Information about a visit to Pomurje
Turist information centres
TIC Murska Sobota
9000 Murska Sobota
TIC Moravske Toplice
9226 Moravske Toplice
TIC Gornja Radgona
9250 Gornja Radgona
Krajinski park Goričko
TIC Veržej Zavod Marianum Veržej
Puščenjakova ulica 1
Ravenska cesta 8
Radgonska cesta 27
Glavna ulica 38
Zgornje Konjišče 16
TIC Stara Gora
Stara Gora 14
9244 Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici
TIC Jeruzalem in Vinoteka Jeruzalem
Regijski TIC Expano
Bakovska ulica 41
9000 Murska Sobota
Zavod za okolje in turizem Dobrovnik
Important telephone numbers
- Emergency services – urgent medical help, firefighters, veterinary help, rescue teams 112
- Hospital Murska Sobota +386 2 512 31 00
- Police – emergencies 113
- Police – reporting offenders, anonymous phone line 080 12 00
- AMZS – roadside assistance and towing 1987
- Tourist telephone – free line for tourists and tourism workers to report 24 hours a day their comments, complaints, criticism and suggestions 080 1900
- Information on telephone subscribers in Slovenia 1188
- Information on international telephone subscribers 1180
- Alarm call service 198 10
- General information (pay number) 090 93 9881
- International code for Slovenia +386
Pharmacy Murska Sobota
Ministry of the Interior
Police station Murska Sobota
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia
Post Office Murska Sobota
Trg zmage 6, SI – 9000 Murska Sobota
+386 2 537 96 70
Mo – Fr: 8.00 – 18.00 (19.00),
Sa: 8.00 – 12.00
What you need to know about Slovenia
The weather in Slovenia varies from season to season. There are also three climatic influences that meet in the country. A harsh Alpine climate prevails in the mountains, the coast has a sub-Mediterranean climate, and the north-east lowlands have a continental climate. The average temperature is above 20°C in July, and around 0°C in January. It is worth checking the current weather, so that you can dress and equip yourself appropriately.
Slovene; also Hungarian and Italian in their respective ethnically mixed areas.
How to say in Slovene?
Good morning – Dobro jutro
Good afternoon – Dober dan
Good evening – Dober večer
Hello – Živijo
Thank you – Hvala
Please – Prosim
Goodbye – Na svidenje
Welcome – Dobrodošli
Yes – Da
No – Ne
Excuse me – Dovolite mi, prosim
Sorry – Oprostite
What’s your name? – Kako ti je ime?
My name is … – Jaz sem …
Where is … ? – Kje je … ?
How much is …? – Koliko stane …?
Where are you from? – Od kod ste?
Do you speak English? – Govorite angleško?
I (don’t) understand – (Ne) razumem
How do you say…? – Kako se reče…?
The official currency of Slovenia as a European Union member state is the euro (€). It was introduced at the beginning of 2007. Most shops across the country accept international credit and debit cards. Slovenia has a widespread cash machine network.
Value added tax refund
Numerous shops advertising “Tax-Free Shopping” in their windows make it possible for visitors from non-European Union countries to receive a refund of value added tax paid on a minimum of 50 euros worth of goods purchased in a single shop within a single day on condition that the goods are taken outside the country within three months from the purchase date.
More information: Global Refound.
Smoking: In Slovenia, smoking is banned in all closed public and work premises, in other words including catering and accommodation establishments. You must be at least 18 years old to buy tobacco products. This makes Slovenia one of the European countries with the strictest limits on smoking.
- 1 January: New Year
- 8 February: Slovenian cultural festival – Prešeren Day
- 5 April: Easter
- 6 April: Easter Monday
- 27 April: Uprising Against the Occupation Day
- 1 and 2 May: Labour Day
- 25 June: National Day
- 15 August: Feast of the Assumption
- 17 August: Merging of Prekmurje Slovenians with the rest of Slovenia after World War I (not a bank holiday)
- 15 September: Merging of Primorska with the rest of Slovenia (not a bank holiday)
- 31 October: Reformation Day
- 1 November: All Souls Day
- 23 November: Rudolf Maister Day (not a bank holiday)
- 25 December: Christmas
- 26 December: Independence and Unity Day
Basic information on Slovenia:
- Population: 2,055,000
- Position: Slovenia is in central Europe.
- Area: 20,273 km2
- Government: Slovenia is a democratic republic founded on the principle of the separation of powers of the legislative, executive and judicial branches of authority.
- Capital city: Ljubljana, population: 280,000
- President of the Republic: Borut Pahor
- Prime Minister: Marjan Šarec
- Membership of international organisations: Slovenia has been a member of the European Union since 1 May 2004 and a member of NATO since 7 April 2004. It is also a member of many other international organisations.
- Major centres: Ljubljana, Maribor, Kranj, Celje, Koper, Novo Mesto, Velenje, Murska Sobota.
- Official language: Slovene; also Hungarian and Italian in their respective ethnically mixed areas.
- Religion: The majority of the population is Roman Catholic; Slovenia also has 40 other officially registered religious communities.
- Currency: euro (EUR), since 1 January 2007.
- GDP per capita (in EUR): 18.065 € (2014)
- Registered unemployment rate: 13,1% (2014)
- Average age: 41.4 years
- Life expectancy: men 73 years, women 81 years
- Fertility rate: 1.2
- Climate: Alpine, Pannonian, Mediterranean
- Time: Central European Time (UTC + 1), Central European Summer Time (UTC + 2)
- Average temperatures: July 21°C, January 0°C
- Electricity supply: 230 V
- Units of measurement: metric – metres, kilometres, grams, kilograms. Temperatures are expressed in degrees Celsius.
- Length of borders: with Austria 330 km, with Italy 280 km, with Hungary 102 km and with Croatia 670 km; total 1,382 km
- Length of coastline: 46.6 km
- Highest peak: Triglav, 2,864 m
- Geometric centre of Slovenia: Vače
- Average height above sea level: 556.8 m
- Universities: University of Ljubljana, University of Maribor, University of Primorska.