This Town Is Actually Building A Real Life Beer Fountain

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A small town in Slovenia is all set to welcome a new attraction that will be every drinker’s dream – a public beer fountain.

According to the Daily Mail, the town of Zalec has revealed plans for the €350,000 (£275,000) fountain which will be the first of its kind in Europe.

The town is hoping it will be a lure to tourists from all over the world when it opens in a local park.

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Visitors will be able to sample brews made from local hops costing €6 (£4.70) for three 30cl servings in a commemorative mug, Slovenia’s Dnevnik news website reports.

The town is in the Lower Savinja Valley – known as the ‘valley of green gold’ thanks to the abundance of hops that are used for brewing.

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However, the project has been met with opposition from some councillors and residents who think the €170,000 (£133,000) the project will cost could be put to better use.

The town’s mayor, Janko Kos, says only half of the construction costs are being met by the council – the remainder will come from private donations:

It’s true the fountain won’t be cheap. But it’s a development project, a tourism product.

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Opposition councillors who are less happy about the boozy fountain attempted to scupper the plans at a council meeting last week, but were ultimately outvoted by two-thirds of their colleagues.

Looks like it’s happening then, and my next holiday is sorted.