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Šentrupert is located in Slovenia
Location of Šentrupert in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°58′37″N 15°5′23″E / 45.97694°N 15.08972°E / 45.97694; 15.08972Coordinates: 45°58′37″N 15°5′23″E / 45.97694°N 15.08972°E / 45.97694; 15.08972
Country  Slovenia
 • Mayor Rupert Gole
 • Total 1.2 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total 317
 • Density 275/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02)

Šentrupert (pronounced [ʃɛnˈtɾuːpɛɾt] or [ʃənˈtɾuːpɛɾt]; German: Sankt Ruprecht[2]) is a village in the traditional Lower Carniola region in southeastern Slovenia. In the past it was the cultural and economical centre of the Mirna Valley, but after the railway line bypassed the town the centre shifted to nearby Mirna.[3]


Parish church[edit]

St. Rupert's Parish Church (2006)

The local parish church from which the settlement gets its name is dedicated to Saint Rupert and belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Novo Mesto. It was first mentioned in written documents dating to 1163 and was restyled in the early 15th century.[4]

Hayrack museum[edit]

Land of Hayracks (2013)
Roofed double hayrack with extension. oldest Hayrack in museum

Starting in 2011, the Municipality of Šentrupert has built the first ever open-air museum of hayracks in the southern part of the village.[5] The museum started operating in June 2013. The collection, named "The Land of Hayracks" (Slovene: Dežela kozolcev), covers 2.5 hectares (6.2 acres) and includes 18 drying devices, among them 17 hayracks, with the oldest preserved from 1795, and presents all types of hayrack. The main organiser has been Rupert Gole, the Mayor of Šentrupert.[5] The museum, which also serves as a place of cultural events, has been open since June 2013.[6]


  1. ^ "Šentrupert, Šentrupert". Place Names. Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 84.
  3. ^ Nose, Mojca (2006). Regionalna geografija občine Trebnje s poudarkom na prsti in rastlinstvu: diplomsko delo [Regional Geography of the Municipality of Trebnje with Emphasis on the Soil and Vegetation] (PDF) (in Slovenian). Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. p. 72. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-03-08. 
  4. ^ "EŠD 730". Registry of Immovable Cultural Heritage (in Slovenian). Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Na Dolenjskem raste prvi muzej kozolcev na svetu" [In the Lower Carniola Grows The First Ever Museum of Hayracks]. MMC RTV Slovenija (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. 2 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "FOTO: Dežela kozolcev tudi uradno odprla vrata" [PHOTO: The Land of Hayracks also Officially Opens Its Doors]. DolenjskiList.si (in Slovenian). 7 June 2013. 

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