Tourism – Dolenjska
Date of issue: 12.03.2021
Author: Matjaž Učakar
Printed by: Agencija za komercijalnu djelatnost d.o.o., Zagreb, Croatia
Printing Process and Layout: 4-colour offset in sheets of 25 stamps
Paper: Tullis Russell Chancellor Litho PVA RMS GUM, 102 g/m2
Size: 42.60 x 29.82 mm
Perforation: Comb 14 : 14
Well-Being in Dolenjska
The EDEN (European Destinations of Excellence) network is growing from year to year with new finalists and winners. The project represents the realisation of efforts in favour of sustainable tourism. Each of the chosen destinations possesses unique qualities that allow them to stand in contrast to industrial, mass tourism.
The theme of the 2019 EDEN competition was wellness tourism. This extremely broad concept was an opportunity for individual destinations to shine with truly original tourism products and content. Among the Slovene finalists there was one particularly convincing candidate: the Dolenjska region. Its well-realised and well-planned tourism offering, supported by the expertise of a young generation of tourism professionals, places it at the forefront of Slovenia’s efforts to promote itself as a tourist destination. The development of tourism in Slovenia to date has perhaps tended to slightly overlook Dolenjska. Despite this, the region has developed systematically in a range of fields. First and foremost in the field of health and relaxation, thanks to the thermal spa centres of the Krka Group and the picturesque Dolenjska landscape, crossed by the river Krka. Great opportunities are also appearing in the field of gastronomy. Last but not least, Dolenjska is successfully promoting the collective brand Dolenjska Delights (Dobrote Dolenjske), which consistently links the region’s varied cuisine to local and regional growers, producers and suppliers. Another important part of the gastronomic field is represented by viticulture and winemaking, at the heart of which is the story of the local pale-red wine known as Cviček. Over the course of centuries the people of Dolenjska have developed two distinct types of wine cellar or wine store, called the zidanica and the hram.
Well-being in the Dolenjska region also comes from the region’s remarkable cultural heritage, with archaeological sites, castles and other surviving testimonies of centuries of history. The hotel at Otočec has a large vegetable garden in which hotel guests can pick their own vegetables and have a go at wielding a hoe. Another way to create feelings of well-being!