You will have trouble finding “Bohinj” on a map since it combines several alpine valleys, pastures and villages that are most densely scattered in the two largest valleys – the Upper and the Lower Bohinj Valley. Three-quarters of Bohinj is located in Triglav National Park.
The main attraction is Lake Bohinj, the largest permanent lake in Slovenia, surrounded by steep walls of mountain peaks. The majestic Savica Waterfall springs below the Komarča wall. The waterfall is one of the most famous in Slovenia. On the southwest side of the lake, you can see Vogel, a mountain that offers skiing pleasures in winter and is a great starting point for hiking in summer. The Mostnica Gorge leading to the Voje Valley is a must-see in Bohinj.
The Pokljuka plateau and its green forests stretch over a wide area near the lake. It is a popular starting point for hiking and in winter, it hosts biathlon competitions.
The famous Bohinj cheese is made on Bohinj pastures. You simply have to try the traditional type, mohant, which is also protected by the designation of origin label. The shepherding tradition can be experienced at the traditional Cows’ Ball in September. The rich 5000-year tradition and history of Bohinj can be explored in three museums. The exceptional biodiversity of Bohinj and the Julian Alps is best explored at the International Wild Flower Festival.