Lemberg pri Šmarju
|Lemberg pri Šmarju|
|Municipality||Šmarje pri Jelšah|
|• Total||2.36 km2 (0.91 sq mi)|
|Elevation||238.4 m (782.2 ft)|
Lemberg pri Šmarju (pronounced [ˈleːmbɛɾk pɾi ˈʃmaːɾju]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Šmarje pri Jelšah in eastern Slovenia. It lies in the hills northeast of Šmarje. The area was traditionally part of Styria. The municipality is now included in the Savinja Statistical Region.
The name of the settlement was changed from Lemberg to Lemberg pri Šmarju in 1953.
Lemberg was the site of a medieval castle. Very few ruins of the castle remain visible today. It was first mentioned in written documents dating to 1224. It was owned by the Lords of Sannegg and was abandoned in the 15th century. What does remain is the castle chapel, now the church dedicated to Saint Pancras. It was extended and rebuilt in the 16th and 18th centuries. A second church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Nicholas. It was a 15th-century building restyled in the Baroque in the 18th century. Both churches belong to the Parish of Sladka Gora.
- Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
- Šmarje pri Jelšah municipal site
- Spremembe naselij 1948–95. 1996. Database. Ljubljana: Geografski inštitut ZRC SAZU, DZS.
- Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 4625
- Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 3366
- Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 3365
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