Špitalič, Kamnik

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Špitalič is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°13′3.81″N 14°50′40.53″E / 46.2177250°N 14.8445917°E / 46.2177250; 14.8445917Coordinates: 46°13′3.81″N 14°50′40.53″E / 46.2177250°N 14.8445917°E / 46.2177250; 14.8445917
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Upper Carniola
Statistical region Central Slovenia
Municipality Kamnik
 • Total 7.82 km2 (3.02 sq mi)
Elevation 507.7 m (1,665.7 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 191

Špitalič (pronounced [ʃpitaˈlitʃ]; German: Neuthal[2]) is a village in the Municipality of Kamnik in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.


The settlement is located in the Tuhinj Valley, on the road from Kamnik to Celje. It includes the hamlets of Jastroblje, Nova Reber (in older sources also Novo Rebro,[2] German: Neureber[2]), Dolina, Bukovšek, Zobava, Kisovšek, Podlipovec, Strmšek, Pustotnik, and Petrživec.[3]


Neuthall, engraving by Johann Weikhard von Valvasor (1679)

The name of the village derives from German Spital 'hospice'. Next to the church can be seen the ruins of what was the Špitalič (Neuthal) Mansion, burned by the Yugoslav Partisans in January 1945.[3] Part of the Carniolan estates held by the Counts of Andechs, the structure was originally a hospice offering shelter to the many travelers passing through the valley. It was built by the Andechs margrave Henry II of Istria about 1228, passing to Viktring Abbey circa 1251.[3] It was sold and converted into a mansion in 1608 and subsequently rebuilt a number of times before its destruction.[4]


Saint Anthony the Hermit Church

The church in the village is dedicated to Saint Anthony the Hermit and was originally built in the 13th century, but renovated in the 19th century in a Baroque style.


  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ a b c Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 30.
  3. ^ a b c Savnik, Roman, ed. 1971. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 2. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije. p. 197.
  4. ^ Slovenian Tourist Board site

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