Imagine a castle nestled on an islet, surrounded by the tranquil flow of the Krka River. Otočec, in Slovenia, is that enchanting destination, painting a romantic picture straight out of a fairy tale. Read more

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Otočec is renowned for the Otočec Castle, one of Slovenia's most picturesque and unique architectural gems. Dating back to the 13th century, this is the only water castle in Slovenia, majestically rising amidst the emerald currents of the Krka River. Over the centuries, the castle has seen various rulers and has been renovated several times, integrating Gothic and Renaissance elements.
Apart from its rich history, Otočec is surrounded by an ecological haven. The region is home to diverse flora and fauna, making it an ideal spot for nature lovers. The mild climate and the castle's position create a unique microenvironment where rare plant species flourish, and diverse bird species find refuge.
The castle now houses a luxury hotel and a renowned gourmet restaurant, offering visitors a taste of regal Slovenian hospitality. The ambiance, enhanced by the castle's historical charm and the surrounding natural beauty, makes it a favorite spot for weddings, conferences, and getaways.
Otočec is a symphony of history, nature, and luxury. A visit here offers travelers a chance to step back in time, soak in nature's serenity, and indulge in modern comforts.

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The most famous sights
What to do in Otočec

Krka River

Known for its numerous waterfalls, the river is perfect for canoeing, kayaking, and fishing.

Novo Mesto

The regional center with a rich history dating back to the Bronze Age, home to captivating churches and the Museum of Dolenjska.

Pleterje Charterhouse

A beautiful Gothic Carthusian monastery, offering spiritual retreats.

Trška Gora

A hill renowned for its Church of St. George and outstanding views of the surrounding landscape.

Kostanjevica na Krki

Often referred to as the "Venice of Dolenjska" due to its location on an island in the Krka River.

Struga Castle

A 13th-century castle with a rich history and a scenic backdrop.

Gurk Field

A scenic field that hosts the annual "Dolenjska Wedding" event, recreating traditional Slovenian wedding customs.

Semič Wine Road

An opportunity for wine enthusiasts to taste the local Cviček wine and enjoy the picturesque vineyards.

Kočevje Bear Log Forest Reserve

A dense forest reserve where European brown bears roam freely.

Rosalia Butterfly Nature Trail

A trail where visitors can observe various butterfly species in their natural habitat.

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In and around Otočec

Otočec Castle (1.47 km)

Perched on an islet in the middle of the emerald Krka River, Otočec Castle is Slovenia's only water castle, exuding an air of romance, medieval charm, and unparalleled beauty. It's a captivating fusion of nature, architecture, and history.

Samobor (38.16 km)

At the foothills of the Samobor mountains, Samobor is a picturesque town known for its medieval charm, lush landscapes, and rich gastronomy. A blend of historical heritage and natural beauty, Samobor is Croatia's hidden gem, waiting to be discovered.

Celje (45.25 km)

Nestled within the verdant landscapes of Slovenia, Celje invites travelers to step back in time. As the third-largest city in Slovenia, it offers an intriguing blend of rich history, medieval wonders, and modern Slovenian culture.

Zagreb (58.81 km)

Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, is brimming with history and culture. Explore its baroque atmosphere, beautiful squares and parks, and let yourself be carried away by the picturesque streets full of cafes, galleries and local markets.

Ljubljana (60.46 km)

Ljubljana, the picturesque and calming capital of Slovenia, is known for its green atmosphere, Baroque and Art Nouveau architectural style and friendly inhabitants. Explore its historic streets and enjoy the view of the imposing castle.

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