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Pilichmandle – protector of the dormouse

The forests of Kočevje (Gottschee), with their beauty and mysteries, have often stirred human imagination. People have made up stories about natural phenomena and unusual events that they could not otherwise explain. With the chirping of owls, the cracking of branches in the forest and the change in the dormouse population, a story about Pilichmandle, a dwarfish creature that disturbed the dormouse hunters during their hunt, was born. Pilichmandle as…

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Planina (Stockendorf)

Postcard of Planina (Stockendorf), sent on 4 March 1918 from Planina to Vinica. Archive of Dr. Božidar Flajšman. Kočevski b(r)log / Gottscheerblog …