle and bustle of everyday life in the valley. Even older are 2 larch trees, 2 brothers, whom the traveler meets at Klemenča jama above Logar Valley. The 7km long glacial valley is enchanting.

Culture.

At the place where Benedictine monastery was founded in year 1140, stands today the largest CATHEDRAL in Slovenia, dedicated to ST. MOHOR AND FORTUNAT. The church was rebuilt several times and completed in the form we know today in year 1758/60. The side altars are decorated by paintings made between 1773-75 by the Austrian painter Martin Johann Schmidt (Kremser Schmidt), representing the Nativity, the Last Supper, the Resurrection and the Ascension, and the image of John Nepomuk and St. Apolinarius. A speciality of the church is the Holy grave chapel and four bells which weigh about 5 tonnes. In the remains of the former defensive walls is the Štekl Museum, which exhibits, among other things, the 600-year-old pottery traditions of the Dreta Valley.

On the hill above Nazarje, at the confluence of the Savinja and the Dreta river, stands a FRANCISCAN MONASTERY with a church dedicated to the Annunciation. The church was built in 1661, enclosing the Loreto Chapel, which was built in 1628, following the model of a chapel from Loreto, Italy. The monastery, which was granted to the Franciscans, had an extremely rich library. Some valuables, including five incunables, have been preserved to this day. On the hill there is also the Monastery of St. Clare sisters, a contemplative and strict order that devotes life to prayer. You can also arrange to meet and talk with sisters in a special room.

In the years around 1715 began the worship of St. Francis Xavier, which turned RADMIRJE into a pilgrimage center. The Jesuits, who have been active in all the courts of Europe and had Francis Xavier as their saint, have contributed to the recognition of the Radmirje church. Today the gifts of royal courts and noble families testify to this. Among them is a mass vestment embroidered by Empress Maria Theresa from her wedding dress and donated to a church in Radmirje. Or we admire the monstrans and chalices that are among the pinnacles of goldsmithing of that time in Europe. These rich gifts, brought from the French, Spanish, Polish and of course the Austrian and German courts, show how important the pilgrimage center of Radmirje was.

 

How to get to us.

By bus.

From Ljubljana: https://www.ap-ljubljana.si/vozni-red/

From Kamnik: https://arriva.si/

Due to the current situation, public transport in Slovenia is not in operation.

By car.

46.2963° N, 14.8063° E