Mirna (Slovenia)

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Mirna (Slovenia) (Slovenia)
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Basic data
Country SloveniaSlovenia Slovenia
Historic region Lower Carniola / Dolenjska
Statistical region Jugovzhodna Slovenija (Southeast Slovenia)
Coordinates 45 ° 57 '  N , 15 ° 4'  E Coordinates: 45 ° 57 '1 "  N , 15 ° 3' 39"  E
surface 29  km²
Residents 2,666 (2011)
Population density 92 inhabitants per km²
Post Code 8233
License Plate NM
Structure and administration
Mayor : Dušan Skerbiš
Mailing address Glavna cesta 28
8233 Mirna

Mirna (German Neudegg ) is a municipality and a village in the historical region of Dolenjsko / Lower Carniola in Slovenia .


Mirna broke away from the Trebnje municipality through a referendum with 21 localities and has been an independent municipality since February 2010. The municipality , with an area of ​​29 km², occupies the southwestern part of the natural geographic region Mirnska dolina and borders with its municipality on the neighboring municipalities, Trebnje in the west, Litija in the north, Šentrupert in the northeast and Mokronog-Trebelno in the southeast.

Community area

The municipality has 2666 inhabitants (as of 2011) and consists of 22 localities.

The place Mirna

Mirna: The old arch bridge spans the Mirnabach

The settlement with its 1374 inhabitants (2010) is today a regional economic center on the edge of a small valley basin that opens from here to the east. Mirna, which was known before the Second World War for its cattle markets held here and whose population was still mainly active in agriculture in the post-war period , has experienced a great industrial boom since the 1960s and today has a number of industries for beverages and food , plastic items and metal products . In recent years tourism has developed as another important branch of the economy .

The place is at an average altitude of 263  m. i. J. and is flowed through by the predominantly peaceful Mirna of the same name . The settlement has a railway station and is the crossing point of the main roads, No. 215 Trebnje - Sevnica and No. 417 Mirna - Litija. Near the stone arch bridge from the 18th century, which spans the Mirnabach, there are still some older, neat houses in the old town center. Behind it rises slightly increases the parish church of St . John the Baptist .

Parish Church of St. Johann

Mirna: The parish church of St. Johann Baptist.

The parish church of St. Johannes Baptist (Slov. Sv. Janez Krstnik) stands on a small terrace at the foot of the 405  m high Trbinc, directly above the old settlement core and the Mirna stream. Already in 1265 a Johanneskirche was mentioned for the place in a Freising document . Around 1470, at the instigation of pastor Johann Harrer, the existing building was partially demolished and the construction of a new church began. The construction was carried out in the Gothic style and completed in 1498 with the vaulting of the nave . Since then, the sacred building has been thoroughly renovated twice.

The church building has an extended chancel with a star-vaulted end, a so-called " Carniolan presbytery ". Rich frescoes are embedded in the diamond-shaped fields between the vaulted ribs . In the first vertex, Christ is enthroned in a mandorla , around him the symbols of the four evangelists are gathered and in the final vaulted star the four Latin church fathers are depicted. The standing Mother of God with the baby Jesus in the second vertex is also framed by a mandorla and is surrounded by the then most popular female saints, St. Barbara , St. Catherine , St. Dorothea and St. Margarethe . All the side vaults are occupied by angels with musical instruments . You can still feel the echo of the belated “ soft style ” in the rich robes and the wanted beautiful faces . The late Gothic frescoes are of considerable quality and were created before the end of the 15th century. They are attributed to a master Wolfgang (Slov. Mojstra Bolfganga).


  • Milan Orožen Adamič, ed .: Priročni krajevni leksikon Slovenije , DZS, Ljubljana 1996, ISBN 86-341-1719-7 .
  • Nace Šumi, u. A .: Slovenia Art Guide, translation from Slovenian , Ljubljana, 1991.

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