Julius Kugy called the highest mountain in the Slovenian Alps a kingdom. Triglav is our national symbol, our “holy mountain”. Triglav has been a symbol of Slovenia since 1895, when it was bought by the parish priest of Dovje, Jakob Aljaž, in order to protect it from Germanisation, and also a symbol of Slovenia after independence. You can climb to the 2864 m high peak of Triglav from the valleys of Vrata, Kot and Krma, from Trenta, from Pokljuka and from Bohinj. The shortest route to Triglav is from the Vrata valley, and the easiest and at the same time the longest is the 7 km long route through the Krma valley.
Aljaž’s tower awaits you at the top. This metal cylinder, which has been declared a cultural and historical monument, was dragged to the top of Triglav by Aljaž’s friends in 1895! The tower during storms acts as Feraday’s cage, as lightning strikes to the exposed summit claimed casualties among the first to approach.