Kranj

Maistrov Trg

  Maistrov trg     12 Nov 2018
Named for the moustachioed general Rudolf Maister, who famously secured the city of Maribor and its surrounding lands for Slovenia after an attempted annexation by Austro-Hungary during the waning days of the First World War, the square marks the north end of the old town. While Maister himself was not from Kranj, he is a fitting namesake for the square, as this was historically the most vulnerable position in the town's defences, and thus had thick double walls to keep out unwanted guests. Nowadays the exact position of the former walls is marked by rose coloured paving stones, while the square is one of the liveliest in town, with various cafés, restaurants and shops.

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