Town of Rogatec and the open-air museum

Treat yourself to a truly diverse excursion for a memorable experience! Our programme includes participation in an ethnological workshop where you will learn how to make bread and weave baskets from cornhusks. You can also try walking on stilts, make whistles from bark, take a managed riding lesson and much more.

Treat yourself to an ultimate excursion for a truly memorable experience! Our programme includes participation in a workshop where you will learn how to make bread, weave living bark into plaits. . .you may also wish to try to walk on stilts, make whistles from the bark, book a dressage riding lesson and much more ...

Why visit Rogatec?

Rogatec lies beneath Mount Donačka, at the confluence of Sotla and Dragonja Rivulets. Due to its geographical position, Rogatec is an important commercial crossroad and boasts a rich and fascinating history.

Dating back to Roman times, the town of Rogatec was a well-known military settlement. In the Middle Ages the town experienced its greatest period of development when it became a border region with its properties divided among numerous landlords.

Today’s old centre square, remains of medieval castles, churches and numerous cultural as well as historical monuments remind the visitor of the age of prosperity and power. The biggest attraction in Rogatec is its open-air museum.

Programme A

• Visit to the open-air museum with a possibility to attend an ethnological workshop

• Visit to the Strmol Equestrian Club with a possibility to take a dressage horse-riding lesson 

• Visit to the historic market town of Rogatec and Church of St Bartholomew

• Visit to the Strmol Mansion with an exhibition of comprehensive collections of contemporary fine art 

• Warm meal (lunch or dinner)

Programme description

Our tour will start by visiting the Rogatec Open-Air Museum, the largest open-air museum in Slovenia. Your guide will show you the sites of interest and you will have the chance to see local architectural and cultural traditions as well as learn about life during the past two centuries. The programme includes museum workshops where you will learn how to make bakery products and bake them in a bred oven. You can also experience blacksmithing, learn how to weave baskets from cornhusks and even walk on stilts.

The tour will continue to the Strmol Equestrian Club, where you can try dressage horse riding. The next stop will be the medieval market town of Rogatec.

Afterwards you will visit the recently restored Strmol Mansion offering to see the works of art, wedding hall, castle chapel, small and great halls, Knight’s room, Baroque room, Tasting room and black kitchen, a nice place to indulge in a heart-warming meal, cooked in a cauldron.

Programme duration

Programme lasts 5 to 6 hours.

Prices

The price depends on the selected programme and the distance from the departure train station to Rogatec.

 

Included in the price:

Rail journey by standard train service from the station of departure to Rogatec and back,

contents of your chosen programme,

professionally guided tour.

 

 

Supplements:

Lunch,

dressage horse riding,

museum workshops

 

 

Number of people:

Min. 20

Target groups:

Groups of kindergarten, primary and secondary school children, groups of elders.

Dates:

Throughout the year on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Validity on trains:

Valid for travel in 2nd class carriages on all trains except InterCity Slovenia services (ICS).

Registration and payment:

 

Register at least 5 days prior to travelling. Groups larger than 50 people should register at least 8 days in advance.

Register and pay for the excursion at the ticket counter of the station where your trip begins, or at our sales representatives in Ljubljana, Maribor and Celje.