The ecological chapel

The ecological chapel was built in 1997 and dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi. It protects and warns the people living there about the Golica / Koralpe dam, built on the other side of the state border in Austria, in the municipality of Soboth. The chapel serves as a symbol and draws attention to the danger that threatens the valley of the Bistrica ditch - to the flood wave of the waters behind the dam that would flood the valley if the dam gave way (about 22 million m3 of water in the artificial lake). Near the chapel there is a bridge over the Bistrica River, from where you reach the Sedelnikov Waterfall. From there an hour and a half long walk on the marked mountain path takes you to St. Jernej. Next to the chapel there is the renovated Christmas nativity scene, which is most effective during Christmas.