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The Castles Of King Matjaž

Text: Nika Gričar Photos: Boris Keber

A real winter fairy tale takes place in Črna na Koroškem in January. Teams compete at the foot of Mount Peca to build snow castles and sculptures with themes relating to King Matjaž, the legendary ruler of the Slovene lands in the days of old Carantania. Castle building takes place throughout the day, accompanied by a varied programme of entertainment and cultural activities. The day culminates as evening draws in and the first stars appear in the sky, when flaming torches are lit and the winning castles are announced.

You can find more information about this event on Črna na Koroškem's website

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End of January

60 km from Ljubljana Airport