Sovenj Gradec

A major part of the Carinthia region was given to Austria after the plebiscite in 1920, but Slovenian boys are still living by the Drava River, as their folk song says. Our ancestors enthroned the dukes of Carinthia at the Zollfeld. They were the successors of Slovenian principality of Carinthia ? the cradle of Slovenian nation. Only two small pieces of Carinthia remained within Slovenian borders ? smaller one, Jezersko, and bigger Mežiška dolina. The latter is known for its industry, which is still active today. Iron industry moved from Prevalje to Ravne. Upper Mežiška dolina ends after former mineRead More →

Novo mesto

Lower part of the former Carniola is now called Dolenjska; recently, it has been often named only as southeastern Slovenia. It extends from the Ljubljana Basin to the border with Croatia. It is separated from Styria with the river Sava on the north, from Croatia with the river Kolpa on the south and with the Bloke plateau on the west, where Notranjska begins. The southernmost part of Dolenjska with the largest city Črnomelj is called Bela Krajina. On the other side of the Kolpa River, Bela Krajina ends, as well as Slovenia.Read More →

Ribnica

Dolenjska has many warm springs and health resorts: Dolenjske Toplice, Šmarješke Toplice, Terme Čatež. It is also known for its monasteries, like Cistercian monastery in Stična (manuscript ?stiški rokopis? from the 12th century) and in Kostanjevica na Krki, and the only active monastery of Carthusian monks Pleterje with the gothic chuch of the Holy Trinity, not far away from Kostanjevica na Krki. Other notable places in the area are Mirna, with the church of John the Baptist, Šentrupert with the pilgrim church Vesela gora, Mokronog with former castle and the church of sad Madonna, Trebnje with the church of MaryRead More →

Kranj

Eastern of the road Kranj ? Mengeš we pass the airport of Jože Pučnik, and if we turn towards Kamniške planine at Moste near Komenda, we soon arrive at Kamnik, which was already mentioned before. Famous intellectual Peter Pavel Glavar lived and worked in Komenda and Moste, and also Plečnik left his mark there. We should mention the church of St. Anne in Tunjice, with an energy center nearby. There is poorly maintained castle Stari grad, proudly strutting over Kamnik, and above it, under Velika planina, distinguished Sveti Primož with two chuches, worth visiting.Read More →