Town Cerknica is situated near the one of the most unusual natural phenomena: intermittent Lake Cerknica below the Slivnica hill (1114m). It is close to the regional park Rakov Skocjan and Sneznik castle. Town is not popular tourist destination although the town has all trumps to become a fine tourist destination. Even now the town it is famous by the spring Carnival and the lake as a wind-surfers paradise. Cerknica lies 16 km from the famous and the largest Slovenian cave (Postojna cave) but Krizna cave is also the opportunity for a great guided adventure. Interesting natural feature is also Planinsko polje (karsts field).
Find property for sale in Cerknica. The original Cerknica was probably located on the present Usevek polje. From there the settlement was supposedly moved to the hill around the church (the present Tabor). Its name containing the root word church allegedly originated there. On Gradisce there are the pre-historic remains of the walls testifying about the early settlement and the Roman burial site on Sinja gorica. Cerknica was first mentioned in 1040. In the 15th century continuous and cruel Turkish raids began, which caused much damage to this part of Slovenia. The inhabitants were forced to organize self-defense and the remains of the fortresses around the main church testify of that. These defense walls against the Turks are one of the best-preserved monuments of this kind in our territory. In the midst of them stands the church dedicated to birth of Mary, which dates back to the thirteenth century; however, it was burnt down during the Turkish raid in 1472 and was then rebuilt. The church received its final form in the middle of the sixteenth century. It is famous for its history and beautiful interior; it is built in the Late Gothic style and belongs to the group of the hall-like churches. But the intermittent Cerknica Lake is by all means the most famous sight: when full it covers 24 km2. Get your own real-estate (flat, apartment, house, luxury villa, land or business/commercial property) in Cerknica.
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