One of our favorite things to do, when being home, is to explore our own home country Slovenia. If you have ever heard for Slovenia, you definitely know, this really is a small country. You might even be wondering, what can even be explored, when living here all your life. Well, believe it or not, but we have always managed to find something new, something beautiful and something unique.
We finally had some free time for Easter break and we decided to do a roadtrip to a little less known region of Slovenia – at least it is less known to us. The region is called Štajerska and it is mostly know for good vine, food and hospitality.
We could spend a day in Maribor town, but we really wanted to visit the heart shaped road, which was on our travel bucket list for years, but never really had the time for it.
The heart shaped road lies about 30 minutes drive by car from Maribor and you will reach it by driving through hilly countryside covered with vineyards. The landscape here is truly amazing and you will definitely want to make some stops in between.
The place you want to reach is a tiny village called Špičnik. Stop at the house with the address Špičnik 1, which is a homestead of family Dreisibner, offering one of the most unique views in the whole world. (Coordinates: 18.104.22.168 / 015.33.03.0)
Believe it or not, but when visiting their viewing point, you will be able to see this famous heart shaped road. Can you even imagine any other more romantic place to drink wine with your love one and talk about the future? What about getting engaged here? Who needs Paris, if you have this one of a kind view, right?
The area is perfect for walking, including with some hiking trails, which spread from Slovenia to Austria. In fact, the Slovenian-Austrian border is just steps away. Funny enough, you can stand in both countries at the same time – one foot in Slovenia and the other in Austria. Now tell us if the place is not worth your visit! We will definitely be back!