The old timber-rafting tradition has been
authentically preserved at the old timber-rafting quay in the village of
Javnik, where the timber-rafting museum presents the history of timber rafting
on the River Drava. The journey of raftsmen used to begin in Dravograd, where
lied the boundary between the former Austro-Hungarian provinces of Koroška
(Carinthia) and Štajerska (Styria), and finished at the final destinations in
Belgrade in Serbia, as well as Hungary and Romania.
Everyday items from the life of raftsmen,
photographic materials, and a display of the old living environment along the
banks of the River Drava show visitors how exciting but also tiresome and often
dangerous raftsmen's work was.
Tourists can go on a timber-rafting adventure along
the River Drava, either in Javnik with the Dravski Splavarji Timber-Rafting Tourist Agency or in Gortina with the Koroški Splavarji Timber-Rafting Tourist Agency.