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Youth Hostel Trbovlje
A lovely, small hostel in the centre of Trbovlje; offering a quiet and relaxing stay in a friendly atmosphere.
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Zasavje is the smallest region in Slovenia, located in the central part of the country around 50 kilometers north-east from Ljubljana. There are three main towns in Zasavje – Hrastnik, Zagorje and its capital – Trbovlje. The most well known site in that region is the highest chimney in Europe, located nearby Trbovlje, and the remains of miners, as the region used to be industrial. However, nowadays tourists can visit the mine and take a look around the miners houses located in several different colonies in Trbovlje. Visitors can check what the conditions of workers usual life were, by walking through the ethnological trail which starts in Njiva colony in the city centre and then continue to Zasavje museum. Other worth seeing places in the town are Saint Martin’s church from 13th century and the oldest house – Gradič. There is also a miner’s trail which you can follow by in the underground from Trbovlje to Hrastnik.
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Slovenia has a diverse landscape that stretches over 20,000 square kilometers. One-third of its surface represents natural areas, which are on the list of protected areas “Natura 2000” because of their biological and landscape diversity. Protected natural areas are also located in Zasavje, despite the fact that this smallest Slovenian region which is just a few kilometers east from the center of Slovenia, is known for its industrial past, associated with mining.