Interesting stuff you didn’t know about Slovenia

For the start, did you know that the oldest brass band in the world is from Slovenia? It comes from the town of Idrija and is  mentioned by Janez Vajkard Valvasor in his work Slava Vojvodine Kranjske in 1686.

Did you know, that Idrija’s also known for one of the greatest mercury mines?

Didi you know that Slovenia also has the oldest underground post terminal, located in the Postojna cave? Postojna cave is also home of the Proteus, an endemit of the Kars, found only in this part of the world.

Did you know that the Freising Manuscripts are the oldest recorded text in the Slovene languages and also the oldest record of a Slavic language in a ltin script? They’re from the 10th century. The oldest Slovene printed words, however, are stara pravda from 1515, mentioned in a mercenary poem when the Slovene peasent uprising of 1515 crushed. The oldest two Slovene printed books are from 1550 by Primož Trubar

Did you know that Slovenia has the oldest vine in the world, located in Maribor and about 450 years old?

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