For lovers of creativity

For lovers of creativity

For lovers of creativity

For lovers of creativity

Previous Next
 

Step into shoes and make new discoveries

The hills above Žiri invite you into various worlds. The ridge-like hills on the series of never used fortifications of the Rupnik Line, one of the most attractive military history remains far and wide. Take a wander among the fortifications, see the former country border, and marvel at three Slovene regions. Here, on the edge of the Škofja Loka area is the meeting point of Gorenjska – marked by its Alps, Primorska – imbued with the effects of the Adriatic Sea, and Notranjska – with its secret inspiring underground world.

Žiri has long been known for its tradition of shoemaking. According to legend, the first master-shoemaker got a shoe, which became a model for his further designs, at a nearby intermittent lake, which is still today protected by the Žiri water dragon. Local tales of events in Žiri are also linked to other natural features, such as Matjaž's chamber, a neanderthal cave, the Maršotna Cave and a natural stone table for giants. Local inspirations are also rooted in lace patterns. Genuine Žiri lacemaking is still preserved today by the 100-year old lacemaking school.