Pomurje, the land of the northeastern part of Slovenia, is one of the less traveled Slovenian region where you have an opportunity to meet warm and hospitable locals, taste mouth-watering food, visit countless castles and mansions and vibrant lovely towns of Murska sobota, Ljutomer and Lendava, take part in craft making, enjoying in thermal water sources, admiring slow river Mura, endless golden fields and wine rolling hills. Welcome to Pomurje!
Our best reasons to visit Pomurje when in Slovenia
Expano exhibition pavilion
In Expano exhibition pavilion close to Murska Sobota you can discover Pomurje in an interactive way. Read our experience here.
Eat at Bunker bar
Once you step into the bar, this is another world. Bunker bistro is apocalyptic steampunk bar at it’s best in every small details offering a wide range of mouthwatering food from burgers, chicken wings, Asian cuisine to large selection of craft beers from all around the world. The bar with Mad Max interior and post apocalypse style was also mentioned in Gault & Millau guide. We choose sticky ribs, cevapcici in boiled bread and pad thai. The food is fresh, tasty and very well prepared. While enjoying the food, we admired well thought-out decoration which gave us a feeling of being in some parallel world. From time to time I had a feeling that I am in a museum with motorbikes and cars on the walls and machine guns in front window. It is for sure one of the top notch food ambient we have ever been to in Slovenia. And the kids loved it too.
Visit Ocean Orchid tropical garden
The orchid farm which is producing 2 million orchids per year, is located 5 kilometers away from the Hungarian border. Beside the farm you can enter the tropical garden where you can feel the jungle every season all year around. Just imagine walking through banana plants, cocoa trees, ficuses, avocado, vanilla, papaya, mango, ingver, and other tropical plants in the middle of Pomurje region. For us the highlight of the tropical garden was admiring pineapples, coffee plants, vanilla and carnivorous plants.
Climb onto the highest watchtower in Slovenia. Imagine. From almost 54 meters high Vinarium tower picturesque hilly and lowland landscape of 4 countries at once (Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, Austria) is lying in front of you. Walk up 240 stairs or take a comfortable ride with an elevator and you will be awarded by remarkable view The shape of the tower represents a basket and symbolize a coexistence of 4 different nations (Slovenian, Hungarians, Croatians, Roma people).
Taste pumpkin seed oil
Pumpkin seed oil is a culinary specialty in Slovenia, mostly in Stajerska and Prekmurje region. Styrian-Prekmurje pumpkin seed oil has EU Protected Designation of Origin. This green gold, as the locals call it, is rich in essential nutrients. Well, I cannot imagine a salad without a few spoons of pumpkin seed oil. For me it is a must ingredient. Did you know that you need 3 kilos of pumpkin seeds to produce 1 liter of pumpkin seed oil?!
Spa break in health resorts
In Pomurje region you can choose among Radenci, Moravske toplice, Lendava, Banovci and Mala Nedelja spa resorts.
Various accommodation options in Pomurje
For a short weekend getaway in the autumn we stayed at Sunrise Banovci complex. Eventhough we arrived late, we were greeted by Rene who took us to our family apartment. The apartment that has an exit to the terrace (comfotrtable seating set) is very spacious. It has a seating area (sofa, flat-screen TV), kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge), bathroom with shower, a room with a bunkbed and a bedroom with a queen size bed. Comfortable apartment is a perfect size for a family with 2 small children. It had everything we needed for a weekend getaway in Pomurje region. In the morning we were served yummy breakfast at the lounge (jams, honeys, dairy products, salami, fresh smoothie, baked eggs, yogurt, cereals).
Sunrise Banovci is a perfect base to explore Banovci spa (only 2 minutes away by car!), mills on Mura river and Tigeli beekeeping museum.
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