Location

Spark Lab Festival will take place in the beautiful green location of Terme Topolšica thermal spa resort, offering relaxation in nature, saunas and thermal water. Hotel Vesna will be hosting Spark lab dancers in the brightest and most comfortable double rooms as well as in small apartment houses. Dance classes will take place in the hotel in a sunny room with hardwood floors and also in the local school’s gimnasium.

ABOUT TERME TOPOLŠICA

Topolšica is a small Slovenia town which lies at an elevation of 379 m in the west part of the Šaleška valley. A favorable geographical position with a mild climate (many sunny days and fresh mountain air), quiet environment, rich in thermal water, paved the way for the development of a cosmopolitan spa – a jewel in the midst of green nature.

Terme Topolšica were found in the 16th century and opened for the public in 1838. Six decades later they began to use the thermal water also for health purpose. Today, Terme Topolšica has grown into a modern recreation and spa complex.

HOW TO GET THERE?

ROAD CONNECTION

Drive from the direction of Ljubljana or Maribor, leave the motorway at the exit Šentrupert/Gornji grad/Mozirje. In the village of Letuš, turn right towards Velenje/Topolšica/Šmartno ob Paki. Follow the signs for Topolšica.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Bus connections are possible from Celje or Velenje. The bus station is located next to the the Terme Topolšica spa resort. You can find the schedule at www.nomago.si.

The closest railway station is in Šoštanj (trains from Celje or Velenje). There is no direct railway connection to Topolšica, so a free school bus can be taken from Šoštanj. The schedule for railways is available at www.slo-zeleznice.si. The schedule for the bus is available at https://www.nomago.si/avtobusne-vozovnice/vozni-red.

CLOSEST AIRPORTS

Jože Pučnik Airport, Brnik

Graz Airport

Trieste Airport

Zagreb Airport

SHUTTLE TRANSPORT

We will organize a shuttleservice from Ljubljana. The shuttle will be organized on Wednesday, September 9 and on Sunday, September 13.

ACCOMODATION

HOTEL VESNA ***

Comfortable accommodation is provided in double rooms of Hotel Vesna ***. Spacious, nicely decorated and furnished rooms provide you with a pleasant stay with a wonderful view of the park or pools. Food will be provided in the buffet restaurant (breakfast-dinner). There are numerous walking paths in front of the hotel. Each room has a TV and a telephone. Free Wi-Fi is available. The hotel complex includes an outdoor and indoor water park.

FAMILY APARTMENTS ****

Terme Topolšica four-star family apartments are less than 5 minutes’ walk away from the hotel. As they are located on the slopes of a quiet forest, they offer a wonderful view, which you can admire from a terrace or a balcony. They come with a fully equipped kitchen. Energy-saving units, built from environmentally friendly materials, offer two types of accommodation:

  • 2 + 2 family apartments with two classic and two extra beds (99 m²) and
  • 5 family apartments with five classic beds (150 m²).

Each apartment has a terrace with a table and chairs, a balcony with deck chairs, direct dial telephone, plasma TV with satellite channels, free WI-Fi, free access to cable internet, alarm, safe, hairdryer, microwave, air conditioning, and underfloor heating. Parking is free of charge. Entry into swimming pools and the hotel saunas are included in the accommodation price.

WORKSHOP LOCATION

HOTEL ROOM WITH HARDWOOD FLOOR

HOTEL WELLNESS ROOM

LOCAL SCHOOL GIMNASIUM

EXTRA: POOLS AND SAUNAS

All participants can enjoy swimming in the thermal water pools for free. The complex consists of AN indoor and outdoor pool and AN outdoor water park. The indoor and outdoor pool complex operates throughout the year and includes a semi-Olympic pool with direct exit to the outer part of the pool with a paved terrace and a beautiful view of the park. The indoor-outdoor pool complex also includes a children's pool, massage showers, whirlpools and Roman baths. The indoor-outdoor pool complex is connected to an outdoor water park which operates on hot summer days.

Within the pools there is also a complex of hotel saunas - three Finnish saunas, two infrared and one steam sauna. After the saunas, you can refresh yourself in the resting area, which offers you a pleasant view of the indoor pools.

THE WORLD OF SAUNAS (WELLNESS ZALA)

The World of Saunas offers a unique five-star experience in modern saunas, thermal pools with bubbles, a refreshing ice cave, and a healing Kneipp terrace. A special, two hour ticket will be made available to Spark Lab participants.