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Solčava, the beginning of the quest – an ancient village of limitless beauty

Rinka Centre – a multi-purpose centre for the Sustainable Development of the Solčava Region, TIC and a permanent exhibition
Solčava 29, SI-3335 Solčava
+386 (0)3 839 07 10
+386 (0)3 839 07 10

The Rinka Centre is a multi-purpose centre concerned with the sustainable development of the Solčava region, catering to the needs of visitors to the region as well as information on various locations of interest and famous natural and cultural landmarks in Solčava. The Centre is located in the village of Solčava approx. 5km from the entrance to the Logar Valley Landscape Park. 

Solčava, the beginning of Krištof the shepherd boy’s quest for his lost sheep

The Solčava Panoramic Road begins in Solčava, anancient mountain village where bold landlords inhabiting alpine farms wouldturn to Mary of Solčava, a Gothic statue from the mid-13th century –with their prayers in the Romanesque Church of St. Mary of the Snows. Legendsays that Mary moved the wall that was built in a single day to the present-daylocation of the church – namely, she knew that Lintver the Dragon used to livewithin the lake at today’s Matkov kot. At Solčava, Krištof the shepherd boywill begin his search for his lost sheep. And it is back here, to the municipalsheepfold known as the Fara barn, that he will drive his flock.


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.

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