Slovenj Gradec

Slovenj Gradec is the administrative, economical and cultural centre of the Mislinja Valley and also the oldest town in the Koroška region, for it was granted its town charter as early as 1267. Its favorable position was provided by the shelter between Mt Uršlja gora and the neighboring Pohorje, where tourists nowadays can choose from many well-maintained hiking and cycling trails. The town is known for its artists and numerous cultural and social events. You certainly should visit the Koroška Gallery of Fine Arts, the birthplace of the composer Hugo Wolf, and both churches. Lively cultural activities have earned the town good references abroad, so in 1989 the United Nations bestowed upon it the eminent title of honor - ”Peace Messenger City.”