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Velenje has three lakes, which are Lake Velenje, Lake Skale and Lake Druzmir. Lake Velenje is the largest in the valley. It is a nice place for walking, cycling, jogging and doing other activities. Here are also restaurants with good food. In the nearness is a camp. Due to excavation of lignite coal caused the lake. Among them is the largest lake Velenje, which primero also for the implementation of the various sporting activities. Thus, it can be given to the lake with a sailboat, sailing board or board, and the parachute. Funny is also run by canoes and pedelini.
Velenje lake is located in northern Slovenia. You don't find many tourist here but for the locals it's a great place for relaxation. A natural setting where you can spot the Sunfish and enjoying the lush natural beauty.
The Šaleška Valley boasts the largest Slovenian coalmine and the biggest Slovenian thermo power plant. The lignite mining industry in the area contributed to the expansion of the town, especially after World War II. Many people see it simply as an industrial region, but you will be very surprised, when you discover the magnificent blue lakes and wonder underground to discover the thickest layers of coal the Coal mining museum in Velenje.