Jakob Aljaž

“Our Triglav King Matjaž – priest of Dovje – Aljaž”

The monument stands on the right side of the main road towards Kranjska Gora at the intersection MojstranaDovje. The visit does not take much time, but it gives you the memory of one of the most talented Slovenes.

The monument in honor of Jakob Aljaž was unveiled on August 27, 1989, on the 100th anniversary of Aljaž‘s arrival in Dovje and is the work of sculptor Nebojša Mitrić from Belgrade, Serbia.

Aljaž worked at Dovje for 38 years and made history in Slovenia. He was one of the organizers in the construction of the waterworks in Dovje, the founder of the Dovje Educational Association, he initiated the construction of a cultural center, and renovated the church of Sv. Michael and the rectory, he was a pastor and guide in better, more advanced times. On 15 April 1895, he bought the “peak” of Veliki Triglav from the municipalities of Dovje and Mojstrana for one goldinar, for a total of 16 square meters of land, and began the construction of the tower. The Planinski vestnik wrote in May 1895: “Many may find the whole plan unfeasible, but the steely perseverance and sacrifice of the pastor will certainly succeed in carrying out this beautiful building. The Aljaž Tower will be the tallest building not only in Slovenia but in the Slavic world in general. “

He died in 1927 in Dovje, where he is also buried. The walking stick with which he set foot on the mountains is today stored in the Slovenian Mountaineering Museum in Mojstrana. In the parish church in Dovje, it is possible to see Aljaž‘s memorial room.

In addition to all the above, we are reminded of him by the words engraved on his tombstone in the church of Sv. Mihaela:

»EVERY MORNING IN NEW DAWN

OUR MOUNTAINS SHINE-

THEY WAIT- WHEN DO YOU COME AGAIN-

YOU THE HOLY GUARDIAN:

OUR KING MATJAŽ OF TRIGLAV –

PASTOR FROM DOVJE – ALJAŽ «

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Krnica Valley

Krnica Valley

Krnica is an approximately 6 km long mountain valley south of Kranjska Gora.

Julian Alps

Julian Alps

The biosphere reserve of the Julian Alps.

Martuljek mountain chain

Martuljek mountain chain

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The Triglav National Park

The Triglav National Park

Discover the Kingdom of Zlatorog, the only national park in Slovenia.

Karavanke Mountains

Karavanke Mountains

Karavanke Mountains = a convoy of mountains

Prisank Window

Prisank Window

A window into which you could fit the Ljubljana Skyscraper!

Mount Triglav

Mount Triglav

Kingdom of the Goldhorn

Radovna Valley

Radovna Valley

The Radovna Valley lies entirely in the area of ​​the Triglav National Park (TNP).

Krma Valley

Krma Valley

The easiest and the longest trail to Mount Triglav.

Mala Pišnica Valley

Mala Pišnica Valley

In the upper part of the valley there is even a primeval forest remnant with one of the oldest and most powerful larch trees in Europe.

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Juliana SkiTour

Juliana SkiTour

Juliana SkiTour is a four-day ski tour across the Julian Alps. Juliana SkiTour is not a long-distance and uninterrupted ski connection, but a combination of four different touring skis.

Juliana Trail

Juliana Trail

A trail that does not conquer mountain tops but leads you in a respectful distance of the peaks along the edge of the Julian Alps and Triglav National Park.

Virtual experience of Slovenian mountains

Virtual experience of Slovenian mountains

Fly just above the highest Slovenian peaks. Descend from the top of Triglav and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Vrata valley.

Snow tunnel and cross-country skiing

Snow tunnel and cross-country skiing

Winter conditions in the middle of summer!

Skiing

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You can choose between 18 ski slopes of different technical difficulty.

Ski touring

Ski touring

Experience the snowy fields of the Upper Sava Valley!

Alpine Village

Alpine Village

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Sledding and snowshoeing

Sledding and snowshoeing

Trekking through snowy Kranjska Gora with “big feet” at night...

Ice skating

Ice skating

During the winter in Kranjska Gora, you only have to put on your skates or rent them, and you can already start skating in the artificial skating rink "Borovška šajba".

Cross-country skiing

Cross-country skiing

Snowy route, guide me! Set your own trail for cross-country skiing!

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In Kranjska Gora and the surrounding areas, lively experiences of the Julian Alps await you. There are plenty of experiences that you want to try for yourself, from actively spending your holidays to peacefully discovering your natural and cultural heritage. You can discover the secrets of well-being in the rich wellness offer, attend business and social meetings or explore the mystical past of the Upper Sava Valley with your family. This is where the adventure begins!

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5 things not to be missed in the autumn-colored Kranjska Gora

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World Bee Day and a picnic area for bees

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Magical locations of Kranjska Gora

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