Solčava is a small Alpine village nestled in the narrow and deep upper region of the Savinja Valley, protected by the towering Kamnik-Savinja Alps and the Karavanks. The village is simultaneously the beginning and end point of the Solčava Panoramic Road. The special architecture of the village characteristic for markets represents the essence of urbanism in the Solčava region. In 2009, the village was awarded the title of "European Destination of Excellence (EDEN)". Solčava is also the name of the municipality.