The main event of the traditional tourist event 'The Castles of King Matjaž' is a team competition in building castles from snow
. The event got its name from King Matjaž
, the legendary king who is sleeping with his soldiers under Peca Mountain. …and when his beard grows nine times around the table, the mountains will give him back so he may happily rule over the Slovenian people…
We know that he is still sleeping there, but we do not wait for him anymore. On the contrary, to honour him, we return him to the people and organise a unique entertainment event that is only one of the forms of his awakening. This event is quite successful; namely, after 21 years, the event has established itself as a unique Slovenian event and the biggest winter tourist event in the region of Koroška.