Every now and then we pay a visit to Slovenian grandest park, Volcji potok - Wolf's creek. When we come back, we wonder why we haven't come more often - it's always different, serene, educative and beautiful. Different through different seasons, and different through ageing just like any other garden, or - person.
Great many hours can be spent exploring shaded paths and meadows tucked away from main promenades and trimmed evergreens. Its rosary makes wonderful collection of what possible roses, and on other hand - its 'useful' gardens are fairly well exhibiting trends and practices of organic and traditional gardening.
Many birds try to catch a worm or moth during its last fly. It's an attempt for experts - chop, chop, and they have the meal for the young and for themself. They have become so close with humans they won't even fly away when you come close to them. Newly hatched ducklings would swim with their mother, themselves being only a few days old and already exploring waterways and reeds.
The rhododendron and azalea paths are nicest during late spring when everything blooms in zilion of colors. Even winter visit wasn't boring, and rain doesn't make it bad trip either - but most likely there is not so many people thinking like that. Which is in fact good.
Address: Volcji potok
Directions: details are on their website
- Family Travel
- Hiking and Walking
This place is interesting in every season of the year. People come here for walks in early spring to enjoy the nature's colorful walking. On hot summer daysto find delight in charming colored flower beds, in autumn to find peace and in winter...Every season brings an unique pleasure.
Skofljeloski kruhki - honey bread.
Nowadays more or less a typical souvenir in old days a symbol of wealth and prosperity. Usualy shaped as a heart with impressed carnation flower.
You can keep them for a long time.
The Pyramid El Castillo, Mexico, also named - pyramid of Kukulkana. This ancient monument has got 91 stairs on each side and that is 365 (together with Platform) just like the numbers of the days in one year.
The original Statue of Liberty was given to the USA by France. It was a present at centenary of independence of USA. The statue of Liberty was made by French sculpter Frideric Auguste Bartholdi, whilst inside steel construction was made by Gustave Eiffel.
Or , the flowers are shapet onto peacock, like this one. This year in Arboretum was a special one. Famous worldwide Minimundus from Austria placed on view their miniature of most known buildings, castles, churches from all over the world.
At the end of April and in the first days of May, Tulips flower show is taking place in Volcji Potok Arboretum. Allsorts of tulips in amazing colours are spreading around, some catched in circular flower beds...
Kamnik is an excellent point for the mountaineering in Kamnik Alps nearby. Velika planina is centuries used for pasturage mostly cattle, which is proven by huts in ancient architecture uniqe for this place.
On borders of pasturage there are new tourist huts in the same architecture as old ones, mostly private, and available for renting.
Directions: Photo borrowed from Net.
Kamnik is a very interesting tourist place today. Many cultural events are happened during the whole year. One of the very picturesque is The National Costumes Day -
organized the second weekend in September.
Directions: Photo borrowed from Net
By the legend, the stingy countess Veronika refusing to help at building a Chapel was bewitched by halves girl and by halves snake. By the legend, she was a guardian of the hidden treasure near the Little castle.
Directions: Caffe "Veronika",
Church of the St. Jacob was built in 1492. Founders of Franciscan monastery were count Hohenwart and count Thurn. The Church and monastery were rebuilt in baroque style in 1695 - 1703. In monastery is very valuable library, which was founded in 1627.
The church of Mary's Immaculate Conception, baroque work of architect Gregor Macek (1734) is located in onetime suburb Sutna. A belltower next to the church is the remain of old medieval church.
When you'll be tired of endless exploration of slovenian beauties, specially if you'll be hiking the Kamnisko-Savinjske Alps, please visit this homely little Spa of Snovik.
Snovik is a new Spa complex, built just few years ago (the outdoor pool was opened this year), but the locals are exploiting the medical bennefits of water for decades.
Snovik is a small village in Tuhinjska valley, just 30 km north fom Ljubljana. The locals are mostly farmers, nowdays they also rent really nice appartements for resonable price. The Spa itself offers you indoor and outdoor pools, toboggan, whirpool, water and hand massage, solarium, restaurant and even FKK beach. The water temperature of indoor pool is 29C; in cold winter days you can enjoy the whirpool with 36C - relaxing and enjoying the view of endless mountain forest, covered with snow. It's really relaxing and I hope till the next winter the new sauna compex will be finished. The modern outdoor pool with 500m2 has the temperature about 28C.
The water itself is famous for it's good influence on healt, specially helps with stress it also has good influence on stomach ilness and it helps to get well after injuries and operations.
A day spend here in peacefull nature can really relax you and recharge your batteries.
Directions: The Spa of Snovik is situated in Tuhinjska valley, about 30 km nort from Ljubljana.
- Spa and Resort
The family of elephants in the fullsize. Aren't they amazing. They're "made" of box tree, which is very suitable sort of plant for forming it variously by cutting.
This is a miniature of Church constructed by achitect Hunderdwasser from Vienna. I think all miniatures are very accurate shortened originals. They are also decorated with wonderful flowers.