Fundamental Benchmark

Next to the railway line Ruše - Fala, at a 15.3 km milestone, there is a fundamental benchmark with a Latin inscription in the stable gneiss wall. Of all the benchmarks in the former Austria-Hungary, only this one was preserved on the territory of Slovenia. The benchmark was built during the Austro-Hungarian period to determine the altitudes of individual height points (benchmarks). It is still used today to determine the precise altitude and to ascertain the movements of the ground over a longer period of time (over 100 years).