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The Prisank mountain window

Natural Monument · Upper Carniola · 2,497 m
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  • Das Prisank Fenster
    Das Prisank Fenster
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The large window that nature carved in the face of the Prisank mountain is the best-known in Slovenia. It is a staggering 80 metres tall and 40 metres wide.

Its tattered rock cliffs and the large mound of scree below indicate that sometime in history, the rock was punctured at a weak joint causing a landslide that, through rock-deterioration and weathering, grew to its present day size.

Which is the correct name, Prisank or Prisojnik? This is a dilemma that has been going on for more than a century. Both names mean the same in the Slovenian language and the name of the mountain indicates that its slopes are positioned to face the Sun. 
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Update: March 26, 2014

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46.424697, 13.769217
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46°25'28.9"N 13°46'09.2"E
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33T 405429 5141971
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