The municipality of Ljubno lies at the beginning of the Savinja gorge that rambles right to the heart of the mountains. The municipality, regarded as one of the most beautiful in the Upper Savinja Valley, extends over 79 hectares at an altitude of 420 metres. The municipality comprises the market town Ljubno and eight hamlets: Savina, Primož, Planina, Ter, Juvanje, Radmirje, Meliše, and Okonina, altogether with a population of 2,650.
(foto: Uroš Bolko)
Ljubno is also the starting point for numerous hiking trails and lovely excursions to its vicinity. The sights of Ljubno include nature park Tirske peči, where you can find over 100 metres high limestone cliffs on the Golte plateau, full of thermophilous flora and eagles, sheltering in the overhangs, as well as ridge Smrekovec and mountain Komen, overgrown with plants that cannot be found anywhere else in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps.
The torrential river Savinja with its characteristic bed-like stream runs through Ljubno. It is regarded as a natural value, representing a source of survival already to our ancestors. Three centuries ago Ljubno was considered the centre of wood-trade and traditional rafting, thus it hosts an annual rafter's ball with the demonstration of old customs and traditions.
Besides traditional rafting, Ljubno is also known for its Palm Sunday potica (cake roll); their tradition of potica-making is over a hundred years old, with the end product – the Ljubno potica – regarded as a culinary masterpiece of national importance by decree.