Where every one makes their own fortune
By visiting the furnace,
a unique example of the technical heritage of Železniki, and the Železniki
Museum, which, amongst others, houses a collection of locally distinctive
lace, one can imagine how blacksmiths worked with their anvils, and lacemakers
worked with their bobbins, until their hands created a fortune! Blacksmiths
would forge a thousand nails a day, lacemakers made dresses fit for a princess.
Uncover their stories in the museum!
Then, set off on a wander through
nature, where the impressionist painter Ivan Grohar repeatedly found his inspiration.
Visit his house in Sorica, a village with many interesting features.
Visit Davča, a village with a preserved tradition of making canvas from flax,
and to sunny Dražgoše, known for its Dražgože honey breads. Hiking
trails lead to the Sorica highland, which delights skiiers in winter,
and onwards to the ridge-like Ratitovec, a favourite destination among
The will to forge your own
fortune in Železniki from the times of nailmakers and lacemakers is still
relevant today. Amongst others it is the home of Peter Prevc, one of the
most famous Slovene sportsmen, a ski jumper, who was the first in the world to
jump 250 metres.