Solčava is small alpine village that is located far from the big cities, at the doorstep of two-thousanders peaks of Kamnik-Savinja Alps. It is the central settlement of the Solčavsko, which, in order to maintain exceptional natural resources, received the title European Destination of Excellence (EDEN)in 2009.
On the paths of Jezersko-Solčavska Sheep and Solčava mountain wood
The expanded settlement of Solčava is a world among the mountains with a preserved regional distinctiveness. This is a home to hardworking happy people, who have, for centuries preserved the original connection between man and nature. Various products are created from autochthonous Jezersko-Solčavska Sheep and Solčava mountain wood.
Felt products such as warm slippers, cloaks, headgear and other artwork are a great idea for a gift or a nice souvenir. Staff at Center Rinka will gladly give you advice.
Sustainable development and preservation of heritage
Take some time and stop at the Center Rinka where you can see carefully crafted domestic products and take a look the permanent exhibition Solčavsko – a walk in the lap of the Alps. Nearby there is the church of St. Marry, the only fully preserved Gothic church in the Upper Savinja Valley.
Center Rinka features a permanent exhibition A Walk in the Lap of the Alps, which tells a story about the life and nature of Solčava.
In Solčava lies the Gothic church of Marija Snežna, which houses the early Gothic sculpture of Mary with a Child from 1250.
Preserving the heritage and nature deserves special respect in Solčava. Landscape parksLogarska Valley and Robanov kot are protected areas of Natura 2000 constituting more than 80% territory of Solčava’s municipality.
Sights and popular tourist spots in Solčava:
Somewhere “at the edge of the world” there is a divine Logar Valley, rising above are the magnificent Kamnik-Savinja Alps. Take the Logar Trail to Rinka Waterfall.