Hrastovec v Slovenskih Goricah

Hrastovec v Slovenskih Goricah (pronounced [ˈxɾaːstɔʋəts ʍ slɔˈʋeːnskiɣ ɡɔˈɾiːtsax], German: Gutenhaag[2]) is a settlement in the Slovene Hills (Slovene: Slovenske gorice) in the Municipality of Lenart in northeastern Slovenia. The area is part of the traditional region of Styria. It is now included in the Drava Statistical Region.[3]

Hrastovec v Slovenskih Goricah
Hrastovec v Slovenskih Goricah is located in Slovenia
Hrastovec v Slovenskih Goricah
Hrastovec v Slovenskih Goricah
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°33′55.29″N 15°47′16.87″E / 46.5653583°N 15.7880194°E / 46.5653583; 15.7880194Coordinates: 46°33′55.29″N 15°47′16.87″E / 46.5653583°N 15.7880194°E / 46.5653583; 15.7880194
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionStyria
Statistical regionDrava
MunicipalityLenart
Area
 • Total2.09 km2 (0.81 sq mi)
Elevation
242.8 m (796.6 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total116
[1]

Hrastovec CastleEdit

 
Hrastovec Castle (1930)

The dominant landmark in the settlement is Hrastovec Castle. It is a castle dating to the early 13th century with various later stages. It has a number of well-preserved Baroque features, including a painted chapel. It is one of the largest surviving castles in Slovenia. It houses a psychiatric hospital.[4]

After World War II, the castle was the site of an internment camp run by the Yugoslav secret police for people accused of collaborating with the Germans.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 4: Štajersko. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna. 1904. p. 217.
  3. ^ Lenart municipal site
  4. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 176
  5. ^ "The Woman Without a Grave - Bücher - Hanser Literaturverlage". www.hanser-literaturverlage.de (in German). Retrieved 2020-05-28.
  6. ^ Pollack, Martin (26 May 2020). "Dziadek nigdy mi nie powiedział, że miał siostrę Paulę. Wstydził się jej, bo nie była jak on nazistką?". wyborcza.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2020-05-28.

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