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Novo Mesto

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Gardens · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
Novo Mesto is the city on a bend of the Krka River in the City Municipality of Novo Mesto in southeastern Slovenia, close to the border with Croatia. The town is traditionally considered the economic and cultural centre of the historical Lower Carniola region.NameNovo Mesto was attested in historical sources in 1365 as Růdolfswerde . The German name is a compound of the personal name Rudolf and wert 'island, peninsula, land above the water', and refers to Rudolf IV, Duke of Austria, who conferred town rights upon the settlement in 1365. The parallel German name Neustadtl was also in use . The name used for the settlement before 1365 is unknown. The Slovene name Novo mesto literally means 'new town'; names like this are common in Europe and generally refer to settlements built at a site where an older one was burned or otherwise destroyed. From 1865 to 1918, the town was officially named Rudolfovo in Slovene, based on the German name. Following World War I and the dissolution of Austria-Hungary, the city became part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and was officially renamed Novo mesto.
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Garden
Otočec Castle Park Otočec
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Religious Site
Novo Mesto Cathedral
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Museum of Dolenjska
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Golf Course
Golf Grad Otočec Otočec
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Novo Mesto

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Thermal Spa
Terme Čatež Brežice
3.1
Duration: 4 hours
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Landmark
Lake Šmartno Celje
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
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Spa
Spas Šmarješke Toplice
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Spa
Spas Podčetrtek
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Novo Mesto

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Bridge
Kandija Bridge
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Historic Site
Breg
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Church
Franciscan Monastery
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Scenic Walking Area
Trška Gora Hill
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nature in Novo Mesto

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Water Body
Krka River
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Mountain
Žumberak Mountains
Duration: 4 hours

Historic Sites in Novo Mesto

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Historic Walking Area
Main Square
2.0
Duration: 30 minutes