Ime občine

Municipality of Škocjan


Škocjan 67


8275 Škocjan


(07) 384 63 00


(07) 384 63 09


Jožef Kapler

Predlgajatelj župana

Slovenian demokratic party

Število prebivalcev


Število naselij



60.445 sq kilometres


Spletni naslov

Uradne ure

Monday: 7:30 – 11:00 and 11:30 – 14:30

Wednesday: 7:30 – 12:00 and 12:30 – 16:30

Friday: 7:30 – 10:30 and 11:00 – 13:30



Although Ĺ kocjan is one of the smallest municipalities in Slovenia, it is nevertheless an interesting one. Rolling hills with vineyards and the valleys where the Krško hills and plains meet, murmuring streams, botanical peculiarities, forests and picturesque villages, all the way down to the River Krka, are pleasant to the eye, and at the same time offer a number of opportunities for recreation. The softness of the Dolenjska countryside and the homeliness of the provincial villages, create unique images throughout the year. Colourful meadows and blooming trees in spring, waving golden fields of wheat and the fragrance of hay in summer, the ripening fruit and joy at harvesting crops in autumn, are reminiscent of the good old days. And when the chilly north wind sweeps across the valleys and snow covers the ground for Christmas, the Ĺ kocjan Bethlehem glistens in millions of lights. When the writer Prežihov Voranc visited the area, he wrote in his famous traveller´s journal From Mokronog to Pijana gora: “I have walked across what are probably the most beautiful landscapes in the world, through places which with their blue skies and splendid colours are among the most beautiful in Slovenia.” The richness of the cultural heritage reflects the life and work of past generations, who helped to create the image of our region with their knowledge and labour. The traces of the past are revealed by archaeological findings and the diverse sacral and ethnological heritage. The foundations of an antique countryside villa, complete with hot air central heating system, domed tombs with house-shaped urns, the remains of a once powerful medieval market town, the rich Baroque ornaments of our churches, a traditional style of architecture, fairs, folk singing, old customs, trade and crafts are only some of the municipality´s interesting points. People´s lives are to a large extent associated with the Radulja, the čŒolnišček and their tributaries. From the land of the fertile valleys grew solid farmhouses and small dwellings, which have been modernised and are now well-equipped, thanks to their owners´ income from employment in industry and services. The watermill tradition has died out, so nowadays the mill wheels only turn for visitors.