Črna na Koroškem

The municipality of Črna na Koroškem is very picturesque. Its principal town, Črna, is known as the most beautiful tourist place in the Meža Valley, and it is famous for its traditional Tourist week of Koroška as well as for the Snow Castles for King Matjaž event. Črna’s natural pearls are the wonderful alpine valleys of Topla, Koprivna, and Bistra. The history of the oldest Slovenian linden tree (the Najevnik linden tree, ‘Najevska lipa’) at Ludranski Vrh above Črna dates back to the Turkish invasions over the country. Imaginatively arranged mining and ethnological collections are set up in the town centre as a reminder of the times gone by. There are ski slopes in the town itself, which is considered to be the cradle of some of the top Slovenian skiers. Because of them, Črna is known as ‘the village of Olympians’. The municipality comprises around 3.400 inhabitants and extends the area of 156 km².