The Gorenjska region
is located in the northwestern part of Slovenia
. The landscape is very picturesque, as it is covered by lakes, mountains, alpine valleys, smaller and larger towns, hidden villages, mountain grapes, waterfalls and gorges.
Karavanke Mountains - Stol
The Gorenjska region is known by the Triglav National Park
, which is Slovenia's only national park. It is named after the country's highest peak, Triglav
(2864 meters). Central places in this area and in the surrounding are Bled, Bohinj, Kranjska Gora, Bovec...
Julian Alpes - Visevnik
is one of the most visited and beautiful tourist destinations in Slovenia. It is world famous by the Lake Bled
with the island and the Bled Castle. A small island in the middle of the Lake Bled is home to Baroque Assumption of Mary Pilgrimage Church. Around the lake goes about 6 kilometres long promenade. Near Bled are located Camping Šobec and Vintgar Gorge
. From Bled goes the road to Pokljuka, which is the starting point for many hiking trips.
is located about a half hour drive from Bled. The main tourist points are Bohinj Lake
, Savica Waterfall
, Voje, Vogel and Bohinj Aquapark
. During the summer, the most popular activities are cycling, water activities, riding, sport climbing, paragliding, hiking and zipline. In winter, alpline skiing, snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding, skating, riding, hiking and many more.
is a popular lookout point easily accessible by aerial cable car. It is a base for treks to nearby peaks. During the winter, the Vogel Ski Centre, is a popular ski resort. The ski slopes at Mount Vogel are not very demanding and are therefore suitable for the whole family.
is an alpine resort and a famous winter sport center. The main tourist points are Liznjek Homestead, Lake Jasna
, Vrsic Pass
and the peaks in the surrounding area (Vitranc
...). During the winter, there are many skiers and cross-country skiers, and in the summer, many hikers and mountain bikers.
Kranjska Gora - Ski slope
The Triglav National Park is famous for its beautiful alpine valleys, which are Planica
, Vrata, Krma
, Kot, Krnica
, Trenta. Planica is world famous for ski jumping. The Nordic Centre Planica
is an amazing environment for continuing the Slovenian tradition of ski jumping, as well as for cross-country training.
Planica Nordic Centre
The Vrata Valley
is stretching from Mojstrana
to the foot of the Triglav North Wall
. At the beginning of the valley there is a Slovenian Mountain Museum
. On the trail we first come to the Pericnik Waterfall
. From Pericnik to Vrata the trail leads under the Galleries. The Aljazev dom
mountain hut in the Vrata Valley is the starting point for mountain tours to Mount Triglav, as well as to the Stenar Mountain, Škrlatica Mountain and the Kriški podi plateau.
Aljazev dom v Vratih Mountain Hut
is a natural reserve near the town of Kranjska Gora. It is the source of the Sava Dolinka River. The Zelenci Lake is famous for its blue-green colour. From lake numerous extremely cold and clean stream emerge from the layers of marl, which gives the water its colour. Following a wooden footbridge you can walk to the Zelenci Lake and around the swamps.
In the Gorenjska region are the largest towns Kranj, Skofja Loka, Trzic
, Radovljica, Lesce
and Kranjska Gora. Kranj
has an old town center where many cultural and historical sites are located. The main tourist attractions are the Canyon of Kokra River
, Smarjetna gora Hill
and St. Jost Hill above Kranj. Near Kranj are Brdo Estate
, Preddvor with lake and Jezersko
lies in the middle of the field Sorsko polje, at the confluence of rivers Poljanska and Selska Sora. The town is famous for having the best preserved medieval core in Slovenia. The typicall Middle Age image of the Škofja Loka is created by the upper (Mestni
) and Lower square
and the Loka Castle
is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Slovenia. The main Linhart town square is surrounded by medieval and Renaissance houses. At the end of the square there is the Parish Church of Saint Peter
and the Baroque Radovljica Mansion
. Near Radovljica are the Podvin Castle, Begunje na Gorenjskem
, Lesce and Lesce-Bled Airport.
Radovljica - Old Town Centre
is a typicall village from Gorenjska area at the feet of the Karavanke Mountains. The village is the most renowned pilgrimage destination in Slovenia. It is known for its Basilica of Mary Help of Christians which attracts numerous visitors. In the park in front of the church there is a huge cross and a sculpture of the Holy Family.
Brezje - Basilica