Heritage Trails from the Idrijca to the Kolpa
Heritage Tours from the Idrijca to the Kolpa
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Antonijev rov mine shaft Ledine  
address Antonijev rov mine shaft, Kosovelova 3, 5280 Idrija
telephone 05 37 71 142
gsm 031 810 194
fax 05 37 71 142
e-mail rudnikzs@siol.net
www www.rzs-idrija.si
location Idrija
season year round
visiting hours (guided tours) April-November: Monday-Friday, 10 and 16; Saturday, Sunday, holidays 10, 15, and 16
December-March: Saturday, Sunday, holidays, 10 and 15
group reservations by prior arrangement
length of guided tour 1.5 hours
entrance fee adults: 1,000 SIT, children, students, pensioners: 700 SIT
video presentation yes
seating: 60
length of presentation: 20 min
languages: Slo, Eng, Ger, It
restaurants Gostilna pri Škafarju, 30 m
Gostilna Kos, 400 m
Okrepčevalnica Soča, 40 m
excursion possibilities giant "Kamšt" water wheel, miner's house, Divje jezero lake, klavže (log sluicing dams) in valley of Idrijska Bela river, "Slovenija" Partisan print shop, Franja Partisan Hospital, Bevk Homestead
special features tour of the oldest part of mercury mine, 18th-century underground chapel
souvenirs, shopping souvenirs and books are available at the Antonijev rov mine shaft, numerous lace shops in the immediate vicinity, TIC Idrija
bus parking yes
parking for automobiles yes
access for invalids partial visit possible


The development of Idrija throughout history was marked more than anything else by its mercury mine. Many points of interest in the city are linked with it: the Frančiškov mine shaft, a typical miner's house, and the gigantic wooden water wheel called "Kamšt" that pumped water from the underground galleries. Today, the oldest part of the mine, the Antonijev rov mine shaft, which houses a museum and the 18th-century Holy Trinity miners' chapel, is open for visitors.
address Pr' Jureč Tourist Farm, Ledine 19, 5281 Spodnja Idrija
telephone 05 37 79 096
location Idrija
season year round
visiting hours by prior arrangement
group reservations yes
reservations contact Tomislava and Dušan Bogataj
length of tour independent visit: 1 hour
guided tour: 4 hours
demonstration of farm tools and meals possible
entrance fee from 300 SIT up, depending on wishes of guests
local guide yes
restaurants Pr' Jureč Tourist Farm
picnic area yes
excursion possibilities cultural and natural points of interest in the Idrija Valley
special features purchase of handicraft items and farm produce
bus parking yes
parking for automobiles yes
access for invalids yes
The small green village of Ledine lies among soft curving meadows on a high plateau above the Idrijca Valley. Here, an authentic Slovene rural life has been preserved that modern visitors can enjoy. Ledine's farmers enjoy inviting visitors to join them at tables laden with local delicacies and demonstrating their tools and seasonal work in the fields. If the guests are willing and handy, the local farmers happily include them in their work, which is never lacking on a farm.