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near Ljubljana, rich wooded grounds, and magnificent scenery of the
Kamnik Alps - the source of the Bistrica river - constitute the area
The Municipality of Domzale is known for its rapid development. It lies
at one of the most important; crossroads that have linked the Danube
area with the Mediterranean since Roman times. Today this is part of
the European route from Barcelona to Kiev.
Close to the city of Ljubljana and the Kamnik Apls
A fertile plain near Ljubljana, rich wooded grounds, and magnificent
scenery of the Kamnik Alps - the source of the Bistrica river - constitute
the area of Domzale.
With about 31,000 inhabitants and covering 7,972 hectares of land, the
new municipality was established at the end of 1994. Its first mayor
is Mrs. Cveta Zalokar Orazem; the Municipality was awarded a new coat-of-arms
and a municipal holiday.
Domzale’s municipal holiday is April 19th, in remembrance of the day
in 1952 when Domzale was pronounced a town municipality.
The basic motif of the coat-of-arms are ears of wheat, in memory of
the straw-hat trade, that marked the beginning of business growth in
this municipality. In the past, the straw-hat trade made Domzale famous
near and far, even across the border.
The center of the new Municipality is the town of Domzale, with more
than 11,000 inhabitants. It is an administrative, educational, cultural,
and commercial centre.
The history of the municipality and the town is varied and interesting.
Near Domzale, in the Babja cave on Gorjusa, an approximately 15,000-year-old
dwelling of an Ice Age hunter was found. Fragments of bones and teeth
of animals, blades made from flintstone, ancient charcoal remains of
fireplaces, and even ornaments made from horn were excavated here.
Rich archeological excavations in this area give proof of continual
habitation from the prehistoric era through the Roman civilization up
to modern times. As an interesting detail, let us mention that the oldest
written records from this region reach back to the 12th century The
oldest preserved document mentioning Domzale dates from around 1220.
The water energy source of the Kamniska Bistrica and Mlinscica rivers,
a suitable traffic access point, the vicinity of Ljubljana, and the
railroad connection brought rapid economic development. This is to be
said for both Domzale and its surroundings in trade and industry.
Since the Middle Ages, numerous water powered mills and sawmills as
well as ironworks have been in operation in this region. In the second
half of the 19th century, these activities were replaced by the straw-hat
trade. To this day, the straw-hat trade represents an important historical
link between the past and present development of this municipality.
However, our municipality is not known for its rapid progress alone.
Thriving industry and numerous businessmen and craftsmen have brought about this present success. Among them, there are many
successful individuals, culture and sports clubs, musicians, and events
- all of them spreading the word of this successful and hospitable municipality
from the heart of Slovenia into the wide world.
Guests like to visit various natural, historical, and cultural sites,
take a walk over the green hills, admire the nearby Volcji Potok Arboretum,
or chat with friendly locals.
It is always a pleasant experience to visit our many well-known local
pubs and restaurants, take part in various sports, or simply relax in
the nearby countryside.
In the idyllic surroundings of Krumperk Castle, you can take a ride
in its well-kept riding arenas or visit a horse-breeding farm. This
castle was made famous by Knight Adam Ravbar, who fought in the victorious
battle over Turks at Sisak in 1593.
The Church of
is the Zelezna Cave, open for tourists; in the nearby Jamarski Dom,
on Gorjusa. Members of the Simon Robic Cave Research Association, prepared
a display of rocks and fossils; a collection of paleontological and
speleological findings. There are also various natural collections by
Simon Robic as well as a review of the straw-hat trade development.
Outstanding among the many cultural events that enrich the lives of
locals and visitors are the international concerts of Chamber Music
at Groblje. In the Groblje church near Domzale (also known for beautiful
frescoes by Jelovsek), music lovers enjoy the concerts of many famous
Slovene and international musicians. Here, the harmony of musical sounds
goes hand-in-hand with architectural artistic expressions.
Cultur and Music Events
Every year, numerous cultural and music events are prepared by various
cultural groups. The Summer Theatre at Studenec and many others organize
quality performances and continuously attract visitors.
The exhibition grounds of the Modern Art Gallery in the open designed
by Vera Terstenjak, in the center of Domzale, are also well worth a
Back in 1998 brought a rebirth of the Cultural Center of Domzale,
in the restored Domzale Cultural Hall.
In the large green area by the Kamniska Bistrica River stands the Domzale
Sports Center, suitable for various sports events, with tennis courts
and a hall, a swimming pool, football fields with a race track, and
The Municipality of Domzale has joined the world sports events with
the Challenger Slovenian Open Tournament and the KOS Basketball Tournament.