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Ajdovska deklica / The "Pagan Girl" - a face in the cliffs

Natural Monument · Upper Carniola · 1,592 m
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 One of the most beautiful works of art formed by nature can be found along the way to Vršič.

Maiden in the northern face of Prisank can be best seen from the viewpoint at ‘Poštarski dom’ mountain cabin at Vršič, but it is also visible from the Erjavec mountain cabin.


According to the legend, the mythical creature, Ajdovska deklica, prophesied to the son of a hunter that he will shoot the Goldhorn. Other heathen women got upset because of this inadmissible prophecy and turned the prophetess into a rock ...

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Update: June 28, 2020

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46.435410, 13.751383
46°26'07.5"N 13°45'05.0"E
33T 404078 5143183
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