Slovenia: Lake Bohinj and the Nearby Savica Falls
Today we will again go to admire beauties of Slovenian nature. From Lake Bled we will move to not less fascinating Lake Bohinj where we will see also the Savica Falls.
After breakfast we packed our things, for the last time we checked our apartment if we didn’t forget something and the moved by a car to Lake Bohinj. The journey passed really quickly and suddenly we found ourselves on the lake’s shore and were thinking where would we accommodate. I don’t know how it happened, but we were suddenly talking with the Czech who, like us, were travelling in Slovenia. They were about to move to Lake Bled and we planned to spend our last night in Slovenia at Lake Bohinj. We talked for a while and the other couple gave us tip for a cheap, but comfortable, accommodation in a family hotel in the Ukanc settlement. We recommended them an apartment we had lived last few nights.
We were walking for a while and admired the beauties of Lake Bohinj. Since the weather wasn’t particularly pleasant and it was still bit foggy we moved to a small family hotel where we rent a room. A nice lady greeted us and gave us some coffee and tea and also a delicious pie. She showed us our room, borrowed us some travel maps and wished us a pleasant stay. I have to admit Slovenians are one of the kindest people we met since we began our travels across Europe.
The beauty of Lake Bohijn is hard to describe and, unfortunately, not even photos, not so good because of the bad weather, I added here are sufficient to illustrate the magnificence of the lake. Despite that I recommend you to visit this lake of glacial-tectonic origin. A walk around the lake will take you approximately 4 hours (about 11 kilometers long track). Lake Bohinj lays in 525 meters above the sea level, it is 4.35 kilometers long and 1.25 wide and its deepest point is 45 meters under the surface. Since 1981 it is a part of the Triglav National Park . When the weather is nice the highest peak of Slovenia - Triglav (2864 meters above the sea level) – is visible. But today it remained hidden behind thick clouds. Right by the lake there are two small churches, the St John the Baptist church is not far from the Ribčev laz village. During our walk we discovered, on our left side, even the Holy Spirit church that is probably a great place to take photos when the weather is more pleasant
The Savica Falls
We visited a local restaurant to have a late lunch. The weather improved meanwhile and there was nothing that could prevent us to visit the Savica Falls , one of the greatest tourist attraction in the Lake Bohinj area.
Like it is in cases of other wonders of nature in Slovenia, the entrance to the Savica Falls was feed. Luckily, not even here the fee was too high. From an open wooden house with an office box and a souvenir shop it is about a half an hour of walk to the falls. We traditionally bought a small fridge magnet that decorates our fridge together with others and always reminds us of nice moments in Slovenia. A tourist pathway, also suitable for kids, leads along a moderately ascending forest path with occasional stairs. A price for this easy walk is an amazing view over the 80 meters high falls. Right by the falls there is a small summerhouse that give you the pleasure of look on the land of the Triglav National Park and Lake Bohinj. Despite the fact the summer tourist season was nearing its end there were many tourists. No wonder! The place is beautiful. So if you find yourselves in this part of Slovenia, do not miss a visit of the Savica Falls.
Text a foto: O. Maňáková
Slowly we are leaving Slovenia. Our last voyage will lead below the breathtaking Mangart mountain in the Julian Alps, which proudly rises in close proximity to the border with Italy.
From the town of Bled we set out for another natural gem in Slovenia - the largest lake in the country. It covers an area of over 3 km². We will talk about Lake Bohinj, whose shores provide a wonderful walk around the Triglav National Park.
After visiting the amazing Vintgar Gorge, we move to Bled. This most important tourist center of the Upper Carniola Region is located in the northwestern part of Slovenia and offers several landmarks.
Our Slovenian adventure full of knowledge continues. After visiting the Kranjska Gora, which is surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery, we move on to another natural gem - the Vintgar Gorge (Blejski Vintgar, Vintgar Sotesque).
Kranjska Gora is situated in the north-western part of Slovenia near the Austrian and Italian borders. This town is known mainly due to the winter sports center, where the FIS - World Cup in Alpine Skiing takes place every year.
Triglav National Park is one of the most popular spots in Slovenia. Its name comes after country's highest mountain which is located within the park. Tourists mostly take short trips or climb up the very mountain. It is strictly forbidden to take a one day trip up to Triglav's peak, staying over night is also forbidden (and only allowed in mountain cabins). The hike is very difficult. You can take it from different directions though.
The last stop of our journey across three countries was Mountain Erberg located in Steiermark. It is known as one of the larges European iron ore sites and it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the whole region.
We continue in our excursion across three states also today. Our direction is Austria, the las country we had visited during our 10day journey. In today’s article we will look on scaled replicas of the most important architectonic wonders that are located in a famous theme park Minimundus, Klagenfurt.
So here we are, the last part of our trip across Slovenia. Again we woke up to a cloudy morning but this time it didn’t rain at least. There was an easy trip by a cableway on Vogel and from there we would continue by walk to a vantage point Točka.
If you ever visit Slovenia, do not miss a visit of a beautiful Bled Gorge that is located only few kilometers from well-known Bled.
Today we will not move anywhere. We will spend the whole day in Bled, a town that is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Slovenia. We will set out for a visit of one of the most beautiful and precious landmarks. We will see a monumental castle on a cliff above Lake Bled and we will visit a local market.
As we decided to spend few days in Slovenia it wouldn’t go without visiting probably the most Slovenian lake Bled. The lake is considered one of Slovenian symbols. This beautiful lake is located in the eastern part of Julian Alps right by a noisy town of the same name.
We woke up to beautiful, however, calm morning. We ate something, checked our backpack if there were things necessary since we intended to spend the whole day out, and we set out to the lake. That day we decided to visit a church on the island in the middle of the lake and spend the afternoon in the town.
We always just travel throughout Slovenia, maybe the reason was we were in hurry to get to Croatia or on our way back home. Even we have heard a lot about its beauties, we never managed to find few days or hours, at least, to stop and explore. At last, we changed it and a part of a late summer vacation we spent in Slovenia.
Postojna town is located in southwest Slovenia. Fans of traveling and the nature know the town thanks to its unique cave system – Postojnska jama. We managed to visit this natural sight at the end of summer. Frankly, it was a wonderful experience.
Slovenian Predjama Castle is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating castles in the world. It is hidden in a town of the same name, which is only 10 kilometers away from Postojna, a popular tourist town known for its unique cave system.
Everyone of us imagines something different when thinking about an ideal vacation. Someone likes to lie on a beach; some breaks his limits when climbing on mountains, or throws away his responsibility and goes to wild parties. For me it is a combination of everything mentioned above – from beaches, through crazy sports, to exploration of beauties of nature and tasting local cuisine.
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