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Slovenj Gradec

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Slovenj Gradec is a town in northern Slovenia. It is the centre of the City Municipality of Slovenj Gradec. It is part of the historical Styria region, and since 2005 it has belonged to the NUTS-3 Carinthia Statistical Region. It is located in the Mislinja Valley at the eastern end of the Karawanks mountain range, about 45km west of Maribor and 65km northeast of Ljubljana.HistoryGradec, Slovene for 'little castle', was first mentioned in a 1091 deed, then part of the Imperial March of Styria. The prefix Windisch (the traditional German name for Slavs in general and Slovenes in particular) was added to distinguish it from the city Graz (whose name has the same etymology). The modern Slovene name, Slovenj Gradec (literally: the Slovene Graz), derives from this German denomination. From 1180 until 1918, Slovenj Gradec belonged to the Duchy of Styria, since 1804 a crown land of the Austrian Empire. It was the ancestral seat of the Windisch-Graetz noble family first documented in 1220. Upon the dissolution of Austria-Hungary in 1918, with the rest of Lower Styria, it was included in the newly established Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.
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Popular things to do in Slovenj Gradec

Art Museum
Carinthia Regional Museum - Slovenj Gradec
Duration: 1h 30 min
Church of St. Elizabeth
Duration: 30 minutes
History Museum
Hugo Wolf's Birth House
Duration: 30 minutes
Historic Site
Church of St. George
Duration: 1h 30 min

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