Ljubljana off the beaten path > Cukrarna abandoned sugar factory
Cukrarna building is one of the most important examples of industrial heritage in Slovenia. Built in 1828 as a sugar refinery, the complex grew by adding boilers, wings, warehouses and machinery (among which the first steam engine in Slovenia!). The sugar produced here was sold to Hungary and other Balkan countries until 1858, when a fire caused by the negligence of an employee destroyed the factory and its precious sugar stock. This enormous damage, together with the increasing competition from sugar beets, led to the decline of the sugar factory, which was transformed into a shelter both after Ljubljana earthquake in 1895 and during WW2, hosting socially disadvantaged people since then.
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