Bleiburg (Slovenian Pliberk) is a bilingual municipality with 4072 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2018) and district court seat in the district of Völkermarkt. The municipality is located in the Jauntal valley, at the foot of the Petzen mountain. It owes its name to the former mining industry. The municipality lies on the Jaunfeld south of the Drava River (in southeastern Carinthia) and borders on Slovenia. The main town Bleiburg is about 4 km away from the Austrian-Slovenian state border. Of great economic importance is the Bleiburg meadow market, which has been held every year since 1393 on the first weekend in September and attracts over 100,000 visitors. Bleiburg is also home to the well-known volleyball club Aich/Dob. The municipality has many sights. Bleiburg Castleis a Renaissance building owned by the Counts of Thurn-Valsassina. Originally built in the early 12th century on a hill overlooking the town, most of the present structure dates from the early 17th century. The Werner Berg Museum and the birthplace of Kiki Kogelnik are on the main square. With two houses of culture, the Kulturni dom and the Grenzlandheim, Bleiburg has two modern houses of culture and events; with many cultural connections and a variety of cultural events, Bleiburg has earned the nickname “cultural city”.
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