The 12th International Symposium on Operations Research in Slovenia (SOR’13) will be held in Dolenjske Toplice, Slovenia.

Dolenjske Toplice is the center town of Topliska Valley in the South East of Slovenia, close to the city of Novo mesto. The name Dolenjske Toplice derives from the Slovenian term for thermal springs, toplice, and means Spa of Lowlands.

Hot water vents have marked the development of the place since ancient times. The heart of the area is located next to St Anne's Church, which was converted to the baroque style and dates back to 1648. The main activity in this area with a population of 3200 is centred on tourism, which is driven by the local spa and picturesque scenery.

Dolenjske Toplice is the starting point of the Podgorjanska Wine Road; there are other theme routes as well: the Dormouse Hunting Trail, Rožek Forest Nature Trail, Archaeology Trail, and others.

The Conference will be held in Hotel Balnea:

Hotel Balnea
Zdraviliški trg 7, Dolenjske Toplice, Slovenia
Phone: +386 7 39 19 400,
Fax: + 386 7 30 65 662

5 % discounts for SOR participants will be given in hotels Balnea, Kristal and Vital:

For reservations please contact:
P: +386 7 39 19 441;

How to get there?

  • By plane: Dolenjske toplice is 94 km from Jože Pučnik airport, Brnik, Ljubljana. From the airport you can reach Dolenjske Toplice by bus or by car. 
  • By Car: From Ljubljana: follow the Ljubljana - Novo mesto highway E70. After 70 km you will reach the 1st exit for Novo mesto and follow signes for Dolenjske Toplice Dolenjske Toplice (15 km from Novo mesto, direction Kočevje).
  • By Bus: There are buses from both Ljubljana and Novo mesto. Further information: +386 7 332 40 90;
  • By Train: There are trains from Ljubljana to Novo Mesto;
  • By Taxi: Taxi from railway or bus station in Novo mesto to Dolenjske Toplice costs app. EUR 20.