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Toplar double hay rack at Belsko

Toplar double hay rack at Belsko. Photo: Ivan Majc
Toplar double hay rack at Belsko. Photo: Ivan Majc
This double hay rack of the type known as a "toplar" stands in Belsko by the road linking Postojna to Predjama. It is just over six kilometres from Postojna.  

The hay rack is a valuable example of vernacular architecture in Slovenia. It houses a collection of more than 200 objects and artefacts used by people in this area in activities ranging from agriculture, animal husbandry, fruit growing, forestry, hunting and gathering to transport, shoemaking, blacksmithing, wheelwrighting, household management and other activities. 

Every August a traditional themed event called "Forester–Farmer, Past and Present" (Gozdar-kmet nekoč in danes) takes place by the hay rack. 

Visits to the hay rack by arrangement only.

Contact: Pudgura Tourism Association
Studeno 68, 6230 Postojna
+386 (0)51 360 898

Did you know...

… that the longest mast ever to travel along the Mast Road (the oldest route passing through the famous Postojna Gate) was 64 metres long and weighed around 9 tonnes? You can see a replica of it by the toplar hay rack at Belsko.
Replica of the longest mast. Photo: Ivan Majc
Replica of the longest mast. Photo: Ivan Majc
Shoemaking collection. Photo: Ivan Majc
Shoemaking collection. Photo: Ivan Majc
Forestry collection. Photo: Ivan Majc
Forestry collection. Photo: Ivan Majc

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