Between the mysterious Mura river, the charming swamp logs and the nearby hills, the municipality of Velika Polana stretches across the Pannonian plain. There are only three settlements: Velika Polana, Mala Polana and Brezovica, with a diverse mosaic of natural and cultural heritage, friendly people… enough reasons to make a stop and discover more.
The “Euronatur” Foundation awarded the title of “European Stork Village” to Mala and Velika Polana. In the Stork Land park you can take a walk and learn some interesting facts about the municipality. The path through the park will take you to the homestead of the famous writer Miško Kranjec. There you can see his study and a permanent exhibition with his books. His documents, photographs and works of art are also on display. The homestead offers accommodation. It is also the beginning of Miško’s path, which takes you to his vineyard in Lendavske gorice, whose wine can be tasted in the cellar of St. Martin. At the end of the day you can relax in the Mankica apartment, and try what it was like to sleep there in the old days, as the beds are filled with straw.A historical monument is also Sabol’s homestead in Mala Polana, where the Pomelaj Cooperative operates with its home-made crafts and products. They will be happy to treat you with culinary delicacies, and you will also be able to see a presentation of knitting baskets and other similar objects from lychee and wicker, which you can buy in their shop.Polana log, one of the few black alder forests in Europe, offers refuge to many endangered plant and animal species. One such is the marsh tulip Fritillaria meleagris L. In Mala Polana by the Črnec stream, you can find one of the last preserved stream mills in Pomurje, Copek’s mill. The River school Velika Polana provides information on the area’s flora and fauna, the importance of water for its existence and the sustainable way of maintaining this habitat. It also offers a unique insight into floodplain forests and marshy meadows in an interactive way.
15: 00-15:30 Presentation of the municipality of Velika Polana, a walk through the Stork Land park
15: 30-16:15 Visit to the homestead of Miško Kranjec, presentation of the famous writer
16: 15-18:15 Visit to the St. Martin’s wine cellar, tasting and refreshmentsAccommodation at the homestead of Miško Kranjec
9:00 Breakfast with homemade delicacies
10:00 Tour of the Sabol’s homestead and cooperative Pomelaj, presentation of knitting from corn leaves and whips, tasting
11:00 Visit to the Farm at Copek’s mill and a walk along the forest learning trail
12:00 End of the visit
Contact of the Provider:
The Municipality of Velika Polana
Velika Polana 111
9225 Velika Polana
Mobile: 00386 41 637 463
SCOUTS: Maz and Terry Rayner
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