SHOW 534 .. 2nd June 2017
- 750th ANNIVERSARY OF
- 90th ANNIVERSARY OF
- AN ISTRIAN VILLAGE OF
- MUSIC FOR SCHOOLS AND
- THE VINARIUM TOWER AND
THE LENDAVA VINEYARDS
750th ANNIVERSARY OF SLOVENJ GRADEC
Slovenj Gradec, the administrative, economic and cultural centre of the Koroška region is celebrating the 750th anniversary of being granted the town privileges. The old town centre has retained its medieval image, which makes it an invaluable urban monument. Slovenj Gradec is also the only Slovenian town to bear the name UN Messenger of Peace.
Bird ringing has an important role in studies related to bird migration patterns and their lifestyle. The Slovenian centre for bird ringing has been operating for 90 years and the Slovenian Museum of Natural History, under which the centre operates, has set up a special exhibition to mark this occasion. In Slovenia, about 100,000 birds are fitted with rings each year.
THE VILLAGE OF SVETI PETER
In the interior of the Istrian peninsula, in the hinterland bridging the coastal area, there are dispersed charming hills, full of olive trees, vineyards and picturesque villages, which gives the impression that time has simply stopped. The village of Sveti Peter, which is situated on a hill just above the Dragonja River Valley, displays a rich cultural tradition.
MUSIC AND CHARITY PROJECT
Judging from certain surveys, the people of Slovenia are a very charitable nation. Some years ago, Marko Soršak-Soki, a member of the Elvis Jackson band, embarked on an exciting charity project. On the 20th anniversary of his drumming career, he decided to donate music instruments to elementary schools to make children happy and allow them to become engaged in music.
THE VINARIUM TOWER
Two years ago, the highest lookout tower in the country was built in the Lendava wine-producing hills, situated in the north-easternmost part of Slovenia. The tower, which is situated on the easternmost wine road of Slovenia and from which vistas extend to four countries, has become a real tourist attraction.
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