Triglav Nacionalni Park Travel Guide

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Triglav Nacionalni Park Highlights

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     It feels like a different planet up there 

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     Not exactly undiscovered. 

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     Go for it. 

Triglav Nacionalni Park Things to Do

  • VRSIC PASS

    See my entry for this splendid alpine area in the Slovenia pages. This is the highest pass in the park - also in Slovenia - at 1611 meters. Prisank towers above to the east and the Mala Mojstrovka to the west. A fairly easy trail takes you atop the latter while the former is a more formidable undertaking.The road was built - by Russian POW's - to...

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  • LION OF PREDIL

    This is a large monument along the road side as the road to Predil Pass passes directly through the old Austrian fort built to defend against Napoleonic French armies. Most of the defenders were killed including their commander Captain Johann Hermann von Hermansdorf as the fort was taken. The Austrian dead are buried in a common tomb just off the...

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  • PREDIL PASS

    North from Bovec, the Predil Pass gives one direct access to the Italian city of Tarvisio and southern Austria beyond. Many use this pass to get into the upper Sava valley around Kranjska Gora from the south as well, rather than the more intense Vrsic Pass. There is only one hairpin turn on the Slovene side and 6 on the Italian side, as opposed to...

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  • BATOGNICA

    See my WWI walks travellogue for more on this and Krn peak. Suffice it to say that the battlefields are still present high up atop this 2164 meter tall peak. The rusted remants of armies past, tunnels, bunkers and trenches. You can easily fit this peak into an itinerary with Krn Peak or you could spend the entire day wandering about, using the hut...

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  • KRN PEAK/MONTE NERO

    Already described in my Slovenia pages and in the travellogue about wandering through the old WWI battlefields high above Kobarid. This peak is on the SW boundary of the park. Seen from the west along the Soca Valley near Kobarid, the peak is very dramatic, towering high into the air in Matterhorn-fashion. The history of the desperate fighting that...

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  • KRMA VALLEY

    Tourist brochures like to describe this alpine valley and that one as the "Yosemite valley of Europe" - Lauterbrunnen comes to my mind. But the imposing mountain walls on either side of the Krma bring Yosemite thoughts dancing in my mind. The path up the valley is long, but easy. It used to be the supply route for pack trains that replinished the...

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Triglav Nacionalni Park Restaurants

  • Creamy hazelnuts icecream and pizza !

    There are several little restaurants on the road...they are all quit good and cheap !I really like the gnocchi with creamsauce.Try their local strudel.....with apple, raisins and some nuts.Very heavy.....so try to make some space in your stomach.

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  • Slowfood!

    Its on the way to Triglav, in Kranj area. They mix local food with international and make the greatest asparagus soup that I tried. The family is very nice, their young sons as well as the father have been through ENOLOGY course and can reccomend the best wines in the area. The atmosphere is nice and cosy and they have parking available. IN the...

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  • Some Refreshments...

    At the entrance of Vintgar Gorge, and at the Šum waterfall (the last entrance or exit, depends where you started first) there are cafes serving refreshments.So, sit down for a few minutes & enjoying the sceneries around you.

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Triglav Nacionalni Park Nightlife

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    Wiped out!

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    After a long day of hiking, have a meal at the hut you stay at, talk with others if you can find a common language and then hit the sack. You will likely be wiped out, so sleeping is a quite welcome nightlife activity.

    Dress Code: Your pajamas

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Triglav Nacionalni Park Transportation

  • Get your car on the train

    If you need to get from Lake Bohinj towards the Soca river valley, you can take the train from Bohinjska Bistrica. The train goes through a 6 km tunnel and saves you a huge detour. If you have your car with you, you can load it to the train. You can just get off at the first stop of Podbrdo and drive in the narrow roads, between the villages of the...

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  • By Walking...

    If you want to walk to reach Vintgar Gorge, here's the direction :HEAD NORTH-WEST ON PRESERNOVA CESTA THEN NORTH ON PARTIZANSKA CESTA TO CESTA V VINTGAR.YOU WILL ARRIVE IN A SMALL VILLAGE CALLED PODHOM.FROM HERE, YOU CAM ALWAYS SEE THE SIGNS TO VINTGAR GORGE. RIGHT TO THE GORGE'S ENTRANCE.

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  • Another Way...

    Another way to reach Vintgar Gorge is :Motorway: 4 km, Karavanke Tunnel 16 km Airports: Brnik (Ljubljana) 25 kmRailway Stations: Bled - Jezero 2 km, Lesce - Bled 5 km Local bus connections: Every hour from/to Ljubljana and Bohinj.

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Triglav Nacionalni Park Shopping

  • How to ask for local stuff on the way

    Here are some tips on how to ask for local Slovenian stuff for on the wayyogurt jogurt (cold) milk (hladno) mleko strudel zavitek/štrudelj (coll.) raised doughnut krof tea with lemon/rum/milk èaj z limono / èaj z rumom / èaj z mlekom bread roll žemljo croissant kifeljèek cold sandwich sendviè Or if you want to have breakfast before hiking you go...

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  • Not your typical shopping experience

    Okay, it's not like you will have a wide selection or anything, but if you need a little extra something while on the trails, stop at the hut. They can sell you some drinks to give you an energy boost. You may want to try a "Sola", it is packed with vitamins. Cash!!!!!!

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Triglav Nacionalni Park Local Customs

  • Mountain Flowers

    Amazing bluebells get trought the rock mass. On your climbing to the mountains, you'll pass the most beautiful mountain flowers. It look like they grow directly from the rock.

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  • Mountain flowers

    Another beautiful flower. Its name is Aconitum Napellus - in english "Grandmother's Nightcap"Thanks JLBG.

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  • Mountain flowers

    Mountain's flowersThe name of this flower is Anemona Pulsatilia - in english "Pasque Flower"Thanks JLBG.

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Triglav Nacionalni Park Warnings and Dangers

  • Know where you are going

    Review the map before the trip and during the trip. Keep your bearings so you don't get lost. There are some trail signs and look for the red and white circles that mark the trail.

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  • "Poison mushrooms"

    This mushroom is popularly called Muhara (in Croatian) and is toxic. DescriptionAmanita muscaria var. muscaria, the toadstool if there ever was one, is a different type of fungal intoxicant producing Class F poisoning (Poisindex II). The onset of symptoms occurs 30 minutes to 2 hours after eating the mushrooms and is due to the toxins muscimol and...

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  • Very slippery rocks!

    Since the altitude is so great, except from the peak summer months expect ice on the rocks. Always bring the spikes along! I visited in August, started to a sunny day and as soon as we got a little higher it started raining and became windy and suddenly frosty too! Great help are gloves too since there are steel ropes nailed into rocks to help you...

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Triglav Nacionalni Park Tourist Traps

  • Slap Savica near Bohinj

    The Savica waterfall is a very famous waterfall, but I found it overstated. First you have to pay for the parking, then for using the way up to the waterfall and after you’ve climbed up those 500 stairs on a quite boring path you stand on a little platform in front of lattices – and only can view the waterfall through this grille. I now know why...

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  • Kredarica - no warm water! No shower!

    Ok, be prepared for no heating in the rooms, when I was there they were short on food, make sure you have a reservation and enough money caus it aint cheap. Kredarica is, althought, the only place upthere that may be open also in the wintertime. Make sure to check, if you are going there, that its really open and has places to stay. If you are a...

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Triglav Nacionalni Park What to Pack

  • Must bring items

    Backpack Rain coat or water repellent jacket, gloves, shoe spikes, hiking poles, hat, shawl and always 2 sets of shirts and socks since you sweat a lot and get wet quickly :) Aspirin and small bottle of vodka. Binoculars Spikes and gloves, compas, mirror.

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  • A Good Map...

    Well, you don't really need a good map when visiting or walking around intagr Gorge as the areas are fully signed-posted. To give you some better orientation of the area, you could see here the map of Vintgar Gorge itself.So that you know how far you would be walking, the check-points that you have to pass through, to prevent from getting lost...

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  • Walking Gears...

    You can leave your luggage or bags at the Entrance Office as you entered Vintgar Gorge. A good pair of walking shoes would be sufficient & make sure they are non-slippery because you would be walking on some bridges, over some small rivers & some bridges which clung to the rocks. They could get slippery. Definitely a photo camera would be enough.

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Triglav Nacionalni Park Off The Beaten Path

  • POCAR FARMHOUSE

    Lying about 10 km south of Mojstrana in the NE area of the park, is the Radovna Valley. Here, where the Kot and Krma valleys end there journeys out from the highest peaks of the Julians, are the beautiful meadows of the Radovna. Mountains spire above on all sides. People have lived here since at least 1609. One family, the Pocars, were one of the 6...

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  • The Savica Waterfall

    The Slap Savica/Savica Waterfall is 51 m. high.How to get there:Once you reach Bohijn Lake from Bled, drive leaving it on your right for about 4 kms. and you will reach a parking area (you have to pay to leave the car; 3,00 € in August '09).Once there, be ready to walk up along a path but with steps and quite steepy. After around 20 minutes, you...

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  • Alpine Salamander is protected!

    This little animal was quite guey and sometimes slow, sometimes fast. Here is a charming photo of it in the mudd!Status: This species is classified as Vulnerable (VU C2a) by the IUCN Red List 2003.DescriptionThe large alpine salamander was first described as recently as 1988. It is a little-known species, that is generally similar in appearance to...

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  • General Info

    Tourism OfficeLjubljanska cesta 274260 BLED • SLOVENIA- Tel.: (+386) (0)4 578 02 00- Fax: (+386) (0)4 578 02 01- Internet: www.tnp.si/national_park- E. mail.: triglavski-narodni-park@tnp.gov.si

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  • Marked paths

    When going to hike in Triglav National Park you will be suprised how well the paths are marked. So you just need to follow them and it is almost impossible to get lost. The trails themselves are often marked with the white/red colours as on the picture. But always - be carefull and take care! There are many walks and hikes that can be enjoyed in...

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  • Swimming in water cold as 8 degrees?

    My friend Tommy from Sweden had enough courage to go inside one of the cold lake of Triglav National Park. I just put my feet inside it and was almost freezed. So if you decide to swim there is a possibility but only if you are used to such cold temperatures. Othervise I do not recommend it. Specially cose even Tommy (who is used to such...

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Slap Peričnik in the Vrata Valley
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Hiking Around - Pericnik Waterfall
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The mountainpass Vrsic
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Rafting.........follow the river's flow !!
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Navigating in the snow
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Julian Alps - Mt. Triglav the pride of Slovenia
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Triglav - mountain hut for hikers
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Triglav - The peaks and valleys
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Bled and Bohinj lake on the way
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Find out if the huts are open!!!!
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Drink the local "BOROVNICEVEC"
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