For the impression of the name, we went far far away into our history. To find out who we actually are and where we actually living all our lives. Throughout our very rich cultural history was our region very important in the times of Roman Empire and before. We had and still have the first ever built Alpine mountain pass called, Ljubelj. Were moving upper on the historical timeline and find out, that our village was the first time called Križe( Cross) somewhere around 14 century.
Why Cross you ask? Because in that time the Christian missionaries arrived in the region and put the first Cross on the land where the village Križe (en. Cross) stands until this day. About a 100 years later, the villagers built a church, by the name ”Cerkev povišanja Sv. Križa” (en. Church of St. Cross). Afterwards, the stations of the cross were built, leading to the top of our mother mountain. What is really impressive is that the altitude difference between the first and fourteenth step is more than 913 meters.