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Mountain Tourism in Slovenia

Photographic and cartographic material from the end of the 19th century to the thirties of the 20th century.

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The area of the Slovenian Alps is the juncture of three large mountain ranges and sub-alpine plateaus. The area is criss-crossed with a number of well-marked climbing, hiking, panoramic and thematic trails. Read more at http://www.slovenian-alps.com/en/

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Tracking around Savinja valley

Predstavitev je zbirka vtisov s Savinjske planinske poti pospremljena s fotografijami, panoramskimi prikazi, animiranimi zemljevidi poti z raznimi podatki in...
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Staying in camping place Park enables you to discover lower Savinya Valley. In agricultural area you will find unique hop fields - hops for export are the most important crop (accounting for approximately 3% of world production). In the central part of the valley, arable fields, dairy and beef cattle, pig and poultry farming are also important in lowland areas. Forests and hills around the valley are excellent for tracking, but are an important source of income, too. Fruit is grown along the edges of the Lower Savinja Valley and in the eastern part of the region.

The presentation shows 180 km of pathways which can be managed in 1 week stay. But if you decide to visit only selected picks, experience of pure nature with biodiversity of plants and animals. Kind people and perserved national heritage may surprise you.

Service activities are concentrated mainly in Celje which is the third most important service centre in Slovenia. It is also an exhibition centre with the renowned annual International Craft Fair.

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Arheological route in Maribor

Arheological route in Maribor | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

A new archeological route connects all the important archeological sites that were previously scattered across Maribor’s suburbs. The archeological route will connect important archeological sites, such as Villa Rustica in Radvanje, Betnava and Bohova, archaelogical site Poštela, the burial mounds in Pivola and the Hoče crypt.

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Maribor is one of European Capitals of Culture 2012. On the southern edge of the Maribor suburbs, along the north-east – south-west archaeological settlement axis (Radvanje – Betnava – Bohova – Hoče – Slivnica), we can find rich archaeological sites, partly presented “in situ” but mostly completely unknown to the public. During the prehistoric era, they were connected by the settlements along the outermost edges of the Pohorje Hills which gave them shelter, and during the antiquity, by the fertile area of the Roman road by the Drava River that shows both the direction and the power of the Roman colonization in the Podravje area. See an on-line version of archeological trial.

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Idrija - on the Mercury Route

Idrija - on the Mercury Route | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

The technical heritage of Idrija, formed above the Idrija Mercury Mine and developed together with it over the centuries, will be presented to you on the tour of the main technical monuments, all recently renovated, which bear witness to the magnificence of our oldest mining town.

 

In Idrija, a special type of house of Slovenia was formed in the past – the Idrija miner's house. This residential building, nowadays a museum, was built in the second half of the 18th century. In 1910, 18 people lived in it. In this renovated miner's house, arranged as a museum, you will get to know numerous stories about the lives of the Idrija miner and his family.

 

In the Idrija Municipal Museum at the Castle Gewerkenegg two exhibitions are hosted: ‘Five Centuries of the Idrija mine and town' and ‘Idrija Lace – a History Written in Thread’. Here, you will be able to connect everything you have seen and heard during the day in one place.

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Cipka Lace – a unique Slovenian handicraft - SNPJ

Cipka Lace – a unique Slovenian handicraft - SNPJ | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

In the 17th century, many Slovenian families began making bobbin lace in a variety of patterns. Lacemaking soon became an important handicraft, ensuring a means of survival to many families. It is still alive today!

All the “art” of Idrija lace (and thus Slovenian lace) is in the use of a special lacemaking technique and, most of all, in its original patterns. These have been given domestic names and are clearly distinguishable from other famous European styles.

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Monumental Prešeren square in Ljubljana

Monumental Prešeren square in Ljubljana | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

Would you like to know, where a monument of famous Slovenian poet France Prešeren stands? In Ljubljana, the Slovenian capital, on Prešeren square.

 

Showmystreet.com (fast and easy street viewing) - can display, where this is located. Just start typing an address: "Ljubljana Prešernov trg" and streetview or satellite images start filling your screen. Many Slovenian towns have Prešeren's square, for example, there is one in Novo mesto.

 

This tool is very useful also for searching your ancestors' homes and other not known locations.

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Family Tree: A City of Immigrants | Historic Indianapolis | All Things ...

Family Tree: A City of Immigrants | Historic Indianapolis | All Things ... | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

The earliest naturalization records in Indiana date to 1807. Throughout the years various county courts handled naturalization proceedings. Even the Indiana Supreme Court naturalized people for a time. The process required foreign born peoples to follow a two-step process. They first had to file a declaration of intent to become naturalized, then file a petition for naturalization. Once their petition was approved, they received a certificate that granted them citizenship. The entire process took several years.

Before 1906, only men were required to file for naturalization. Women were not required to file until 1922. Before this time, they either became citizens automatically when their husbands were naturalized or by marrying a U.S. citizen. Likewise, children were automatically granted citizenship along with their fathers.

Slovenian Girls. Second-generation Slovenian girls in traditional costumes, via the Indiana Historical Society. Before 1906, only men were required to file for naturalization. Women were not required to file until 1922.
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With regard to the picture of Slovenian girls: I am afraid they are not in a very traditional dresses. National costumes look differently. Slovenia was at that time in Austria-Hungarian monarchy (until 1918) but traditional dressing code for that time in Slovenia differed by regions and was different in towns and countryside.
Also for a comment I doubt that it is relevant for Slovenian culture: in Slovenia you will not find any orthodox church. Slovenia is mainly with the Roman Catholic Church, only in its part neighboring Hungary is a minority with Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Is it possible that ‘Slovenian’ is confused for ‘Slavic’?

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ALMOST SPRING, 100 Years of Slovene Art (20th Century)

ALMOST SPRING, 100 Years of Slovene Art (20th Century) | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it
In the final stage of the European Capital of Culture Maribor 2012 the UGM / Maribor Art Gallery, in cooperation with the major Slovenian galleries and museums, presents a review of the 20th century art from Impressionism to Retro Avant-garde.
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A review of Slovenian art of the past 100 years from the collections of about 20 Slovenian museums and galleries, including the National Gallery and Museum of Modern Art, Coastal Galleries Piran, Mikl house in Ribnica, Gallery of Murska Sobota and others are presented.

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Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT)

Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT) | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

The Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT) will be opened in Vitanje in September 2012 and will complement the Herman Potočnik Noordung Memorial Centre. The building has been designed by four architectural bureaus that established the Architectural union for Vitanje.

 

Herman Potočnik (pseudonym: Hermann Noordung; 22. 12. 1892 - 27. 8. 1929) was born in Pula (nowadays Croatia) to Slovenian parents: Marija (Minka) Kokošinek from Vitanje and Jožef Potočnik from Zgornji Razbor near Slovenj Gradec.

 

Herman Potočnik Noordung, along with his book The Problem of Space Travel – The Rocket Motor (1928), is regarded as a pioneer of spaceflight. The book can be downloaded free of charge or bought as a printed version (in Slovenian and English). KSEVT invited all interested in this area to discover his influence on the development of space programmes. The openning of the centre is announced for 7 September 2012.

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7th international Avsenik music workshop

7th international Avsenik music workshop | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

Attending the workshop in August 2012 (Begunje na Gorenjskem, Slovenia) will help you to improve your current knowledge of all the instruments in the Avsenik ensemble and vocals (popular folk music by Avsenik ensemble 1953 - 1990). Experienced mentors will help you to learn the technique and style of Avsenik’s performing. Application deadline is 15th July 2012.

 

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Carnival celebration - Slovenia

Carnival celebration - Slovenia | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

via @SloveniaInfo - Official Travel Guide 

 

The time when the cold winter gives way to kinder spring has long been a good reason for numerous celebrations in Slovenia. Pust – or Carnival has most joyfully illustrated the beginning of a new cycle of nature and farming.

 

But the Carnival did not only mean an always welcome period of unbridled rejoicing, but in its original forms was based on a kind of pagan magical element which people used when trying to influence nature.

 

At the time of the Carnival, people talk about traditional masks: kurenti, laufarji from Cerkno, pustovi from Drežnica,  pozvačin from Prekmurje, šelme from Kostanjevica, škoromati from Brkini, mačkare from Dobrepolje and others. Every Slovenian region has its masks, some old and traditional, others more modern. Slovenia is told to be one of the richest countries in masks and if you visit the kurenti, laufarji and drežniški pusti, you will not be let down.

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Maribor’s Stint as Culture Capital Officially Started

Maribor’s Stint as Culture Capital Officially Started | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

STA, Maribor:

A high-profile ceremony in Maribor’s central square, Trg Leona Štuklja, started on Saturday, 14 January 2012, as the beginning of the one-year stint of Slovenia’s second largest city as one of the two European Culture Capitals in 2012. The event was addressed by President Danilo Türk, who is the honorary sponsor of the project, and European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth Androulla Vassilou.

 

The biggest cultural project in Slovenia’s history will bring more than a thousand events to Maribor and its five partner cities in the next 350 days that will, the organisers say, culturally and spiritually revive Slovenia.

 

The second Europaen Capital of Culture in 2012 is Guimarães in Portugal.

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