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Location: Ribnica na Pohorju (Europe)
 
Location: Ribnica na Pohorju (Slovenia)

About Ribnica na Pohorju...

Ribnica na Pohorju is a small, clustered settlement on the Ribnica plain, on the flat pass between the Velka in Vuhreščica valleys. In Roman times a road passed through Ribnica from Slovenske Konjice to the Drava Valley. As the area is surrounded by expansive, dark, 'pohorje' forests, the inhabitants here have, since old times, been involved with forestry, sawmilling, and animal husbandry. The area was also known for the production of glass, however, this activity died out at the turn of the 20th century. Today Ribnica is an idyllic climatic tourist town with bungalows, ski slopes, and well developed farm tourism. It is also a pleasant starting point for hiking excursions to Ribnica cottage and Jezerski vrh (summit). more

From the church of St. Leonard above the lower part of the village, to the parish church of St. Bartholomew (documented in the 14th century, today the building has an addition of a Baroque shell dating from the 18th century), there are 14 chapels depicting the Stations of the Cross, which were erected in 1774. A road to Ribnica cottage leads from the village, and from there a walking trail goes to Ribnica Lake.

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Nature

The lake Ribniško jezero is a high turf which is supplied only with rainwater. It is located on 1490m above sea level, at the foothills of the peak Jezersko, and is one of the most beautiful turf moors on Pohorje. The lake is surrounded with pine trees, and adorned with water lilies.

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Fun & sports

The forest educational trail educates us about the local history and emphasizes the importance of preserving nature. It is suitable for all age groups, especially for outdoor schools. 

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History & culture

The Museum of stonecutting, glassmaking, and forestry Josipdol in the Arts centre in Josipdol is a museum collection of mostly fragments and remains of the former glassworks which was operating in Josipdol and Langesvald between 1799 and 1909. 

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Other

Today Ribnica is an idyllic climatic tourist town with bungalows, ski slopes, and well developed farm tourism. It is also a pleasant starting point for hiking excursions to Ribnica cottage and Jezerski vrh (summit).

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