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The old market centre of Dravograd and the Romanesque Church of St. Vid

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Dravograd was first mentioned in the Admontski codex in 1161. Towards the middle of the 12th century the noblemen of Dravograd erected their own castle on the land of the Šentpavel Benedictine monastery. The Romanesque church of St. Vid, built in 1170, with its eastern bell tower, is also connected with the origins of the settlement. So it was that a market town with a street market originated between the castle hill and the river Drava. Dravograd is one of the oldest document attested towns in Slovenia. It was first mentioned in 1185 as Traberch, a square with two manors, a bridge and a toll gate. The settlement with an important transport role became the seat for a number of institutions, namely religious. On the preserved seal of Dravograd's square from the year 1575, is the coat-of-arms of the square. The motif of the Easter lamb with a flag bearing a cross was undoubtedly taken from the seal of the 'korarski' chapter, which was mentioned in Dravograd in 1317. The castle square (urbem forum Traberch) became the most important square in the Drava valley, with a developed cottage industry and trade. The bridge over the Drava River allowed for the collection of a toll, while the proximity of the Koroška-Štajerska border enabled the charging of customs duties. Still today the centre of the settlement of Dravograd is the 4th of July Square, the old market place organised by a plan from the Middle Ages. In the church of St. Vid there are usually cultural events in the summer months.
 
 


TIC Dravograd 
Trg 4. julija 50 
2370 
Dravograd 
Tel. : ++386 2 871 02 85 
Tel. 2 : ++ 386 2 871 02 86 
E-mail :  
Web site : www.dravograd.si 


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GPS Northing (N) : 46,5903 
GPS Easting (E) : 15,0188 
Administrator : RRA Koroška d.o.o. | ++386 2 881 21 16 | | www.slovenjgradec.si... | last modified: 21/07/2014
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Dravograd

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GPS N: 46,5903
E: 15,0188
Region: Koroška
Place: Dravograd

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