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Lisca behind the village of Razbor. View from the vicinity of the Vrhovo hydroelectric plant.

Lisca (pronounced [ˈliːstsa]) is a 948 m (3,110 ft) hill in the eastern part of the Sava Hills[1] in southeastern Slovenia,[2] northwest of Sevnica, north of the Sava, and south of Gračnica Creek.[3] The hill offers a superb view.[1] It is the most frequently visited hiking destination in the Sava Hills.[4]

The hill has two summits: Lisca and Little Lisca (Slovene: Mala Lisca; 934 metres or 3,064 feet).[3] At Lisca there is a meteorological station, the only one in Slovenia with a meteorological radar,[5] and a ski slope.[6] At Mala Lisca, there are three paragliding take-off sites.[7]

At 927 metres (3,041 ft),[8] the Jurko Lodge (Jurkova koča) stands below the peak, built in 1972 at the site of the previous structures.[9] It is named after Blaž Jurko (1859–1944), an early teacher and hiking pioneer that built the first hut on Lisca in 1902.[9] Next to it stands the Tonček Lodge (Tončkov dom), built in 1952 after the old one was burned during World War II by the Partisans. It was named after Tonček Čebular, the president of the Lisca Sevnica Mountaineering Club, who led the rebuilding.[10] Below the Tonček Lodge there is a chapel dedicated to the Mother of God,[11] built in 1939 at the initiative of Blaž Jurko.[12] Six names are written on plaques around its door: the nieces and nephews of the priest that consecrated it.[12]

The main path leading to the top is the Jurko Trail, named after Blaž Jurko. It leads from the village of Breg (220 metres or 720 feet) through the village of Razbor to the top of Lisca.[13] An asphalt road leads to the Tonček Lodge from a pass (676 metres or 2,218 feet) between the Sava and Gračnica valleys.

The Jurko Trail also leads past a church dedicated to St. Judoc (Slovene: sveti Jošt; 788 metres or 2,585 feet)[14] on the western slope of Lisca. There, three paths leading to the top join.[14] An auction of pork hocks and cured sausage has taken place at St. Judoc's Church every Shrove Sunday since 1997, reviving a tradition that had disappeared for a period.[15]

The company Lisca, a major lingerie manufacturer, is named after the hill.


  1. ^ a b Gams, Ivan. Vojvoda, Ciril (1983). Geografske značilnosti Slovenije [Geographic Characteristics of Slovenia] (in Slovenian). COBISS 19978753.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Lisca Tourist Recreation Area (TRO Lisca)" (PDF).
  3. ^ a b "Vedo sevniški kandidati, kakšna naj bo prihodnost Lisce" [Do the Sevnica Candidates Know What Should Be the Future of Lisca Like]. Dolenjski list (in Slovenian). 4 October 2008.
  4. ^ Rovan, Goran (12 January 2013). "Lisca - najbolj priljubljena planinska točka v Posavju" [Lisca: The Most Popular Hiking Destination in the Sava Hills]. MMC RTV Slovenija (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija.
  5. ^ Stopar, Marko (2006). "Meteorološka postaja na Lisci" [Lisca Meteorological Station]. Regionalna struktura Posavja s posebnim ozirom na vojaško-obrambne vidike [Regional Structure of the Lower Sava Valley with Particular Emphasis on Military Defence Aspects] (PDF) (in Slovenian). Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. p. 156–159.
  6. ^ "Smučišče na Lisci spet obratuje" [The Lisca Ski Slope Operates Again]. (in Slovenian). 7 March 2008. ISSN 1581-0550.
  7. ^ "Basic data: Lisca-Z". Paragliding in Slovenia. Sinergise, d. o. o. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  8. ^ Heričko, Boris. "Koče v planinah vabijo tudi pozimi" [Mountains Lodges Also Inviting in Winter]. (in Slovenian). Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  9. ^ a b Dobnik, Jože. "Jurkova koča na Lisci" [Jurko's Hut on Lisca]. (in Slovenian). Sinergise, d. o. o. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  10. ^ "Tončkov dom na Lisci" [Tonček Hut on Lisca]. (in Slovenian). Sinergise, d. o. o. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  11. ^ "Kronologija PD Lisca" [PD Lisca Chronology] (in Slovenian). Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  12. ^ a b Motore, Ljubo. "Zgodbe iz stare skrinje" [Stories from an Old Chest] (in Slovenian). Sevnica: Zavod KŠTM [KŠTM Institute]. Archived from the original on 17 February 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  13. ^ "Razbor pod Lisco" [Razbor under Lisca]. mTURIST (in Slovenian, English, and German). mBIT. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  14. ^ a b "Lisca". Krkine planinske poti [Krka Hiking Paths]. Krka, d. d. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  15. ^ "15. licitacija krač in salam" [15th Auction of Pork Hocks and Salami]. (in Slovenian). 20 February 2012.

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Coordinates: 46°4′4.66″N 15°17′5.25″E / 46.0679611°N 15.2847917°E / 46.0679611; 15.2847917