Slovenska Bistrica is located in northeastern Slovenia. Slovenska Bistrica has very diverse landscape and is surrounded by a wealth of forests, vineyards and orchards.
Near Slovenska Bistrica you can see Nature Park Žabljek, Pohorje ridge with the famous marshes and characteristic flora and fauna, Črno (Black) Lake on Pohorje, Marolt fir tree as an example dendrological monument. Through Slovenska Bistrica flows river Bistrica.
Cultural and historical attractions of Slovenska Bistrica are Castle Slovenska Bistrica with castle park, famous for its beech tree avenue, the remains of the city walls, the church of Sv. Joseph, archaeological sites in Velenik, castle ruins Gromberg and many others.