Cycling trails Bela krajina has thirteen cycling paths. Let's keep nature green and unspoiled. #belakrajina #belakrajina🍀greendestination #worldearthday
The Otovec Viaduct is a 225-meter-long railway viaduct in southeastern Slovenia, near the settlement of Otovec in Bela krajina. The Ljubljana-Metlika railway line runs across it. Construction of the viaduct began in August 1912. The original viaduct was built of crushed stone and had 12 arches. In 1946, the viaduct was restored and the original steel structure was replaced with two additional concrete pillars. The second form the travellers could admire on their hiking and cycling trips. #belakrajina #ifeelslovenia #greendestination Foto @jankocjan
Easter brings traditional dishes to the table. One of the traditional food for Bela krajina is Semič "fulanje". “Fulanje” is a traditional Easter dish made from bread, eggs, smoked meat and spices. The ham and bread crumbs are covered with beaten eggs and topped off with parsley. From that, they form and bake a crispy loaf, which can be served as an individual dish or as a side dish. The dish tastes best in combination with a horseradish sauce. #belakrajina #tastebelakrajina #traditionalfood #tasteslovenia
Wake up in the region of white birches. Explore places and nature. Spring is calling! #belakrajina🍀greendestination #belakrajina #ifeelslovenia💚 📷 @jostgantar
GRIČEK, A HILL OF CONSIDERABLE HISTORY The old name for the hill overlooking the town was Komendski hrib [meaning commandery hill], because it was the location of a large built cellar of the Teutonic knights, which was the order in charge of the town at the time. The structure was connected to the commandery in the town itself. In the 1670s, the notable Carniolan polymath Janez Vajkard Valvasor stayed at the cellar and sketched his townscape there. The cellar was at least two centuries old when it was demolished in a clash between Črnomelj residents and smaller detachments of Napoleon’s army in October of 1809. A few years later, Austrian Emperor Francis I had a chapel built to commemorate the Austrian victory in said encounter; however, the chapel was demolished at the close of the 19th century, when a cutting nursery was established on the hill. During World War II, the Italian occupying army set up cannons on Griček to shell national liberation force positions. In World War II, between 1941 and 1942, Bela krajina lost a whole tenth of its population and so, after the war, the hill above Črnomelj was designated a memorial space. A monument to Bela krajina’s World War II victims was erected according to the plans by architect Marko Župančič. The burial mound holding the remains of the members of the first Bela krajina unit was established in 1950 and sculptor Jakob Savinšek’s monument featuring large reliefs was finished in 1961. Source: Mestna muzejska zbirka Črnomelj, Janez Weiss #belakrajina #Ifeelslovenia Foto Jan Kocjan
Sunny foggy mornings. #wintertime #belakrajina #sightseeing #sunrisephotography #bestviews Foto @jankocjan
AJDOVA POTICA / BUCKWHEAT POTICA Although the cuisine of Bela krajina is full of excellent salty specialities, the region can also brag about its mouth-watering desserts. The potica is made from buckwheat dough filled with cream, curd, eggs, sugar and raisins. The local housewives used to prepare it in autumn when they had fresh buckwheat flour. The best povitica is still warm. #traditionaldishes #belakrajina #mojaslovenija #ifeelslovenia #sundaymornings 📷 @tomonikon
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