A mischievous, prankster dwarf from Sitarjevec takes the visitors to explore the underground world of the Export pit. In a playful and humorous way, visitors will learn more about the mine - what they look like and how heavy the rocks here are, how minerals glow, learn about mining tools, interesting stories of miners and the inhabitants of the mine - bats. Animated guided tours are an experience for the whole family.
In the fairytale corner, we also like to tell a story to the youngest visitors when visiting the Export Pit. Our local writer Darinka Kobal wrote some of these in her book "In the Dark Depths of Sitarjevec".
Litko is the miner and mascot of the Litija Carnival. This one has the longest tradition in Slovenia. Litko has lived in the Sitarjevec mine and hides in its depths. If you’re lucky, you might notice him in some side pit.
A long time ago, in a small town, between two hills, through which the Sava River flows, a carnival took place every year. It has been more than 170 years since the beginning of this beautiful tradition. People dressed up in masquerades, walking around the city and rejoicing. Among them was a sad, lonely miner who wanted to dress up in a masquerade, but his colleagues did not allow him to do so. For days and years, he wished he was a favorite masquerade at the carnival and that everyone would love him.
Tours are possible from Thursday to Sunday from 9:00 - 12:00 and 15:00 - 18:00
Visits of the mine are only possible by prior arrangement. Group visits are possible even outside business hoursView the price list