Just a step from the old town, the Celje City Forest provides a great way to disconnect from everyday life not forcing you to travel to the other end of the world.
Walk to the Savinja River embankment and the famous Rafter Statue and cross the Rafters’ Bridge. You will instantly find yourself in the City Park and in the shade offered by the tall trees of the Celje City Forest. Where Counts of Celje once used to travel from the Old Castle to the city, today there are seven adventure and leisure trails as well as one educational/experiential trail. The City Forest is protected by the Miklavški hrib (St. Nicolas Hill) and Anski hrib, which can be quickly climbed on foot or by bicycle. Your efforts will be rewarded with beautiful views. When looking for more than just running and cycling through the City Forest, you can boost your heart rate by some workouts at the outdoor gym or taking a jogging trail. Let your kids use up some of their energy on the playground while enjoying the fresh forest air.
Where a modest tree observatory once stood, you will now find the country’s largest magical tree house towering in the Celje City Forest canopy. Made entirely of local wood, it is wonderfully integrated in its wooded surroundings. Open for both individuals and groups, it is usually visited by families, school groups or visitors in search for a unique nature experience. You can complement your experience by visiting events such as workshops, concerts, poetry nights taking place in the house and nearby.
Successfully connecting many different worlds, the tree house has been presented with numerous awards by foresters, biologists, ecologists, artists and architects. The fun doesn’t even end on the solid ground around the tree house. When sitting on a bench, you can enjoy the fresh air while experiencing the tree house. The more restless ones among you may spend the extra energy on the jogging track, while your youngsters can have some outdoor fun in the children’s playground.
Tree house tours during opening hours free of charge.
Opening and sightseeing outside of opening hours (max. 30 guests) 50 EUR per hour. 12.20 EUR for every additional hour.
A visit to the tree house outside the opening hours is free of charge for kindergartens and schools located in Celje; for all other kindergartens and schools, opening of the tree house is possible at 50 EUR/group.