The mischievous little man likes to hide amongst the fastest growing stalactites in the world and has a very special collection of over 60 shiny and colourful minerals, which he will show to anyone who dares to visit him. His best friends are bats and he knows every scary stories of miners there is.

With the help of the goblin, find out everything about the Sitarjevec mine in a fun way. The Sitarjevec hill above Litija is interspersed with as many as 42 kilometres of abandoned mine galleries. Like giant spaghetti, they run below the surface of the hill, some even running below the level of the Sava River.

Take a look at part of the former mine and its wealth of ores and minerals in the newly opened passage.

The mine is the perfect adventure for curious people of all ages.

When to visit: all year round, in all weather conditions

Duration: 1 hour

Appropriate for: children and adults of all ages, including people with disabilities

Distance from Ljubljana: 37 km (40 min)

Starting point: Sitarjevec mine Litija, Sitarjevška cesta 46, Litija (N 46°03’00.0″,E 14°49’51.2″)

Reccomendations: warm, appropriate clothes and footwear for visiting the mine (10°C, 100 % dampness)

Entrance fee: 10,00 € / per person
The price includes the tour under the guidance of the goblin, and a souvenir.

How to reach us?

By car: Litija is easily accessible by various roads from Ljubljana, Zasavje and Lower Carniola. Enter the address of the mine in your navigation system and let the adventure begin.

By public transport: Litija is most easily accessible by train ( Such a trip is always a very special experience for children. The train ride from Ljubljana takes a good half an hour, just the same amount of time you need to walk through the city to reach the mine. At the train station, turn left and cross the bridge over the Sava River. At the church of St. Nicholas, turn onto the walkway, which runs slightly upward along the Sitarjevec hill. At the crossroads at the cemetery, keep right (signpost). Follow the road at the edge of the forest until you reach the last signpost. After another 250 m you will arrive to the plateau in front of the entrance to the mine.

By bike: Litija is also suitable cycling enthusiasts. Load the bike on a car or train. You can upgrade the trip to the mine by visiting the surroundings of Litija or choose a flat road to cycle back to Ljubljana along the Sava River, passing Kresnice.

Additional offers:

In the vicinity, visit:

Information: TIC Litija, Valvazorjev trg 10, 1270 Litija, E:, T: +386 59 940 503, M: +386 70 700 484, FB: Visit Litija