Find out about the beginnings of Slovenian popular folk music and listen to hits by the Avsenik Ensemble.
The Avsenik Museum, which is part of the Gostilna Avsenik restaurant in the centre of Begunje na Gorenjskem, presents the development and history of the Avsenik Brothers Ensemble. The legend of Slovenian national folk music, Slavko Avsenik, and his older brother, Vilko Ovsenik, were the founders of this music genre which today is imitated by many ensembles in Slovenia and throughout the world.
The museum is housed in the brothers' birth house. Exhibits include original instruments belonging to the musicians and clothing that Slavko Avsenik wore on concert stages and on the front covers of albums. There are also numerous recognitions and awards that the Avsenik Brothers Ensemble have received for their services in the field of music and the promotion of Slovenia, as well as gold, platinum and diamond discs for the number of records sold.
A new feature in the museum are the interactive points where you can spin a track and watch a video recording from various periods of the Avsenik Brothers Ensemble. On the upper floor there is an exhibition of the Avsenik family history and an apartment with furnishings from the Avsenik homestead.
In the museum there is also a shop that sells CDs and other souvenirs.
In the museum, groups can watch a documentary film with archive recordings about the Avsenik Ensemble. The film is available in Slovenian, German, English and Italian. Guided tours are available for groups upon prior arrangements in Slovenian, German and English.
The multi-purpose museum hall has 70 seats.
Tuesday - Sunday and Holidays from 11am - 5pm
January, February closed (opened for pre-booked groups)
Set off as a family on an adventure accompanied by a cute 'bee' who will explain where she lives, what her chores are, and where she goes to gather nectar. Visit the Museum of Apiculture and see her treasures, and, as a reward, savour the taste of sweet honeybreads.
Available from 24th May 2019!
Written by Rebecca Svetina, March 2019
Where do these kids get their energy?! When your kids need to burn off some steam, but you need a bench or coffee, check out one of these public playgrounds in and around Radovljica and Bled. Each has its own perks.
Radovljica is richer for a new adventure for families. The themed adventure, named 'Follow a 'bee' through Radovljica', has been designed to acquaint visitors with the life of bees in a fun way will be available from 24th May onwards.