Otiški Vrh

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Otiški Vrh
Otiški Vrh is located in Slovenia
Otiški Vrh
Otiški Vrh
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°34′18.69″N 15°2′5.45″E / 46.5718583°N 15.0348472°E / 46.5718583; 15.0348472Coordinates: 46°34′18.69″N 15°2′5.45″E / 46.5718583°N 15.0348472°E / 46.5718583; 15.0348472
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Styria
Statistical region Carinthia
Municipality Dravograd
 • Total 11.12 km2 (4.29 sq mi)
Elevation 345.7 m (1,134.2 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 879

Otiški Vrh (pronounced [ɔˈtiːʃki ˈʋəɾx]) is a dispersed settlement in the hills southeast of Dravograd in the Styria region in northern Slovenia.


The Mislinja River joins the Meža River from the right north of the village of Otiški Vrh, only a couple of hundred meters before the Meža joins the Drava River.


In 2004, the settlement of Bukovje was administratively separated from Otiški Vrh.[2]

Mass grave[edit]

Otiški Vrh is the site of a mass grave associated with the Second World War. The Bavh Mass Grave (Slovene: Grobišče Pod Bavhom) is located below the Bavh farm in the western part of the settlement, 300 m northeast of the main road, on the steep edge of a wooded slope by a large pine tree. It contains the remains of unidentified victims.[3]


The parish church in the settlement is a pilgrimage church dedicated to Saint Peter. It is built on a hill known as Kronska gora, high above the Mislinja Valley. It is a Baroque building with a two-storey entrance facade and a double belfry built between 1745 and 1750. A second church to the east of the settlement is dedicated to Saint Oswald. It is a Late Gothic church with 17th-century wall paintings.[4]


  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ "Bukovje, Dravograd". Place Names (in Slovenian). Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Bavh Mass Grave on Geopedia (in Slovene)
  4. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference numbers 295 and 3229

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