This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Trbovlje. To help you make friends with Trbovlje before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Trbovlje, Slovenia, is a medium-sized town located in central-eastern Slovenia, in the Central Sava Valley, on the banks of the Sava River. The town looks back on a long history of coal mining; the first mines opened in the early nineteenth century and gained major significance with Trbovlje's annexation to the Third Reich, after which Germany become a major customer of the coal resources produced here. The Trbovlje Museum celebrates the town's mining heritage with an extensive exhibition dedicated to the industry. However, during the last two hundred years, a variety of other branches of industry developed here, including a cement plant, power plant, and a sawmill. One heritage of the industrial past is the chimney of the Trbovlje Power Station, which is the European Union's tallest chimney at just under four hundred meters.
Although the town itself does not offer much more than a few hours' worth of attractions (a World War II Mass Grave, a few nice churches, and the coal miners' village), there are lots of things you can do nearby. Hikes to Kum, Mrzlica, Sv. Planina, Kal, and Zasavska Sveta gora as well as outdoor activities make it a worthwhile destination for anybody keen to experience Slovenian nature. Rock climbing, rafting, and parachuting are just some of the activities offered in the area; for the less adventurous, there are plenty of opportunities to go fishing or visit local farms.
Trbovlje does not offer many forms of accommodation, but it has options for a Trbovlje, Slovenia hostel with reasonable prices. Your Trbovlje, Slovenia hostel is really modern, centrally located, and equipped with everything you might need during your stay and is not only for the young. However, if you prefer to choose from a wider range of hostels, you can also base yourself in one of the many hostels in Celje (around twenty kilometres away) or Ljubljana (around forty kilometres away) and organise a day trip here -- there are regular buses commuting on both lines.
Written by local enthusiast for Trbovlje hostelsJudyM