Very small town Kostanjevica na Krki and 2 Monasteries

Dolenjska region hides many nice places not far from the highway A2 Ljubljana-Zagreb. One of them is a romantic small city with no high buildings, located on a tiny island on lazy Krka river, not far from Otočec and some Thermal spas. The Kostanjevica Monastery (est. 1234) is very close to the town. And you can also visit Pleterje Monastery (est. 1403).

Directions: 72km from Ljubljana on A2 highway take exit for Šentjernej and ride on local road 418. In Šentjernej turn left to Kostanjevica, which is 12.5km from the highway (map).

Art and museum

Monastery Kostanjevica


On your way back from Kostanjevica na Krki, you can also visit Pleterje Monastery.

These highly respected Monks are growing their own fruits and healing herbs for centuries in a very old way with no chemistry. Don’t forget to buy souvenir Viljamovka (Williams schnapps) and Brinjevec (Juniper berries schnapps). The last one you can use mostly to ease nausea or light indigestion. We tested it many times ourselves and it works really excellent. Also, their Cviček, region’s most known light vine, is one of the best. In Pleterje you can visit also small open museum of precenturies buildings and way of living.

Riding back from Kostanjevica in town Šenjernej turn left in direction Kartuzija Pleterje. Follow road signs for 3km and you shall arrive (map).


    Author: Rastko Korošec

    I ride my Springer since 1989.

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