Space has always attracted people of different ages, professions, and beliefs. A visit to the Noordung Center will enable each individual to become acquainted with different areas of space in an interesting, technologically advanced manner, with a touch of art. For those who prefer interactivity and contemporary multimedia content, we also offer interactive applications to help you enjoy space exploration.
Individual tours are also recommended for all architectural enthusiasts and for those who are looking for remote places with interesting peculiarities.
Individual tours or scheduled guided tours are available, where you can also join groups. A guided tour lasts about 50 minutes, while you can take 2 hours or more for an individual tour.
We take you into the world of space with guided tours through the exhibitions in Slovenian, English, or German language.
In addition, we also organize various events, such as the observation of the sky (Space Night), cultural events, professional conferences and meetings, which you are also welcome to attend. Take a look at our events in the news tab or follow our Facebook page.
In case you are planning daily trips, you can also buy joint tickets with Žička kartuzija (the Žiče Carthusian Monastery) or the Velenje Coal Mining Museum at the Center. We also offer advice on other attractions and providers in the narrower area Rogla–Pohorje.
In addition to visiting the Noordung Center in Vitanje, we also recommend you visit Beškovnikova Kašča (the Beškovnik’s Granary), the Brodej Ethnological Museum, and the Meglič Ecological Farm, where they offer tastings of their products.
To satisfy your hunger, you can indulge yourself in the neighboring restaurant Gostilna Kuzman and in the summer time, also at the Polenšek Tourist Farm, only 1.5 km away from the Noordung Center. Due to the high occupancy, in case of larger groups, we recommend you announce your visit.
For all those who want to stay here a day longer, there is a possibility of accommodation in Gostilna Kuzman and the Borovnik Apartments and in the vicinity, in Terme Zreče Spa Resort, the Urška Tourist Farm, and the Distributed Hotel Konjice.
An exceptional architectural achievement
In addition to space content, the building itself is worth seeing by architectural bureaus, architects, students, and others interested in contemporary construction styles.
The architectural design of the building is a special feature of the space center and allows us to get to know modern design and style of construction. The authors of the building received the Plečnik Award for Architecture 2013, the Golden Pencil Award 2013, and the Trend Award 2012. The design of the building was also nominated for the European Award Mies van der Rohe for Best Contemporary Architecture.
The building is a monolithic concrete structure composed of three floors, which blend into a single whole. The floors are circular in shape and an exhibition space that rises from the ground floor to the gallery with an incline gives them a distinctive dynamic. The gallery is under an incline and it is also possible to walk on the roof – four large round glazed surfaces with shades give it a particularly attractive appearance.
reservations are required for the guided tour in English. For inquiries and reservations, write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +386 40 300 052. During your visit, we ask you to follow hygienic measures, and we will also make sure that your visit is safe and pleasant in the center.
Thank you for your understanding and see you in space!
- Monday–Thursday: 9 a. m.–4 p. m.
- Friday: 9 a. m.–5 p. m.
- Saturday, Sunday, Holidays: 10 a. m.–6 p. m.
- Closed: Jan 1 and 2, Easter Sunday, Nov 1, Dec 25
Guided tour in English
Bigger groups are welcome to visit Center Noordung outside of regular working hours by prior arrangement.
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+386 40 300 052