The Dravinja River has been supplying life to the Dravinja Valley for millennia. It is the largest tributary of the Drava River in Slovenia, it springs as a torrent with several springs south of the beautiful Rogla on Pohorje, at an altitude of about 1200 meters.
A river that inspires creativety
When the Dravinja River forcefully enters small Zreče, it is still rather wild, the characteristic that used to make it a great source of energy and inspiration for numerous mills. This is how the ethnological specialty, Ošlak's blacksmithery, was created. Later on the river calms down and persistently winds along the valley, across Slovenske Konjice and further to the south, where its riverbed and associated river banks are home to fish, birds, butterflies, dragonflies and other animals.
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A tip for a trip:
You will encounter the Dravinja River as part of the Prežigal Waterway Educational Trail and the Petelinjek Natural Science Educational Trail.