Murska Sobota - in the heart of Pomurje
There are many reasons for visiting this green city. You simply drop by because you need something different, quiet, hospitable, the taste of good wine and authentic cuisine, the melody of local dialects, calming sound of the river’s waves or the endless of Pannonian flatland.
TOP 10 reasons to visit Pomurje
- Goričko Landscape Park – the largest landscape park in Slovenia is part of a European network of special protected areas called Natura 2000; nearly half of the surface of Pomurje is included in this area.
- Jeruzalem – Over 700 hundred years ago, the Crusaders rode into this “heavenly realm.” The scenic view from the top of the hills took their breath away. They exclaimed: This place is holy! Heavenly! Like Jerusalem! This is how our Jeruzalem was named.
- River Mura – exceptional biodiversity, one of the richest ecosystems in this part of Europe.
- The source of “Black Gold” in Moravske Toplice healing thermal mineral water, unique in the world.
- Grad Castle in Goričko – Slovenia’s largest castle located at the heart of the landscape park.
- Plečnik’s church in Bogojina and Romanesque Rotunda in Selo – sacred gems at the heart of nature The first was built in the 1920s according to the designs of the renowned architect Jože Plečnik. The exceptional Romanesque architecture and frescos from early 13th century adorn the Rotunda in Selo.
- Start pedalling! Pomurje has more than 600 km of marked biking trails.
- Wonderful flavours and captivating delicacies – the smell and taste of local cuisine will forever remain in your memory. You will want to come back to these places. Time and again.
- Exquisite wine from four wine-growing regions of the Jeruzalem, Radgona, and Lendava Hills and Goričko Šipon, the most typical wine of Pomurje, and Traminer with a reputation reaching far beyond the borders of the region.
- Experience the open and warm Pannonian spirit with a recognisable and light character Slovenia’s most diverse region in terms of dialects, culture, and language, will get under your skin when you visit the numerous events, festivals and sites of live cultural heritage.