Javorniški Rovt

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Javorniški Rovt
Javorniški Rovt is located in Slovenia
Javorniški Rovt
Javorniški Rovt
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°27′12″N 14°5′31″E / 46.45333°N 14.09194°E / 46.45333; 14.09194Coordinates: 46°27′12″N 14°5′31″E / 46.45333°N 14.09194°E / 46.45333; 14.09194
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Upper Carniola
Statistical region Upper Carniola
Municipality Jesenice
Elevation 962 m (3,156 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 189

Javorniški Rovt (pronounced [ˈjaːʋɔɾniʃki ˈɾoːu̯t]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Jesenice in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia. It is located in the foothills of the Karawanks, above its namesake settlement of Slovenski Javornik (which occupies the floor of the Sava Valley.)

Mass grave[edit]

Javorniški Rovt is the site of a mass grave from the period immediately after the Second World War. The Jezerce Mass Grave (Slovene: Grobišče Jezerce) lies northeast of the settlement in an area that was part of a test excavation for dredging and damming Javornik Creek to create a reservoir for a hydroelectric plant. It contains the remains of nine Home Guard soldiers from the Selca or Poljane valley that were murdered in early May 1945.[2]

Pristava Lodge[edit]

Its best-known landmark is Pristava, a popular excursion point centered on the Pristava House, built in 1647 and recently renovated.[3] The building belonged to the nobleman and Enlightenment figure Sigmund Zois, who established a botanical park featuring interesting local and imported trees that is now named after him.


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