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.
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.
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.
Safety informationA 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).
The last short ascent to the top is steep and lies in a shady position so pay attention to icy surfaces.
Tips and hints
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.
A 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.
You can drive by car to Koprivnik from Bled through Gorje or from Bohinjska Bistrica.
ParkingThe car park is located opposite the Church of the Finding of the Holy Cross (coordinates: 46.305914, 13.983164).
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In case of ice, small crampons are recommended for the last short ascent to the top.