Alpe-Adria Region

Alpe-Adria is a bioregion in Central Europe. The network was built to promote interregional cooperation in Alpe-Adria area. Alpe-Adria region covers Slovenia and regions in Croatia, Hungary and Austria. Carinthia, Styria and Burgenland are parts of the Alpe-Adria region in Austria, Istria, Karlovac, Krapina-Zagorje, Koprivnica, Križevci, Međimurje and Varaždin are parts of Alpe-Adria region in Croatia and the Hungarian county Vas. The aim of Alpe-Adria region is to contribute to peaceful, joint, democratic, pluralistic and sustainable Europe. As you can see, there is a lot of opportunity for the development of tourism in these areas. Because of that, the region can offer a diverse tourism which is a precondition for the development of other businesses. Alpe-Adria Region is a world renowned region with diverse and sustainable offers for tourists that are based on natural and cultural sources. Region is connecting the above mentioned countries and offers high quality life to the inhabitants and to the visitors. Tourists who come here have various choices for activities – hiking, biking, horse riding, wine and gastronomy paths, pilgrim routes and many more. Alpe-Adria Network helped businesses to connect; Youth Hostels became more popular as they are lying near bike trails that often even cross borders. There are also many cultural events in this region. “A geographical location without people is not Life,” wrote Silvo Devetak. Alpe-Adria Region is one of the most diverse parts of Europe from a cultural and civilizational point of view.

The most important prize in Alpe-Adria Region is Jakob Prize, chosen by international committee that chooses someone, who contributed to tourism the most in the Alpe-Adria Region. Jakob is the allegory for the first tourist traveller. This is a tourist who is innovative, creative and encourages other activities in Alpe-Adria Region.