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A town with 670 years of tradition

The municipality of Brežice

The Brežice municipality lies on a tectonic fault and is extremely rich in thermal springs, which were discovered near the bank of the Sava more than 200 years ago. The power of the natural thermal water was soon recognized and gradually resulted in the development of Terme Čatež, the largest thermal complex in the country today. The development of the Terme Čatež spa resort began gradually. It is a pioneer in the field of health resorts in Slovenia and at present the country’s biggest spa. It also belongs to the most well-known spa resorts in Europe. The youngest thermal spa in Slovenia, Terme Paradiso, was also constructed on a thermal spring, this time in Dobova. Both offer rich possibilities for relaxing and wellness pampering. You can also charge your batteries with outdoor recreation and leisure activities. We invite you to try out our numerous bike paths and hiking tours into the surrounding hills. 

The greatest view on the town of Brežice

The greatest view on the town of Brežice is that from a nearby hill, called Sveti Vid (385m) above the village Čatež ob Savi. The track up will take you approx. 45 minutes. The path is quite flat and suitable for almost everybody. It is also suitable for Nordic walking. Along the path, there are so called “energy points” that will have a positive influence on us, if you walk relaxed, breath well, meditate and are aware of your existence - here and now. 

The Čatež energy trail

A junction of different worlds

Greenery at the confluence of the Sava and Krka, thermal springs, vineyards and rich architectural heritage – this is why Brežice is known to many as the place where different worlds come together.

General information about the Municipality of Brežice

  • Area: 268 km²
  • Population: 24.419
  • Number of local communities: 20
  • Length of interstate border with the Republic of Croatia: 67 km

Contact

The Public Institute for Entrepreneurship, Tourism and Youth Brežice, Gubčeva ulica 10a, Brežice, is the administrator of records on verified local tourist guides in the Brežice municipality.

info@zptm.si
+386 0(7) 496 69 95

Informative and interesting first-hand experience

If you visit Brežice with a group, we recommend you guided sightseeing with experienced local tour guides. These guides will carefully select sites and information according to your interest and take good care of you. Experience Brežice first-hand and in a special light and leave with an unforgettable experience. Guides are informed about your preferences and wishes prior to starting the tour, thus ensuring the highest level of service, personalized guidance, that will leave you a lasting impression of your visit. 

A trip through the hills of the Brežice

A trip through the hills of the Brežice municipality can also be a wonderful gastronomic  experience due to the Podgorjanska and Bizeljsko-Sremiška wine roads that run there. You can stop at friendly farmhouses and wineries, where guests are welcomed with open arms, as well as local delicacies and excellent wine.

Wineries and wine cellars

Guided tour of the famous Bizeljsko repnicas

A unique experience is a guided tour of the famous Bizeljsko repnicas (caves for storing wine) which are a particular feature of this area. You will be impressed by the friendliness of the local people and the excellent selection of wines. Expect nothing less than that on a guided tour to the so-called cradle of Cviček – the Gadova Peč Inn, where you will be hosted in the local vineyard cottages.

Repnice

Headquaters

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Tourist information centre

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