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Velika Planina is the high mountain plateau located in the foothills of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, where the best preserved herdsmen settlement in Europe is located. The fastest and most common access is by cable car from Kamniska Bistrica, where parking is located. When you arrive at the top, it is possible to us a chair lift that will convey you to the Gradisce. A little further on, one can see the wonderful view of the herdsman settlement. On the other side are the high mountain peaks of Grintavec, Skuta, Brana, Ojstrica, Planjava, Lucka Baba, and Kamnik saddle. There are about 140 cottages on the plateau, all designed by the architect Vlast Kopac. Rich alpine flora and grassy slopes, Carst sinkholes, larches and pine trees create a fairytale landscape, perfect for an all-day trip. One can rest by the Chapel of Marija Snezna, or one can choose to walk down to the cave of Vetrnica that is accessible by a circular path. There are, in fact, two caves: Mala (small) and Velika (big) Vetrnica that are connected by a natural bridge. The caves are the result of a high alpine environment where snow is still to be found even in the summer months. On the western border of the plateau (Zeleni rob) lies the picturesque natural window Luknja. There a also a few mountain huts on the plateau: Domzalski dom, Dom na Mali planini, and Domzalski dom Mountain Hut. In winter, there is a ski slope that offers good skiing and winter beauty.


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Velika Planina - Velika planina plateau

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Velika planina plateau
Velika Planina - Parking place near cable car lower station

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Parking place near cable car lower station
Velika Planina - Selling tickets for cable car

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Selling tickets for cable car
Velika Planina - Enter into cable car

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Enter into cable car
Velika Planina - Cable car on the way

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Cable car on the way
Velika Planina - View from cable car

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View from cable car
Velika Planina - Chair lift that ease the hiking from cable car upper station further

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Chair lift that ease the hiking from cable car upper station further
Velika Planina - Chair lift upper station

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Chair lift upper station
Velika Planina - View of Kamnik Alps

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View of Kamnik Alps
Velika Planina - Velika planina plateau

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Velika planina plateau
Velika Planina - Velika planina plateau

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Velika planina plateau
Velika Planina - The Chapel of Marija Snezna (The St. Mary's Chapel)

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The Chapel of Marija Snezna (The St. Mary's Chapel)
Velika Planina - Velika planina plateau

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Velika planina plateau
Velika Planina - Velika planina plateau

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Velika planina plateau
Velika Planina - Velika planina plateau

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Velika planina plateau
Velika Planina - Domžalski dom Mountain Hut

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Domžalski dom Mountain Hut
Velika Planina - Brink of Velika Planina

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Brink of Velika Planina
Velika Planina - Footpath to the Vetrnica Cave

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Footpath to the Vetrnica Cave
Velika Planina - Vetrnica Cave

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Vetrnica Cave
Velika Planina - Zeleni rob Mountain Hut

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Zeleni rob Mountain Hut

Ski slopes around

Distances in brackets are approximate air distances. Street distances can be much longer.

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Data

Municipality: KAMNIK (29487 population)

Settlements in the municipality:

Kamnik (13724 population), Mekinje (1660), Šmarca (1459), Podgorje (1014), Vrhpolje pri Kamniku (716),

Godič (665), Zgornje Stranje (406), Volčji Potok (396), Zgornji Tuhinj (393), Soteska (332), Županje Njive (331), Tunjiška Mlaka (301), Bistričica (287), Tunjice (286), Laze v Tuhinju (282), Spodnje Stranje (259), Loke v Tuhinju (255), Nevlje (243), Srednja vas pri Kamniku (233), Šmartno v Tuhinju (231), Poreber (199), Motnik (195), Markovo (192), Špitalič (187), Stahovica (178), Buč (174), Košiše (173), Črna pri Kamniku (169), Zagorica nad Kamnikom (161), Oševek (152), Gozd (151), Sela pri Kamniku (146), Velika Lašna (134), Kregarjevo (134), Rožično (131), Golice (129), Brezje nad Kamnikom (126), Krivčevo (123), Stolnik (122), Laniše (106), Podstudenec (105), Jeranovo (104), Zduša (96), Češnjice v Tuhinju (94), Bela (87), Spodnje Palovče (87), Cirkuše v Tuhinju (82), Veliki Hrib (80), Rudnik pri Radomljah (79), Mali Hrib (75), Studenca (73), Pšajnovica (68), Potok (67), Sidol (67), Okrog pri Motniku (65), Žaga (63), Ravne pri Šmartnem (63), Zgornji Motnik (63), Okroglo (61), Snovik (58), Hrib pri Kamniku (58), Kališe (57), Podhruška (56), Stara sela (54), Zakal (52), Gradišče v Tuhinju (51), Podlom (48), Hruševka (47), Stebljevek (47), Vranja Peč (44), Podjelše (43), Zgornje Palovče (43), Kostanj (42), Kršič (41), Briše (41), Mali Rakitovec (37), Gabrovnica (37), Sovinja Peč (37), Znojile (36), Potok v Črni (34), Tučna (32), Zavrh pri Črnivcu (31), Vir pri Nevljah (31), Pirševo (31), Črni Vrh v Tuhinju (30), Laseno (29), Veliki Rakitovec (29), Vodice nad Kamnikom (27), Praproče v Tuhinju (26), Liplje (26), Vaseno (25), Zajasovnik - del (23), Smrečje v Črni (22), Kamniška Bistrica (22), Žubejevo (21), Bela Peč (21), Poljana (19), Trobelno (13), Podbreg (12), Klemenčevo (10), Trebelno pri Palovčah (8), Velika Planina (2)

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