en.infoglobe.cz » Slovenia: Lake Bohinj, Savica Waterfall, and Church

Slovenia: Lake Bohinj, Savica Waterfall, and Church

Published: 18.9.2019
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.

Getting to this magnificent lake is quite easy. Just point it to Bohinj village of the same name, respectively. to one of its settlements (Ribcev Laz, Ukanc, Stara Fuzina). As it is a popular tourist center, you will not have the need for parking, accommodation or meals.

obec Bohinj

The lake itself was formed approximately 10,000 years ago by the intense erosion of the glacier. Tectonics also contributed to its formation. The main tributary is a karst spring and a creek called Savica, which in its upper part consists of two rivers. They are Small and Great Savica. They join the mountain cabin of Koča u Savice and then flow into Lake Bohinj. The mountain chalet is also an ideal starting point to reach theSavica waterfall. It is one of the most visited Slovenian waterfalls and boasts not only its history (the waterfall is mentioned in an extensive epic-lyric poem - Baptism in Savica by France Prešeren), but also a geological attraction in the form of two water streams coming from different sources. One is 25 meters high and the other one 78 meters.

vodopád Savica

If you visit the area during heavy rains, you will see a number of other waterfalls reaching an incredible altitude of 600 meters thanks to the steep rocky surface around the Savice. 

Bohinjské jezero

Bohinjské jezero   Bohinjské jezero

Access to the waterfall is well signposted and you can walk from the lake in about an hour. Along the way, you will cross hundreds of steps, a stone bridge and get to a wooden viewpoint, where you can enjoy the view of the water beauties. Unfortunately, we were not that lucky at the colorful rainbow around the waterfalls.

Bohinjské jezero (okolí)

On the opposite side of Bohinj Lake - near the village of Ribčev Laz - there is a so-called runoff river Jazernica, whose length reaches only about 100 meters and then branches to the Mostnica and Sava Bohinjka rivers. We were also interested in information about the area of the lake, which may not always be the largest in the country. Occasionally it is overtaken by Cerknica (during floods). We have to mention the artificial lake Ptuj or Ljubljana swamps, which are larger than Lake Bohinj, but with specific conditions.

Ribčev Laz (kamenný most)

Life in the lake is really diverse. There are over 53 algae species, dozens of plant species, over 60 invertebrate species and 16 fish species. The lake is also a popular place for sports and recreation. In addition to a number of hiking trails, you will find climbing glacier boulders, several places for swimming, sailing, diving and parachuting. Various triathlon events are held here during the year. In addition to hotels and holiday houses, there is also a camping site and a small campsite near the water area where you can take a snack break.

informační tabule (na Vogel a k vodopádu Savica)

Right above the valley we were intrigued by a steep climb to the hills of Pršivec, Dolní Bohinj, the Komna or Fužinarska plateaus, as well as the Vogel hill, which is known for its ski resort. The Vogel peak is a popular destination for tourists in summer. There is a cable car that takes you to an altitude of 1,535 meters, from where you can enjoy views of the Bohinj basin with the lake.

kostel sv. Jana Křtitele

However, we preferred to visit the Church of St. John the Baptist built the 13th century. The sacral cultural monument stood on the shore of the lake in the settlement Ribčev Laz and together with the stone bridge formed a unique architectural ensemble. The original Romanesque building saw the influence of Gothic and Baroque styles. The interior consisted of frescoes from the 14th century, wooden altars from the 17th century and many other artistic details. The dominant of the whole area was a 35 meter high tower with a bell tower with a double onion shingle roof, which is open to the public as a view point. Wonderful views were the legendary end of a great day full of adventure.

kostel sv. Jana Křtitele

kostel sv. Jana Křtitele   kostel sv. Jana Křtitele

GPS: 46°16'59.8"N 13°51'30.1"E

Text: Oskár Mažgút

Photos: Mária Ondrejková

Discussion at the article (0)

Related Articles

Slovenia – By Cacble Car to Vogel, Bled Lake, and Surroundings
Published: 22.5.2021
Today we take the cable car to the top of Vogel, look at Lake Bled and walk through the Vintgar gorge.

Slovinsko, Izola – A Touch of Italy
Published: 24.4.2021
The medieval town of Izola is such a Slovenian Venice. And even the town is really called that. You won't find gondolas here, but you will definitely find a peaceful atmosphere, narrow streets and ancient houses. And the connection with Italy? This is obvious, formerly inhabited by Italians.

Slovenia: Mangart – The Most Beautiful Road of the Julian Alps – VIDEO
Published: 15.9.2020
Slovenia's third highest mountain is definitely worth a visit. Just thanks to the fact that you can drive up to two thousand meters and you can enjoy unforgettable views even longer.

Slovenia: Bohinjske Lake – One of the Most Famous Places in the Julian Alps – VIDEO
Published: 25.8.2020
Today we will look at one of the most popular and most beautiful Slovenian places. Slovenia's largest lake lies in a beautiful valley, is surrounded by high mountains and offers many opportunities for exploring.

Slovenia: Lake Bohinj and the Nearby Savica Falls
Published: 20.2.2013
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.

Slovenia: Julian Alps – A Land of Crystal Clear Rivers. Waterfalls, and Snow-white Peaks – VIDEO
Published: 18.8.2020
Slovenia is one of the increasingly popular destinations, especially for those who like to enjoy a special holiday. Especially the local Alps are a paradise for lovers of adrenaline sports and for more demanding trekkers. Let's go to the Slovenian mountains in a new series.

Slovenia, Kobarid Town and Mangart Pass
Published: 25.9.2019
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.

Slovenia, Vintgar Gorge – Slovenian Paradise
Published: 28.8.2019
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).

Slovenia, Bled – A Town, A Lake, A Castle, and an Island
Published: 11.9.2019
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.

Slovenia, Kranjska Gora – A Township Embraced by the Julian Alps
Published: 21.8.2019
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.

Slovenia, Logar Valley – Amazing Starting Point for Trekking
Published: 18.5.2017
Logar valley is a beautiful valley in the north of Slovenia. A 6 kilometer long path goes through the valley and ends at the rock of limestone massif. It costs 7 euro to enter the Logar Valley if you travel by car. The entrance gate is situated 4 kilometers northwest from the town of Solcava.

Slovenia: Predjama Castle (Predjamski grad)
Published: 16.1.2013
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.

Slovenia: By Cableway on Vogel
Published: 27.2.2013
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.

Slovenia: Postojna – A Unique Postojna Cave
Published: 9.1.2013
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.

Slovenia: Beautiful Lake Bled and a Town of the Same Name I. Part
Published: 23.1.2013
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.

Slovenia: Triglav National Park
Published: 27.5.2017
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.

Slovenia: Exceptionally Beautiful Bled Gorge
Published: 13.2.2013
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.

Related Photogallery

Slovenia – Diverse Beauty of Europe
Use ourphoto gallery to the land of beautiful forests, lakes, mountains and historic sites. We wi...

Slovenia: Piran - Ancient Town of Marvelous Atmosphere
On our journey during spring we found Slovenian sea town of Piran (in Italian language known as P...

Slovenia: Fabulous Castle Bled
Massive fortification of Castle Bled is located on 130 meters high rock above Lake Bled. When the...

Slovenia: Lake Bled and the Town of the Same Name
Beautiful lake Bled with a crystal clear water and with a town of the same name at its shore, is ...

Slovenia:town of Postojna and amazing surroundigs
Small Sloveniantown Postojna is with its 15 000 inhabitants known to all lovers of traveling from...

Slovenia: Predjama Castle
Slovenian castle Predjama belongs to the most fascinating castles in the world. You can find it i...

Related Videos

Slovenia: Prisojnikovo okno – The Largest Rocky Window in the Alps
The window in the rock above the Vršič saddle in the Slovenian Alps is 80 m high and 30 m wide, a...


Czech republic


We were awarded the certificate even thanks to you!

Dôveryhodná firma 2017



Important Information:

Information and warnings on travelling abroad is to be found HERE.

Mobile application:

aplikácia Infoglobe

stiahnuť zadarmo pre Androidstiahnuť zadarmo pre iPhone



Today:tuesday 17. 5. 2022
tuesday 17.5.
16 °C
wednesday 18.5.
13 °C

TIP: INFOGLOBE app is available for your device, download HERE.


TIP: INFOGLOBE app is available for your device, download HERE.