Location: Šempeter v Savinjski Dolini (Europe)
Location: Šempeter v Savinjski Dolini (Slovenia)

About Šempeter ...

Šempeter v Savinjski Dolini (Slovene: Šempeter v Savinjski dolini) is a village in the Municipality of Žalec in east-central Slovenia. It lies on the left bank of the Savinja River east of Žalec. The Slovenian A1 motorway crosses the territory of the settlement northwest of the village core. The area is part of the traditional region of Lower Styria. The entire municipality of Žalec is now included in the Savinja statistical region. more

The name of the settlement was changed from Sveti Peter v Savinjski dolini (literally, 'Saint Peter in the Savinja Valley') to Šempeter v Savinjski dolini in 1952. The name was changed on the basis of the 1948 Law on Names of Settlements and Designations of Squares, Streets, and Buildings as part of efforts by Slovenia's postwar communist government to remove religious elements from toponyms.

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After you have visited the Pekel Cave, you can take a walk along the forest educational trail or stroll around the lake Vrbje. Bicycle trips in the countryside or a relaxing rest in the Nivo Park is also something you can do here.


Fun & sports

Professional basketball players Samo and Beno Udrih live in Šempeter. The two brothers were such basketball enthusiasts that they adopted the sport as their profession. Samo is playing in Spain and Beno in the NBA.


History & culture

Learn about the rich cultural background of Šempeter, from Roman era, to Romanesque and Gothic characteristics of the Church of St. Peter, to the modern-day artists working in Šempeter.



Savinja lace is made by the Kocič family in Šempeter. Helena Kocič creates the lace, while her husband Hranislav prepares the motifs. Unique lace, made mostly in Baroque and realistic styles, is geographically protected and registered by the Copyright Agency of Slovenia.



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