After the meeting – saturday 03/24/2018

we present “post meeting” fieldtrips. You can choose between four different options during the registration:

  • “Post meeting” adventures
  • “Post meeting” geological fieldtrip
  • “Post meeting” cultural experiences
  • “Post meeting“ UGG Idrija fieldtrip *

We would be very happy if you stay one day longer with us!

* For participants, who will choose „Post meeting“ UGG Idrija fieldtrip, the transfer to „Jože Pučnik“ Airport in Brnik (Ljubjana) will be guaranteed, so please organize your flight back home from „Jože Pučnik“ Airport in Brnik (Ljubjana – Slovenia).

„Post meeting" adventures - 03/24/2018

Explore the mysterious underground labyrinth of Karavanke/Karawanken UNESCO Global Geopark with bike and kayak

Underground biking

Mountain bikes were made for exploring the mountains, but in Karavanke/Karawanken UNESCO Global Geopark you can ride your bike through the mountain. Led by a guide and equipped with helmets and flashlights you can safely ride from one valley to another on a more than 5 kilometers long underground path under Mount Peca/Petzen. Prepare to experience an unforgettable adventure.

and underground kayaking

In 1994, when the excavation of lead and zinc ore in Mežica mine was stopped, water was no longer drained from the mine so its lower parts were completely flooded. Guide will lead you along a small underground river until you will reach the magical underground lake. Explore the underground labyrinth and do some paddling almost 700 m below the surface! This will be the most unique experience for you ever! It will leave you breathless!

"Post meeting" geological fieldtrip - 03/24/2018

Karavanke/Karawanken UNESCO Global Geopark - Secrets written in stone

Stop 1: Quarry Ebriach Gorge

The most impressive exposure of Ordovician pillow lava in the Karawanken, with dimensions in meters.


Stop 2: Trögerner Gorge

A scenic, geological and botanical interesting, about 3 km long canyon within the middle triassic Schlern dolomite of Koschuta unit.


Stop 3: Potokgraben „Potok-trench“ Gorge

A botanically and geologically interesting walking route; the special feature of its 114 acres big forest reserve is the existance of black pine and Manna‐ash. Many exotic boulders of middle Permian, strikingly red coloured breccia (Tarviser breccia) can be found in the gorge.


Stop 4: Schaidasattel – Periadriatic lineament fault zone

The Periadriatic fault zone is the major tectonic element in Karavanke/Karawanken UNESCO Global Geopark and one of the most important fault system in the entire Alpine system. It was form as a consequence of the collision between the Adriatic microplate and Eurasian plate. The zone separates terrains with very different paleogeographic, magmatic, and metamorphic development – the northern Austroalpine and the South Alpine, Dinaric units.


Stop 5: Wildensteiner Waterfall

One of the highest free-falling waterfall in Europe. Famous location, where jurassic rocks rich in fossils are exposed – radial plates and brachials of crinoids can be found here, as well as Ammonites and Aptychen, Echinoid spines, Brachiopodes, Belemnites, …


Stop 6: Hemmaberg/The St. Hema Mountain

A 1.500-year-old pilgrimage site with St. Rosalia cave and spring. The excavations are today accessible as an open-air museum. Numerous findings, especially beautiful mosaics, are exhibited in the archaeological museum in Globasnitz/Globasnica.

„Post meeting" cultural experiences - 03/24/2018

Explore the cultural heritage of our Karavanke/Karawanken UNESCO Global Geopark and enjoy in traditional food

Take a walk through a Bleiburg/Pliberk city center, visit Werner Berg museum in a centuries old building at the main market, enjoy in traditional Had´n (Buckwheat) specialties in Schwabegg, discover Treasures of Ironworks at Carinthian Regional Museum and explore secrets of magnificent neo-baroque castle and its park in Ravne na Koroškem.

Stop 1: Bleiburg/Pliberk city – A walk through the center with a guide (AT)

The first documented mention in 1006 makes Bleiburg/Pliberk one of the oldes cities of Carinthia. The city was affected by a number of fires, Turkish invasions, … but the city centre has remained intact though, and it is still worth a visit.

Because of the plethora of museums, collections, and cultural monuments, as well as numerous concerts and cultural events, Bleiburg/Pliberk has earned a reputation of a cultural city. Whether at the Werner Berg Museum, the fountain by Kiki Kogelnik, at traditional inns, the Bleiburger Wiesenmarkt fair, in Renaissance castle, or in St. Peter & Paul Church – the love of art and culture is noticeably close wherever you go.

In this bilingual city people speak Slovenian and German, or Slovenian dialect, what is an absolute unique quality that makes the Bleiburg/Pliberk city even more special.

Stop 2: Werner Berg Museum (AT)

The Werner Berg Museum was opened in 1968 in Bleiburg as the Werner Berg Gallery. This museum was the first Austrian monographic museum, and today it preserves the vast collection of Werner Berg. Its permanent collection consists of numerous oil paintings, woodcuts, sketches, and a representative insight into the life’s work of the 1904-Elberfeld-born artist. The home of the museum is a centuries-old building at the Bleiburg main square, which was soulfully revitalized in 1997 and represents the ideal setting for these artworks. The central theme of his works is the landscape and the people of his homeland (Lower Carinthia), observed from the point of view of a stranger as well as a lover. With his works, the province of Carinthia rose to prominence. His high-quality artwork is also testimony of the life in the preindustrial culture. The permanent exhibition is complemented by annual special exhibitions and garden sculptures.

Stop 3: The Hadn´n information center in Schwabegg (AT)

The Genussregion Jauntaler Had´n Association has made the somewhat forgotten „Had´n“ (buckwheat) become an indispensable part of cooking, and that is how the municipality of Neuhaus became famous as the Had´n municipality.

Stop 4: Exhibitions Mother Factory – the Ravne Ironworks and Treasures of Ironworks – Carinthian Regional Museum (SLO)

Mother Factory – the Ravne Ironworks is a permanent exhibition dedicated to the centuries-long tradition of the steelmaking company. The exhibition Treasures of Ironworks presents geological peculiarities and natural resources of Meža, Mislinja, and Drava valleys. Mines and ironworks of the region are presented, as well as people who had left important traces in the development of mining and iron industry – Thurn Noble family, the Rosthorn brothers, and Žiga Zois.

The exhibitions are located in the “Štauharija”, the former swaging forge.

Stop 5: Ravne na Koroškem Castle (SLO)

Ravne na Koroškem Castle lies on the terrace above the Ravne na Koroškem town centre, and was built in 16th Century. The castle was given its current Neo-Baroque appearance by the Thurn Noble Family, who reconstructed the building and laid out the castle park after 1863.

A permanent exhibition of a lapidarium of Roman stone monuments from the Zagrad excavation site near Prevalje is on display, as well as individual stones from the Municipality of Ravne na Koroškem. The castle exhibitions also include a rich collection of paintings and small sculptures.

Today the Dr. Franc Sušnik Koroška Central Library located in the Castle. Library puts great focus on collecting old books and materials. The collection comprises around 9,700 units including books, articles, photographs, postcards, bibliographies, manuscripts, … One of the most valuable books in the collection is Jurij Dalmatin’s translation of the Bible from 1584.

"Post meeting" UGG Idrija fieldtrip - 03/24/2018

Trip to UGG Idrija

Anthony’s Main Road and Smelting Plant – an amazing experience in Idrija is a visit to the second largest mercury mine in the world! Discover the mysterious underground world of Anthony’s Main Road with droplets of Hg and unique synsediment mercury ore. At the exhibition From Ore to Mercury Drops at the newly arranged visitors center in Smelting plan you will learn about a unique liquid metal and trace the development of smelting furnaces through five cebnturies. Our tour will end with a walk along the path of ore, where you will view the entire procedure of mercury extraction. Link:


Along the Rake »Following the Trail of Idrija’s Natural Scientis – the four-centuries-old water channel, there is a 2.5 km long nature learning path unveiling the region’s treasure of geology, flora and cultural history. The world of natual beauties of the Zgornja Idrijca Lanscape Park starts here. The walking trails finished at the mysterious Wild Lake, one of the most important natural values of the area – a spring,lake and a cave in one. Guide:


Lace exhibition »Idrija Lace, A History Written in Thread« at the Idrija Municipal Museum – Idrija is the oldest lacemaking center in Slovenia, having preserved this domestic craft for more than three hundred years. The first written mention of Idrija lace goes back to the year 1696. Idrija lace is a type of hand-made bobbin lace that has developed in this area over the centuries. In 2008 a new exhibition on Idrija lace was set up in the museum, presentin the bobbin Lace in Europe, development of Idrija Lace, trading, lacemakers and lacemaking school, lace and society, the Idrija Lace Festival, and the Treasure Chest of Lace.


Early Bird offer

Save some of the registration fees
Early bird registration fee for “Post meeting” is  € 100 (normal price is € 125)

Register before 31st of December 2017, choose one of the options (adventures, geological fieldtrip, cultural experiences or UGG Idrija fieldtrip) and save money.

Stay one day longer and complete your stay

Post meeting Fieldtrips

Adventures, geological fieldtrip or cultural experiences - only € 125 (early bird € 100)