The small historic village of Kropa is one of the oldest towns in Slovenia.
Kropa, Slovenia, European Union
The local museum is fantastic and a visit to the ironworks follows.
Photos of Kropa Iron Making
nail making forge
Kropa produced nails for Venice as well as for railroads throughout the Empire
Photos of Kropa Nail Making
Kropa used to be a centre of iron forging and its rich tradition in this area is still visible everywhere you go. The forgersí museum is particularly interesting as it showcases everything you may see on a stroll around the town as well as those aspects of iron forgery which time has erased.
iron lantern holders
One unforgettable experience in Kropa is the floating of boats downstream which takes place every 11th of March, the eve of the feast day of St. Gregory. This is the inheritance of an old custom of throwing lights into the water to greet the arrival of spring when lights would no longer be necessary due to the lengthening days.
town was once the domain of the Bishop of Freising
(note "The Travelers" name is
Freisinger would be the name of someone from Freising)
good work is Godly
a great music box
the cylinder used to make the mechanics play the music
built in Prague
Old town Kropa
commemorating victims of World War II
prepared for rain
water channel along the main street
working a water wheel
church on the hill
looking to the hills
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