Thursday, October 31, 2013
Gelnica ~ Göllnitz ~ Gölnicbánya
coming closer to my ancestors' place and visiting next mining city in the area, Gelnica (Göllnitz) in eastern slovakia ~ gold, silver, copper, iron ore, lead, quicksilver, ...
hammer instead of a cross on the top? yes, the people here used to believe in mining, if you asked me :-)
1230 came the germans to this part of eastern slovakia because of an invitation by hungarian king after the tatars killed huge parts of the slavic polulation here
part of the city square + the surrounding hills