The Town of Wine and Flowers
You have opened the door to Slovenske Konjice – a charming town with almost 1000 years of history – laid at the foot of the mysterious Konjiška gora Mountain and sunny golden wine-growing hills of Škalce in northeastern Slovenia. An attractive medieval country town with almost six thousand inhabitants, Slovenske Konjice was first mentioned in 1146 as Counowiz, and its numerous surrounding villages round out the image of the valley along the Dravinja River. With friendly locals and tidy well-kept streets, the town has become a good role model for others. It has won the Most Beautiful Excursion Destination award for many years in a row. Moreover, with two golden medals in the competition Entente Florale Europe (1998, 2014) it was placed alongside the best-kept European towns, while nearby Žiče village won the bronze medal in 1998. Charterhouse Žiče – the pearl of the cultural heritage in the Slovenske Konjice municipality – also managed to place among the finalists of the European Destinations of ExcelleNce competition – EDEN 2011.
Ko legenda zaživi (When the Legend Comes to Life)
Konjiški valček (The Konjice Waltz)