Thursday, October 31, 2013

Gelnica ~ Göllnitz ~ Gölnicbánya

coming closer to my ancestors' place and visiting next mining city in the area, Gelnica (Göllnitz) in eastern slovakia ~ gold, silver, copper, iron ore, lead, quicksilver, ...
mining museum
hammer instead of a cross on the top? yes, the people here used to believe in mining, if you asked me :-)
praying miner
1230 came the germans to this part of eastern slovakia because of an invitation by hungarian king after the tatars killed huge parts of the slavic polulation here
part of the city square + the surrounding hills

do you want to read what wikipedia has to say? or see few more pictures?

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