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Rakov Skocjan is situated between Planinsko and Cerknica field. Skocjan was first mentioned in the 15th century. It got the name after St. Kancijan Church. In the book The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola from the year 1689 we trace the first noted description of the Rak valley. After the second world war, when the territory was still under Italy, they built barracks and circular road and made plans for the caves. In Rakov Skocjan flows underground stream Rak, which is the precursor of the river Ljubljanica. It is the karst valley, which was made when the roof of the underworld tunnel was destroyed. From the former arch they stayed only the Great natural bridge and Little natural bridge. Rakov Skocjan is 6 kilometres long and is the natural pearl of the Notranjska Region. From the year 1949 is protected as the landscape park. After the valley goes marked circular naturalistic way, where can be seen the most important natural and cultural remarkableness. The valley has its logical beginning in the affluent, east side with the Little natural bridge, where the brook Rak springs from the Zelske jame Caves. There also begins the naturalistic teaching path. After the visit of the sinks leads way by the right bank of the brook, opposite of the hotel crosses the wooden footbridge and continues it in the left side of the riverbed to the Great natural bridge and sinkhole Tkalca Cave. Afterwards the path goes up to the ruins of the St. Kancijan Church, where it ends. It is 3 kilometres long.


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Rakov Skocjan - Little Natural Bridge

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Rakov Skocjan - Little Natural Bridge <br> View of Little Natural Bridge

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Little Natural Bridge

View of Little Natural Bridge
Rakov Skocjan - Little Natural Bridge <br> View of collapsed cave near Little Natural Bridge

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Little Natural Bridge

View of collapsed cave near Little Natural Br...
Rakov Skocjan - Little Natural Bridge <br> Middle collapsed cave on the way to the collapsed cave under Little Natural Bridge

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Little Natural Bridge

Middle collapsed cave on the way to the colla...
Rakov Skocjan - Little Natural Bridge <br> Stony bridge and cave in background

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Little Natural Bridge

Stony bridge and cave in background
Rakov Skocjan - Little Natural Bridge <br> Brook Rak and stony bridge in Rakov Skocjan

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Little Natural Bridge

Brook Rak and stony bridge in Rakov Skocjan
Rakov Skocjan - Little Natural Bridge <br> Cave that leads to the collapsed cave under Little Natural Bridge

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Little Natural Bridge

Cave that leads to the collapsed cave under L...
Rakov Skocjan - Little Natural Bridge <br> View of the cave under Little Natural Bridge

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Little Natural Bridge

View of the cave under Little Natural Bridge
Rakov Skocjan - Little Natural Bridge <br> Path to the Zelske jame Caves

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Little Natural Bridge

Path to the Zelske jame Caves
Rakov Skocjan - Large old fir tree, Rak spring and sawmill ruins <br> Large old fir tree

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Large old fir tree, R...

Large old fir tree
Rakov Skocjan - Large old fir tree, Rak spring and sawmill ruins <br> Sawmill ruins

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Rakov Skocjan - Large old fir tree, Rak spring and sawmill ruins <br> Remains of the dam

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Large old fir tree, R...

Remains of the dam
Rakov Skocjan - Large old fir tree, Rak spring and sawmill ruins <br> Brook Rak near its spring

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Large old fir tree, R...

Brook Rak near its spring
Rakov Skocjan - Riparian flooded forests - willow trees, Old fir stand <br> Brook Rak in Rakov Skocjan

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Riparian flooded fore...

Brook Rak in Rakov Skocjan
Rakov Skocjan - Riparian flooded forests - willow trees, Old fir stand <br> Brook Rak and footbridge

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Riparian flooded fore...

Brook Rak and footbridge
Rakov Skocjan - Old oak dob, Forest plants groups <br> Rakov Skocjan - Old oak - dob

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Old oak dob, Forest p...

Rakov Skocjan - Old oak - dob
Rakov Skocjan - Old oak dob, Forest plants groups <br> Hotel Rakov Skocjan

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Old oak dob, Forest p...

Hotel Rakov Skocjan
Rakov Skocjan - Karst springs - Kotlici, Sinkhole - Kotel <br> Rakov Skocjan - Karst springs - Kotlici

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Karst springs - Kotli...

Rakov Skocjan - Karst springs - Kotlici
Rakov Skocjan - Karst springs - Kotlici, Sinkhole - Kotel <br> Rakov Skocjan - Sinkhole - Kotel

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Karst springs - Kotli...

Rakov Skocjan - Sinkhole - Kotel
Rakov Skocjan - Middle field

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Rakov Skocjan - Pine monoculture, Middle field, Ecosystem <br> Ecosystems and typical species of animals

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Pine monoculture, Mid...

Ecosystems and typical species of animals
Rakov Skocjan - Big Natural Bridge

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Rakov Skocjan - Big Natural Bridge <br> Big Natural Bridge and river Rak below

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Big Natural Bridge

Big Natural Bridge and river Rak below
Rakov Skocjan - Tkalca Cave

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Rakov Skocjan - Tkalca Cave <br> View to the other entrance into Tkalca Cave that can be seen from Big Natural Bridge

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Tkalca Cave

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Rakov Skocjan - Ruins of St. Kancijan Church <br> Forester's cottage Rakov Skocjan

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Ruins of St. Kancijan...

Forester's cottage Rakov Skocjan

Hotels, Apartments and Rooms

Cerknica
from 33 €
from 50 €
Postojna
from 100 €
Cerknica
from 30 €
from 45 €
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Data

Municipality: CERKNICA (11226 population)

Settlements in the municipality:

Cerknica (3928 population), Rakek (2152), Begunje pri Cerknici (658), Unec (524), Grahovo (482),

Dolenja vas (473), Martinjak (316), Dolenje Jezero (230), Ivanje selo (228), Žerovnica (202), Slivice (176), Lipsenj (135), Selšček (124), Bločice (114), Zelše (107), Gorenje Jezero (99), Bezuljak (91), Podskrajnik (85), Topol pri Begunjah (72), Goričice (71), Bloška Polica (69), Dobec (65), Kožljek (62), Osredek (57), Sveti Vid (46), Kremenca (43), Hruškarje (43), Gorenje Otave (38), Ravne (35), Bečaje (33), Podslivnica (31), Dolenje Otave (27), Otok (26), Ponikve (26), Cajnarje (24), Lešnjake (24), Brezje (23), Štrukljeva vas (22), Otonica (20), Stražišče (19), Laze pri Gorenjem Jezeru (18), Mahneti (18), Tavžlje (17), Jeršiče (17), Župeno (17), Milava (14), Slugovo (13), Zala (13), Kržišče (11), Pikovnik (11), Reparje (11), Beč (11), Pirmane (9), Rakov Škocjan (9), Rudolfovo (8), Hribljane (6), Krušče (6), Zahrib (4), Gora (4), Čohovo (4), Koščake (3), Korošče (2), Zibovnik (0), Kranjče (0), Ščurkovo (0)

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