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Classic postcard from Skofja Loka.

The Selca Sora River in Skofja Loka. The Cappuchin Bridge (Slovene: Kapucinski most) crossing it is the oldest preserved bridge in Slovenia.

In 973, the lordship of Skofja Loka was granted by Emperor Otto II to the Bishops of Freising, and for the next one thousand years the history of the town was tied to that of the distant ecclesiastical principality. A castle and tower were built above the town for defense purposes and later became the residence of the bishop's governor. Skofja Loka was first mentioned as having market rights in 1248, and having town rights in 1274. Skofja Loka was walled in the 14th century.

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