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Kranj je zelo staro mesto z bogato zgodovino, stari del mesta je zaščiten kot spomenik. Snežna jama na Raduhi je najvišje ležeča jama v Sloveniji, bogata s kapniki, tudi takimi iz jamskega mleka. Zemljepisni muzej v Ljubljani hrani dragocena pričevanja o slovenskem ozemlju od 16. do 20. stoletja. Slikarka Ana Zavadlav je svoje poslanstvo našla v knjižni ilustraciji. Ana Haberman pa oblikuje umetniško keramiko, večinoma s tehniko ščipanja. *** Kranj is the fourth largest Slovenian town, and capital of the Gorenjska region. It was this town that gave the historical land of Carniola, its name. The town’s medieval city centre has been declared a historical and cultural monument. Snežna jama or Snow Cave on Raduha holds a special place amongst more than 12,000 known Slovenian caves. Located at over 1,500 metres above sea level, this is the highest-lying tourist cave in the country. Even though high alpine caves typically have few cave formations, this cave features many of them. The Geographical Museum in Ljubljana stores maps of different dimensions and subject matter, dating from the 16th through to the 20th century. Most cover Slovenian territories and neighbouring lands. The first map to reference Slovenian territory as an separate unit was drawn in the middle of the 16th century. Painter Ana Zavadlav found her calling in illustrating books, predominately for children and teenagers. Her illustrations delight readers and the professional community alike. Though ceramic artist Ana Haberman has trained as a cultural anthropologist, she found working with clay and bluish-green glazes so alluring that she dedicated herself to making unique ceramic pieces. Each piece is hand-made, mainly by employing the ‘pinching’ method.

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Most na Soči sodi med pomembna evropska arheološka najdišča, posebej bogate so najdbe iz železne dobe. Ostanki rimskega obrambnega sistema Claustra Alpium Iuliarum so največji rimskodobni spomenik na slovenskih tleh. Kombinat arhitekti gradijo arhitekturo v skladu s trajnostnimi načeli. Tiskar Janez Rozman je čuvaj črne umetnosti in srednjeveške kulturne dediščine. Posebnost slovenske kulturne krajine so zidanice, ki zadnja leta odpirajo svoja vrata tudi turistom. *** Most na Soči is one of the most important archaeological sites in Europe. Particularly rich are the finds from the Iron Age, also referred to as “Sveta Lucija Culture”, named after the old name of this settlement. Today, the Cultural and Historical Trail runs through the town, which takes visitors through its three-thousand-year history. Claustra Alpium Iuliarum was an Alpine barrier that protected the late Roman Empire from the barbarians. At its inner borders, the territory of present-day Slovenia was also a part of this defence system. In terms of its importance, it can easily contend with the much more famous Hadrian’s Wall in Britain and the Limes on the Rhine in Germany. In just over a decade, Kombinat Architects have attained a prominent position on the Slovenian architecture scene. They tread carefully into the environment with their projects, not wanting to destroy the balance as they build. At the same time, they look for a new potential in the space that would allow them to apply their knowledge in original ways. Printer Janez Rozman, who calls himself the keeper of the black art, is an expert on the history of printing. He has even produced a replica of Gutenberg’s wooden press, which was used by the inventor of the printing press in 1455 to print the first Bible. The reconstruction of the press is now on display at Bled Castle, while, at his home, master Janez has set up a veritable museum of printing. Slovenia is a wine-producing country divided into three main wine-growing regions. One of them is the Posavje wine-growing area whose specialty are its vineyard cottages, known as zidanice. Most of them can be found in the Dolenjska region. In the recent years, these vineyard cottages have also opened their doors to tourists.

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Bela krajina je dežela tradicije in neokrnjene narave. Sedem alpskih držav se je povezalo v projekt Triple Wood, katerega cilj je promocija lesene gradnje. Ornitolog Tomaž Mihelič je izjemen poznavalec ptic, tudi soavtor novega Atlasa ptic Slovenije. Slikarko Joni Zakonjšek zaznamujejo narava in zenovski dojemanje sveta. Tolminska korita so ena največjih naravnih znamenitosti Posočja. *** In the southeast of Slovenia lies Bela krajina, a very special region with a long tradition, which is partly due to its remoteness from the main transport routes. It boasts a pristine nature as well as a unique and living cultural heritage. Wood has been a traditional building material in the Alpine region for centuries. The international Triple Wood project, which has brought together seven countries from the Alpine region, including Slovenia, was started with the desire to promote good practices in sustainable timber construction. An example of such construction is a tree house in Celje, which has won the European Carbon Smart Communities Award. Ornithologist Tomaž Mihelič is a remarkable expert on birds. He has been involved in numerous bird protection and conservation projects at the national bird watching and research society “DOPPS – Birdlife Slovenia”. One of his most recent and major projects is the latest, Atlas of Birds of Slovenia, of which he is a co-ordinator and co-author. The painter Joni Zakonjšek is characterized by nature and a Zen-like perception of the world. Although her basic motifs are simple, she achieves the desired effect through layers of colour and the play of light. The Tolmin Gorges are one of the biggest natural attractions of Posočje, an area along the Soča River in the west of the country. These picturesque and wild gorges represent the lowest and probably the most beautiful entry point into Triglav National Park.

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Zgodovina Ankarana se je začela pisati v 12. stoletju, danes je to predvsem obmorski turistični kraj. Krn, najvišji vrh Krnskega pogorja, se ponaša tudi z največjim visokogorskim jezerom v Sloveniji. Sloviti industrijski oblikovalec Oskar Kogoj ustvarja svoje izjemne umetnine že šest desetletij. Notranjski park je eden izmed treh regijskih parkov v Sloveniji, spoznali ga bomo skozi oči biologa Jošta Stergarška. Bohinjska planina Laz je ena izmed redkih, kjer planšarska tradicija ni nikoli zamrla. **** Though the Slovenian coastline measures only 47 kilometres, it holds many interesting sites. Ankaran is a small seaside town right near the border with Italy. It is surrounded by vineyards and olive groves; today it is primarily a tourist destination. Its greatest attractions are the former Benedictine monastery, the only Slovenian salt meadow and a dune made out of shells, which is a rarity in Europe. Around 1.7 million people visit the Slovenian mountains each year. The mountains are traversed by over 10 000 km of hiking trails and count about 180 Alpine huts, bivouacs and shelters. Above the central part of the Soča Valley lies Krn, the tallest mountain of the Krn range, boasting Slovenia’s largest high-altitude lake. The world-renowned Slovenian designer Oskar Kogoj is celebrating the 60th anniversary of his creative work this year. His masterpieces are kept in more than a hundred museums at home and abroad. They reflect nature, the spiritual messages of the ancient civilisations and the Slovenian cultural heritage. Slovenia is among the most bio-diverse countries in the EU and features a very diverse landscape. 13% of its territory falls under various levels of protection. Its protected areas include three regional parks, among them the Notranjska park, where biologist Jošt Stergaršek works. The Bohinj area, situated in the Triglav National Park, has been the biggest Alpine dairy centre in Slovenia for centuries. As recently as in the mid-twentieth century, almost 50 living mountain pastures could be found here, whereas today there are only half as many left. Laz is one of the two mountain pastures in Bohinj, where the Alpine dairy farming tradition never died out.

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Izola, ki je bila nekoč otok, se je iz ribiškega kraja razvila v živahno turistično mesto. Slikovita dolina Kamniške Bistrice je priljubljeno izhodišče za vzpone na okoliške vršace. Mirko Bratuša velja za najbolj inovativnega in duhovitega slovenskega kiparja. Slovenski Kras zadnja desetletja krasijo omamno dišeča sivkina polja. Bojana Kovačič Zemljič oblikuje drzen unikaten nakit.

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Mokrišča so med najbolj ogroženimi ekosistemi na našem planetu. Grad Snežnik velja za enega najlepših v naši državi, danes ga upravlja Narodni muzej Slovenije. V podzemlju Celja je na ogled edinstveno arheološko najdišče v naši državi, izhaja iz časov rimske Celeie. Tomaž Perko je eden redkih slikarskih mojstov, ki še obvlada stare slikarske tehnike neštetih lazur in modeliranja z barvo. Zakojška grapa v Cerkljanskem hribovju skriva divjo, neokrnjeno naravo. *** WETLANDS Wetlands are one of the most endangered ecosystems of our planet. Those that are recognized as internationally important are protected by the Ramsar Convention. Three Slovenian wetlands have in fact made it to the Ramsar List – Lake Cerknica, the Sečovlje Saltpans and the Škocjan Caves. SNEŽNIK CASTLE Snežnik Castle, situated in the south of the country, on the edge of extensive forests, is regarded as one of the most beautiful in Slovenia, and one of the few that has managed to preserve its original fittings from the second half of the 19th century. It was first mentioned in written records in 1269 in connection with the Lords of Snežnik of the time. After the Second World War, the castle went into the hands of the state and is now managed by the National Museum of Slovenia. THE ROMAN CELEIA In the underground of today's Celje, the third largest city in Slovenia, there is a unique archaeological site on display to its visitors. The remains of the Roman Celeia can be found there, a rich and highly populated city also referred to as the second Troy. A walk through the ancient labyrinths reveals the beauty of Celeia, which was completely destroyed by the Huns in 475. PAINTER TOMAŽ PERKO Tomaž Perko is one of the few master painters who is still adept at the old painting techniques of applying countless glazes and modelling in colour. He is an excellent portrait painter, a sensitive observer of nature and a leading representative of sacral painting in Slovenia. THE ZAKOJCA RAVINE The Cerkno hills in the west of Slovenia are crisscrossed with numerous ravines and gorges, hiding wild, unspoiled nature. Most of the ravines are difficult to hike or are inaccessible for ordinary hiking. The Zakojška grapa or the Zakojca Ravine doesn’t have a marked pathway either, so visiting it is a true adrenaline experience.

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V Bohinju so pripravili že 13. Mednarodni festival alpskega cvetja, s katerim se poklonijo tamkajšnjemu cvetličnemu bogastvu. Blejski vintgar je prva soteska v Sloveniji, ki so jo konec 19. stoletja uredili za turistični obisk. Biolog Miha Krofel je eden največjih poznavalcev velikih zveri pri nas. Umetniški opus slikarja Mateja Metlikoviča ima poudarjeno duhovno dimenzijo. Poljak Piotr Skrzypiec s svojimi fotografijami predstavlja lepote Slovenije, ki so ga povsem zasvojile. *** INTERNATIONAL WILD FLOWER FESTIVAL IN BOHINJ In the heart of the Julian Alps and Triglav National Park lies Bohinj, an oasis of peace and unspoiled nature. As this is a meeting point of the Alpine and Mediterranean worlds, the Bohinj area features an outstanding biotic and botanical diversity. In late spring, when nature is at its best and the meadows bloom, the people of Bohinj pay homage to their floral treasures with the International Festival of Wild Flowers. THE BLED VINTGAR GORGE In the Triglav National Park also lies the Bled Vintgar Gorge.The beautiful gorge was created by the Radovna, the Alpine river which forges its way across the valley through narrow crevasses. Bled Vintgar was the first gorge in Slovenia arranged for tourist visits at the end of the 19th century. BIOLOGIST MIHA KROFEL Slovenia is home to three large European beasts – the bear, the wolf and the lynx. While the population of bears and wolves is growing, the lynx is on the verge of extinction. One of the greatest experts on large beasts in Slovenia is biologist Miha Krofel, who also takes part in various international research projects in Africa and Asia. PAINTER MATEJ METLIKOVIČ the artistic oeuvre of painter Matej Metlikovič has a pronounced spiritual dimension. He paints on canvas, wood and paper, and also produces stained glass. He seeks inspiration in the great painters, as well as literature and music, to which he frequently resorts during his work in the studio. PHOTOGRAPHER PIOTR SKRZYPIEC In spite of its small size Slovenia is an extremely diverse country at the crossroads of the Alpine, Mediterranean, Pannonian and Dinaric worlds. Due to this diversity, it is also particularly interesting to photographers. Piotr Skrzypiec from Poland was so enthusiastic about Slovenia that he made it his home and now portrays its beautiful features in his photographs.

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Marjan Pipenbaher je eden izmed najbolj priznanih evropskih projektantov mostov in drugih premostitvenih objektov. Šmartno v Goriških Brdih je arhitekturni biser te gričevnate pokrajine, ki jo mnogi primerjajo s Toskano. Jaka Ivančič je vse bolj priznan krajinski fotograf, njegov talent je prepoznal tudi National Geographic. Franc Kremžar iz okolice Komende pa je eden redkih lončarjev, ki še izdeluje tradicionalne posode. V osrčju vinorodnih Slovenskih goric sta zakonca Kolarič uredila čudovit zeliščni vrt. *** BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION SPECIALIST MARJAN PIPENBAHER Marjan Pipenbaher is one of the most distinguished European specialists for the construction of long-span bridges and other engineering structures. He has made a name for himself in international circles primarily as a top-notch constructor of technologically demanding bridges. THE VILLAGE OF ŠMARTNO IN GORIŠKA BRDA Goriška Brda is a hilly landscape in the westernmost part of the country, right at the border with Italy. Due to its position close to the sea, Brda has a mild Mediterranean climate and is one of the most prestigious Slovenian wine and fruit growing regions. It is scattered with pretty little villages among which Šmartno stands out as a true architectural pearl. PHOTOGRAPHER JAKA IVANČIČ Jaka Ivančič is a renowned photographer whose talent has been recognised by the National Geographic, which acknowledged his winter photograph of Bled as the most beautiful landscape photograph of 2018. Ivančič has been captivating social media users with his outstanding landscape photography for a number of years. POTTER FRANC KREMŽAR Pottery has been one of the oldest and most widespread crafts in Slovenia, yet there is less and less interest in it. In the town of Komenda and the surrounding villages, there have always been a lot of active potters since the area abounds in rich high-quality clay deposits. Nowadays, Franc Kremžar is one of the few remaining craftsmen, who continue to produce traditional clayware. A HERBAL GARDEN IN SLOVENSKE KONJICE Slovenians are very enthusiastic about gardens and gardening. At Sveta Ana in the heart of Slovenske gorice, which is best known for winemaking, Mr and Mrs Kolarič have created a wonderful herbal garden with over 250 healing plants.

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Biser kraškega podzemlja Škocjanske jame praznujejo letos 200. letnico obiskovanja. Čudež kraške narave je tudi presihajoče Cerkniško jezero. Breginjski kot je idiličen konec države, ki ga je za vselej spremenil potres pred dobrimi štirimi desetletji. Ilustratorko Vesno Benedetič navdihuje kraško podeželje, kjer živi. Samo Kreft proučuje zdravilne rastline, ki spet pridobivajo na veljavi. *** ŠKOCJAN CAVES Their unique underground canyon, spacious cave halls, opulent karst ornamentation, and abundant biodiversity make Škocjan caves a truly magical subterranean world. Since 1986, they have been included on UNESCO's list of world heritage sites. This year, the Škocjan caves are marking 200 years since the first entry in their book of visitors. LAKE CERKNICA The intermittent Lake Cerknica is another miracle of Karstic nature. Its ceaseless circle of disappearances and reappearances has always fascinated the imagination. Ample autumn rainfall causes underground waters to bubble to the surface and submerge the surrounding fields; in dry seasons the waters trickle back the way they came. This mysterious game of nature is accurately represented by a mechanical scale model in the local Jezerski hram museum. BREGINJSKI KOT In the very western reaches of Slovenia, right on the border with Italy, lies the valley of Breginjski kot. Thirteen settlements were dug into this hilly and mountainous world, traversed with river valleys. The Breginjski kot endured the sad fate of emigration, which was further exacerbated by the catastrophic earthquake of 1976. The earthquake forever altered the face of this remote though and idyllic part of the country. ILLUSTRATOR VESNA BENEDETIČ Vesna Benedetič is most known for her illustrations, though she also works in watercolours and graphic design. Her works are vibrant; she loves colour and contrast. Her creativity has been greatly influenced by the Karstic landscape, which has served as her home for the last decade. SAMO KREFT AND MEDICINAL PLANTS Plants have always been the main source of human medicine, but were – with a few exceptions – pushed beyond official medicine in the past century. However, their status is gaining ground again in recent times. Slovenian pharmacists, including Samo Kreft, have a few years ago discovered one of the strongest antioxidants in the world, namely an extract from the silver fir.

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Slovenian Magazine is a mosaic, a 25-minute show in English and German. It presents current events in Slovenia, its cultural and historical heritage, attractive features of the landscape, and the country’s economic and tourist potential. It places great stress on original Slovenian creativity. Slovenian Magazine is mainly intended for foreign countries, as well as for Slovenians living around the world. Slovenian Magazine is a fortnightly show broadcast on TV Slovenija 1, every other Saturday at 17.35 on TV Slovenija 1. German and English language versions alternate in the broadcasting schedule, both with Slovenian subtitles. European viewers can also watch the show over a satellite that carries the TV Slovenija signal. RTV Slovenija is available on the Satellite: Eutelsat 16A 16 degrees East,10721 MHz, coding system (FEC): 3/4 The English version is on Channel 25 WNYE in New York every first and third Sunday at 2.00 p.m. The show is also broadcast in Italian by Koper Capodistria, while individual topics appear on Euronews as well. The German version is on 3 SAT every other Wednesday. *** Das Slowenien Magazin ist eine mosaikartige Sendung über Slowenien, seine Leute, Bräuche und Traditionen sowie über die Schönheiten der Landschaft. Sie informiert sowohl über das kulturelle und geschichtliche Erbe als auch über das wirtschaftliche und touristische Potenzial des Landes. Besondere Aufmerksamkeit wird auch der Förderung original slowenischer Kreativität gewidmet. Die Sendung richtet sich sowohl an die ausländische Öffentlichkeit als auch an Slowenen, die im Ausland leben.

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Škofja Loka je eno najlepših in najbolje ohranjenih srednjeveških mest na Slovenskem. Bogdan Kladnik je velik ljubitelj in zaščitnik narave, zato je pred desetletjem ustanovil organizacijo Guardians of the Earth, Varuhi zemlje, ki ima privržence tudi že na Kitajskem. V okviru projekta «Življenje traviščem« naj bi v vzhodni Sloveniji ohranili travnike, ko po so vsej Evropi močno ogroženo naravno okolje. Andreja Peklar je slikarka, ilustratorka in avtorica izvrstnih otroških slikanic. Slikar Tomislav Rene Čopi pa na Bovškem izdeluje poslikane panjske končnice, ki so izvirna slovenska posebnost. *** Slovenia has a rich heritage of historical city centres. Škofja Loka, founded by the Freising bishops in 973, is considered one of the most beautiful and best preserved medieval towns. Its inhabitants were known as good traders, craftsmen, carvers and artists, which is beautifully demonstrated by the adorned façades of the houses. Bogdan Kladnik, who has been won over by the beauty of nature from a very tender age, is sad to observe how our planet is increasingly being polluted and destroyed. With his photographs, books, and especially with the activities of the international association of nature lovers, known as the Guardians of the Earth, whose founder he is, Bogdan Kladnik wants to raise awareness and teach people how to protect nature, as this means protecting our very own existence. Grasslands are one of the most endangered natural environments throughout the world, Slovenia included. In 2015, the Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation began restoring dry grasslands as part of its Life to Grasslands project, which will run until 2020. Andreja Peklar is a painter, an illustrator and an author of children's picture books. Her illustrations also adorn textbooks and magazines for children and the younger generation. She is an acclaimed artist, and the winner of many prestigious national and international awards. Slovenes are a nation with a long beekeeping tradition, which has given way to some special features related to beekeeping. One of them are the painted beehive panels or panjske končnice, painted on the front panels of the hives. In the area of Bovec, their replicas are made by Tomislav Rene Čopi.

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Pragozd Krokar je največji v Sloveniji in je vpisan tudi na Unescov seznam svetovne naravne dediščine. Dr. Uroš Ahčan je vrhunski plastični, rekonstrukcijski in ekstetski kirurg, ki premika meje tudi v svetovnem merilu. V edinem ohranjenem mariborskem gradu je danes Pokrajinski muzej. Stanka Golob je za svoj slikarski medij izbrala pesek. Kulinarika postaja pomemben del turistične ponudbe. *** KROKAR PRIMEVAL FOREST In the forest-covered Slovenia, there are as many as 14 primeval forests or their remains, covering a total of 540 hectares. The largest among them is Krokar Primeval Forest in Kočevsko, which has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Natural Site since 2017. DR UROŠ AHČAN Slovenia has a great number of outstanding doctors including experts that move boundaries by world measure. Among these is top expert, plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgeon, Dr Uroš Ahčan. MARIBOR MUSEUM Maribor, the second largest Slovenian city, grew on the banks of the Drava River, at the crossroads of Central European trade routes, and was first mentioned in written records in 1254. The city used to have three castles, of which only one remains preserved. Today, it is the seat of the Maribor Regional Museum. SAND PAINTINGS Painter Stanka Golob has chosen sand as the medium of her artistic expression. The technique of sand painting may seem simple and easy, but it requires a lot of preparation and precision, as corrections at a later stage of the process are not possible. She uses sand of different size and colour to give her paintings a spatial dimension. SLOVENIAN CUISINE In the tourist offer of a country, gastronomy holds an important place. This awareness has grown in Slovenia in the recent years, and the country has made great advances in the field of cuisine, becoming increasingly recognised in the world as a destination of outstanding culinary and wine experiences. This March, it hosted the European Food Summit and, in 2021, it will be the bearer of the title European Gastronomic Region.

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Slovenija je dežela gozdov, zato razvija nova znanja glede zaščite lesa. Doktorica biomedicinskih znanosti Petra Draškovič Pelc je svoje poslanstvo našla v naravoslovni fotografiji in vodenju po naravi. Semenska banka Botaničnega vrta Univerze v Ljubljani skrbi za ohranjanje naše bogate biotske raznovrstnosti. Slikar Rudolf Španzel velja za enega najboljših slovenskih portretistov. Oddaja predstavlja še vrhunskega alpinista Aleša Česna. *** NEW KNOWLEDGE ABOUT WOOD PROTECTION Slovenia is a land of forests, which cover nearly 60% of its surface area, making wood a significant natural resource. Therefore, it is of no great surprise that Slovenia’s research within the fields of wood and forestry places third in Europe. The Biotechnical Faculty in Ljubljana conducts testing of native species of wood and attempts to prolong their lifespan. NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER PETRA DRAŠKOVIČ PELC A few years ago, Petra Draškovič Pelc, a doctor of biomedical science, decided to quit working as a scientific researcher and dedicate herself entirely to nature. She found her calling in natural photography and guiding nature tours, particularly in the wild and mysterious forests of Kočevsko, where she lives today. PLANT SEED BANK The environment changes quickly. Man’s interference in nature plays a large part in this process. As a result of these changes, numerous plant species are endangered. Seed banks are in charge of preserving bio-diversity. Since the 1970s, this task has been very successfully addressed by the Seed Bank of the ‘University Botanic Gardens Ljubljana’, while the Botanic Gardens have been trading seeds with other botanic gardens since as early as 1889. PAINTER RUDI ŠPANZEL Painter Rudi Španzel is considered one of Slovenia’s best and most sought-after portrait artists. His works combine realism and thought provoking symbolism. He is particularly proud of one of his latest works, a triptych titled ‘The Dance of Life and Death’, which he dedicated to the victims of World War I. WORLD CLASS ALPINIST ALEŠ ČESEN They say that the apple does not fall far from the tree. This is certainly true regarding the family of renowned alpinist Tomo Česen, both of whose sons are also alpinists. Of the two, Aleš is particularly successful, having won the most prestigious international Piolet d'Or, or 'Golden Ice Axe’, award. Aleš earned his place in alpinist history again last year as part of a three-member Slovenian-English team, the first-ever to successfully climb Latok 1.

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Inštitut Jožef Stefan, ki se ponaša tudi s svetovno pomembnimi dosežki, praznuje letos 70 let. Ptuj ima eno najlepše ohranjenih srednjeveških mestnih jeder in gradov. Mitja Ficko in Mojca Senegačnik sta oba slikarja, a vsak s svojo likovno poetiko. Na freskah v Frančiškanski cerkvi v Ljubljani so se zvrstili številni slikarski čopiči. ** THE JOŽEF STEFAN INSTITUTE AND ITS ACHIEVEMENTS IN SCIENCE The Jožef Stefan Institute, the leading science and research institution in Slovenia, is celebrating its 70th anniversary. It is the largest and the only multidisciplinary institute in our country, whose achievements in science are directly linked to the well-being of all humanity. Today, we have a report for you on two of the Institute’s THE TOWN OF PTUJ Ptuj is considered the oldest town in Slovenia. The town takes pride in one of the most beautiful and best-preserved medieval city centres and castles. During carnival time, the town is full of life, especially due to the kurent, the most recognizable traditional Slovenian carnival figure. The kurent is also included on the UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. PAINTER MITJA FICKO Mitja Ficko belongs to the middle generation of Slovenian painters. He has an extensive creative oeuvre as well as a long list of exhibitions. He loves to paint and exhibit in Leipzig, Germany, to where he returns every year. Leipzig loves the figurative, imaginative painting style – like that of Mitja Ficko. THE FRESCOES IN THE FRANCISCAN CHURCH The Franciscan Church is one of the most visited churches in Ljubljana. The church is well adorned with frescoes, which were restored a few years ago. Since many paintbrushes had dabbled over it, there was a serious dilemma about what to preserve. The Early Baroque church was a representative of the “white baroque”, which means that it had no painted decorations for decades. PAINTER MOJCA SENEGAČNIK Painter Mojca Senegačnik lives and works in the middle of the picturesque Karst landscape. Her paintings are a sort of combination between painting and illustration. She expresses herself through several painting techniques, interestingly also with thread.

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Slovenija ima bogato tradicijo orglarstva in izdelovanja orgel, še danes jih pri nas stoji skoraj 1100. Mestna hiša Ljubljane je eden izmed arhitekturnih biserov prestolnice. Industrijski oblikovalki Nina Mršnik in Nuša Jelenc iz odpadne plastike izdelujeta zanimivo pohištvo. Aleš Erman pa je izdelovalec unikatnih kitar. V oddaji predstavljamo še kraškega ovčarja, edino mednarodno priznano slovensko avtohtono pasmo psov. **** Slovenia has a rich history of organ pipe music and organ pipe making. What sets it apart from other countries is the intertwine between Central European and Mediterranean cultural influences, sometimes even in the same pipe organ. This is a unique Slovenian feature. The Ljubljana Town Hall is one of the architectural gems of the Slovenian capital. The Town Hall was built in late 15th century and got its current look in the early 1700s. Designers Nuša Jelenc and Nina Mršnik have developed a very interesting product, Toasted Furniture. They presented it at the exhibition in Ljubljana Museum of Architecture and Design. The basic material for their furniture is recycled, melted waste plastic, an innovative approach with a very important ecological dimension at the same time. The Pokljuka Plateau is the largest uninterrupted forest area within the Triglav National Park. Some of the trees growing in these extensive woods produce a top-quality resonant wood, which is used for musical instruments. The Pokljuka resonant wood, especially from firs which grow very slowly, is also used by Aleš Erman, a guitar maker. The Karst Shepherd is the only internationally recognised Slovenian indigenous dog breed. Karst shepherds were originally shepherd dogs for protecting herds from wolves. Their herding role was lost with the decline of small cattle breeding in the first half of the last century. They are now mainly family dogs. Nevertheless, they are gradually resuming their original role as shepherd dogs.

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Planota Komna, nad Bohinjskim jezerom v Triglavskem narodnem parku, je pozimi je zelo priljubljena med turnimi smučarji. Hiša morja Izolana pripoveduje zgodbe, ki jih je spisalo morje, predvsem pa o ribištvu kot glavni gospodarski dejavnosti v Izoli. Katja Felle je konceptualno dovršena in drzna mlada vizualna umetnica. Glavna tema njenega ustvarjanja so motnje v komunikaciji. Kostumografka, scenografka in vsestranska gledališka, predvsem pa lutkovna ustvarjalka Barbara Stupica posebno pozornost namenja izbiri in kombinaciji, tudi odsluženih, materialov. Pred dvema desetletjema so rudnik Mežica zaprli, opuščeni rovi pa zdaj ponujajo zanimiva adrenalinska doživetja. ** Komna is an extensive plateau above Lake Bohinj and part of the Triglav National Park. In the winter, it is extremely popular with off-piste skiers. The Dom na Komni mountain hut is open all year round and is one of the most visited mountain huts in the Slovenian mountains. Izola is an old fishing town on the Slovenian coast. It was once an island, which is still testified by its name. Today, the Izolana museum, also known as the House of the Sea, reveals the stories of the sea, particularly fishing, which used to be amongst the leading economic activities there. Katja Felle is a young visual artist and a painter, who continues her MA studies on the Kunst im Kontext programme at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin. She is one of the most recognized, conceptually accomplished and daring young artists. The main motif of her creations is communication disruptions. Barbara Stupica is a costume and set designer, as well as an all-round theatre artist, but most of all, she is a puppeteer. She loves to work with cast-off materials. She has received numerous awards and prizes for her work. Under Peca Mountain in the eastern part of the Karavanke Mountains in the north of the country, miners extracted lead and zinc ore for more than 300 years, producing several thousand kilometres of tunnels that extend over 64 square kilometres. Two decades ago, the Mežica mine was closed and the abandoned tunnels now offer interesting adrenaline experiences.

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Pravi biser dolenjskega krasa je Županova jama v bližini Grosuplja, ki jo je leta 1926 odkril takratni župan, po katerem je tudi dobila ime. Matej Vranič se ukvarja s studijsko, pokrajinsko in portretno fotografijo ter z video produkcijo. Najraje fotografira naravo, predvsem prosto živeče živali. Kipar Vojc Sodnikar Ponis se je preizkušal v različnih materialih, vendar je prepričan, da mu kamen daje največ izraznih možnosti. Brane Vižintin je eden največjih slovenskih mojstrov lutkovne umetnosti: je lutkovni animator, igralec, režiser in tudi univerzitetni predavatelj. Mesto Tržič, ki velja za eno izmed zibelk športnega smučanja v Sloveniji, se zdaj ponaša še s smučarskim muzejem.

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Slovenian Magazine is a mosaic, a 25-minute show in English and German. It presents current events in Slovenia, its cultural and historical heritage, attractive features of the landscape, and the country’s economic and tourist potential. It places great stress on original Slovenian creativity. Slovenian Magazine is mainly intended for foreign countries, as well as for Slovenians living around the world. Slovenian Magazine is a fortnightly show broadcast on TV Slovenija 1, every other Saturday at 17.35 on TV Slovenija 1. German and English language versions alternate in the broadcasting schedule, both with Slovenian subtitles. European viewers can also watch the show over a satellite that carries the TV Slovenija signal. RTV Slovenija is available on the Satellite: Eutelsat 16A 16 degrees East,10721 MHz, coding system (FEC): 3/4 The English version is on Channel 25 WNYE in New York every first and third Sunday at 2.00 p.m. The show is also broadcast in Italian by Koper Capodistria, while individual topics appear on Euronews as well. The German version is on 3 SAT every other Wednesday. *** Das Slowenien Magazin ist eine mosaikartige Sendung über Slowenien, seine Leute, Bräuche und Traditionen sowie über die Schönheiten der Landschaft. Sie informiert sowohl über das kulturelle und geschichtliche Erbe als auch über das wirtschaftliche und touristische Potenzial des Landes. Besondere Aufmerksamkeit wird auch der Förderung original slowenischer Kreativität gewidmet. Die Sendung richtet sich sowohl an die ausländische Öffentlichkeit als auch an Slowenen, die im Ausland leben.

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Minoritski samostan v Piranu že sedem stoletij opravlja svoje duhovno in kulturno poslanstvo. Andrej Štremfelj je prvi alpinist na svetu, ki ima zlati cepin tako za življenjsko delo kot tudi za posamični vzpon. Matej Mihailovski pa velja za enega najboljših slovenskih jamskih potapljačev. Ilustratorka Eva Mlinar ustvarja samosvoje kolažne ilustracije. Gorjuške pipe slovijo po svoji dekorativnosti, izvirnih oblikah in bogatem okrasju.

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Grad v Slovenski Bistrici skriva zanimivo kulturno dediščino kraja. Slikarka in restavratorka Mira Ličen odslikava živahno sredozemsko pokrajino, v kateri živi, nekdanja baletna plesalka Valentina Turcu pa je zdaj mednarodno priznana koreografinja. Kovaški mojster Jože Krmelj edini v Sloveniji izdeluje damaščansko jeklo. Kostanj ni le pomemben del slovenske tradicije ampak tudi nepogrešljiv del jesensko-zimskega utripa mest.

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