Podsmihel is a part of Lasko that is interesting for factories built in industrial architecture with typical roofs. But industry there decayed so these beuldings are mostly empty.Podsmihel opens a road for many interesting places on nearby hills, like Smihel, Kristof, Baba, Govce, Kal.... On Smihel there is a beautiful church. In church on Kristof...more
Culture centre is built on basis of old Dom Dusana Pozenela, hall that was being used for numerous shows and performances in Lasko (from primary school/musical school performances to thetre and concerts). With money donated by brewery, the building was redecorated into an excellent place. There is musical school in that buiding, too.more
Actually I'm not sure how to translate the name of this building into English. Lasko is the centre of municipality that occupies about 200 sq km and counts about 14000 people. In this building there are offices that take care about administrative services for this area. In the school they used to teach us that this building is quite old, maybe from...more
Trubarjeva ulica is the most central street in Lasko. Most of the city services are located here, like shops, post, school, municipal administration building as well as brewery administration building.Trubarjeva got its name after Primoz Trubar, writer of first book in Slovenian languge who eventually worked in Lasko. Primary school in Lasko is...more
Although first manor on this location was built in 15th century already, existing building is from 16th century and was built by Ziga Weichselberger. I remember that manor's premises were used as health centre during my childhood. In 1982 manor was renovated and library was moved to its premises. There is gallery on the first floor that hosts very...more
Askercev trg is the biggest square and the most central one in the town. It is characterized with statue in the centre of the square, church of St. Martin and manor. This is where manifestations like New Year's celebration or main manifestations of Pivo in cvetje celebration of beer take place. Many roads enter this square and there are interesting...more
The easiest way to come to Lasko is by train. Lasko lies on railway line from Maribor to Zidani Most (and further to Ljubljana or Zagreb). It takes about 1.25 hours from Ljubljana to Lasko by train. Trains operate frequently. International trains usually don't stop at Lasko so get out at Celje (11 km away) and take local bus or train (10-15 min).
Lasko can be reached by taxi from Celje and taxi shouldn't be too expensive.
There is local bus line Celje - Lasko - Rimske Toplice - Hrastnik.
St. Martin day is a respected day in Slovenia. On this day most (must, new wine) miraculusly turns into wine. St. Martin day is celebrated on the nearest weekend to 11th November.
Since there is St. Martin church in Lasko, there is a celebration in Lasko with local market and trial of wine.
When visiting Lasko be careful not to be bitten by this very dangerous dog from Lasko. Her name is Suzi! Doesn't she look dangerous????
Sports hall "Tri lilije" that can host up to 3000 spectators was built during 1990-es for Pivovarna Lasko basketball team (Pivovarna Lasko = Lasko brewery). Before 1990-es Lasko basketball team used to be a local team playing in 2nd regional Slovenian league and players were people from Lasko. But after disintegration of Yugoslavia good players from other parts of Yugoslavia became available and Lasko brewery started bringing them to Lasko. This way Lasko basketball team became strong team in European terms but basketball players are not from Lasko anymore.
There are thermal springs in Lasko health resort that are certainly worth visiting. They were already used by Romans and when railroad entered Lasko in 19th century, it became well known thermal waters holiday resort. There are two pools with hot water in Lasko health resort, fitness centre, hotel and restaurant, but sauna is what is really worth...more
Beer is what Lasko is best known for. Beer has been brewed in Lasko since 1825 when Franz Geyer made small brewery in what is today Hotel Savinja. In 1924 brewery was bought by competitor Union only to be closed in 1927. But new brewery was built in 1938.Today Lasko brewery controls about 50% ob Slovenian beer market, but with acqusitions like...more
Walking to Smohor is an easy way to get to know Lasko and surroudings. Walking there you pass small settlements, farms and forests. Although walking to Smohor is always a great thing to do, it is certainly the best when there is snow, there. It is unforgettable! It is also nice to make late walk there before New Year because Lasko seen from the...more