Franja Partisan Hospital

Franja Partisan Hospital

There were several important partisans in the Slovene history, such as Anka, Tina and Stane. One of the most memorable partisan monuments is the Franja Partisan Hospital, which was named after Franja Bojc, MD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hubelj River Spring

Hubelj River Spring

The educational trail that follows the Hubelj River is really something and it rewards every hiker with stunning views. A hydroelectric power plant has been operating here since 1930.

 

 

 

 

 

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Idrija

Idrija

Idrija boasts the titles Alpine Tity of the Year 2011 and European Destination of Excellence for 2011 (EDEN). It is known for the second largest mercury mine in the world, just behind the Spanish Almaden. The rich heritage of both mines has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 30 June 2012. Idrija is definitely an interesting family trip destination, as in addition to an interesting museum, it also has the famous Idrija lace and the well-known žlikrofi dish.

 

 

 

 

 

Kluže Fort and Hermann Fort

Kluže Fort and Hermann Fort

The Kluže Fort is one of the most visited cultural sites in the area and represents an important monument to the defense against enemy invasion. Take a walk from here to the Hermann Fort. It was built to support the Kluže Fort, but was severely damaged by Italian shelling at the beginning of WWI.

 

 

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Kozjak Waterfall

Kozjak Waterfall

Above the emerald green Soča River not far from the town of Kobarid stands the Kozjak Stream gorge, where the 15-metre-high Kozjak Waterfall is located. The nice walking path has several small wooden bridges and ends with a terrace that has a mystical view of the rocky amphitheatre enclosing a white beam of water.

 

Krčnik Gorge

Krčnik Gorge

This natural monument is a 5-meter (16 feet) long and slightly over a meter (3 feet) thick stone bridge, smoothly polished by the water, looming above the Kožbanjšček Stream on top of a gorge. The Kožbanjšček Stream carved three pools into the streambed during the process of overcoming a 10-meter (32-feet) cliff.

 

 

 

 

 

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Lemovje Abandoned Village-Trenta Valley

Lemovje Abandoned Village-Trenta Valley

The abandoned village of Lemovje is a 45-minute walk from the village of Soča along a mountain path that leads to the Bavški Grintavec Mountain. There are no more permanent residents left, but it is worth a visit, as it is set on a picturesque plateau on the slopes of the Grintavec Mountain. The abandoned farms have typical local architecture and rare stony walls, which surround the abandoned meadows.

 

 

 

 

Ravelnik Outdoor Museum

Ravelnik Outdoor Museum

The Ravelnik and Stržišče hills were a natural obstacle, which the soldiers turned into a pillar of their defense with fortified positions, trenches and caverns.

Sabotin Hill Peace Park

Sabotin Hill Peace Park

Sabotin is a 609-meter (1,998-feet) high hill towering above the towns of Nova Gorica and Solkan, on the Slovenian-Italian border. This is a real treat for all the grandparents, dads and little boys. They will be able to talk about the numerous tunnels that are situated here, while the moms will be able to soak in the beautiful view.

 

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Soča Circular Trail

Soča Circular Trail

The Soča River flows out of a karst spring in the lower part of the Velika dnina Slope, a few tens of meters above the bottom of the Zadnja Trenta Valley, at an altitude of 990 m (3,248 feet). In spring and summer, the uppermost part of the Soča River is a beautiful alpine stream. It flows in the form of small waterfalls past towards the bottom of the valley, where a small tributary from the Trenta Valley joins in.

 

 

 

 

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Tolmin Gorges

Tolmin Gorges

The Tolmin Gorges are the lowest and probably the most beautiful entry point into the Triglav National Park. The circular path goes through the gorges of Tolminka and Zadlaščica riverbeds.

 

 

View Tower in Gonjače Circular Trail – Šmartno

View Tower in Gonjače Circular Trail – Šmartno

Goriška Brda Wine Region is stunningly captivating. Excellent wines allied to a picturesque landscape have bestowed on Brda the title “Tuscany of Slovenia”.

 

 

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Vipava River Springs

Vipava River Springs

The Vipava River has a total of seven permanent springs and all are located right here in the town of Vipava. Its main sources are the Podskala and Podfarovž double springs, located only a few meters from the Main Square, behind Lanthieri's manor. The other sources of the river spring up behind Tabor, Podlipca, Jama and Sleženec. The Vipava River’s springs are unique in Europe due to their delta-like semblance. 

 

 

Virje Waterfall

Virje Waterfall

The Virje Waterfall is located on the Glijun Stream, near the village of Plužna. The Glijun Stream is one of the rare karstic springs that never dry up. The spring water, which emerges among many stones of glacial material, reaches up to 7ºC and is very cold. Nevertheless, many are brave enough to plunge into its depths.

 

 

 

Vitovsko jezero Lake/Vitovlje Lake and St. Mary’s Church

Vitovsko jezero Lake/Vitovlje Lake and St. Mary’s Church

Many idyllic locations in this country really show how beautiful Slovenia is. We recently discovered one such "pearl" near the town of Nova Gorica, the Vitovsko jezero Lake/Vitovlje Lake. It is a crystal-clear 10-metre (10-yard) long lake located in the middle of a forest. Above it stands the beautiful St. Mary’s Church.

 

 


 

 

 

Wild Lake-Idrija

Wild Lake-Idrija

Divje jezero Lake (Wild Lake) in Idrija is definitely one of the most enchanting locations in Slovenia. An interesting natural history trail along the Idrijca River leads us to this karst landmark.