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  • Die Insel „Blejski Otok“ auf dem Bleder See
    Die Insel „Blejski Otok“ auf dem Bleder See Photo: CC0, pixabay.com
  • At the headwaters of Soča between Trenta and Bovec
    At the headwaters of Soča between Trenta and Bovec Photo: Maria Seywald
  • East shore of Lake Bohinj
    East shore of Lake Bohinj Photo: Maria Seywald
  • View from medieval Štanjel to the hinterland in the middle of the karst landscape Photo: Maria Seywald
  • Hike along the Mojstrovka Massif starting at Vršičpass Photo: Maria Seywald
  • Sparse mountain massifs and lush pastures in front of the peaks of Sleme Photo: Maria Seywald
  • Wider river point of Soča near Kobarid Photo: Maria Seywald
  • History trail from Kobarid along Soča to the Slap Kozjak waterfall Photo: Maria Seywald
  • East shore of Lake Bohinj in the middle of Triglav National Park Photo: Maria Seywald

Slovenia

Slovenia is the kind of destination that outdoor enthusiasts return to repeatedly. Do you need some travel tips? Our exclusive guide allows you to conveniently plan your ideal trip to Slovenia. Get exclusive information on the best adventures in the region, events, tips for places to visit and huts and hotels. Here is a short summary of the best tips we’ve got for Slovenia:
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Nature Park · Littoral
Triglav National Park
Littoral
from Maja Ivančič,   Kärnten Werbung GmbH - AlpeAdriaTrail
Cave · Inner Carniola
Postojna Cave
Inner Carniola
Postojna Cave and its exciting interior will take you on a fantastic journey beneath the surface of ...
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from Olja Latinovic,   terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
Castle · Inner Carniola
Snežnik Castle
Inner Carniola
Snežnik Castle is the best-preserved castle building in Notranjska region. This hunting post was ...
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from Olja Latinovic,   terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
Castle · Inner Carniola
Predjama Castle
Inner Carniola
The Predjama Castle reigns over the surrounding area, perched high up in a vertical cliff, 9 km ...
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from Olja Latinovic,   terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
moderate
5.3 km
3:05 h
875 m
875 m
Großartige und im Spätherbst einsame Tour auf einen grandiosen Grenz- und Aussichtsgipfel mit zwei leichten Klettersteigen auf italienischer und ...
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from Karl Linecker,   alpenvereinaktiv.com
Nature Trail · Littoral
Koseč gorges
Littoral
Turizem Dolina Soce
Mountain tour · Julian Alps
Zu den Martuljek Wasserfällen
moderate
7.8 km
3:30 h
498 m
498 m
Sehr schöne Halbtagstour zu den zwei Wasserfällen des Martuljek mit einem kurzen, aber unschwierigen Klettersteig zum zweiten Wasserfall.
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from Juergen Hilgenberg,   alpenvereinaktiv.com
Cave · Inner Carniola
Križna jama
Inner Carniola
from EVA dinarica,   EVAdinarica Project
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Slovenia: a green country in the heart of Europe

The Republic of Slovenia is known not only among its European neighbours for its natural beauty. Visitors from all over the world are now drawn to the "green country" in the centre of Europe. This title is no coincidence, as the forest areas alone already make up half of the national territory.

The landscape in Slovenia also varies from one region to the next. The high mountains of the Julian Alps, the Karawanken and the Steiner Alps characterize the northwest of the country, while the north-east is characterised by its low mountain ranges and hilly countryside. In the centre and the south of Slovenia you can find the extensive karst areas, more southwest the Slovenian Riviera with its more than 45 km long coast impresses.

Outdoor experiences in Triglav National Park

Slovenia's only national park is located in the middle of the Julian Alps in north-western Slovenia. Hikers, mountaineers, alpinists, mountain bikers and water sports enthusiasts all get their money's worth here.

Between steep rock faces, nature lovers and hikers will find a fascinating interplay of waterfalls, rivers and rapids in the Vintgar Gorge. The gorge measures about 1.5 km and is located in the immediate vicinity of the municipality of Bled.

For hikers and water sports enthusiasts the river walks along Koritnica and Soča are at least as popular. You walk along leisurely paths, cross the numerous suspension bridges and are always impressed by the natural spectacles in the Julian Alps, such as the Soča gorge or the Soča source.

The summit tour to Triglav is an absolute must for all ambitious mountaineers. At 2864 m, it is the highest mountain in the country and therefore also adorns Slovenia's national flag. The scenic tour covers a good 25 km and requires a good basic condition in any case. In addition, the last 250 metres of altitude difference have been set up like a fixed-climb climb.

Excursions in Slovenia: as natural as the landscape itself

In view of Slovenia's diverse landscape, visitors are offered an equally wide selection of (natural) excursion destinations.

The Postojna Cave is one of the most popular caves in Europe for tourists. It is part of Predjama Castle, the largest cave castle in the world. Guided tours through the interior of the karst cave provide exciting insights into the world of natural stone sculptures and the fascinating animal world inside. Especially impressive is the Grottenholm - a Lurch that can live for up to 100 years.

Piran is considered the "city of salt" because of its salt works. Here, salt extraction still takes place according to well-known processes. In addition, the coastal town impresses with the remains of the medieval curtain wall, with its architecture in general and with its numerous attractions, including the maritime museum or the local aquarium. If one strolls through the narrow alleys of Piran, one usually recognizes parallels to nearby Venice.

In the northwest of Slovenia lies the municipality of Bled with its eponymous Lake Bled. The unique feature of the lake is that it is the only Slovenian alpine lake to have an island on which the St. Mary's Church is located. The castle of Bled offers a wonderful view over the lake and the surrounding mountains of the Alps. For those who would like to visit the island up close, a trip on a traditional Slovenian rowing boat, the Pletna, is worthwhile.

All regions

Inner Carniola
The region of Inner Carniola extends from Idrija in the north via Postojna to Ilirska Bistrica in the south. It is characterized by an impressive karst landscape, which has created magical underground labyrinths.
Littoral
No other region impresses with more variety: in the north, the Julian Alps and the Soča valley, in the south, the Mediterranean coast - both reachable in less than two hours.
Lower Carniola
Like a blue ribbon, Krka River winds its way through the region of Lower Carniola. On its way, it flows around the old town of the headland Novo Mesto. In the north, the center of the area borders a beautiful wine region with quaint villages. Ideal for letting your soul dangle and wine tasting.
Prekmurje
The region in the north-east of Slovenia is almost like the Hungarian Puszta - gently undulating hills, endless fields of grain, beautiful avenues are leading to small farms.
Slovene Carinthia
Slovenian Carinthia is one of the smallest regions of the country. It consists of two parts: the small enclave "Jezersko" above Kranj and a wooded mountainous landscape along the Austrian border, crossed by the rivers Drava and Meža. This area is part of the Karawanke UNESCO Geopark.
Slovene Styria
Nestled between the Rivers Mur and Sava and crossed by the Drava lies the densely forested low mountain range landscape of Lower Styria. The most important center of the region is Maribor. The second-largest city in Slovenia was awarded the title of European Capital of Culture in 2012.
Upper Carniola
Upper Carniola is, without a doubt, one of the best-known regions of Slovenia. It stretches from the Austrian border at Kranjska Gora and Jesenice, Bled and Kranj to the capital, Ljubljana.

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