Radlje ob Dravi
In the middle of the Drava Valley, between Dravograd and Maribor, right next to the Austrian border, lies the town of Radlje, in a beautiful geographic location at 371 m a.s.l. It is surrounded by the hills of Kozjak on one side and the hills of Pohorje, covered by some of the most beautiful forest in Slovenia, on the other.
History first records Marenberg (Radlje ob Dravi) as a nucleated village. It had developed in an area with an important location along the royal road – via regia – by the crossroads, where the road over the pass turns towards Ivnik (Eibiswald) and by the ferry over the Drava River. The seat of Marenberg nobility was Marenberg Castle, called Kamen or Stein. The market also features the formed building of the monastery of the Dominican Order. The monastery burned to the ground and reconstructed several times. A branch of the Royal Agricultural Society, a men’s chorus, a church band, and a volunteer firemen society also operated here.