Turn castle Brestanica

Also Spodnja Štajerska is divided into several parts. At the upper part of the Savinja River, there is Zgornja Savinjska dolina valley with Logarska dolina, one of the most beautiful Alpine valleys, where the river Sava springs in the waterfall Rinka. Zadrečka dolina by the river Dreta is also considered a part of Zgornja Savinjska dolina. The highest mountains in this area are part of Kamnik-Savinja Alps (Planjava, Ojstrica), but also Oljševa with Potočka zijalka and Velika Raduha (2062 m) with Snežna jama are very famous. Two of the biggest settlements there are Solčava with gothic parish church of SaintRead More →

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 →

Nova gorica

Severna (Northern) Primorska starts at Nova Gorica. This is divided and yet connected community of Gorizia and Nova Gorica, which used to have strong Slovenian minority on the Italian side, but after the World War I, most of them moved from there, as Gorizia was destroyed in war. Until recently, the only notable thing in Nova Gorica was the casino Hit, but recently, also the theater Primorsko dramsko gledališče and a private university ? Politehnika are becoming important. There are several notable castles in the surrounding countryside. Kostanjevica, Franciscan monastery with a vaulted tomb of Bourbons, is located on oneRead More →

Triglav

Most of Slovenian people immediately associate Gorenjska with Triglav, a majestic mountain with three heads. For us, Triglav is much higher than in reality. Something like that must have influenced Julius Kugy, who wrote these words: Triglav ist kein Berg, Triglav ist ein Reich. This magnificent mountain with 2864 meters of height above sea level and unique geographical position has big symbolic and also uniting meaning for Slovenians. It is also featured in Slovenian coat of arms.Read More →