Wineyards at the border between Autria and Slovenia. Public Domain.

Prekmurje is the easternmost region of Slovenia bordering Hungaria. It is named after the Mura River, which separates it from the rest of Slovenia. Unlike other parts of Slovenia it originally belonged to the Kingdom of Hungary, not to Austria. This did not matter much in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, but it explains the specific cultural and religious features, which differ from the rest of Slovenia.

The geologic and geographic features of this region also differ completely from the rest of Slovenia. It is a part of Pannonian plain. Flatlands and hilly areas with little underground drainage make this the least karstified part of Slovenia. So there are no natural caves in the area. We listed some exceptional wine cellars instead.