Brkini

The village Barka

The best-known and one of the oldest villages in the Divača part of Brkini is Barka, which lies on a broad side ridge above the Vreme Valley.

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The Švarcenek castle

Less common are the settlements in the side valleys that furrow the Brkini slopes. Along the Sušica stream, which rises under the highest hilltop and along which a nice walking trail is laid out, huddle Potok and Podgrad pri Vremah, where the ruins of Švarcenek Castle lie hidden.

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The church of St. George

On a neighbouring ridge there are the villages of Misliče and Vatovlje, and in a commanding position between them there is the church of St. George.

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Brkini slivovec - the local fruit brandy

A true speciality is Brkini slivovec, a local fruit brandy of excellent flavour and aroma, which is distilled in specially designed copper “Brkini cauldrons” with a lid for water.

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