Zelenci natural reserve

“There is nothing more beautiful in Europe than this,” wrote Sir Humphry Davy about the beauties of the Sava Valley with its waterfalls and lakes.

Lake Zelenci can be discovered just behind the village of Podkoren on the south side of the main road. Many interesting plant species, including carnivorous sundews, have found a home in this nature reserve, and amphibians and nesting birds are richly represented among animals.

It lies on the northern edge of the Triglav National Park, in the south it is surrounded by the forested Vitranc, and in the north by Karavanke. The swamp with the Drni marsh is about 1,200 meters long, 150 meters wide on average, about 200 meters in the widest part, and about twenty in the narrowest part. In the extreme western part of the swamp is an emerald green lake, from which extremely clean and cold springs boil trough a layer of lake chalk, which gives the water its characteristic blue-green color. Due to its color, the lake with the swamp was named Zelenci. Zelenci do not freeze in winter, their constant temperature throughout the year is about 6 ° C. In 1992, Zelenci and its surroundings were declared a nature reserve by a decree of the municipality of Jesenice.

You can walk to the lake and the swampy surroundings on a special wooden footbridge without harming nature.

An unforgettable green experience.

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Martuljek mountain chain

Martuljek mountain chain

He took a handful of all nice with his hand, weaving them into a wreath over the valley deep.

Mount Triglav

Mount Triglav

Kingdom of the Goldhorn

The Triglav National Park

The Triglav National Park

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

Julian Alps

Julian Alps

The biosphere reserve of the Julian Alps.

Karavanke Mountains

Karavanke Mountains

Karavanke Mountains = a convoy of mountains

Prisank Window

Prisank Window

A window into which you could fit the Ljubljana Skyscraper!

Krnica Valley

Krnica Valley

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

Ledine Intermittent Lake

Ledine Intermittent Lake

Which grass grows the fastest?

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.

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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.

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.

The Walk of Peace

The Walk of Peace

The Walk of Peace from the Alps to the Adriatic combines the heritage, institutions and people along the one-time Isonzo Front, all the way from Mt. Rombon to Trieste.

Cycling trail to Kot & Krma

Cycling trail to Kot & Krma

Cycling path from Mojstrana to Kot and Krma Valleys is a real treat for those who love cycling in the nature.

Radovna cycling trail

Radovna cycling trail

The name Radovna is used for a settlement, creek and 20 km long valley.

Cycling path Vrata

Cycling path Vrata

Cycling path under the Triglav north wall.

Mojstrana – Kranjska Gora cycling trail (D-2)

Mojstrana – Kranjska Gora cycling trail (D-2)

One of the more picturesque trails is the Upper Sava valley trail, which runs along the former railroad from Mojstrana, via Kranjska Gora and to Italy.

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".

Ski touring

Ski touring

Experience the snowy fields of the Upper Sava Valley!

Alpine Village

Alpine Village

Experience the real winter atmosphere of the Alpine Village in Kranjska Gora!

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Stories of Kranjska Gora

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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!

5 ideas of what to do in Kranjska Gora when it rains
5 ideas of what to do in Kranjska Gora when it rains

5 tips on what to do in bad weather in Kranjska Gora.

A notice that changed life in Kranjska Gora forever
A notice that changed life in Kranjska Gora forever

"Let's unite and work together for the prosperity of Kranjska Gora, to elevate and improve traffic, to beautify the place and to facilitate communication with foreigners!"

When white death cuts
When white death cuts

Avalanches were often triggered in the area of Mojstrovka and other peaks that rise above Vršiška cesta during heavy snowfall.

A world traveler enchanted by the Upper Sava Valley
A world traveler enchanted by the Upper Sava Valley

"I know nothing more beautiful in Europe!"

Summer hit: Juliana Trail hiking trail
Summer hit: Juliana Trail hiking trail

At a respectful distance and at the foot of the Alps, the path will lead you along the edge of the Julian Alps and the Triglav National Park.

A day for the mountains: rock pleasures in an idyllic village below Triglav
A day for the mountains: rock pleasures in an idyllic village below Triglav

Taking advantage of the day for the mountains is never a bad decision.

The story of a man who said NO!
The story of a man who said NO!

Let us relive the memory of a man who dared to oppose the authorities!

A legendary savior of human lives
A legendary savior of human lives

Arrival of the legendary "Burduš" helicopter under the ceiling of the Slovenian Mountain Museum.

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