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Sights of technical heritage

Hg SMELTERY

Idrija is richer for a restored monument of mercury heritage – Hg SMELTERY that is under UNESCO protection. Presentation of the history of smelting in Idrija and the exceptional significance of mercury, which marked the development of Idrija and contributed to the flourishing of ...

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Anthony’s Shaft – tourist mine

Visiting the second largest mercury mine in the world surely is a unique and pleasant experience. Get to know the mysterious underground world in Anthony’s Shaft – you might run into Prekmandlc, the pit dwarf, himself! He used to tease the miners, sometimes show them the way to rich ore ...

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‘Kamšt’ water wheel

Idrija ‘kamšt’ is a water pump with a wooden water-driven wheel with a diameter of 13.6 metres. It is known to be the biggest still preserved wooden water wheel of this type in Europe.

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‘Klavže’ water barriers

Klavže are special water barriers in the valleys of the rivers Idrijca, Belca and Kanomljica. They were constructed and built for the purpose of floating timber used in the mine.

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‘Rake’ water channel

Pit water constantly disturbed the mining, so pumping systems had to be constructed to enable pumping the pit water out.

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Francis’ Shaft

In authentic mining environment – in the Francis’ Shaft entrance building there is a collection of 29 specimens of machines and devices representing the valuable memorials of technical heritage of Idrija Mercury Mine.

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Unesco Global Geopark Idrija - a member of the European Geoparks Network

Geopark Idrija covers the area of Municipality Idrija in the western part of Slovenia. The Geopark areas at a higher elevation offer splendid recreation possibilities. 

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Contact

TIC Idrija, Mestni trg 2

+386 (0)5 37 43 916
tic@visit-idrija.si

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Idrija, DISCOVER THE CITY OF UNESCO HERITAGE

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Travel Agency VisitIDRIJA

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Top 5 reasons to visit Idrija

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