Ime občine

Municipality of Slovenska Bistrica


Kolodvorska ulica 10


2310 Slovenska Bistrica


(02) 843 28 00


(02) 818 11 41


dr. Ivan Žagar

Predlgajatelj župana

Slovenian People´s Party

Število prebivalcev


Število naselij



336 sq kilometres


Spletni naslov

Uradne ure

Monday: 8:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 15:00

Wednesday: 8:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 17:00

Friday: 8:00 – 13:00



The municipality of Slovenska Bistrica is one of the largest municipalities in Slovenia. Its centre is Slovenska Bistrica, which was built at the intersection between Maribor, Celje and Ptuj, on the remains of the Roman settlement Civitas Negotiana. The settlement walls were built already around the year 1300. It gained the rights of a market town at the beginning of the 14th century. The town, as well as the territory of the present municipality, prospered visibly after the Vienna – Trieste railway was built. Later, however, after the railroad was moved outside the town, progress diminished drastically. The municipality of Slovenska Bistrica consists of five natural units: the Polskava valley, the Ložnica valley, Pohorje, the Dravinja valley, and of course the urban territory of Slovenska Bistrica. The region is extremely varied, easily surveyed and interesting from the economic point of view. It offers many possibilities for the development of tourism. In the region, there are a number of natural, cultural and historical monuments that enable the tourist industry to prosper. There are more than five hundred registered landmarks and monuments of natural and cultural heritage. The sights that the city offers are: the Slovenska Bistrica castle, its park with the famous avenue of beech trees, the remains of the city walls with their preserved NW and SE corner towers, the church of St. Joseph, as the example of the “slatkogorski” type of church architecture, and two urban churches. The remarkable natural landmarks on the territory of the municipality are: the Pohorje ridge with its peat moorland and marshes, with the characteristic fauna and flora; čŒrno jezero (Black lake) on Pohorje - a good example of a natural monument; the Marolt fir tree – an example of a dendrology monument; on the opposite side of the valley, between Pohorje and Boč, the Boč mountain chain with its distinctive karst topography (the Belojača cave), with its typical and protected flora (the famous “velikonočnica” – the pulsatilla). The territory of the Slovenska Bistrica municipality is rich with forests, vineyards and orchards, which mark the future orientation of the development of the municipality.