The “Stane Kosec” peak in a point at the top of the hill Rašica, located north of Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia. Hill Rašica, with its altitude of 641 m.a.s.l., rises above villages Rašica and Dobeno.
At the Stane Kosec peak, there is a 17 m high view tower, offering 360° view of the Kamniško-Savinjske Alps, almost entire valley of the Slovenian capital city Ljubljana and much more. Only a few meters below the top there is a mountain lodge, which is open every day.
Who is (was) Stane Kosec?
Stane Kosec was a Slovenian partisan, who is today remembered as a Slovenian National Hero (in correlation to World War 2). He was born on October 11th, 1913 in Rašica and died in German captivity †October 3, 1941, in Begunje. The Germans captured him in one of the actions and later killed him as a prisoner in the Begunje prison.
He was proclaimed a national hero on November 27, 1953. In his memory, Primary School in Šmartno under the hill Mount Saint Mary and the top of the hill Rašica are named after him.
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