Beer Fountain: A unique taste of green gold in Žalec

Beer Fountain: A unique taste of green gold in Žalec

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One of the things that best represent a country you are visiting is its local cuisine, offering delicious dishes, that capture the country’s tradition and culture. In Slovenia, there are many places, where you can taste traditional Slovenian food and get to know the country even better. We, of course, shouldn’t forget about one of our country’s typical and most known drinks – a beer. So, if you are a fan of trying new and unique things, you should pay a visit to the Beer Fountain Green Gold, located in the centre of Žalec, a town offering a fun experience of pleasant tastes.

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Near the fourth largest city in Slovenia Celje, where you can visit the magnificent medieval Celje Castle, lies a small and charming town called Žalec. There, the first beer fountain in the world was built, offering various types and tastes of delicious beers. The new beer fountain stands in the centre of Žalec, in the middle of a green park and was officially opened in September 2016. The town of Žalec was chosen as the location of the beer fountain, as it is located in the Lower Savinja Valley, the centre of hop growing in Slovenia. Since our country is also the fifth largest producer of the hops in the world, that makes it a great location for the world’s first beer fountain.

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How does it work?

You can taste six different kinds of beer at the Beer Fountain Green Gold. All you have to do is to buy a glass that has an automatic chip on the bottom and put it under one of the taps in the beer fountain. The tap will detect the chip and start pouring you the chosen beer by itself. For the price of eight euros, you will be able to pour 6-times one decilitre of beer from the desired tap. What is better than sitting on a bench in the park, right by the beer fountain, enjoying your drink and when you are done, you can refill your glass or take it home as a souvenir.

If you are a fan of chatting while sitting in cafes and bars, then Mestni Vrt Žalec is a great place where you can relax while enjoying the various offer of bottled and craft beers, a lot of them produced by well-known Slovenian breweries.

Mestni Vrt Žalec, Slovenia
Mestni Vrt Žalec, Slovenia
Šlandrov trg 34, 3310 Žalec, Slovenia

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So, come and discover the unique Beer Fountain Green Gold, also known as Fontana piv Zeleno zlato, and other interesting attributes the town of Žalec and its surroundings have to offer. It is a great opportunity to get to know the tradition and the taste of Slovenian beers while having a day trip discovering the region of hop growing in our green country.

The Beer Fountain Green Gold, Slovenia
The Beer Fountain Green Gold, Slovenia

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Darja

Darja

I’m Darja, from Slovenia, always excited to meet new people, try out new things, especially sports and baking sweets... as well as share with you about my country.

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