VISIT THE HIGHEST SLOVENIAN MOUNTAIN


Travel-Slovenia continues with discovering Slovenia and providing information about possibilities on how to spend time in Slovenia. This time we are heading out to Triglav national park, namely to discover our highest mountain, Triglav. The mountain reaches an altitude of 2864 meters and thus is the highest peak of Julian Alps and at the same time the only peak in Slovenia that exceeds 2800 meters in height. It is a symbol of the Slovenian nation, pioneer of mountaineering Julius Kugy named the mountain a Kingdom. On the top of Triglav is Aljaž’s tower that was brought there by Aljaž and his friend in the year 1895.

Triglav has always stirred the spirits of adventurers and alpinists, who wanted to reach the very top. This was for the first time accomplished on August 26th, 1778 by four people of heart, Luka Korošec, Matevž Kos, Štefan Rožič, and Loverenc Willomitzer. Their monument is located in Bohinj. From the top of Triglav, a beautiful view opens, which reaches into the distance. We can see the Adriatic sea, pass the Dolomites and High Tauern towards Karavanke, Kamnik-Savinja Alps, Pohorje, and pas entire Slovenia towards the highest peaks of Julian Alps. Over time Triglav bore seveal names, like Ocra mons, Krma, Terglau, Terglou and Terklou.

Feel the freedom at the top of Slovenia! — Travel-Slovenia

Triglav mountain

Triglav offers many options to spend time in these highlands, we can ascend, with suitable condition and equipment, in one day or you can spend some days in this beautiful environment and discover what it has to offer. If you decide to climb Triglav in one day, we suggest that you start in the early hours, as the whole trip will take you somewhere between ten to eleven hours. In that case, we suggest different ascent routes, from Aljaž’s home in valley Vrata, from Pokljuka, the valley of Krma, the valley of Kot, or from Uskovnica. These routes will take you around six hours to reach the top. You can take one of several different directions – along Tominškov’s path, across Planika and Mali Triglav, pass Kredarica or Triglav notch.

Climbing Triglav

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SEVEN DAYS IN SLOVENIA


After a long time we are back with new content, this time we will talk about how to spend a week of active holidays in Slovenia. In this year we recorded a good response to our guided tours around Ljubljana and other Slovenian cities, mostly by domestic, and some foreign, discoverers. Therefore, we decided to take a little different approach in this article, in which we will take you to a seven-day active spending time in Slovenia. It can be done in any season.

We will take a walk through the capital city, Ljubljana, afterward we will set off to Upper Carniola to Bled, around Bohinj lake, and activities in Kranjska Gora. In the end, we will explore the old coastal town of Piran. Let’s set out on a Slovenia adventure holiday.

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Activities around Slovenia

We believe that you already know that Ljubljana is the biggest and at the same time capital city of our little Sub-Alpine country. It is a city at the crossroads of Germanic, Romanic, and Slavic nations, their languages, customs and habits, altogether strongly influenced the history of the city. According to the legend, the first settlement was founded in its place by Argonauts and the ancient Greek hero Jazon. The origin of the name Ljubljana is not fully clarified. The city had several names, namely Laubah, Laibach, Ljubovid, Ljubid, and today’s Ljubljana. The symbol of the city is the Ljubljana dragon, which symbolizes strength, courage, and greatness.

Ljubljana

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TRAVEL-SLOVENIA INVITES YOU TO DISCOVER SLOVENIA


In cooperation with Dragon Lines agency, we (Travel-Slovenia) prepared online (virtual) guiding tours LIVE, where we will discover Slovenian places and their beauties. Walkthrough history, present, and future. Do not hesitate and join us in an adventure of discovering Slovenia.

Welcome to Slovenia, in the land of small miracles! — Travel-Slovenia

We will discover Ljubljana, Kamnik, Bled, Škofja loka, Sevnica, Kobarid and Javorca. By agreement, we can also set out to other places around Slovenia. A professional tourist guide Dragan will be with us, who has many years of experience in this field. Together we will get to know interesting facts about places, at the same time you will be able to ask questions. Tours in the capital city, Ljubljana, will be augmented with the application TaleUp, which will show you Ljubljana in a different light.

** Tour for each location is done separately in different time, the duration of location discovering is up to two hours

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WALKING PATH AROUND BOHINJ LAKE


On one August Sunday, the path took us to Upper Carniola, namely to Bohinj lake. Around lake goes a hiking trail that offers many beautiful views. We start our trip in Ljubljana, drive pass Bled, and as usual, it is full of people, towards Bohinj lake. Bohinj lake is the biggest Slovenian standing and natural lake, it is located in the Julian Alps in Triglav National park and is considered as a natural landmark. Its main affluent is stream Savica, which in the western part of the lake pierces over moraines with boulders and flow into the lake at Ukanc. Stream Savica is a karstic spring with two branches, namely Velika Savica (en. Big Savica), where the waterfall is located, and Mala Savica (en. Small Savica). Mala Savica is torrential, and during the rain flows southwest from Velika Savica. Later the streams merge into one bed and continue under the name Savica. Before it flows into Bohinj lake, it is joined with a torrential stream Ukanška Suha.

Lake Bohinj offers many beutiful and interesting natural and cultural sights! — Travel-Slovenia

Bohinj lake from Janez’s bride

Bohinj lake is a flowing lake and so the river Jezernica flows out of the lake. After only 100 meters, together with river Mostnica, forms river Sava Bohinjka. By size, the lake is only surpassed by intermittent Cerknica lake, when it is full, and artificial Ptuj lake. Here we will again mention waterfall Savica, which is one of the most known waterfalls with a touch romance and with a special historical meaning. And as such the most visited waterfall. We went to the Savica waterfall in July, the path to the waterfall is arranged in the middle of the forest. Along the path, beautiful views towards Bohinj lake open, at the same time, we can see how Bohinj lake was formed. Bohinj lake is a glacial lake and his valley is in the shape of the letter U. The view on the waterfall is very enviable and wonderful, the nature around it offers the perfect environment to spend your free time.

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FROM PODGORJE ALONG THE GREEN PATH TO CASTLE VODRIŽ AND FURTHER TO SLOVENJ GRADEC AND VELENJE LAKE


After a long time, we are here again with our new adventure, as the current situation with corona virus has paused our explorations. We hope that the conditions will normalize soon and we can go back to calmer times and will be able to rediscover the secrets of our little Slovenia. This time, the path took us to Carinthia, namely to Slovenj Gradec, Podgorje pri Slovenj Gradcu and local Green path with stories from Podgorje to Wiederdries or Vodriž. It is a school didactic path, which was established in the year 2016 by primary school Podgorje pri Slovenj Gradcu. The path is circular and along it offers numerous mathematical, natural-scientific, and literary tasks, presented on informational boards and accompanying story.

From beautiful nature, through history to urban heritage! — Travel-Slovenia

Grad Vodriž or Wiederdries stands tall!

We started our journey in front of Cultural home Podgorje, where there is also a monument to the fallen fighters for freedom, who participated in the rebellion of the Slovenian nation between the years 1941 – 1945. From here, the path takes us back to the main road, which we follow for some time. The starting point of the Green path with a story is otherwise in front of primary school, where the first informational board is. We follow the road as long as the wooden board with inscription “Zelena pot z zgodbo do gradu Wiederdries” (en. Green path with story towards castle Wiederdries) directs us to the right, on macadam road. Soon we reach the second informational board, where prince Lawrence (si. Lovrencij) and princess Veronica (si. Veronika) ask us to, with a help of shapes, mark our presence. This is how we can find out, how many researchers have already taken the Green path. As this point is located some meters higher, a beautiful view opens towards surrounding forests and settlement Podgorje.

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