Our only museum is old school in the old part of ziri. Two years ago they began to renovate it. So it will look like the original. In it they will exhibit our old craft- shoemaking and lace-making.
Lacemaking has the longest tradition beside shoemaking in Žiri. This year we will be celebrating 100th year of lacemaking school. About 100 students are attending the lacemaking school at the moment in our school, there are also many boys among them.
The majority of inhabitants are employed in a shoe factory Alpina. Shoemaking is one of traditions in our country. First there were individual shoemakers tradesmen. The workers in the Alpina factory have been producing skishoes, cross country skishoes, mountaineering shoes and fashion footwear for more than 50 years successfully now.
Katja Stanonik, Katja Filipič, Tina Žakelj
The town of Žiri is a basin, surrounded with many hills. The height above the sea level is 481 m. It is geometrically very small town in the west of Slovenia. Žiri has got the name by the beech crops (beech mast). Town is located in Gorenjska which is the biggest and most beautiful natural place of Slovenia and contains 18 smallest settlements .
Our small town is located on the contact of the three Slovenian provinces: Gorenjska, Notranjska and Primorska.the town: the Račeva and the Sora. The most popular hill for walking is Javorč. About 5 km from Žiri there are Matjaževe Kamre. We also have the Račeva lake. We can go skiing to Goropeke hill.
Žiri is a really beautiful place and we are very proud of living here.
Come and visit us
Gal Povšič,Urban Mlakar and Blaž Podobnik
Some well known residents of our town
Jobst was born 12.9.1894. He was teacher of music at school in Ziri. He
lead singing choir
Suhodolcan was born in year 1928 in Ziri. He was teacher, headmeaster,
Car was extreme snowboarder and mauntaineer. He died on ice wall during
Jereb is judoist. He took part in the Olympic games.
Sergeja Jurca, Neža Lazar
In Ziri we have one central church- the biggest church. This is the church st. Martin. It was built on eleventh of November, 1912 in neoromantic style. The church has two towers with two balls. The high altar with the statue of st. Stefan and st. Andrej was created by Ivan Pengov from Ljubljana. The church has relief stations, mosaic st.Martin from 1913 and beautiful pulpit. In the church is a church organ with more than 3000 organ pipes.
Jerca Kopač, Neža Gartner, Tia Ževart
Sports and activities in Ziri:
Sports institutions in Ziri:
Luka Oblak, Aljoša Gantar
LEGENDA O ŽIREH
dedje so pravili, da na naši vzpetini živi zmaj po imenu Lintvern.
Zmaj je v
resnici začarana princesa.
LEGEND OF ŽIRI
man to dedicate are narration, yes on
trimming hill living dragon after
is in truth enchanted princess.
lived here. From time to time he came out of the hill to frighten people.
Jošt Poljanšek, Simon Jereb
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