Already in the Middle Ages Podlehnik was located on a very important way from Drava field to Croatia. Podlehnik was in the property of Counts Liechtenegg in the 13th century. After decay of this family the ownership was taken over by the Counts of Ptuj. In 1438 the Counts of Ptuj became extinct, their property devided between the Dominician and the Minorite monasteries. The village was often invaded by Turks, also the plague did not pardon it. Plague monuments remind us of these days.
In the second half of of 18th century Maria Theresa intoduced a cadastre and founded a school. In 1880 vines in the whole region of Haloze were destroyed by vine louse; it strongly effected also Podlehnik. The name Nadlehnik points to a domestic placename because under the castle Lichtenigg there was a settlement. In that way existed also Podlehnik, which meant "below or under" or Dolence. Inhabitants of the plain ignored the highlanders what reflected in the placename.
Local community consists of following villages: Podlehnik, Dežno, Gorca, Gruškovje, Jablovec, Kozminci, Ložine, Rodni Vrh, Sedlašek, Stanošina, Strajna and Zakl all spread over on nearest slopes. Shady slopes are covered by vineyards and orchards. Majority goes to work to Ptuj and its surroundings. The settlement became the appearance of an urban village in the last decade. There is a school, a clinic, and a fire brigade house. On the artificial lake in Podlehnik tourism and fishing are growing, and nearby there is an ideal place for time off after a hard day.
The village is very well known for its succursal church of Mother of God with a starry arched presbytary. Lateral altars were designed by J. Straub around 1750. On Gorca there is a parish church of Holy Trinity (Sv. Trojica). At mountain route of Haloze, which is a part of the European pathway, there is a famous building on Gorca and the Vinedresser´s museum.
You will enjoy a liveliness of this village all over the year, there are more and more cultural and tourist performances and sports events.
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