Brinjeva gora is one of the oldest high-altitude settlements. It existed as far back as the early Stone Age and outlived many lower lying settlements. Archaeological excavations in the 1960's discovered numerous antique findings, which indicate that a vibrant community was present here three to five thousand years BC. An exhibition of the Brinjeva gora excavations is currently held in the lobby of Hotel Planja at Rogla. Archaeological excavations led by Stanko Pahič took 11 years to complete. Archaeologists discovered several sites from various different prehistoric and historic periods: the ancient Bronze Age sites in Brezje and Zreče, the cave containing prehistoric earthenware in Dobrava, sites at Brinjeva gora containing artefacts from the Bronze Age, the urn burial period, the antique and the late antique. Other notable discoveries include the Bronze Age barrows, the urn burial ground, the Roman barrows and the late-antique and Slavonic burial grounds, all located in the area around Brinjeva gora.
Other medieval settlements and the oldest buildings and churches found here further suggest that this area has extremely favourable conditions for living. Dating from the Middle Ages are also the remains of castles in the Zreče area: the Freudenberg Castle at Brinjeva gora, and the Holenstein and Luschberg Castles in Zreče.
Brinjeva gora is also one of the most popular hills above Zreče, illustrated by the several footpaths, a good road and even a climbing route that lead to its summit.
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