Birth House of Anton Martin Slomšek

The beatified Anton Martin Slomšek was born in 1800 in the village of Uniše near Ponikva.  His birth house was restored and is open to visitors throughout the year.
The house contains an exhibition which follows the life of the esteemed priest, tutor and national rouser, from his early childhood up to the point when he decided to become a priest, followed by episcopacy and all the way to beatification in 1999. There is a special room called the, ‘sainthood room’, that was painted by the painter Ivo Kisovec. On the upper floor is a hall where you can view a film about Slomšek.

A number of traditional events and hikes are carried out in Slom and Ponikva every year in Slomšek’s honour and memory.


  • by car: after the railway crossing in the village Hotunje, turn right and drive for about 2 km along the local road;
  • by train: it’s about a 15-minute walk to the the Slomšek Birth House from the Ponikva train station.

Location: Uniše 11, Ponikva

Marinka Salobir, guide
00386 51 361 208

Opening hours:

March and November: Saturday,– 9-12, 14-17h; Sunday – 14-17h
April to October: Saturday – 9-12, 15-18; Sunday - 15-18h
Closed from November to March.
Weekdays closed, opened by prior arrangement.

GPS coordinates

Latitude: 46.2409698° Longitude: 15.4330248°