During a renovation in 2006, several wells were discovered on the main town street. One of them later became a monument to exiles.
The town well was turned into a monument in 1991, designed by the architect Franc Filipčič. The Trg Izgnancev Market (“market of exiles” in Slovene), on the other hand, was designed by the architect Peter Šepec. The location of the monument is deliberate − it is situated right next to the former German National Centre, built at the time of the most furious national fights.