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ANTHONY’S SHAFT ‘‘ANTONIJEV ROV’’ – HALF A MILLENIUM OF THE IDRIJA MERCURY MINE Kosovelova 3, 5280 Idrija T/F: +386 (0)5 377 11 42 * M: +386 (0)31 810 194 * E: * W: Experience the amazing world of one of the largest mercury mines in the world. Enter the Anthony’s Shaft through the imposing building of Šelštev and view a video on the town’s history. Dressed in green-and-black vests and carrying a helmet, you will penetrate the mysterious world of the Idrian mine, accompanied by the guide’s interesting narrative. The path will lead you through illuminated tunnels from the hidden corners with the precious cinnabar ore and drops of pure mercury to the unique underground chapel. You will descend the shaft and see the representations of various ore extrapolation methods. OPEN: 1.12. - 31.3. : Saturday, Sunday, holidays at 10 AM and 3 PM. 1.4. - 30.6. : Monday - Friday at 10 AM, 3 PM; Saturday, Sunday, holidays at 10 AM, 3 PM. 1.7. – 31. 8. : Monday - Friday at 10 AM, 12 PM, 3 PM; 1.9. - 30.11. : Monday - Friday at 10 AM, 3 PM, 4 PM. Group visits every day if arranged in advance. The guided tour lasts 1h30.

Museums, exibitions, cultural heritage

IDRIJA MUNICIPAL MUSEUM ‘‘MESTNI MUZEJ IDRIJA’’ Prelovčeva 9, 5280 Idrija T: +386 (0)5 372 66 00 F: +386 (0)5 377 35 80 E: W: The Idrija municipal museum protects the rich technical and cultural heritage of the Idrija-Cerkno region. It keeps, studies and presents to the public the material connected to the history of the area, and manages the important monumental real estates. Soon after it opened, it moved its headquarters to the ancient mine’s castle of Gewerkenegg where it is housed still. In 1997, the museum was awarded with the title of the best European museum of industrial and technical heritage. The Gewerkenegg castle GPS coordinates: 46.000995, 14.018398 Features permanent and occasional exhibitions. The central exhibition focuses on the 500-year-old history of the second largest mercury mine on the world, the origin and the development of Idrija, the crucial events in the history such as the two World Wars, the ancient way of life in Idrija, the important local figures and the scientists end explorers who lived and worked here, as well as the Idrian lace. The most beautiful and the most valuable lace specimens are stored in the so-called “Lace treasury”. OPEN: Every day: 9 AM – 6 PM. The expert guidance of Idrian curators will also take you to the Idrian miner’s house where you can see the living arrangements of a miner’s family from the beginning of the 20th century; the Idrija kamšt – a pumping device driven by the largest wooden water wheel (with the diameter of 13,6 m) in Europe; the Francis’ Shaft with a rich collection of mining machines and instruments, among which reigns the renovated and “in situ” presented Kley pump; and the Slovenia Partisan Printing Shop in Vojsko (GPS coordinates: 46.034642, 13.899457)–an authentically preserved monument from the times of the Second World War that issued the only printed newspaper of any resistance movement in Europe. The printing shop is opened for public from 15 April to 15 October every day: 9 AM – 4 PM.

CERKNO MUSEUM ‘‘CERKLJANSKI MUZEJ’’ Bevkova 12, 5282 Cerkno T: +386 (0)5 372 31 80 E: * W: GPS coordinates: 46.12781, 13.987585 The museum features two permanent exhibitions. “The Cerkno Region through the centuries”, the exhibits, documents and photos of which present different segments of administrative, economic and cultural life as well as the quotidian of the inhabitants from the 11th century onwards, and “Blame it on the Carnival! – The story of the laufarji from Cerkno”, dedicated to one of the most recognizable Carnival groups in Slovenia. Their particularity are the masks made out of linden wood with the most human-like aspect in Slovenia. OPEN: Tuesday to Friday: 9 AM – 3 PM; Saturday, Sunday, holidays: 10 AM – 1 PM and 2 PM – 6 PM. CLOSED: Monday, 1 January, Easter, 1 May, 1 November, 25 December. The organization of the Cerkno Museum covers also: The Franja Partisan hospital (GPS coordinates: 46.150073, 14.027254), a cultural monument of national importance, features on the Tentative List of the candidates for a UNESCO World Heritage List and is an owner of the European Heritage Label. The monument was completely renovated after having been destroyed in the flood of 18 September 2007. Despite the loss of authentic material, it remains a symbol of resistance and solidarity and, most of all, a valuable memorial to humanity and comradeship. OPEN: 1 April – 31 September every day: 9 AM – 6 PM; 1 – 31 October every day: 9 AM – 4 PM; 1 November – 31 March: announced groups in good weather conditions. The France Bevk homestead in Zakojca at Cerkno (GPS coordinates:46.1664, 13.922102) In 1990, the house where the famous Slovene writer spent his youth was remade into a museum featuring two expositions on ethnology and on the history of literature. The former illuminates a typical setting of a poor farmer’s house, while the latter presents the writer’s life through books, photographs and exhibits. OPEN: Every day: 9 AM – 4 PM accompanied by a Cerkno museum guide or a local guide – Vencelj Tušar, Zakoca 1.


WAR MUSEUM ‘‘VOJNI MUZEJ IDRIJA’’ Trg sv. Ahacija 4, 5280 Idrija Old town centre T: +386 (0)5 377 16 88 M: +386 (0)41 407 651 E: See an abundance of documents, photographs and decorations of those inhabitants of Idrija who left a great imprint on our recent history. Displayed are 45 figures in original uniforms and over 100 pieces of weapons that were used in battles and combats. The war museum is housed on the ground floor of the old mine’s storehouse facing the Anthony’s shaft with the mining museum. OPEN: During the summer (1 May–30 September) every day except Monday. During the winter: Saturday and Sunday. Timetable: 10 AM – 12 PM and 1 PM – 6 PM.

Prelovčeva 5, 5280 Idrija T: + 386 (0)5 901 09 14 M: + 386 (0)40 850 233, + 386 (0)40 336 699 E: The M Aquarium is said to be the most beautiful and the most diverse public aquarium in Slovenia. More than 200 m2 house over 40 aquariums among which you can see a 1500 l sea aquarium, multiple biotope aquariums and a biotope paludarium of the Amazon River. They host over 170 different freshwater and seawater species of fish. The Aquarium features different courses and numerous additional activities, guided by professional staff that will gladly invite even larger groups to join. OPEN: The Aquarium is opened from Tuesday to Friday: 2 PM – 7 PM; and on weekends and holidays: 1 PM – 7 PM. By prior arrangement, the Aquarium can be seen every day.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARC ‘‘DIVJE BABE’’ INFORMATION: LTO Laufar Cerkno, TIC Cerkno Močnikova ulica 2, 5282 Cerkno T: +386 (0)5 373 46 45 * E: W: The Divje babe, a karst cave in the steep rocky slope that descends from the Šebrelje plateau to the Idrijca river valley, are a paleontological archaeological site where skeletons of cave bears and traces of Neanderthal men, their fireplaces and stone tools were found. The most famous finding is the 55 000-year-old 4-hole bone flute that the Neanderthal carved out of a cave bear bone. The bone flute is the oldest music instrument found in the world, a fact that gives the Cerkno Region the name of “the cradle of world music”. WHEREABOUTS: From Cerkno in the direction of Reka and Šebrelje, in the slope under the St. John’s church. OPEN: From 1 April to 30 October every day by prior arrangement. The cave can only be seen with a guide.

SACRAL HERITAGE – IDRIJA MUNICIPALITY The St Mary of the Assumption parish church – Marija na Skalci in Spodnja Idrija – The church was mentioned for the first time in the 12th century. Today it can be seen as designed in the baroque style of the 17th century. The illusionistic paintings of the interior were done by Jožef Mrak (1762–1766), otherwise known as the constructor of klavže on the Idrijca and Belca rivers. The St Anthony of Padua church and calvary – The church (1678) and calvary (1766) ensemble on the Rožni hrib over Idrija is a

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nice example of the symbiosis between architecture and nature. The St Trinity church – The oldest church in Idrija. It stands on the place where according to legend Škafar first saw native mercury in 1490. The late-Gothic ribbed and netted arches of the presbytery dating in 1629 are accompanied with the stainedglass windows done by the painter Lojze Čemažar.

SACRAL HERITAGE – CERKNO MUNICIPALITY The baroque style parish church St. Anna in Cerkno dates from 1717 and was built by the local architect Gregor Maček. Two altar paintings and three wooden altars have the most artistic value among the interior equipment. The church of St. Jost in the village Trebenče, dating from 1595 has well preserved gothic elements despite the 17th century reconstructionsin baroque style. During renovationworks frescoes from the 15th and16th centuries were discovered. Church of the Birth of Virgin Mary in the village Police represents typical late gothicarchitecture with a baroque-style nave and a bell tower separated from the nave. Frescoes made by Jernej from Loka, and dating from 1536 are the most valuable art pieces in the church. St. John’s church is located on thebrink of the plateau of Šebrelje. Betweenthe 4th and the 1st centurythere was a Roman military strongholdthere and later it was changed into a Christian church from a previously pagansanctuary.



Sports and ski centres

HOTEL CERKNO d.o.o., Sedejev trg 8, 5282 Cerkno T: +386 (0)5 374 34 00 F: +386 (0)5 374 34 33 E: * W:, ALTITUDE: 900 - 1300 m AREA: 70 ha, 18 km of ski trails and 5 km of trails for cross-country skiing, 2 ski tows, 2 6-seaters, 2 4-seaters, 2 2-seaters. OFFER: Ski school, kindergarten with a richly animated programme, ski equipment rental and service, toboggan run, self service restaurant and six luxury apartments, organisation of ski competitions, heated ski and ski-boot storage room, snow park for boarders and freestyle skiers. WHEREABOUTS: 10 km from Cerkno, 55 km from Ljubljana. ADDITIONAL DESCRIPTION: The ski centre with the most modern equipment in Slovenia, appropriate for the whole family. The possibility of 100 % artificial snow cover. Ski slopes for all levels of skiers.

SKI CENTRE ‘‘SKI CENTER JAVORNIK’’ Lome 10, 5274 Črni Vrh nad Idrijo T/F: +386 (0)5 377 75 44 * M: +386 (0)31 483 930 * E: * W: OFFER: Ski school, toboggan runs, kindergarten, restaurant, 3 ski-tows, a 2-seater, the capatown of 200 skiers/h, 13.5 km of trails for cross-country skiing. SUMMER OFFER: Walks in the nature, climbing the Javornik (1240 m), mountain biking, rent-a-bike, riding, a spot to camp and picnic. A mountain-bike park is opened during the weekends and on holidays. SLEEPING CAPACITIES: Metka guesthouse in Črni Vrh (20 beds), private rooms (30 beds). WHEREABOUTS: The Javornik Ski Centre is situated in Lome near Črni Vrh nad Idrijo on the altitude between 800 and 1220 m and covers the area of 30 ha. It lies 20 km from Idrija and 55 km from Ljubljana. It features different slopes: 1.5 km of difficult, 2.5 km of medium and 3 km of easy slopes.

ACTIVE IDRIJA Avgusta d.o.o., Mestni trg 15, 5280 Idrija M: +386 (0)31 291 263 * E: * W:, OFFER: Kindly invited to discover this beautiful part of Slovenia with us. The Upper Idrijca Natural Park, the pre-Alpine hills, the rich cultural and technological heritage, and most of all the intact nature offer endless possibilities of actively spending your time. Our programmes are appropriate for anyone and are open to modification if that is your wish. We welcome each and every one, from individuals to families and groups. We offer biking, rent-a-bike, mountaineering, one - or more-day trips, rock-climbing and riding as well as the services of a tourist guide. Call us to compose a programme of active holidays you will never forget. WHEREABOUTS: Mestni trg 2.

Lace and souvenir boutiques

FASHION ATELIER ‘‘ŠIVILJSTVO MAL’’ Lidija Anzelm s.p., Prelovčeva 9, 5280 Idrija T: +386 (0)5 377 37 88 M: +386 (0)41 708 457 E: W: OFFER: Welcome to our fashion atelier on the Gewerkenegg castle that features hand-made bobbin-lace products such as unique lace accessories: hats, brooches, pendulums, earrings with Swarovski crystals and semi-precious stones. We offer house linen in lace, custom-made clothing in lace and help you choose business presents. PARTICULARITY: Awarded with the 2005 International Trade Faire bronze plaque for our textile with sewn-in lace. WHEREABOUTS: The Gewerkenegg castle in Idrija. TIMETABLE: Every day: 9 AM – 6 PM; every day there are demonstrations of different techniques of hand-made bobbin lace.

BOUTIQUE ‘‘TRGOVINA VANDA’’ Vanda Lapajne d.o.o., Mestni trg 13, 5280 Idrija T/F: +386 (0)5 377 34 44 * M: +386 (0)41 631 233 * E: * W: OFFER: : A family company with a tradition of lace products dates it 1875. Our passion is to preserve old patterns from our own cultural heritage and mix them into modern, completely unique bobbin-lace products. The boutique features products that are creative, inventive and elegant as only lace can be. Each item has its own story, it is made with a lot of hard work and incredible persistence of master lace makers who execute our ideas and designs and end with a magnificent creation. We listen to your proper ideas in manufacturing your table cloths, curtains, bed linen or small souvenirs that you will carry into the world. WHEREABOUTS: Idrija town centre. TIMETABLE: Tuesday and Wednesday: 4 PM – 7 PM; Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 9 AM – 12 PM. Sunday and Monday closed.


KENDOV DVOREC***** Relais & Chateaux

Where time slows down…

Na griču 2, 5281 Spodnja Idrija T: +386 (0)5 372 51 00 * F: +386 (0)5 375 64 75 * E: * W: NUMBER OF ROOMS: 11, NUMBER OF BEDS: 23 DESCRIPTION: From 1377, the Kenda Manor is one of the pillars of the town and makes itself known in the world as a member of the French Relais & Chatâaux chain. OFFER: Visit the Kenda Manor and taste traditional Idrian dishes accompanied by a selection of fine wines. We give a course of creative cuisine and open our doors to everyone who wishes to marry or mark important anniversaries in the embrace of antiquity. You are welcome to round up your visit by taking a stroll in the intact nature or by fly fishing in the Idrijca River. WHEREABOUTS: Spodnja Idrija


OFFER: Only a few steps from the Idrija town centre stands the new Jožef hotel. The building and its particular form evoke Idrija’s world famous heritage. The Jožef hotel offers 11 double rooms and a double-bed hotel suite. All rooms feature an LCD TV, mini bar, free WiFi and a safe. CUISINE: Sit down in the pleasant and modern ambience of the Jožef restaurant and savour the culinary delights our chefs, inspired by the rich tradition of the Mediterranean and local cuisine, prepare in a fresh and innovative way. The meals are accompanied by a rich selection of wines from Jožef’s cellar. Feel free to relax in the lounge or rent a multimedia conference room.

HOSTEL IDRIJA Ulica IX. Korpusa 17, 5280 Idrija M: +386 (0)41 995 722 F: +386 (0)5 373 40 89 E:

Hotels and hostels

Vojkova 9A, 5280 Idrija T: +386 (0)5 375 06 50, +386 (0)8 200 42 50 * M: +386 (0)51 329 948 * F: +386 (0)8 200 42 65 E: * W:

OFFER: The Idrija Hostel offers boarding in a double (13 €/person/night), triple or quadruple (11 €/person/night) room and houses bigger groups in one 8-bed room (9 €/person/night). Total capatown of the hostel: 43 beds. Shared bathrooms and toilets. The price includes free parking and WiFi. TIMETABLE: Welcome at any time by prior arrangement.


BOARDING HOUSE ‘‘KMEČKI HRAM FORTUNA’’*** Idršek 1A, Razpotje, 5281 Spodnja Idrija T: +386 (0)5 37 791 49 * M: +386 (0)40 600 811 ali +386 (0)40 853 742 * F: +386 (0)5 377 92 40 E: * W: NUMBER OF ROOMS: 8, NUMBER OF APARTMENTS: 1, NUMBER OF BEDS: 41, NUMBER OF SEATS: 50 + 50 on the terrace OFFER: Lunches and dinners on order, festive lunches and dinners for groups. Animating and babysitting your children. Organisation of children birthday parties with a possibility of workshops and games. Boarding with breakfast, half board or full board. DELICACIES: : Homemade smoked ham, salamis and sausages, oven-baked bread, Idrian dishes (žlikrofi). ADDITIONAL OFFER: Rent-a-bike, children games, biking trails, possibility of camping and renting a conference room. WHEREABOUTS: On the main road Idrija–Žiri. TIMETABLE: Thursday – Sunday: 12 PM – 11 PM.

Boarding houses

Sedejev trg 8, 5282 Cerkno T: +386 (0)5 374 34 00, +386 (0)5 374 34 76 (prodaja) * F: +386 (0)5 374 34 33 E: * W:, NUMBER OF ROOMS: 75 and 6 apartments, NUMBER OF BEDS: 180 in the hotel and 47 in the apartments OFFER: Half board, self-service breakfast and dinner, à la carte offer, local dishes, diet meals, a rich dessert bar, free WiFi. ADDITIONAL OFFER: Restaurant, a beauty and health salon, a swimming pool (25 x13,50 m) with thermal water (30°C), fitness, saunas, shop, conference halls, several rooms adapted for handicapped persons. SPORTS AND LEISURE: Tennis courts, basketball, volleyball and badminton court, rent-a-bike, walking trails, Nordic walking, hunting, fishing, hiking, riding, bowling, archery, sports hall. WHEREABOUTS: The hotel in the town centre, the apartments on the top of Cerkno Ski Centre.


Boarding houses

BOARDING HOUSE ‘‘PR’ ŠOŠTARJU’’*** Davča 46, 4228 Železniki T: +386 (0)4 519 90 15 M: +386 (0)41 760 846 E: W: NUMBER OF ROOMS: 10, NUMBER OF BEDS: 20 OFFER: Boarding, half board or full board, Sunday lunches, wedding dinners. Local dishes of buckwheat and cheese štruklji, home-baked bread, home-made cider and dried meat products. Conference room, picnic place, hiking, cycling, paragliding, skiing and so on. WHEREABOUTS: On the countryside near the Cerkno Ski Centre, among the peaks of Blegoš, Porezen and Ratitovec.

INN ‘‘GOSTIŠČE BARBARA’’*** Kosovelova 3, 5280 Idrija T: +386 (0)5 372 23 00, +386 (0)5 377 11 62 E:; * W: OFFER: The high cuisine inn is located in the town centre above the entrance to the Anthony’s Shaft. It offers light meals, lunches, pizzas and dishes à la carte. Especially worthy of a mention are the žlikrofi with various sauces, while the gourmets will also enjoy venison and fish. We also offer delivery and catering. For those who wish to stay the night, we offer eight nicely decorated rooms (20 beds). We will be glad to take group reservations. We also rent a conference room and bicycles on which you can see the town and its surroundings. TIMETABLE: Monday –Thursday: 9 AM – 10 PM; Friday and Saturday: 9 AM – 11 PM; Sundays and holidays: 10 AM – 10 PM.


INN ‘‘PRI BELEM KAMNU’’** Vojsko 1A, 5280 Idrija T: +386 (0)5 374 21 00 * M: +386 (0)31 307 214 * E: NUMBER OF ROOMS: 8; 5 rooms with separate WC and shower, NUMBER OF BEDS: 30 + 18 SEATS IN THE RESTAURANT: 60, SEATS ON THE TERRACE: 100 OFFER: Boarding, half board and full board, lunches for bigger groups, access by bus. CULINARY PARTICULARITIES: Home delicacies, žlikrofi, smukavc, ocvirkovca. ADDITIONAL OFFER: Sport activities, the near-by Vojsko Cross-country Skiing Centre offers a possibility of cross-country skiing, a football court (90×50 m) that is ideal for junior practice, cycling, hiking. WHEREABOUTS: 10 km from Idrija, the tourist farm is located on the edge of the Trnovski gozd on the Vojsko plateau, at the altitude of 1000 m. TIMETABLE: Monday closed. Tuesday– Sunday: 10 AM – 10 PM.

INN ‘‘GOSTIŠČE METKA’’** Črni Vrh 78, 5274 Črni Vrh nad Idrijo T: +386 (0)5 377 70 15 E: NUMBER OF ROOMS: 6, NUMBER OF BEDS: 12 OFFER: Boarding, à la carte, regional delicacies, vegetarian meals, diet meals, self-service breakfast, etc. Local and house delicacies: žlikrofi, štruklji and home-made desserts – among which “Ferdinand” is the most famous. Double rooms have a telephone and a shower. WHEREABOUTS: Less than an hour away from the noises of the town in the direction towards the Črni Vrh plateau. TIMETABLE: Summer: Every day: 10 AM – 10 PM. Winter: Saturday and Sunday: 10 AM – 10 PM.

INN ‘‘GAČNK V LOGU’’*** Dolenji Novaki 1, 5282 Cerkno M: +386 (0)41 636 746 E: W: NUMBER OF ROOMS: 8/2, 2/2, NUMBER OF BEDS: 20, SEATS IN THE RESTAURANT: 122, SEATS ON THE TERRACE: 20 OFFER: 9 comfortable double beds (bathroom, WC, telephone, TV), home-made food, fish and venison delicacies for gourmets, restaurant, dance floor, a storage for skis, bicycles and other equipment, a big parking place, a garage for motor bikes, beach volleyball court, grass football court, boules court, children’s playground. WHEREABOUTS: 3 km from Cerkno on the road to the Cerkno Ski Centre, less than 500 m under the Franja Partisan Hospital.


Reka 1a, 5282 Cerkno T: +386 (0)5 374 41 00 * M: +386 (0)41 469 827, +386 (0)41 475 613 E:, * W: NUMBER OF ROOMS: 7 (3/3, 4/2), NUMBER OF BEDS: 17, NUMBER OF SEATS: 30 + 20 on the terrace OFFER: Hot and cold beverages, pizzas, snacks and dried meat products among which we especially recommend želodec (stomach) and smoked ham. The price of renting a room includes breakfast, internet etc. Here, you can buy fishing permits. Bikers are welcome; we offer you a covered garage and a parking place. Stroll across the hanging bridge from 1926, see the famous Divje Babe, take a walk on one of the hiking paths or make a picnic. Our offer includes an equipped children’s playground, garden with a barbecue, a socialising and degustation room, storage place for sport equipment and a wild beach near the inn during the summer.



APARTMENT ‘‘POD GRADOM’’** Maruška Gosler, Prelovčeva 4, 5280 Idrija T: +386 (0)5 377 17 32 M: +386 (0)31 498 038 E: NUMBER OF ROOMS: 2/2 and 2 extra beds (living room), NUMBER OF BEDS: 4 + 2 OFFER: An attic apartment of a typical Idrian miner’s house. Two double rooms, kitchen and bathroom. Store, bars and lace boutiques in the vicinity. WHEREABOUTS: In the old town-centre under the Gewerkenegg castle and is as such an ideal starting point for sightseeing.


NUMBER OF ROOMS: 2 apartments, NUMBER OF BEDS: 11 OFFER: Two new apartments in the quiet surroundings of Gorenji Novaki offering a view on the hills of the Cerkno Region. In the summer, enjoy cycling in the intact nature, take short or long hikes and conquer near-by peaks: Porezen (1630 m), Blegoš (1562 m) and Črni vrh (1291 m). In the winter, ski on the ski slopes of the Cerkno Ski Centre. We offer you a discount on ski passes. ADDITIONAL OFFER: Free renting of bikes and sleighs. Joint usage of the picnic spot with a barbecue, children’s playground and the garage. If you stay over three days, we offer you a free pass to all of the museums in the vicinity. WHEREABOUTS: Near the Cerkno Ski Centre on the border between Primorska and Gorenjska regions on the altitude of 1000 m.

APARTMENTS “BAR LOVEC” NOVAKI** Gorenji Novaki 28, 5282 Cerkno T/F: +386 (0)5 377 54 49 * M: +386 (0)51 217 071, +386 (0)41 365 149 E: * W:,


Gorenji Novaki 15, 5282 Cerkno T: +386 (0)4 519 60 23 M: +386 (0)41 442 151 * F: +386 (0)4 519 91 80 * E: * W:

NUMBER OF APARTMENTS: 3, 2/4+2 and 1/2+2, NUMBER OF ROOMS: 3, 2/2, 1/4, NUMBER OF BEDS: 16 OFFER: The Lovec Bar and the Praprotnik organic farm offer accommodation and enable you to spend your family vacation, an active stay or a pleasant and tranquil pause there. See the interesting exhibition of old farming tools and if you so desire, the landowner will demonstrate old farm trades such as: spinning wool, making rope and making a thatched roof. Presented is also the Novaki bow ski that can be bought in its original form or as a souvenir. WHEREABOUTS: At the Praprotnik homestead in Gorenji Novaki, 7 km from Cerkno towards the Cerkno Ski Centre or from the direction of Škofja Loka – Gorenja vas – Hotavlje – Leskovica – Cerkno Ski Centre where you can find us 1.5 km under the ski slopes in the direction of Cerkno.

APARTMENT ‘‘PRI MILKI’’** Dolenji Novaki 7, 5282 Cerkno T: +386 (0)41 441 059 E: OFFER: Pri Milki offers an ideal starting point for your vacation. It will offer you comfort, space and practical layout for your pleasant stay in the intact nature and among friendly people. The two-storey apartment (1/5+1, 60m2) comes with a parking space and additional storage room for you equipment. The lower storey: two rooms for two or three people (bunk bed) and shower/WC. Top storey: kitchen, dining room, living room, WC. The apartment is equipped with a satellite TV, internet, radio clock, 1 couch bed, bed linen, towels etc. LOCATION: The apartment is located in the idyllic village of Dolenji Novaki, 5 km from Cerkno and 5 km from the skiing slopes of the Cerkno Ski Centre.



APARTMENTS ‘‘GATEJ’’*** Gorenji Novaki 27B, 5282 Cerkno T: +386 (0)5 3745 086 * M: +386 (0)51 344 090 E:, * W: NUMBER OF APARTMENTS: 4, NUMBER OF BEDS: 17 OFFER: In the direct proximity of the Cerkno Ski Centre, only 250 m away from the Počivalo 6-seater parking place, we offer four recently renovated apartments. Each apartment has a kitchen, a bathroom, a lobby, a joint room for ski boots, TV, free WiFi and parking space. Feel free to use the barbecue in the courtyard. The price includes bed linen and towels. Welcome all those who like to ski and all those who don’t you can come cycling, hiking, sightseeing and swimming in the swimming pool in Cernko, only 10 km from here.

LODGING HOUSE ‘‘NA KLUK’’*** GO-COMMERCE d.o.o., Govejk 14C, 5281 Spodnja Idrija T: +386 (0)5 5 377 90 07, +386 (0)5 5 377 90 89 * M: +386 (0)5 51 435 497 E: * W: NUMBER OF ROOMS: 3/2, 1/1, 2/4, 3/4 (1/2 + 2/1), NUMBER OF BEDS: 28, NUMBER OF SEATS: 40 + 30 on the terrace OFFER: “Na Kluk” lodgings carry the name of the old homestead that stood on one of the sharp turns (“kljuke”) on the road from Žiri to Idrija. Great starting point for one-day trekking trips, cycling, walks in the intact nature, picking mushrooms, hiking on the Via Alpina trail, fishing, gourmet delights of the neighbouring restaurants (žlikrofi, geruš, medvedova kri, etc.). Perfect for one-day trips: the Postojna cave, the Franja Partisan Hospital, the Idrija Mercury Mine, Trenta and the Soča River spring, klavže, Wild Lake, the Cerkno Ski Centre. WHEREABOUTS: The idyllic village of Govejk lies on the top of the hills between Idrija and Žiri.

Mountain cabins

Private rooms

You are kindly invited to spend a nice vacation.

POREZEN MOUNTAIN CABIN KEEPER: Cerkno Mountaineering Society, p.p. 17, 5282 Cerkno M (cabin): +386 (0)51 615 245, M (society): +386 (0)41 221 795, +386 (0)31 615 245, +386 (0)31 687 256 W: NUMBER OF ROOMS: 8, NUMBER OF BEDS: 34 beds in separate rooms and 26 in a common room, DINING ROOMS: 2, 70 seats OFFER: Boarding, food and drinks. WHEREABOUTS: The cabin is situated on the Northern face of Porezen (1632 m) just under its peak at the altitude of 1590 m. In 1907, the first cabin was built right on the top where today you can see a monument to those lost in combat. In 1949 the ancient Italian barracks were adapted into a chalet that was completed in 1986. TIMETABLE: Every day between 15 June and 15 Septembre; before and after the season on weekends during nice weather. BIVOUAC: Set up in 2011.

Tourist farms

TOURIST FARM ‘‘PODOBNIK’’ Pot v Češnjice 24, 5280 Idrija T: +386 (0)5 374 11 03 * M: +386 (0)41 489 371, +386 (0)41 489 372 E: * NUMBER OF ROOMS: 4 rooms, 1 suite, NUMBER OF BEDS: 14 OFFER: You can board or only spend the night; we offer a suite for 2 or 3 people and three double rooms. Breakfast optional. We rent a log cabin that houses 8 to 10 people. All rooms feature modern equipment. Our countryside ambience houses 40 guests and the terrace an additional 50. We prepare traditional local dishes for festivities, anniversaries and lunches. ADDITIONAL OFFER: Cross-country riding, buggy riding, walks, demonstration of old trades, cycling. DELICACIES: Wide selection of home food such as žlikrofi, home-baked bread, dried meat products and koline pork meat and sausages in the winter. WHEREABOUTS: Less than 2 km from the Idrija town centre.

TOURIST FARM ‘‘PR’JUREČ’’ Ledine 19, 5281 Spodnja Idrija T: +386 (0)5 377 90 96 * M: +386 (0)41 919 473 * E: * W: NUMBER OF ROOMS: 3, NUMBER OF BEDS: 7 OFFER: On the border between the Adriatic and the Black Sea waters. The farm houses a rich ethnologic collection of old farming tools and equipment. Participate in educational one-day programmes “Earth–Wheat–Bread”, “Farm life” and “Hay barn.” The farm offers an excellent starting point for hikers, cyclists and excursionists. We will serve you home-made farm meals: oven-baked bread, roast, pork or veal leg, stews, žlikrofi, žganci and štruklji. We sell organic wheat and rye flour, cider and cider vinegar. WHEREABOUTS: On the Ledine plateau, accessible by the Idrija-Žiri road.


TOURIST FARM ‘‘GRAPAR’’ Planina pri Cerknem 47, 5282 Cerkno T: +386 (0)5 372 41 17 * M: +386 (0)41 651 081 * F: +386 (0)5 372 41 18 E: * W: NUMBER OF ROOMS: 5, NUMBER OF BEDS: 10, NUMBER OF SEATS IN THE RESTAURANT: 30, NUMBER OF SEATS ON THE TERRACE: 30) OFFER: A new building and modern rooms offers comfortable sleep. Double rooms, shower/WC, balcony. ADDITIONAL OFFER: Heated storage room for your ski equipment, rent-a-bike, trekking poles, billiard, children’s playground… DOMESTIC ANIMALS: : horses – ponies, donkeys, rabbits ... DELICACIES: You will be pampered with local delicacies: home-baked bread, dried meat products, stews, štruklji, desserts, dried fruit, jams, stewed fruit, liqueurs and home-made aqua vitae, to name just a few sparks from their offer. WHEREABOUTS: The Planina village on the regional road from Cerkno to Škofja Loka.

Zakojca 1, 5282 Cerkno T: +386 (0)5 377 98 00 * M: +386 (0)31 288 142 * E: * W: NUMBER OF ROOMS: 2/3, 4/2, NUMBER OF BEDS: 14, NUMBER OF SEATS IN THE RESTAURANT: 50, NUMBER OF SEATS ON THE TERRACE: 30 OFFER: The farm Pri Flandru is run in the spirit of nature. This is why there is no lack of delicacies such as juices, vegetables, meat products and home-baked bread. They offer Sunday lunches and festive meals, raise cattle and horses, and provide riding them as well as riding a buggy. Participate in a riding course or take a trip with a maximum of five horses that can last more than one day. Enjoy in cycling, hiking, fishing or hunting. WHEREABOUTS: In Zakojca, home village of the writer France Bevk. ACCESS TO THE FARM: On the regional road Želin–Most na Soči take the Bukovo, Zakojca turn; on the road Podbrdo – Most na Soči take the Bukovo turn in Grahovo ob Bači; or from Cerkno.

TOURIST FARM ‘‘KMETIJA ŽELINC’’ Straža 8, 5282 Cerkno T: +386 (0)5 372 40 20 F: +386 (0)5 372 40 21 E: * W: OFFER: 15 rooms, modern equipment, shower/WC and satellite TV.

Tourist farms


ADDITIONAL OFFER: Sale of fishing permits, cycling (rent-a-bike), apitherapy (inhalation), infrared and Finnish saunas, whirlpool, outdoor swimming pool, walking trails, hiking, children’s playground. CULINARY SPECIALITIES: Želinc is never a dull place. Nejc and his mother Marta make sure that their tables are full with food varying from local dishes to more elaborate recipes. Their guest are especially happy with their various soups and minestrones, fresh home-baked bread and ocvirkovca. Dried meat products are always available while winter brings koline pork meat and sausages.

ORGANIC FARM ‘‘ZALAZE’’ Joško Klavžar, Zakriž 16a, 5282 Cerkno T: +386 (0)41 490-965 E: * W:

RESTAURANT ‘‘GOSTILNA KOS’’ Tomšičeva 4, 5280 Idrija T: +386 (0)5 372 20 30 * F: +386 (0)5 372 23 15 E: * W: NO. OF SEATS: 210 seats (60 seats in the room, where lunches and light lunches are served, 50 seats on the roofed terrace, 60+40 seats in the saloonroom). OFFER: : Light lunches, lunches and dishes a la carte are served. Our offer includes feast catering for previously announced groups and business lunches. When celebrating, contact us for organising a festive dinner for you. We specialise in preparing “idrijski žlikrofi” following the traditional and protected recipe. LOCATION: The inn is situated beside the main crossroads in Idrija, next to the confluence of the rivers.


OFFER: The organic farm Zalaze is situated in the idyllic village of Zakriž in the Cerkno municipality. Here, you can see the still operational furnace for drying fruit, arrange for horse-back riding, hire a picnic spot or a meadow suitable for groups of scouts. The children can try riding donkeys. For the sixth year in a row, we are the proud owners of the organic farm certificate. We offer home-made cider vinegar and dried fruits during the season. Shortly, we will be able to present you an exhibition of old farming equipment used to separate grain from chaff, grind the grain, cut the straw etc. You will lose yourself in the nature but not among people.

TIMETABLE: Monday: 7 AM – 3 PM, Tuesday – Saturday: 7 AM – 9 PM.


RESTAURANT ‘‘GOSTILNA MLINAR’’ Žirovska cesta 4, 5281 Spodnja Idrija T: +386 (0)5 377 63 16 * M: +386 (0)31 601 619 * E: NUMBER OF SEATS: 75 + 35 on the terrace


OFFER: The Mlinar Restaurant offers a great view on the surroundings and caters to even the most demanding of clients. We serve mainly fish and venison, and of course home-made žlikrofi as well as other local dishes. Larger groups are welcome. A possibility of using the rooms as conference halls. PARTICULARITY: Nice surroundings, slow food offer by prior arrangement, great selection of fine wines, capacities for larger groups. WHEREABOUTS: On a great view point between Idrija and Spodnja Idrija (800 m from the main road). TIMETABLE: Wednesday – Saturday: 12 PM – 10 PM; Sunday: 12 PM – 10 PM; Monday and Tuesday closed.

RESTAURANT ‘‘GOSTILNA MOSTIČER’’ Mokraška vas 1, 5280 Idrija T: +386 (0)5 377 61 17 * M: +386 (0)41 444 969 E: NUMBER OF SEATS: restaurant 50, separate room 25, terrace 35 OFFER: À la carte menus for the whole family. Daily, we prepare light meals and lunches on Sundays and holidays. Our diverse offer features žlikrofi with various sauces and pizzas. We are happy to welcome groups that are kindly invited to take prior reservations. Big parking place in front of the restaurant. If you wish to spend the night, we offer you accommodation (two triple and one single room with joint bathroom) in the Spodnja Kanomlja fishing lodge. WHEREABOUTS: On the Idrijca River between Spodnja Idrija and Idrija on the crossroads towards Žiri, near a picturesque bridge. TIMETABLE: Every day: 9 AM – 11 PM.

FARM ‘‘PR’ KENDU’’ Katica Prezelj Idrijske Krnice 1, 5281 Spodnja Idrija

GRAPE – Home-made goods

T: +386 (0)5 374 15 40 * M: +386 (0)41 205 903 * E: OFFER: Milk processing into various milk products such as the Kenda cheese – a raw-milk hard cheese –, unflavoured and fruit probiotic yoghurts, cottage cheese, cheese for grilling – škripavc – with or without added ingredients, buttermilk, curdled milk and whey. By prior agreement, they will be happy to show you around the farm or offer you a degustation of their milk products. SALE: On the farm, twice a month on the covered market in Idrija, Saturdays at Krpan in Logatec. WHEREABOUTS: You will find Pr Kendu in Idrijske Krnice, most easily accessible from Spodnja Idrija. STATUS: The primary farm activity is raising cattle. Supplementary activity – milk processing.

FARM ‘‘NA KRNICAH’’ Janez Lapanje, Idrijske Krnice 4, 5281 Spodnja Idrija T: +386 (0)5 374 15 44 * M: +386 (0)31 512 848 (Janez), +386 (0)41 371 258 (Jurij) E: * OFFER: The Na Krnicah farm is a family-run farm in the village of Idrijske Krnice. Dairy farming, in smaller scale began already by the previous generations, was revived. They follow the Tolminsko recipe to produce their Krničan cheese that is given unique and full flavour by the typical microflora of the village and their cheese factory. Along with the cheese, their offer includes also yoghurt, fresh milk, buttermilk and albumin cheese. SALE: On the farm that is most easily accessible from Spodnja Idrija, twice monthly on the covered market in Idrija, on local fairs and events. STATUS: Farm supplementary activity.

FARM ‘‘NA RAVAN’’ Judita Demšar, Cerkljanski Vrh 24, 5282 Cerkno T: +386 (0)5 377 53 12 * M: +386 (0)40 750 983 E: W: OFFER: The farm offers fresh milk and milk products (cheese with added ingredients such as green pepper, herbs and garlicpaprika; smoked cheese, cheese spreads; butter; albumin cheese; cottage cheese; fresh milk; buttermilk, whey) all year round. They do an occasional degustation by prior agreement. TRADEMARK: “Sir Očanc” Kmetija na Ravan SALE: On the farm, on the Farmer’s Market in Idrija, on the market in Ljubljana, on local fairs and events. STATUS: Farm supplementary activity.


FARM ’’PRI BAŠLJU’’ Boris Eržen, Jazne 14, 5282 Cerkno


T: +386 (0)5 374 60 48 M: +386 (0)51 201 207 E: OFFER: Pri Bašlju farm in Jazne is a highland farm, located in the slope of the Idrijca river valley on the altitude of 650 m and encompasses 24 ha of grasslands and pastures. To keep the milk flowing, they raise 20 dairy cows. They produce raw-milk cheese following the Tolminc cheese method, and offer semi-soft cheese with added ingredients. You can choose among cheeses with added green pepper, paprika, chives or nuts. SALE: On the farm, on the covered market in Idrija, on local fairs and events. STATUS: Farm supplementary activity – milk processing.

TRADITIONAL EVENTS CALENDAR JANUARY THE TRADITIONAL HIKE OF THREE MUNICIPALITIES TO BEVKOV VRH Sovodenj Tourism Association T: +386 (0)4 519 50 22 FEBRUARY SKIING THE OLD WAY Novaki Tourism Association W: A competition in the old-style skiing technique with the traditional Novaki bow ski. CERKNO LAUFARIJA Laufarija Society W: A traditional carnival celebration with a parade of the Cerkno laufarji through the streets of Cerkno, the passing and execution of sentence on the main square in Cerkno. CARNIVAL CELEBRATION IN IDRIJA Grapa Cultural-Carnival Society M: +386 (0)41 744 505 * W: The Graparski Carnival (carnival parade) from the town quarter Grapa through the streets of Idrija on Shrove Saturday and Tuesday. A programme dealing with current events in Idrija and around the world. THE NIGHT HIKE FROM ČRNI VRH NAD IDRIJO TO THE PIRNAT MOUNTAIN CABIN ON JAVORNIK Javornik Mountaineering Society M:+386 (0)51 440 504 TRNOVSKI MARATHON IN ČRNI VRH Trnovski Maraton Sports Association E: A traditional competition in cross-country skiing, 21 and 7 km. VOJSKO MARATHON TSK IDRIJA W: A sports event for the SLOvenSKI MARATON Cup. MARCH THE WINTER HIKE TO POREZEN Cerkno Mountaineering Society W: PARTISAN SKI SLOPES CERKNO 45 OZVVS Idrija Cerkno (Veteran Association) W: A commemorative ski race. THE TRADITIONAL HIKE TO HLEVIŠE FOR WOMEN Idrija Mountaineering Society W: APRIL PROMENADE CONCERT AND REVEILLE BY THE IDRIJA MINERS’ WIND BANDA M: +386 (0)51 440 524 * W: The promenade concert takes place every year on 30 April, the eve before Labour Day. In the morning of 1 May, the band wakes up the people of Idrija with the traditional reveille. SLOVENE MAY T: +386 (0)5 374 38 90 * W: Customs related to Labour Day in Spodnja Idrija – preparation and lightning of “šajbelček” - traditional lamps, presentation of traditional culinary treats. MAY INTERNATIONAL CERKNO JAZZ FESTIVAL Gabrijel fest Cerkno Institute W: An international music event with the emphasis on an unconventional, improvised and creative music, where jazz often meets other genres, from rock and electronic music to folk tales. THE KELTIKA FESTIVAL Gabrijel fest Cerkno Institute W: Music events featuring various genres throughout the year. LILY OF THE VALLEY DAY ON LAJŠE Cerkno Mountaineering Society W:

HITCHIKING MARATHON C.M.A.K. Cerkno Youth Centre W: Promoting and encouraging mobility and environmental awareness among young people.

THE ALTER ART FESTIVAL IN IDRIJA Music and Music Lovers Association M: +386 (0)41 419 156 * E: A diverse selection of performers – art and photography exhibitions, various dance groups performances, literary evenings.

CAMP KARAJŽEVC C.M.A.K. Cerkno Youth Centre W: The camp focuses on a fairly neglected and marginal part of culture.

FESTIVAL ČIPKARIJA Idrija Student Club E: A sporting, cultural and music event.

JUNE IDRIJA LACE FESTIVAL ICRA d.o.o. T: +386 (0)5 374 39 16 * W: An event with an ethnological, economical, educational, cultural and entertainment character takes place every year in June when the town of Idrija celebrates its lace tradition. During the festival, it is possible to take part in lace-making lectures and workshops and visit local and foreign lace exhibitions. The main event is the national competition for children and adults on the town square. MOUNTAIN MARATHON OF THE FOUR MUNICIPALITIES Podbrdo Tourism Association W: A demanding marathon between the municipalities of Cerkno, Železniki, Bohinj and Tolmin. THE FRANJA CYCLING MARATHON Radenska Rog W: A cycling marathon on the Ljubljana–Idrija–Cerkno–Ljubljana route. A GET-TOGETHER UNDER ČRNI VRH AND THE HIKE TO KOPA Tourism Association Novaki W: A traditional ethnological and entertainment event. JULY SUMMER IN CERKNO Laufar Cerkno LTO, caterers, associations W: A sporting, cultural, entertainment and ethnological programme with a demonstration of old handicraft, local cuisine and a market where visitors can buy local.

CHARCOAL SUNDAY, IDRIJSKE KRNICE TIdrijske Krnice Tourism Association M: +386 (0)41 379 162 A traditional holiday with ethnological and cultural elements. BREAD AND GAMES Vrsnik Ledine Provincial Youth Association T: +386 (0)5 377 90 51 * E: A sporting event in the reaping season. JACOB SUNDAY IN VOJSKO Vojsko Local Community E: A celebration of the local holiday with various cultural, artistic (Planika Vojsko Cultural Society) and culinary elements. A MOUNTAINEERS’ GET-TOGETHER ON POREZEN Cerkno Mountaineering Society W: A traditional hike to Porezen from the Cerkno, Škofja Loka and Tolmin side. RACE TO GORE NAD IDRIJO AKTIV Gore Dole nad Idrijo Sports Association E: * W: SEPTEMBER THE CMAKAJNE FESTIVAL C.M.A.K. Cerkno W: A traditional festival of youth creativity. MOUNTAIN CYCLING AND MOUNTAIN RACE TO HLEVIŠE TSK Idrija W:

EVENINGS AT THE GEWERKENEGG CASTLE JSKD RS – OI Idrija T: +386 (0)5 374 33 57 Cultural events on the courtyard of the Gewerkenegg Castle.

HIKE ON THE BEVK TRAIL Laufar Cerkno LTO, Associations W:

MOUNTAIN RACE TO BEVKOV VRH Jazne Society for Revival of the Countryside W:

WOMEN TOURIST RALLY Friends of Cerkno Club W: A tourist and social event.

TANGO FESTIVAL Music and Music Lovers Association M: +386 (0)41 419 156 E: A diverse selection of musicians aiming to promote tango music in this area. THURSDAYS AT THE TOWN SQUARE JSKD RS-OI IDRIJA T: +386 (0)5 374 33 57 Cultural events which take place on Thursdays in July and August. SUMMER UNDER KOJCA Pod Kojco Tourism Association M: +386 (0)40 881 369 A traditional ethnological and entertainment event. THE PVC FESTIVAL KUD Cerkno Cultural Society W: A festival of cultural street events THE TRADITIONAL MOPED RALLY Hotel Cerkno W: A moped race across the Cerkno region and its neighbouring municipalities. THE ALA FESTIVAL LARS Agency W: An international festival of minor street events. AUGUST THE ASSUMPTION – PR´FARSKI ŠTRUKLJEVC T: +386 (0)5 374 38 90 A traditional holiday in Spodnja Idrija – Fara with a rich ethnological, cultural and culinary heritage.

OCTOBER SHINA - EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC FESTIVAL KUD Avgust Cultural Society W: * E: A diverse selection of experimental music. I WANT TO BE NORMAL FESTIVAL KUD Zora Ravne Cultural Society, W: A festival for young alternative musicians. NOVEMBER TRAKULJA FESTIVAL KUD Cerkno W: Amateur film festival. DECEMBER NEW YEAR’S EVE IN CERKNO Laufar Cerkno LTO, caterers and others, W: An event lasting several days accompanied by children’s, ethnological and entertainment programme. FESTIVE DECEMBER AND NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION IN IDRIJA AND SP. IDRIJA Idrija Local Community, T: +386 (0)51 440 524 Spodnja Idrija Local Community E: Several events including St Nicholas celebration and an open-air New Year’s celebration take place in Christmas time. WINTER HIKE TO JAVORNIK Javornik Mountaineering Association M: +386 (0)41 440 504




Močnikova ulica 2, 5282 Cerkno T: +386 (0)5 373 46 45 F: +386 (0)5 373 46 51 E: W:

Vodnikova 3, 5280 Idrija T: +386 (0)5 374 39 16 F: +386 (0)5 374 39 15 E: W:

OFFER: The Local tourist organisation (LTO) Laufar Cerkno provides information on the tourist offer of the Cerkno region and accommodation capacities, it organises events, different programmes, guided tours of the local and regional monuments (The Divje Babe Archaeological Parc, the Bevk Homestead, The Franja Partisan hospital …), various sport programmes (cycling, hiking, climbing, riding).

OFFER: We provide general information on the town and its vicinity, sites worth seeing, and the events that liven the town. Among those we must not forget the internationally renowned Idrija Lace Festival. We recommend restaurants that serve typical Idrian dishes such as žlikrofi, zeljševka and smukavc. Our offices will provide you with a selection of postcards, tourist guides, maps and other publications, as well as a line of souvenirs and gifts including lace products. Free internet access. Our services include renting a local tourist guide who will show you around the town and its vicinity. Choose among classic programmes or allow us to prepare one following your wishes.

The Cerkno Region –the land of the flute that will calm your body and soul.

ADDITIONAL OFFER: The Tourist information centre (TIC) Cerkno offers a free WiFi access on four computers during its office hours and a 24h use of an information terminal with internet access. TIC will provide you with promotional material on what the Cerkno Region and its surrounding regions have to offer, including fascinating trips. You can buy a tourist map of Cerkno, a DVD on the Cerkno Region, a dictionary of the Cerkno dialect, flute souvenirs, lace, and wooden products, books on the Bevk Homestead, Franja Partisan Hospital, Divje Babe, Cekno cuisine, or various guides … WHEREABOUTS: The main square in Cerkno town centre.

The Idrija Region – stories of past centuries.

WHEREABOUTS: In the direst vicinity of the bus station, behind the post office, in the ancient machine room of the Inzaghi’s Shaft where you can also see the original elevator from 1890 that took the miners and the material to and from the mine. OPEN: Summer (May – October): Monday – Friday: 9 AM – 5 PM; Saturday, Sunday, holidays: 10 AM – 3 PM; winter (October – May): Monday –Friday: 9 AM – 3PM; Saturday: 10 AM – 3 PM; Sunday and holidays: closed.







OPEN: Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 4 PM; Saturday 8 AM – 1 PM; Sunday 8 AM – 12 PM; holidays: closed. The timetables adapt to summer and winter .





Published by: RDO Smaragdna pot, 2012 Co-financed by: Municipality Cerkno, Municipality Idrija Concept: ICRA d.o.o. Idrija, LTO Laufar Cerkno Translation: Tina Benčina Photograps: archive ICRA d.o.o. Idrija, archive LTO Laufar Cerkno, archive RŽS, individual tourism suppliers`archive, Zoran Abram, Amadej Carl, Drago Kuralt – the Cerkno museum photo library, Gregor Lapajne, Jani Peternelj, Bojan Tavčar, Samo Trebižan, Božo Uršič, Dunja Wedam, Robert Zabukovec Design: Grafično oblikovanje, Klemen Rupnik s.p. Print: Gorenjski tisk Edition: 10.000

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Heritage of Mercury. Almadén and Idrija inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2012

On 30 June, 2012 in Saint Petersburg, UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee decided to include Idrija’s mercury mine along with the mine in Spain’s Almaden on its world heritage list.