“The heroes of Planica fly like birds...”

... is certainly the most well-known tune in Rateče.

The icon of ethnic popular music Slavko Avsenik dedicated the song “Planica” to ski jumpers on one of the largest ski jumps in the world, the Planica ski jump.

Rateče is known for its long and cold winters, but also for days full of sun, walking through mountain meadows at the foothills of the Karavanke mountains.

See the copies of the famous Rateče manuscripts in the Church of St. Thomas in Rateče, one of the four oldest records of the Slovene language.

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