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Numerous museums, collections and exhibitions portray the cultural legacy of this area and uncover secrets from the past.

Discover the rich heritage of our ancestors which is carefully preserved in the collections and museums across Koroška. Get to know the life and customs of this region through interesting presentations and items of venerable past. Ore mining, development of ironmongery, numerous crafts and farm chores open up a memory of hearty and dedicated stories that have left their mark. Take a peek at the past and feel the power of immense creativity which in its own way gave meaning to the hard life and enabled the development of this region.

Birth House of Hugo Wolf

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Rojstna hiša Huga Wolfa Glavni trg 40, 2380 Slovenj Gradec

If you visit Slovenj Gradec, you must see the house of the late-Romantic Period composer and excellent musician Hugo Wolf – the master of lieder

Visit the birth house of the world-famous composer Hugo Wolf and learn about his versatile life and work. 

The Birth House of Hugo Wolf with its permanent exhibition held in a historical living space from the late 19th century presents the life and work of the famous composer through all periods of his active, extravagant and also tragic life, with special emphasis on his childhood in Slovenj Gradec. Hugo Wolf, a genius master of late Romantic Period lieder, was special due to his expressive intensity which imbues his music. He played the piano already in the pre-school period and was regarded a musical wunderkind with a perfect musical ear. Hugo Wolf was born on 13 March 1860 to Philipp Wolf and Katherine, née Nussbaumer. The international information and documentation centre with the central archive on Wolf also operates in the birth house. It is also an international hub and coordination point for numerous Hugo Wolf societies from all over the world. (summarised from: kpm.si)

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