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From Koprivnik to Vodnikov razglednik Viewpoint

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  • View from Vodnikov Razglednik View Point
    / View from Vodnikov Razglednik View Point
    Photo: Aleš Zdešar, Turizem Bohinj
  • / Information table on Vodnikov razglednik
    Photo: Mojca Odar, CC BY, Turizem Bohinj
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    Photo: Mitja Sodja, Turizem Bohinj
  • / The sea of fog in the valley
    Photo: Turizem Bohinj
  • / Cross at Vodnikov razglednik View Point
    Photo: Turizem Bohinj
  • / Ascent to the view point
    Photo: Turizem Bohinj
  • / The Church of the Finding of the Holy Cross in Koprivnik
    Photo: Jure Oblak, CC BY, Turizem Bohinj
  • / signpost
    Photo: Mojca Odar, CC BY, Turizem Bohinj
  • / Memorial plaque dedicated to Valentin Vodnik
    Photo: Jure Oblak, CC BY, Turizem Bohinj
  • / Valentin Vodnik
    Photo: Jure Oblak, CC BY, Turizem Bohinj
  • / Parsonage and church in Koprivnik
    Photo: Jure Oblak, CC BY, Turizem Bohinj
  • / Koprivnik
    Photo: Jure Oblak, Turizem Bohinj
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    Photo: Turizem Bohinj
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A short and easy walk takes you to Vodnikov razglednik Viewpoint that offers a wonderful views of the Lower and Upper Bohinj Valleys, the lake basin and the surrounding mountains.

easy
Distance 0.9 km
1:00 h
25 m
24 m

The tour is suitable for all generations. The view point on the edge of the Pokljuka plateau got its name after Valentin Vodnik, who spent three years working as a priest in Koprivnik. The locals also call the view point "Gospodovec".

The view of the U-shaped Upper Bohinj Valley between Rudnica and Studor hills shows the power of the glacier that left behind many traces in Bohinj. Lake Bohinj, the largest natural permanent lake in Slovenia, glows like a pearl in the west. Rest on a bench at the top and learn about the names of the surrounding mountain peaks from the info board.

Author’s recommendation

Don't forget to take a camera with you. In autumn and winter, the view point offers a beautiful dreamy view of the sea of fog that is quite frequent at that time and the surrounding peaks bathe in the sun.

Prior to every hike, check the weather forecast and trail conditions.

Vodnik Days take place in Koprivnik in September every year.

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Vodnikov razglednik, 1,017 m
Lowest point
973 m
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Safety information

A part of the trail runs on the local road, so caution is necessary.

The last part of the trail to the view point can be icy in winter (danger of falling).

 

Winter:

The last short ascent to the top is steep and lies in a shady position so pay attention to icy surfaces.

Tips and hints

Information:

Turizem Bohinj, Stara Fužina, tel.: +386 4 57 47 590

TIC Bohinj, Ribčev Laz, tel.: +386 4 574 60 10

TIC Bohinj, Bohinjska Bistrica, tel.: +386 4 574 76 00

TIC Bohinj, Stara Fužina, tel.: +386 4 572 33 26

TNP Bohinj Centre, Stara Fužina, tel.: +386 1 200 97 60

In summer you can ride a free Hop On Hop Off Pokljuka bus to Koprivnik.

Julan Alps Card: Bohinj  offers free transport and other benefits.

Have a drink at the Pri Maretču bar.

Sights in close vicinity: Church of the Finding of the Holy Cross, windmill model

The Church of the Finding of the Holy Cross is at the start of the trail in Koprivnik. It was built at the end of the 18th century. The first priest in Koprivnik, Valentin Vodnik, held the first mass in the new church on 24 February 1793. Here, he met the owner of ironworks, Sigmund Zois, who became his mentor and inspired his interest in mountains and mineralogy.

windmill model is located nearby. A real mill once stood in Koprivnik. It was built in 1870 by Lovro Škantar. It was the only windmill in this part of Slovenia, because there was no water nearby. The mill was entirely wooden. It was approximately 8 metres high. The sail of the windmill with a radius of around 12 metres almost reached the ground.

Start

Church of the Finding of the Holy Cross (979 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.305822, 13.983374
DMS
46°18'21.0"N 13°59'00.1"E
UTM
33T 421715 5128529
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Destination

Vodnikov razglednik View Point

Turn-by-turn directions

Start at the car park opposite the parsonage or the church in Koprivnik and continue along the local road towards Vodnikov razglednik View Point. There are many road signs that will lead your way – yellow circles with wide dots. Lovely meadows border both sides of the road; continue left after a small bridge. After a short ascent you reach the fire station which is also the centre of village events. The signs for Vodnikov razglednik View Point direct you to the right, where you come to a stone road that runs through the forest. Then you ascend slightly and descend to an asphalt access road that you follow to the right and reach a nearby homestead. The route runs along the right side of the buildings.  The road from Jereka accesses this road on the right side. The trail continues to the forest and after a few minutes of steep ascent you reach the peak. Continue along the same path and you can also continue to the valley (follow the signs for Jereka).

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

You can travel by train or bus to Bohinj. From the Primorska side, you can also come by car train. More information is available on the website promet.bohinj.si

In summer you can ride by free Hop On Hop Off Pokljuka bus three times a day from Bohinjska Bistrica to Koprivnik and Rudno polje. On school days, you can use regular buses and also the SKI bus in winter. The bus stop is located 200 metres from the starting point.

 

 

Getting there

You can drive by car to Koprivnik from Bled through Gorje or from Bohinjska Bistrica.

 

Parking

The car park is located opposite the Church of the Finding of the Holy Cross (coordinates: 46.305914, 13.983164).

Coordinates

DD
46.305822, 13.983374
DMS
46°18'21.0"N 13°59'00.1"E
UTM
33T 421715 5128529
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Map of the hiking trails in Bohinj, 1:25.000

 

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Equipment

Hiking shoes and clothes.

 

Winter:

In case of ice, small crampons are recommended for the last short ascent to the top.


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
0.9 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
25 m
Descent
24 m
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