Velike Lašče

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Velike Lašče
Coat of arms of Velike Lašče Map of Slovenia, position of Velike Lašče highlighted
Basic data
Country SloveniaSlovenia Slovenia
Historic region Lower Carniola / Dolenjska
Statistical region Osrednjeslovenska (Central Slovenia)
Coordinates 45 ° 50 '  N , 14 ° 38'  E Coordinates: 45 ° 50 '10 "  N , 14 ° 38' 15"  E
surface 103.2  km²
Residents 4,153 (2008)
Population density 40 inhabitants per km²
Post Code 1315
License Plate LJ
Structure and administration
Mayor : Anton Zakrajšek

Velike Lašče ( ˈʋeːlikɛ ˈlaːʃtʃɛ ) ( German  Großlaschitz , older also Großlaust ) is a municipality in the Dolenjska region in Slovenia .

Velike Lašče

Population and location

4153 people live in the total municipality, which consists of the three villages of Velike Lašče ( Großlaschitz ), Rob ( Roob ) and Turjak ( Auersperg ) and 88 hamlets. The main town Velike Lašče alone has 649 inhabitants and is located at 526  m. i. J. in the wooded karst landscape 30 km south of Ljubljana .


Auersperg Castle (Turjak)

The settlement developed from an estate and was first mentioned in 1145. In 1913 the place received market rights. Until the end of the Habsburg Empire, Velike Lašče belonged to the Kronland Carniola , where the place was the seat of the court district of the same name Großlaschitz and belonged to the Gottschee district . In 1994 the entire municipality of Velike Lašče was founded.

In the district of Turjak, the Auersperg Castle is worth seeing, which is the historic ancestral seat of the old Austrian noble family of the Auersperg family . In 1067 it was built as a castle and later destroyed several times, but rebuilt again and again. It survived the Turkish attacks and an earthquake in 1511. Then the castle was converted into a palace. In World War II it was partially destroyed. The restoration work is still ongoing, but the stately castle is again being used in many ways.

The poet Fran Levstik, the writer Josip Stritar and the reformer Primus Truber , who is immortalized on the 1 euro coin of Slovenia, created the “cradle of Slovenian culture” from the area. A cultural trail leads from Velike Lašče to the places of these three important people in the municipality.

In 2016, the Rašica district was awarded the honorary title of “ European Reformation City ” by the Community of Evangelical Churches in Europe .

Districts of the entire municipality


Partner municipality

Lützelflüh in the Swiss Emmental has been Velike Lašče's partner municipality since 2004 . First contacts took place in 1996.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d Leksikon občin za Kranjsko. Izdelan po rezultatih popisa ljudstva dne 31. grudna 1900 (= Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru. Vol. 6). C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, Na Dunaju (Vienna) 1906, OCLC 440611919 , p. 42 (Slovenian; Scan  - Internet Archive ).
  2. Turjak Castle. In:, accessed on September 9, 2016.
  3. a b City portrait of the project Reformation Cities of Europe: Reformation City Rašica. The Truberstadt. In:, accessed on September 18, 2017. On the importance of Rašica (Velike Lašče) in the history of the Reformation, see also the sections History and Personalities .
  4. ^ Partner municipality Velike Lašče. (No longer available online.) In: Archived from the original on February 27, 2010 ; accessed on May 21, 2019 .