Tehnical heritage

How did they once mine lead in the Peca mountain range, forge steel, mill wheat or make rafts? Learn about the tradition that is well-preserved in the museums and ethnological monuments.

See how the machines and other devices for lead mining at the Peca mountain range were operated, and how the tools were used in ironworks in Črna, Mežica, Ravne na Koroškem, and elsewhere. The amazing industrial heritage provides evidence of many technical and technological achievements that changed the lives and customs of the people. By inventing railway tracks, the Prevalje ironworks has become known all over Europe. Quality and precious iron alloys from Ravne are still known all around the world. The preserved facilities in Hudi Kot reveal how they once melted glass. Large volumes of wood and available water sources contributed to the use of water-driven sawmills that became an integral part of the wood processing industry after World War II.

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