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Czech footprints in Slovenia

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Ljubljana actively searches for the legacy of the Czech citizens who in the past used to work in the territory of today´s Slovenia.

The purpose of this section is to commemorate the famous Czech persons who used to live and work in Slovenia and who, thanks to their artistic, scientific, or other legacy, became known in the Slovenian society (and not only there). The Czech Embassy in Ljubljana will be gradually publishing portraits of the selected Czech compatriots with the aim to show that their achievements are still alive.

You can check the exhibiton here Exhibition "Czech Footprints" (PDF, 180 KB)

Video Pozoruhodné stopy zanechané českými architekty připravené Velvyslanectvím České republiky v Lublani je ke shlédnutí v následujícím odkazu „Czech traces in Ljubljana“

You can also watch a short video Remarkable traces lef by the Czechs Architects, made by the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Ljubljana in the following link

The Czech Embassy in Ljubljana hereby asks the broad public to share with us any further information, comments or suggestions about the Czechs living in Slovenia in the past who might be included in this section.

Please send your suggestions to the email ljubljana@embassy.mzv.cz or tell them to us via phone number +386 1 420 24 64.

Save the date: 19 September 2022 opening of the exhibition „Czech footprints in Slovenia“


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Jan Vladimír Hráský, Czech engineer, constructor and hydrologist, significantly influenced the urban development of Ljubljana at the end of the 19th century


Jan Vladimír Hráský was a Czech civil engineer, hydrologist, balneologist, politician and university professor of engineering, water supply and urban drainage at the Imperial and Royal Czech Technical University in Prague, where he also held the… more ►

Josip Pelikan (1885-1977), Slovenian photographer of Czech origin and legend of photography in the town of Celje


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Czech professor of engineering Alois Král in Slovenia


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Czech mountain hut celebrated its 120th anniversary


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