Dvor, Žužemberk

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Dvor is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°48′34.87″N 14°57′56.75″E / 45.8096861°N 14.9657639°E / 45.8096861; 14.9657639Coordinates: 45°48′34.87″N 14°57′56.75″E / 45.8096861°N 14.9657639°E / 45.8096861; 14.9657639
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionLower Carniola
Statistical regionSoutheast Slovenia
 • Total1.02 km2 (0.39 sq mi)
196.6 m (645.0 ft)
 • Total389
Remains of Auersperg iron foundry in Dvor today

Dvor (pronounced [ˈdʋɔɾ]) is a village on the right bank of the Krka River in the Municipality of Žužemberk in southeastern Slovenia. The area is part of the historical region of Lower Carniola. The municipality is now included in the Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region.[2]

The local church was dedicated to Saint George (Slovene: sveti Jurij) and was a medieval building that was heavily damaged during the Second World War when it was hit by an allied bomb on Easter Sunday, 1945.[3] After the war the ruins of the church were totally removed.[4]

The Auersperg iron foundry, one of the largest to the south of the Alps and one of the largest early manufacturing plants in the Slovene Lands, was situated in Dvor since 1796 to 1891. It produced a wide variety of cast iron and wrought iron products.[5] Examples of its work are the Hradecky Bridge in Ljubljana,[6] the boot jack depicted on a Slovenian post stamp in November 1998, and the cast-iron columns that were placed at the platforms of the Austrian Southern Railway.[5] The artistic castings from the foundry are the first specimens of industrial design in the Slovene lands.[5]


  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Žužemberk municipal site
  3. ^ Kladnik, Darinka. 1994. Sto slovenskih krajev. Ljubljana: Prešernova družba, p. 46.
  4. ^ "EŠD 2836". Registry of Immovable Cultural Heritage (in Slovenian). Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 28 March 2011.
  5. ^ a b c Bogataj, Janez (November 1998). "Slovenija - Evropa v malem - "Zajec" za sezuvanje škornjev iz Dvora pri Žužemberku" [Slovenia - Europe in Small - Boot jack from Dvor near Žužemberk]. Pošta Slovenije [Post of Slovenia].
  6. ^ Trbižan, Milan (12 May 2011). "Tretje življenje mostu Hradeckega čez Ljubljanico" [The Third Life of the Hradecky Bridge over the Ljubljanica]. Delo.si (in Slovenian). ISSN 1854-6544. COBISS 256579584.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Dvor, Žužemberk at Wikimedia Commons
  • Dvor. A map and basic data. Geopedia.si (V1). Retrieved 13 March 2012.