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In the Footsteps of Ironworkers and Miners

  • FORMA VIVA
  • THE IRON INDUSTRY MUSEUM, A SWAGING FORGE, AND THE SLOVENIAN TRAIL OF IRON CULTURE
  • THE IRONWORKS COLLECTION
  • PODZEMLJE PECE TOURIST MINE AND MUSEUM
  • THE MINING COLLECTION IN ČRNA NA KOROŠKEM
  • THE LEŠE COAL MINE – THE FRANCISCUS TUNNEL ENTRANCE
  • THE FERDINAND LEITINGER HAMMER COLLECTION

Forma Viva is the most important modern open-air sculpture collection in Koroška. It comprises 28 sculptures, set in the urban environment of Ravne na Koroškem, Prevalje, Mežica, and Črna na Koroškem, and can be visited at any time.

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In 1994, the oldest preserved buildings in the area of the Ravne Steelworks factory were declared cultural monuments, and donated to the Municipality of Ravne na Koroškem in 2002. The preserved buildings comprised a swaging forge, an administrative and residential building, as well as a laboratory.

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The collection displays the development of ironworks and steelworks in Koroška from their beginnings at the end of the 16th century onwards.

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The Mežica Lead and Zinc Mine is one of the oldest mines in this part of Europe. It is part of the Geopark Karavanke, a cross-border geopark, and as such a member of the European Geoparks Network (EGN) as well as the Global Geoparks Network (GGN), assisted by UNESCO.

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In front of the old mineshaft in the town square of Črna na Koroškem, some mining machines and equipment are displayed in a rock.

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The Franciscus Tunnel is located between Prevalje and Leše and is the only preserved entrance to the former Leše Coal Mine.

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The hammer collection on display on the ground floor of the Radlje ob Dravi Manor is only a small part of the extensive collection of 2,500 objects and over 3,400 books accumulated by Ferdinand Leitinger, an amateur collector from Radlje ob Dravi.

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