Jezersko, Slovenia

Jezersko, Slovenia

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Jezersko, Slovenia

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Jezersko () is a municipality in the historic Carinthia region of northern Slovenia. Since 2005, it is part of the Gorenjska statistical region.

Jezersko is located in the remote Kokra valley of the Kamnik–Savinja Alps, close to the Seebergsattel pass and the border with Austria. The main activities that locals engage in are tourism, cattle breeding and forestry.

History

The name of the area derives from a glacial lake near the settlement of Zgornje Jezersko that dried out during the 15th century, thus the German name Seeland (literally "lake land", first recorded as Seelant in 1496), and its Slovene equivalent , which came into use at the end of the 19th century. A document from 1391 mentions the church of "St. Oswald by the Lake" (Sv. Ožbolt pri Jezeru).

The village was part of the Duchy of Carinthia until 1918. It was the only settlement already ceded by the Carinthian Landtag assembly to the newly established State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs, before it was officially adjudicated together with the Meža valley and Dravograd to the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes by the 1919 Treaty of Saint-Germain.

Tourism

Jezersko has a long tourist tradition. There is a 3 star hotel in Jezersko. The location of the village allows for exceptional views of the surrounding mountains, and it is starting point for mountaineering routes to Grintovec,...
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