- Vrba na Gorenjskem, where on 3rd December
1800 the poet France Prešeren was born.
- Kopanj, a small village near Velika Račna
near Grosuplje. Jožef Prešeren, the poet's father's
uncle, worked there as a priest. France went to
Kopanj in 1807 or 1808 and spent two years there,
whilst being educated by Uncle Jožef.
- Ribnica na Dolenjskem. France Prešeren
attended the elementary school there in the academic
years 1810-11 and 1811-12.
- Ljubljana. The poet was educated here between
1812 and 1821. He first attended the elementary
school, then secondary school for six years and
subsequently studied philosophy for two years.
During the years when he was at school in Ljubljana
and whilst he was living in Vienna, Prešeren often
used to visit his uncles, who worked as priests
in various parishes around Slovenia.
- Borovnica. Between 1811 and 1827, Uncle
Jakob lived here. He was a vicar. The poet frequently
visited him, usually accompanied by his brother
Jurij. They kept company with schoolboys there,
and liked boating on the Ljubljanica.
- Sava pri Litiji. Prešeren's uncle Franc
Ksaver was a curate there between 1814 and 1824.
The poet liked rafting on the river.
- Leše pri Radovljici. Uncle Jacob moved
there from Borovnica; Prešeren most probably visited
him in 1827 or 1828.
- Polzela. Between 1815 and 1825 the poet's
great uncle, Anton Muhovec, worked there as a
priest. Prešeren visited him on three occasions.
- Goričica, a part of Domžale, where uncle
Franc Ksaver Prešeren worked between 1825 and
1837. Uncle Franc supported the poet financially,
he also financed Prešeren's time in Klagenfurt,
where Prešeren passed his legal exams.
- Vienna. The poet continued his studies
here, by enrolling into the third year of philosophy,
which was then a precondition for enrolling to
study law or medicine.
- Lysice in Moravia. In 1828, in the village
of Drnovice near Lysice, Prešeren visited his
pupil Dubski, whose private instructor he was
whilst studying. 12. Ljubljana. In 1828, the poet
finds employment in the office of lawyer Leopold
- Ljubljana. In 1828, the poet finds employment
in the office of lawyer Leopold Baumgarten.
- Klagenfurt. During the first half of 1832,
Prešeren lived in Klagenfurt, whilst preparing
for his legal examinations.
- Tomačevo. He used to visit the Kovač inn
there. The innkeeper Jožef had two daughters,
Jerica and Maria, both of whom the poet admired.
In 1835, Matija Čop was brought here, after he
had drowned in the nearby Sava.
- Cerov Log, below the Gorjanci. In 1833,
Prešeren's friend Andrej Smole bought the nearby
Prežek castle. The poet used to visit him there
with their friends. The castle was renowned for
the fact that from the dining room one went straight
to the cellar. Smole's drinking friends, including
Prešeren, signed their names on the wall. Unfortunately,
a painter's apprentice wiped off the signatures
by mistake and painted the wall. In 1840, Smole
was forced to sell the castle because of his debts.
- Moravče. In 1840 Prešeren, together with
Kastelic, listened to some folk songs sung by
the local young men. Kastelic wrote down the words.
- Kranj. Prešeren moved to Gorenjsko in September
or October 1846, when he started his own legal
practice in Kranj, where he then lived until his
death on 8th February, 1849.
- Bled. Prešeren often visited his friends
there, particularly Franc Just Prešeren who, in
spite of sharing the same surname, was not a blood
relation. The poet was also friendly with the