MEDVODE

Slovenia

Medvode is a town in Slovenia. It is the seat of the Municipality of Medvode. The Sava and Sora rivers join in Medvode, from which the town’s name (which means ‘between the waters’) is derived.

Country Slovenia
Government
 • MayorNejc Smole
Area
 • Total77.6 km  (30.0 sq mi)
Population (2016)
 • Total16,123
 • Density210/km  (540/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02 (CEST)

Medvode is an attractive small town with an interesting history and a rich cultural heritage. The townspeople put a lot of value and pride into this historical legacy, as it reflects the development of the area over time. Mighty castles and numerous beautiful churches and chapels are an important part of the history of Medvode, which goes back to the 10th century, when our town was first mentioned in demarcation documents. The older townspeople like to look back to the past as an inspiration to continue old customs and traditions, which also attract many of the younger locals for whom their hometown is of great importance. Many associations in Medvode work hard to preserve the town’s cultural heritage, organising events for like-minded people to gather and try to preserve the past.

Sights

I’ts rich and heterogeneous natural heritage has become an important part of the town’s identity. The Sava River, with its artificial lake, and the Sora River, rushing towards the confluence from the Dolomites, flow across a plain surrounded by hills, creating a heterogeneous ecosystem for many plants and animals.

This diverse landscape offers locals and visitors many options to actively spend their leisure time all year round: cross-country skiing and sledding in the winter, bathing in the rivers and the lake, rafting and fishing in the summer and, in every season, adventurers are attracted to hike, walk or simply relax in the hills of Polhov Gradec Dolomites, on Šmarna gora Hill, by Lake Zbilje and among the remains of the Smlednik Castle. When the weather is nice, Medvode charms even the most demanding travellers and cyclists. The green environment offers the locals a shelter from the fast-paced world we live in, students use it as a natural schoolroom and visitors can enjoy relaxing or recreational activities.

Industry

Two large factories, Color and Donit, are based in Medvode. The Sava River at Medvode is also the location of the Medvode Hydroelectric Power Plant. The hydroelectric plant was built in part using forced labor by Catholic priests held as political prisoners after the Second World War.

Contacts

MAYORS OFFICE – KABINET ŽUPANA

Nejc Smole
01/361-95-50
obcina@medvode.si
soba 19 / 1. nadstropje
Uradne ure župana po predhodnem dogovoru.
ŽUPAN
Ivo Rep
01/361-95-36
ivo.rep@medvode.si
soba 32 / 2. nadstropje
Uradne ure podžupana po predhodnem dogovoru.
PODŽUPAN
Anita Mežek
01/361-95-31
anita.mezek@medvode.si
soba 18 / 1. nadstropje
Vodenje občinske uprave, urejanje zahtevnejših upravnih postopkov
DIREKTORICA OBČINSKE UPRAVE
Katja Gomboši Telban
01/361-95-22
katja.gombosi@medvode.si
soba 21 / 1. nadstropje
Priprava in vodenje projektov, črpanje evropskih sredstev
PODSEKRETAR – SVETOVALEC ŽUPANA ZA INVESTICIJE IN EVROPSKE PROJEKTE
Matej Osolnik
01/361-95-20
matej.osolnik@medvode.si
soba 26 / 2. nadstropje
Odnosi z javnostmi, vodenje projektov, civilna zaščita
SVETOVALEC ŽUPANA
Mirjam Malovrh Mikolčevič
01/361-95-13
mirjam.malovrh@medvode.si
pritličje / sprejemna pisarna
Sprejemna pisarna, opravljanje upravnih nalog – zaračunavanje upravnih taks, arhiv občine
SVETOVALEC ZA DELO S STRANKAMI
Jožica Fartek
01/361-95-50
jozica.fartek@medvode.si
soba 17 / 1. nadstropje
Administracija, uradni protokol, urnik župana
TAJNIK ŽUPANA IN DIREKTORJA OBČINSKE UPRAVE
Tjaša Dremelj
tjasa.dremelj@medvode.si
Administracija, sprejemna pisarna
SVETOVALEC

Contact

Občina Medvode
email
obcina@medvode.si
address
Cesta komandanta Staneta 12 1215 Medvode
phone
01 361 95 10