There is more to hiking than just leisure or sports. It is a mixture of being active in the fresh air, beautiful views and unspoiled nature, but also creating a unique connection with the place and its landscape. Meet Celje up close and personal on one of the many hiking trails making it even more interesting. Take a stroll to Lake Šmartinsko jezero, where you can calm down overlooking the water or get the adrenaline pumping on a stand-up paddle board. Head to Celjska koča, where you can finish your trip with a refreshing drink or extend it by climbing up the Grmada hill. At the Celjska koča Hotel, you can go down the slope using a toboggan. Celje successfully combines the city pulse and the love of nature. Climb up to the largest tree house in Slovenia. Take a short walk from the town centre to cool off your mind for a moment. If you love higher altitudes, go to Miklavški hrib with its medieval church or visit Anski vrh.

Lake Šmartinsko jezero

About 7 km outside the centre of Celje to the north you will find a large oasis called Lake Šmartinsko jezero. Both tourists and locals love to go there and have a break from the hustle and bust...

Celjska koča

With a great view of Celje far down below, comfort and authentic nature meet on the green plateau in the south of the Celje Basin. Celjska koča is a hill and a resort that can be reached by walk...

Celje City Park

Horse chestnuts, the sound of the river and socialising with old acquaintances in nature are the main reasons people are visiting the Celje City Park, once known as the Savinja Meadow.

Pelican’s Trail to the Old Castle

An excellent choice for a Sunday walk, the Pelican’s Trail is a 720 m long walking path to the Old Castle.