Novo Mesto

Nove Mesto is a city in southeastern Slovenia, situated close to the border with Croatia, around 70 kilometers from Lubljana. It is considered the economic, business, administration and cultural center of the historic Lower Carniola region. Nove Mesto is surrounded by Krka Rivier and the Krka Valley is one of the most beautiful places in Slovenia. The uniqueness of the landscapes is created by numerous windmills and castles which give it an anachronistic look.
The town was first settled in prehistoric times and nowadays it is a very important archaeological site. Nove Mesto was founded in 1365 but until 1918 it was a part of the Austrian monarchy and later on it passed to the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, Nazi Germany and the Kingdom of Italy.
One of the important tourist attractions in Nove Mesto is the Museum of Dolenjska which presents the history of the region and displays three permanent exhibitions on: archaeological, ethnological and modern history. The Chapter Church, the Franciscan Church and the Jakcev dom Gallery are also worth visiting.
Nove Mesto is very rich in cultural events that take place every year like: Sniff Festival – short film festival, Jazzinty – jazz festival or SloFolk – International Folklore Festival.
Otocec Castle, situated only 7 kilometers from Nove Mesto, on an island in the middle of the emerald waters of Krka River is a must-see while in the region. Thanks to its unusual location and unique architecture it is one of the most beautiful castles in Slovenia.
Nove Mesto will also be a great choice for those who want to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. Tourists can select from a wide variety of tracks, walking paths, viewing points, sport activities, hunting, fishing or forest fruit picking possibilities.

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