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Best things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

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Where in the world: Europe  /  Slovenia  /  Upper Carniola Region  /  Bohinjsko Jezero

Top 15 things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

1. Lake Bohinj

Nestled in a valley between the Julian Alps, Lake Bohinj provides many opportunities for outdoor activities, such as hiking, cycling, camping, skiing, and parachuting. Surrounded by pristine alpine landscapes of lush woods and green meadows, Slovenia's largest glacial lake is 4.2 km (2.6 mi) long, 1 km (0.6 mi) wide, and 45 m (148 ft) deep. Take a boat trip or rent a canoe and explore the lake's waters and shores. Nearby attractions include a church, which can be seen from across the lake, and the Savica waterfall. Mountain slopes around the lake offer good skiing opportunities.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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2. Predjama Castle, Postojna

Perched on a high, rocky cliff for over 700 years, the unconquerable four levels of Predjama Castle were built within a cave mouth. Cross a drawbridge over a rushing river and visit the restored living quarters, chapel, and dungeon to get an idea of how people once lived here. The castle's most famous resident and the subject of many legends was Erazem Lueger, a 15th-century knight who rebelled against the Austrian emperor. See his hiding place called Erazem's Nook and ascend along Erazem's Tunnel. Do not miss the 16th-century treasure chest uncovered in the cellar in 1991. An observation post offers a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. The castle entered the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest cave castle in the world.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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3. Savica Waterfall

Bursting from the underground of the Seven Triglav Lakes Valley and cutting deep into the gorge, Savica Waterfall is the most famous Slovenian waterfall. It cascades from a height of 78 m (256 ft) over two slopes forming the shape of the letter A. The water fills a pool artificially supported by a small dam. Cross the stone bridge over the Mala Savica and walk above the gorge through meadows and woods. A little cabin-like house at the top offers views of the waterfall and the lake. Bring a raincoat if you want to get really close to the waterfall to avoid getting drenched by the spray.
Suggested duration: 1 hour
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4. Kozjak Waterfall, Kobarid

The Kozjak Brook cascades over many slopes, forming the six picturesque Kozjak Waterfall along its way. Walk from Kobarid through a lush forest along the river to reach Great Kozjak, one of the two accessible falls. On your way there you can make a short detour and see the remains of the World War I bunkers on the right. Cross a swing bridge and walk over a slippery limestone path to reach the wooden observation deck. Plunging from a height of 15 m (50 ft), the waterfall carves a dim underground chamber that looks like a rocky amphitheater. The chamber's increasingly narrow walls resemble karst caves and the vast turquoise pool covers its bottom.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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5. Tolmin Gorge, Tolmin

Trek around Tolmin Gorge to discover its many natural features, including the Bear's Head, a fallen moss-covered rock stuck between its walls like a bridge. The gorge is the lowest entry point into Triglav National Park. Devil's Bridge, a steel bridge that replaced an older wooden one from 1907, shelters a small cave with a thermal spring. At the entrance, get a map and inquire where to go. Wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water and food. The scenery along the gorge features many wet, dark tunnels, crossings, rapids, and waterfalls. Notice the green-blue color of the crystal clear water, the result of its mineral content.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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6. Vogel

Situated in the scenic surroundings of a national park, Vogel remains ideal for both winter and summer adventures. For fans of winter sports, the area features 22 km (13.7 mi) of ski slopes, well-groomed trails for cross-country skiing, eight ski lifts, a snow park, and an eco-hotel. Trails are suitable for all skill levels, but experienced skiers may also enjoy some off-piste skiing. For fantastic views of the surrounding scenery, take the cable car to the 1,535 m (5,036 ft) peak, where you can warm up with a bowl of goulash at the cafe just next to the cable car station. In the warmer months, a quad chairlift takes you to Orlove Glave peak with a paragliding take-off point nearby. Note that the center makes efforts to accommodate visitors with disabilities.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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7. Parasailing & Paragliding

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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8. Pivka Park of Military History, Pivka

At Pivka Park of Military History, you'll see one of the largest and most diverse collections of military history in Europe. Established in the 2000s, the collections occupy abandoned army barracks and preserve military history of Slovenia, Pivka region, and European technical and political heritage.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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9. Mostnica Gorge, Stara Fužina

Carved by the namesake river, Mostnica Gorge allows you to enjoy pristine nature in all its glory. A photographer's paradise, the area is also ideal for hiking across a scenic landscape with many interesting rock formations. Look especially for a formation called "Little Elephant," a hollow rock created by the force of water. Do bring a camera and dress appropriately for the outdoors, with a good pair of shoes for uneven terrain.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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10. Italian Charnel House, Kobarid

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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11. Franja Partisan Hospital, Cerkno

Franja Partisan Hospital (Slovene: Partizanska bolnica Franja) was a secret World War II hospital at Dolenji Novaki near Cerkno in western Slovenia. It was run by the Slovene Partisans from December 1943 until the end of the war as part of a broadly organized resistance movement against the Fascist Italian and Nazi German forces.

The wounded treated there were soldiers from both the Allied Powers and the Axis Powers. Although the Wehrmacht forces, which occupied territory that had been annexed by Italy, launched several attempts to find the hospital, it was never discovered. Today it exists as a museum. It has been protected as a cultural monument of national significance.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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12. Museum of Alpine Dairy Farming

Get an insight into the life of herdsmen in the Bohinj’s pastures in an authentic environment displaying artifacts, photos and other material. The Museum of Alpine Dairy Farming presents the story of herding and alpine dairy farming in Bohinj as a way of life and coexistence with nature in an alpine environment. This museum in Stara Fužina is located in a former village cheese making facility. In 1883 a cheese making plant was built in Stara Fužina in Bohinj, where cheese was produced until as late as 1967. On display at the museum is the original cheese making shop along with original cheese making tools, cheese vats and accessories, as well as objects used by the shepherds in their work in the mountain pastures. You can also see a wooden interior of a shepherd’s hut from the Zajamniki settlement, dating from 1849.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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13. Kayaking & Canoeing, Kobarid

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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14. Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit, Tolmin

Built to commemorate the solders who died in the battles of World War I, Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit was designed by Austrian architect Remigius Geyling. Made of wood mostly, the church features engraved names of over 2,800 fallen soldiers. To reach the building, you'll have to go up a narrow gravel road--not for the faint hearted.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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