Attractions in Kopa

energy points

At the Kopa site itself, 13 points have been found and identified that have a beneficial or positive effect on our health. As the pace of life is getting faster, people are increasingly looking for ways to improve their health and well-being. Energy points are one of the most important alternative treatments that we will need to give more weight to in the future in terms of the tourism offer.

Being in such places has a calming effect on people, stimulating acupuncture points and softening meridians, cleansing the body in the depths and restoring vital energy. Some people feel the powerful healing energies as a tingling sensation, a prickling sensation or a change in temperature, and although we may feel fresh and energised for a few days after such hikes and activities, a little precaution can't hurt.


The Partisan Lodge is located at the foot of Mala Kope and offers a magnificent view of the Mislinja Valley. If you climb a little higher, you will also be enchanted by the Drava Valley and the Austrian hills. The chalet is located directly next to the ski slopes and is only 80 metres from the four-seater ski lift.

It is accessible by road from Slovenj Gradec, 18 kilometres away, and can also be reached by the four-seater Kaštivnik from Vuzenica. The chalet also offers accommodation in double and multi-bed rooms, which can accommodate up to 70 people.


One of the most beautiful and well-known trails in Pohorje is definitely the trail from Pungart to Ribnica Cottage. You can spend a beautiful day in nature if you set off in the morning from the Grmovský Homes and walk to the Ribniška Hut. There are benches next to the hut where you can have a snack, then you can walk to Lake Ribnica or slowly return to Grmovškov dom.

The Ribnica Cottage is located on the Ribnica Pohorje, below the Little Black Peak and the Jezerski Peak. From the hut you can enjoy a beautiful view of the peaks and hills above the Drava Valley. The cottage is open all year round and has 40 beds in 10 rooms and another 25 in dormitories. The hut is also a point on the Slovenian mountain trail. There is also a small ski centre in the immediate vicinity. Lake Ribniško jezero is about half an hour from the cottage.


The last Sunday in July is the traditional beautiful Sunday at the Chapel of St Anne. Our ancestors loved to climb the highest peaks of Pohorje, which is why the Slovenj Gradec Mountaineering Society built the chapel at Pungart in 1937. It survived the Second World War unscathed, was spared the fire at the Grmovský's home, and was rebuilt in 1970.

In 1983, it was demolished for the expansion of the Grmovský Home on Kope. Masses were then held outdoors for several years. At the repeated insistence of the Šentilj pod Turjakom municipality, to which the chapel belongs, a replacement chapel was erected and blessed on 24 July 1987.


The Pesnik Mountain Hut is located at an altitude of 1101 metres and belongs to the Pohorje mountain range.

It offers a beautiful view on all sides, but to the south it is blocked by the northern slopes of Pohorje with Jezersko and Črni vrh. To the east is the hilly world of the Ribniško-Lehensko Podolje, and then the Drava Valley to Maribor.

From south-west to north-west, the view stops at the ridges descending from the main Pohorje ridge towards the Drava valley, where the Church of St Anthony on the Plain is white; beyond the Pohorje we can see the Svinška planina and Golica (Koralpe).

To avoid returning to Grmovský Homes along the same route, you can cross the forests and follow the forest roads back to Pungart in two hours.


It is the westernmost Pohorje mountain station and is situated at 1164 m above sea level. The hut is a popular excursion point, as it offers a beautiful view of the Mislinja Valley from all sides. Paški Kozjak, Smrekovec, Uršlja Gora and other surrounding hills. A mountain trail leads past the hut, where a mountain hut was built in 1934 by the Mislinja branch of the Slovenian Mountaineering Association.

It is visited by around 20,000 hikers and walkers a year - most of them on 1 May. There are 50 seats in the restaurant, 26 beds in 9 rooms and 22 beds in the dormitory.


The hut is located in the NE part of Pohorje, at a height of 1010 mnv, in the immediate vicinity of the four-seater Kaštivnik, which runs to the top of Mala Kope and has contributed to the rise in ski tourism. The place is called St. Primož na Pohorju. The mountain chalet has been owned by PD Vuzenica since 1946.

In 1999 an extension was added and in 2001 it was completely renovated and intended for mountaineers and ski guests. It is a very suitable location for nature school, mountaineering school, ski school and other seminars. It can offer 25 beds. The original name of the hut was TAJZL. When it was renovated, the mountaineers renamed it PLANINC!


The Chapel of St. Roko is 1 km from the bottom station of the Pungart ski resort, towards Ribnica. The chapel is the patron saint of foresters. Along the paths and trails, the chapel reminds us of the rich Christian tradition of our region. Most often, people have erected a modest chapel as a token of their gratitude, as a fruit of their vows, favours and admonitions.

The signs and crosses that are erected along the roads are mainly wooden, with a roof and a statue of a crucified or similar saint or Virgin Mary. The chapels were built in the last two centuries, but no exact dates can be found.


The Church of St. Bolfenk is located in Hudé kot, at an altitude of 942m, and is a late Gothic church built in Baroque style at the beginning of the 16th century. It was first mentioned around 1585. It is about 14 metres long and 4.5 metres high. The church is covered with shingles, the chancel is vaulted, the nave has a flat ceiling - coffers with various ornaments.

The floor is paved with stone and the walls are plastered and whitewashed. The sacristy is under the bell tower to the left of the chancel. It is wooden, and there is an old bellows-operated and foot-operated organ. The church also has a pulpit, and after the Second World War the church was given a bell weighing 90 kilograms. Next to the church is a mighty lime tree, planted at the Peace of Westphalia, at the end of the 30 Years War in 1648.


Velika Kopa (1542 m above sea level) is the second highest peak in Pohorje. At the top, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Mislinjska and part of the Drava Valley, Uršlja Gora, Pec, Raduha, Golica and Svinška planina, as well as all the neighbouring mountain ranges. There is also a marked geodetic point.

Velika Kopa is a ski resort in winter, attracting visitors from all over Slovenia and abroad, and a popular walking point in summer. In summer, you can enjoy the blueberry bushes, where you can eat blueberries to your heart's content, or have a blueberry strudel at Grmovka's home.


In the surroundings of the Partisan Home, or more precisely at the foot of the path at Kope , you will find Pauček's Partisan Hospitals. The vast forests of the Pohorje Mountains have often offered man a friendly protection. During the Second World War, many hidden hospitals were built in the western Pohorje Mountains. In addition to the medical staff, the wounded were also cared for by the local people, which is why Pauček's hospitals remain a symbol of human generosity.

The Pauček Partisan Hospitals are the collective name for the six simple, secret partisan hospital complexes built by the partisan doctor Dr Ivan Kopač - Pauček (1916 - 1988) in the western Pohorje region from April 1944 until the end of the war, with the help of local activists and OF collaborators and partisans from units assigned to the Partisan Sanitary Corps.


Črni vrh is located 10 minutes from the trail to Ribniško Hut, at 1543 metres above sea level, and is the highest peak of Pohorje. It will take you 50 minutes from Pungart. The summit is covered with heath grass and the eastern and northern sides with low spruce trees.

There is a sign on the summit consisting of three tall metal crosses connected at the top and three wedges at the base. Next to it is a box with a register and a stamp. The sign says that it stands on the highest peak of Pohorje, and that it was erected on the initiative of the Mislinja PD and the Šentilj pod Turjakom Mayor's Office.


North-west of Černý vrch is Mrzli studenec, one of the highest springs in Pohorje. There you can refresh yourself with cold Pohorje water. There are also blueberry fields near the summit.


It is a nature reserve and a Natura 2000 protected area. It is not a real lake, but a high peat bog, characterised by being fed only by rainwater.

Lake Ribnica is situated at an altitude of 1490 metres, at the foot of Jezersko Peak, and is one of the most beautiful peat bogs in the Pohorje region. It is surrounded by spruce forests and the lake is 84 m long, up to 40 m wide and 1 m deep. In addition to the 84-metre-long Ribnica Lake, there are six smaller lakes or bog windows.


They are located in an area of high moorland in the middle of the Pohorje Mountains, between Ribnica Pohorje and Rogla. The lakes can be viewed along a wooden walkway that is set above the marsh. At the beginning of the trail there is a lookout tower from where you can enjoy a wonderful view of the lakes and the moor.

Lovren Moor is one of the largest high moors in Slovenia. The moor consists of two parts, separated by a forest. The moor's 20 small lakes are its most famous feature and gave the moor its name, the Lovrenška jezera (Lovren Lakes). It has a ridge top position and its age is estimated at 8000 years.


The Sgerm's Spruce, one of the most important examples of natural heritage in Slovenia, stands on the Sgerm Homestead in the municipality of Ribnica na Pohorju. The Sgerm's spruce is a magnificent Norway spruce, which, with a geodetically determined height of 61.8 metres and a diameter of 1.13 metres, is the tallest tree in Slovenia and in the whole of Central Europe. The tree is still growing, despite its great age, which is estimated at around 260 years.

Nature lovers would say that the feeling of looking at the still full, healthy Sgerm Spruce and its vital top is magnificent. The oldest measurement of this spruce, which stands on the Sgerm farm in the municipality of Ribnica na Pohorju, dates back to 1938, when it measured 51 metres.

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