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Nearest airports
There are two international airports in Slovenia; Jože Pučnik airport and Aerodrom Maribor. There are however several other airports very close to Slovenia, some links to them are listed below.
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About Velenje
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City of Velenje is the 5th biggest Slovenian city and is the centre of the Municipality of Velenje with approx. 30.000 inhabitants. Strong economy with its major subject "Gorenje" (domestic appliances) and "Coal mine Velenje" are along with the youth of the town the main reasons for pleasant and healthy living conditions. Established in 1959, City of Velenje has made tremendous efforts to recultivate ruined landscape because of coal exploitation and turned handicap into its own advantage. Velenje lakes became a tourist attraction and recreational centre for many, but there is much more worh seing in Velenje. Here there are some fractions of information presented - much more can be found on Tourist site, but nothing beats visiting the town of late socialist Modern architecture build in greenery.
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About Slovenia 
Slovenia is the only country in Europe that combines the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Pannonian Plain and the Karst. The changing landscape is constantly surprising, time and again. You can have one eye on the sea, then look in the other direction and be surrounded by high mountains. Heading up into the forests, you can see the green plains below you. From upland meadows your view stretches into river gorges. This proximity of opposites and contrasts is a hallmark of the country. 
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How to drive to Velenje
You can travel to Velenje by bus, train or car. 

By bus
From bigger cities (Ljubljana, Maribor, Koper, Celje) busses drive daily towards Velenje. Some lines are direct, some need transfering. Prices and schedules are available here.

By train
There are no direct lines by train towards Velenje, therefore one has to make a few stops to transfer. Trains go from all major cities, but connections to Velenje are not very good. Prices and schedules are avaliable at the following link: http://www.slo-zeleznice.si/en/passengers/slovenia 

By plane
If cou travel to Slovenia ba plane, you lend at the Jože Pučnik airport, where you can take the bus to the capital Ljubljana and there take another bus to Velenje or take the train - for prices and schedules for busses and trains use the links listed above.

By car
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