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Zois Manor with Clock Tower

Architecture · Upper Carniola · 515 m
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The clock tower was installed by Žiga Zois to make sure that the ironworkers arrived at work on time.
The Zois Manor and the park with the Zois clock tower are situated on the west edge of the Bohinjska Bistrica village (Grajska ulica 14) next to the Bohinjska Bistrica stream. The manor and its surrounding facilities have now been transformed into a restaurant and pizzeria in a medieval style, known by the name of Zoisov grad.

Zois manor:

According to the data of a reputable Slovenian castle expert Ivan Stopar and the real estate registry of cultural heritage, the manor was built as early as in the 17th century. According to Janez Vajkard Valvasor, the manor was built by the Locatelli family, and later it passed into the hands of the Zois family, together with the mines and ironworks. The two-storey building with a rectangular ground plan has two rectangular towers of the same height on the sides and a protruding part on the courtyard facade.

Clock tower:

The Master's Garden is located south of the manor and it features a clock tower installed by the Baron Žiga Zois, because he wanted to ensure that the ironworkers arrived at work on time. It was built in the form of a tower with wooden upper part, wooden shingle covered roof, a clock and four plates. The clock tower was renovated a few years ago and it is still working. The Master's Garden is arranged as a pleasant park area, where you can relax and recover your strength.

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Update: December 23, 2021

Public transport

Bohinjska Bistrica, where the manor and the clock is located, is well connected with regular bus lines throughout the year as well as by train.

Getting there

In Bohinj we can come by car through Bled, over Pokljuka, Soriška planina or Jelovica.
  • The bus passes from Ljubljana through Bled.
  • From Ljubljana and Villach (via Jesenice) and from Nova Gorica you can come by train.
  • or with a car train from Nova Gorica, Most na Soči and from Podbrdo.

Parking

Parking spaces in Bohinjska Bistrica:
  • a large free car park at the Danica camp
  • parking place in the center of Bohinjska Bistrica next to the shopping center

Coordinates

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46.269309, 13.949525
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46°16'09.5"N 13°56'58.3"E
UTM
33T 419054 5124506
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