Vast fields, soft hills, floating mills, healing waters, vineyards, unique dialects, and hospitable people are the components of the Pomurska region in the eastern part of Slovenia. It belongs to the Mura Statistical Region, the country's most significant agricultural area.
Most tourists come here for the spas, and Radenci is at the top. Its therapeutic water has been used for therapeutic purposes for more than 120 years. But Banovci is also famous and notable for being the first in Europe to open a nudist camp.
Murska Sobota, or Murašov, is the largest city in the Pomurska region. It does not offer many tourist attractions, but it is an ideal starting point for exploring the area. What is extraordinary is that it is the only one of all Slovenian cities in a flat area. Today, the manufacturing, trade and construction industries have taken the lead, but clothing and agriculture dominated the economy in the past.
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In terms of historical attractions, the highlight here is the castle. The castle was built in the Renaissance style on the site of the 13th-century fortress in the late 16th century. It received four towers at its outer corners, and a baroque chapel was built on its west side. Throughout its history, it has been owned by many landlords. Today, the castle houses a regional museum.
- Selo has a Romanesque rotunda, one of the oldest buildings in Slovenia. Presumably, this cylindrical church with a conical roof was built in the 13th century and then restored in 1845-46. On the east side, you can see the remains of an old wooden belfry. The church is always closed, but you can ask for your key between May and October.
- Among the sacred monuments of the Mura region, it is worth highlighting the church of Bogojina, which architect Joze Plecnik renovated.
- Gornja Radgona is famous for its excellent wines and fairs. Visit the old wine cellars, where, for example, the sparkling wines of Zlata Radgonska Penina are made.
- In Ljutomer, horses graze under the vineyards. Races are often held, but the town is known for its handicraft traditions.
- The main attraction of the nearby Verzej municipality is the mill, which is still operational today. There is also an old ferry that still transports passengers.
- The main attraction of Lendava is the castle and the museum with its gallery. The view of the city is also beautiful in the background with the Lendavske mountains.
More about the region
- Craftworks have a long tradition in the Pomurska region. In Filovic, pottery is traditional. Here, you can see how local masters make traditional shapes and patterns. This is the best place to get souvenirs.
- The towns and villages along the banks of the Mura and its tributaries are connected as a chain by cycling and hiking trails. In addition to the walking paths, there are wine routes where you can stop at several farms on your way!
- Various folklore festivals and other traditional events occur throughout the year in the region's settlements. Still, the region's fine wines and food specialities await us regardless of these.
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