Fontana piv Žalec

The Beer – Green Gold Fountain

The 1st Beerfountain in the World

The Beer – Green Gold Fountain is a tribute to the hop growing heritage of the Lower Savinja Valley and Žalec, which is the hop-growing centre of Slovenia. Slovenia is also the fifth largest producer of hops in the world and hop is the “spice” that gives beer its distinctive flavour.

The beer fountain is positioned in the town park, in the town centre, next to the marketplace. The architectural design is a symbolic hop flower, which is expressed as two semi-circles; one a beer fountain and the other a water fountain. The semi-circles are clad in copper lace, symbolizing beer foam.

The fifth season opened on May 9th 2020!

Fill up your mug 3, 6 or 10 times and keep it as a souvenir!

Opening hours

Beer FountainMayJune, July, AugustSeptemberOctober
Monday15.00 - 19.0011.00 - 21.0011.00 - 20.0011.00 - 17.00
Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday13.00 - 19.0010.00 - 21.0010.00 - 20.0010.00 - 17.00
Friday, Saturday-10.00 - 22.0010.00 - 21.0010.00 - 19.00
Friday10.00 - 20.00---
Saturday12.00 - 20.00---
Tuesday - Friday9.00 - 17.00
Satruday9.00 - 12.00
Monday, Sunday, holidaysclosed

Žalec (pronounced [ˈʒaːləts]; German: Sachsenfeld) is a town in central Slovenia. It is the seat of the Municipality of Žalec. It lies in the valley of the lower course of the Savinja River west of Celje. The primary economic activity of the region is growing hops, which is reflected by the city’s coat-of-arms. The area was part of the traditional region of Styria. The municipality is now included in the Savinja Statistical Region. (wikipedia)

Žalec was attested in written sources as Saxenburc and Sachsenwelde in 1182 (and as Saschenvelde in 1232 and Sachsenfelde in 1256). The medieval German names are based on folk etymology from the Slovene name, probably the genitive of the plural form *Žalci. This in turn was based on the personal name *Zal and would mean ‘descendants of Žal’. In modern German the settlement was known as Sachsenfeld. (wikipedia)

Welcome lovers of hops, beers and excellent flavors.

Welcome to Žalec, In the Land of Green Gold!

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