Kropa

Bohinj Countryside Kropa Lake Bled Ljubljana Skofja Loka

Kropa

Iron Making Nail Making

 

The small historic village of Kropa is one of the oldest towns in Slovenia.

 

Kropa, Slovenia, European Union

 

ironworking museum

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 Frysinger
Freisinger would be the name of someone from Freising)

 

cherubs

 

good work is Godly

 

nativity

 

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

 

an Inn

 

prepared for rain

 

 

 

shrine corner

 

 

 

water channel along the main street

 

working a water wheel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

church on the hill

 

looking to the hills


Iron Making Nail Making

Bohinj Countryside Kropa Lake Bled Ljubljana Skofja Loka

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