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DISCOVER the stories and legends of Idrija

Get to know Idrija through picturesque stories and legends, meet Melhiorca, Škafar, Perkmandlc and Emilia, and discover why dinosaur footprints can be found here.

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Package description

Become a time traveller, walk through Idrija, and discover how dinosaur footprints came to be here; meet Škafar who discovered mercury; Melchiorca who smuggled mercury and dealt in lace; Eva Lucija Cecilija Viktorija Emilija Kraus who was Napoleon’s mistress; and Giovanni Antonio Scopoli and his botanical discoveries in Idrija.

Time frame: 1 day



TIP: Hike to the Raufnk Hill with a view of Idrija; visit the massive Kamšt water pump; walk to the Wild Lake along the Rake water channel; visit the majestic Klavže water dams.

Package includes

  • Visit to the exhibition at the Gewerkenegg Castle
  • Visit to the exhibition at the Hg Smelting Plant
  • Visit to the exhibition Written in Rocks at the Geopark Idrija Visitor Centre


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DISCOVER the stories and legends of Idrija Children (up to 15 years) / 10 €
Adults / 0 €
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Validity and activation

You can activate your ticket within one year of purchase. You activate your ticket by using it for the first time, i.e. visiting one of the included sights or activities. Once activated, the ticket is valid for one month.

When the period of validity (one month) is over, the ticked will have expired although not every sight has been visited.

You can visit the exhibitions during their opening hours. Please follow the links to find the opening hours:

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