The biggest chocolate event and the most attractive culinary show in Slovenia.
During the Chocolate Festival, Radovljica becomes a really 'sweet' town. Chocolatiers and producers of other chocolate desserts and dishes ensure there are a wide range of all-things chocolate – the biggest selection in Slovenia. Tastings of the chocolate treats takes place in exchange for tasting coupons.
The three day festival features a diverse entertainment programme suitable for all generations. There are workshops and shows for children, concerts, cookery shows, exhibitions, and street artists parading through the town. Every year visitors are delighted by the festival's new features. In the past this has included, among others, the Guinness World Record for the largest (by area) chocolate bar, a chocolate fashion show and a chocolate roulette wheel.
Chocolate has been a feature of the Radovljica area for a long time. With roots dating back to 1922, Gorenjka is the most well-known Slovenian brand of chocolate and it originates here. In addition to Gorenjka in the Radol'ca area there are now two local chocolatiers, the Molinet House of Chocolate, and Martisan Chocolate.
Climb aboard for a nostalgic train journey to Radovljica where you will find stalls laden with all kinds of chocolate and a packed entertainment programme.
Written by Adele in Slovenia, March 2019
When I first came to Slovenia on holiday in 2006, I cycled alongside the Sava river from Bled to Radovljica and as soon as I rode into the beautiful old town centre, it was love at first sight!
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.
The 8th Radovljica Chocolate Festival took place last weekend. Despite the less-than promising weather forecast, the biggest chocolate event in Slovenia, with its diverse array of chocolate and entertainment, attracted huge numbers of visitors.