The Vrbje pond is situated only two kilometres south from the town of Žalec. Outside Žalec we turn towards Vrbje and at the end of the settlement we take the marked path ledading us to the pond.
The Savinja River runs south from the pond where are also numerous fields of hops, with some remaining meadows and fields in the east.
The pond was given its name by the village od Vrbje, the nearest settlement. It covers 13,5 hectares of land and generates its water source from the Savinja river, through the Struga and the Podvin-Žalec canal which was created to propel water mills and saws in the past.
The area has abundant and interesting fauna and flora. The pond itself is also inmortant for warm-water fishing. The area affords shelter to different species of animals, among them being the most important birds, amphibians and a dragonfly.
Šlandrov trg 25
Tel. : ++386 3 710 04 34
Fax : ++386 3 712 12 62
Web site : www.turizem-zalec.si
Free of charge
Access for invalids
GPS Northing (N) : 46,2396
GPS Easting (E) : 15,1485