• The Vrbovec Museum, Museum of Forestry and Timber

  1. What proportion of Slovenia’s surface area is covered by forest?
  60 %
  30 %
  10 %
  2. What is the oldest tree species in the world?
  3. Which is the tallest tree in Slovenia?
  the Najevska Lime
  the Sgerm's Spruce
  the Solčava Yew
  4. Which species of conifer sheds its needles in winter?
  5. What is the fruit of the oak tree called?
  6. What were slides?
  constructions for hauling timber
  marked–out tracks for the construction of forest roads
  dry river courses
  7. Who were the carters?
  sawmill workers
  goods haulers with horses and carts
  workers who felled and brought timber to the valleys
  8. What is a »venecijanka«?
  steam-power saw
  water-driven saw
  saw for hand cutting of timber
  9. What is the dialect expression for a raft?
  10. What tools did carpenters use in their work?
  adze, two-handed axe, broad axe
  plane, chisel, compass
  pick, axe, saw
  • Vrbovec Castle

  11. At the confluence of which rivers stands Vrbovec Castle?
  Savinja and Dreta
  Savinja and Paka
  Dreta and paka
  12. The first written mention of the castle dates back to which century?
  12th century
  13th century
  14th century
  13. Who became the owner of the castle in 1615?
  The Counts of Celje
  The Hapsburgs
  The Ljubljana bishopric
  14. What was on the rocky outcrop in the middle of the castle complex in the period between the wars?
  fair premises
  a dance floor
  a chapel
  15. What is situated in the castle today?
  museum, administrative office of the Elkroj company, the Forest Service, a pizzeria and wedding hall
  museum, administrative office of Nazarje Municipality, the Forest Service, a restaurant and wedding hall
  museum, administrative office of Nazarje Municipality, the Nazarje Music School, a restaurant and a gallery
  • Nature and culture trail »The Monastery Hill«

  16. To which monastic order does the Nazarje monastery belong?
  17. What does the expression »co-natural« management of Slovenia’s forests mean?
  In Slovenia the forests are increasingly left to nature and they are not felled or even subjected to forest cultivation work
  we encourage natural reproduction rather than planting, and we promote native tree species instead of »imported« ones and we take account of forest animals
  forests in Slovenia »are all level« and their management is adjusted to this
  18. What does it mean when the forest performs a protective role?
  the expression is from the time of the partisans and the Second World War, when forests performed a major part in the liberation of the Slovenian nation from occupation
  it is good to protect forests, since natural disasters such as snow, ice and wind damage at a time of climate change are frequent and can cause damage if the forest is not protected
  the forest protects the growing area and its surroundings from the consequences of all types of erosion processes
  19. The interests of which groups of people most affect the appearance of bushy vegetation along the Dreta River?
  the interests of landowners and water supply workers
  the interests of nature conservation organisations, anglers and local tourism services
  the interests of willow branch basket makers
  20. The Slovenian Forest Service is an organisation that:
  works to ensure the welfare and social security of retired and unemployed foresters
  works to care for all the forests of Slovenia irrespective of ownership, performing a public forestry service
  manages the national forests, and is concerned especially with the felling, removal and sale of wood and performs forest cultivation work in young forests