"Village in Prlekija" Krizevci pri Ljutomeru by picek

Krizevci pri Ljutomeru Travel Guide: 11 reviews and 19 photos

Krizevci pri Ljutomeru

This is quite big village nowsadays, it's main attraction are the church and horses.
In the past the main income of locals was farming, but since this work isn't popular anylonger more of people are working in bigger towns in region.

Apiculture (beekeeping) is still quite common in the area so you might come across some good and healthy honeys.

People here like to drink wine, preferably with slatina (mineral water). If you can, order local wines in restaurants - most owners have wine cellar somewhere near. If you are offered wine by someone local, don't hesitate to try - these wines are made of 'wild' grapes adapted to local ecological conditions and don't need much spraying.
If you want to try local foods - like elswhere in Prlekija - you should have some krapci (layer cake made of buckwheat dough and cottage cheese), kvasenica (this is made of wheat dough and and cottage cheese on the top), postržjaèa (it looks like large flat bread with greaves and garlic on the top), prleška gibanica (this is more complicated and sweet sweet layer cake) and tunka.
Tunka used to be way of conserving meat in past. Nowsadays they don't do it that often since most people can buy their meats in the shops and mostly bigger farmers grow pigs; in past every house had a pig or more. Originally they cut the pigs meat into smaller pieces, smoked it upon the open fire until it got dry and then put that meat and sausages into big container (originally wooden) which they filled with minced lard. It was then put in cold place and they kept this meat until next season. Like elswhere in the world you couldn't eat meat everyday unless you were very rich (but if you can eat meat every day nowsadays it doesn't mean you're rich; if you buy organic vegetables and feed on that - then you're rich because it's much more expensive than meats. In past it was quite opposite and all food you grew was organic). Tunka meat is often available at better local restaurants. If you want lard, just say for 'zobl' (zaseka in slovene) and bread.
If you like lighter food, try soup called 'krompirof gulaš' - it's potao gulyas.

yes, you are here. it's a horse kingdom

... horse is man's best friend here.

They get the best food and treatment. Yes, they're better treated than dogs. But that's another story.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:church, old houses, horses
  • Cons:monoculture
  • Intro Updated Jan 21, 2010
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2014 at 2:00 PM

    Vesna, lovely little page about the town where you were born. Great that you have covered it here on VT. Well done.

    • picek's Profile Photo
      Jun 29, 2014 at 2:10 AM

      hi Holger, thanks for your kind comment. Yeah, that's one of advantages of VT- finding 'exotic' places in not os exotic country :) summer greetings from slovenia, vesna

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Dec 24, 2011 at 12:33 AM

    Enjoyed your page Vesna. Your tip titled"My Cemetry" mentions Hallstat. Puzzles me, the only Hallstat I know is the one I visited In Austria, such a beautiful lake.What does it mean?

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2011 at 5:29 AM

    Hello, Vesna! Interesting place! Thanks for your great story! ><><><

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2011 at 2:15 AM

    Thoughtful and insightful tips on the town where you were born. Too bad that old house is in such bad condition, with one end of the roof completely gone. I hope you are having a good time in Switzerland.

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    May 6, 2010 at 11:01 AM

    looks like a really nice and calm place to enjoy nature.

  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2009 at 2:46 AM

    I happen to have a love for old cemeteries. It's a shame this one seems to be shamelessly "recycled". Thanks for the interesting tips. We get the "pumpkin people" here in New Jersey around Halloween as well.

  • wandeljp's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2009 at 7:43 AM

    Useful tips for a what seams a quiet place. I was happy to visit your page. The tip about the cemetery is interesting. Thanks for sharing. JP

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