The legend of Countess Veronika
Countess Veronika - the symbol of Kamnik
Well know legend
The legend of the stingy Veronika is well known in Kamnik and its surroundings. It is even described in a great historian book "The Glory of the Duchy Carniola, written by Janez Vajkard Valvasor. Although there are several versions of the story, the one below describes the most popular one and also the official version. Countess Veronika is today not only a symbol of Kamnik, but even a children's festival and a running competition in autumn also bear her name. What is more, she is depicted in the coat of arms of the municipality of Kamnik.