Gewerkenegg Castle, Idrija

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A Renaissance structure with a large inner yard, Gewerkenegg Castle contains a museum of engineering and industrial heritage. Inside, exhibits and collections preserve the heritage of the region's mercury mining days. Photographs, documents, maps, and various objects narrate the history of mining here, as well as the development of forestry and floating timber industry. In the geological collection, you can see mercury ores, fossils, rocks, and various minerals. PutGewerkenegg Castle into our Idrija trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • a very well kept castle certified by unesco. we enjoyed the interior and the museum indeed especially, the lace section. very well organized.  more »
  • Idrija - beautiful city in a very beautiful part of Slovenia. The history totally concentrated around the mercury mining and the lace (which the women done while their men succumbed in the...  more »
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