Kranjska Gora Things to Do

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    AJDOVSKA DEKLICA......

    by eden_teuling Written Jul 13, 2003

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    AJDOVSKA DEKLICA

    Her name means: BUCKWHEAT GIRL....

    Clearly visible in the wall above the Vrsic Pass is the face of a young girl names "Ajdovska deklica".
    Ajdovska or "jeda" women ("jeda is the local name for buckwheat) predicted the fate of newborns in Kranjska Gora and advised farmers when to sow and harvest their crops.

    One of them, Ajdovska deklica, predicted to the son of a hunter that he would shoot a goldenhorn, which lived in the surrounding mountains.

    This prediction angered the other ajdovska women, who changed the Ajdovsks deklica into stone.........and I have seen her.....

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    THIS IS ZLATOROG

    by eden_teuling Written Jul 13, 2003

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    ZLATOROG.....

    The legendary rock-goat (chamois?) with the gold horns, who was the keeper of a treasure hidden in the Mountains.

    A greedy hunter killed him, shot him between the horns.
    But......out of the blood on the soil a flower grew and with his last strength Zlatorog managed to eat the flower and.....could get up but....disappeared, never to come back!
    But before disappearing he killed the hunter, destroyed the meadows and from that moment he was immortal!

    Here he is at the entrance of the TRIGLAV NATIONAL PARK, to protect it and the still hidden treasure!

    Have a drink, an ice-cream or some crêpes at the Jasna restaurant, because it is there, near JASNA LAKE that this huge sculpture is located....

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    PRELAZ VRSIC 1611 m.

    by eden_teuling Written Jul 13, 2003

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    VRSIC PASS 1611 m.

    This was funny! We drove a certain route and decided to have our packed lunch at the highest point.

    There were spot enough to park the car and we were not the only ones who had lunch there.....

    But after some 10 minutes someone with a mountain bike I had already seen on the opposite side of the road came up to us, which I thought strange.

    We had to pay!!! for being there!! Well of course we did when it seemed clear that it was his job to let people who stopped there car there on top, pay!
    And this card he gave me made it clear:

    It says: NOTICE TO VISITORS...

    TYhe Vrsic Mountain Pass 1611 meters (and remember I told you in the first tip who built this road......poor souls!) is the highest point on the Vrsic road, the ONLY ROUTE THROUGH THE TRIGLAV NATIONAL PARK.

    Every year traffic congestion grows worse and protected nature is threatened more and more...

    Only your consideration will help us preserve the natural beauty of Vrsic. We are asking visitors to enjoy its wonders ON FOOT, in peace and silence.
    Try to leave your cars in the Valley and walk or take the bus up to the pass.

    Transit through the pass is free, but those STOPPING or PARKING at Vrsic are requested to make a contribution towards the maintenance of car parks and progressive traffic control.

    Thank you
    the Municipality of Bovec
    the Municipality of Kranjska Gora

    But we got this NOTE while standing there!!
    Had we known we would have walked up, not for the little money we had to pay but to help protect the Park.....

    It was just a normal road......well, next time!

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    RUSKA KAPELICA = THE RUSSIAN CHAPEL

    by eden_teuling Written Jul 12, 2003

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    THE RUSSIAN CHAPEL

    During the First World War (1914 - 1918) Kranjska Gora was an important military crossroads.

    The Vrsic pass had to be kept open throughout the winter......

    The road had to be cleared and the road was cleared and cleaned of enormous quantities of snow.
    This hard work had to be done by Russian POWs (Prisoners of War) under the supervision of Austrian soldiers.

    On 12th March 1916, bells began to ring in Kranjska Gora......sad news arrived from Vrsic: a huge wnowslide had buries the Russian Camp below Vrsic, killing more than 300 prisoners and 10 guards.

    In memory of these men, The Russian Chapel was built along the path to Vrsic...

    This monument is only a 100 mts. from the road and there is a sign......I would advise you to take some time to go there and say a prayer for those victims.

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    NEW IN KRANJSKA GORA  -...

    by jmarkoos Written Feb 25, 2003

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    NEW IN KRANJSKA
    GORA  - LARIX HOTEL
    In the beginning of December they are going to
    open a complex of three swimming-pools with total surface of 300 sq. metres. The
    swimming-pools will be equipped with underwater massage with air bubbles and
    geysers. The sole users of one of the swimming-pools will be children. You will
    be able to relax in a whirlpool with the surface of 10 sq. metres. Turkish
    baths, Finnish and infrared saunas with a refreshing cold-water basin will also
    be available. If you want to get sun-tanned you will be able to enjoy a
    solarium. We can also offer classic, reflex and Chinese TU-INA massages,
    magneto-therapy, acupuncture and pedicure.

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    ON THE WAY TO LAKE JASNA

    by novsco61 Updated May 27, 2005

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    It takes only 15 minutes from the centre of Kranjska gora to Lake Jasna.On the way you can admire smaragd green waters of river Pišnica, many little watterfalls and cascades.

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    LAKE JASNA - PART 4

    by novsco61 Updated May 27, 2005

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    One can just sit down and relax admiring wonderful scenery - the Alps, river Pišnica, ducks on the lake,fish in the lake

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    LAKE JASNA - PART 3

    by novsco61 Updated May 27, 2005

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    Crystal clear water of the lake and amazing scenery are ideal for an afternoon picnic.You can find a nice restaurant Jasna there and children's playground.

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    RATECE VILLAGE FESTIVAL....

    by eden_teuling Written Jul 14, 2003

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    DOMESTIC ARTS AND CRAFTS

    This village holiday offers visitors a presentation of local customs, national costumes and domestic arts and crafts....

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    Park near Kranjska Gora

    by Martin_S. Written Dec 13, 2002

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    Tal on Ibex statue, Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

    A beautiful place to relax for a while, with a small lake, a great statue of an Ibex (mountain deer) and the background view of the Julian Alps.

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