With its natural beauty, Kranjska Gora has always reached the hearts of various travelers. With its mountains and green valleys, it has fascinated explorers, tourists and travelers from all over the world. Many have written about its natural features in professional texts, as they were impressed by the diversity of the animal and plant world. Sir Humphry Davy accompanied the record of the natural beauties of Slovenia, which he loved to visit, with this summary:
“I liked the Sava Valley the most with its waterfalls and lakes. I don’t know anything more beautiful in Europe.”
As Sir Humphry was also an enthusiastic zoologist and an enthusiastic traveler, his journey took him to Slovenia, more precisely to the village of Podkoren, which is surrounded on one side by the Julian Alps and on the other by the Karavanke.
Sir Humphry Davy, an Englishman, loved to explore and experiment from an early age. The desire to discover new and hard work for many times low pay, led him to very interesting discoveries in the fields of electrochemistry, medicine and chemistry. At his suggestion, a new chemical element, aluminum, was placed in the periodic table in 1904. Sir Humphry, like our cartographer and writer Janez Vajkard Valvasor, was a member of the Royal Society, which has been awarding an honorary medal named after him since 1877.
He visited Slovenia three times: in 1819, 1827 and 1828. He brought to the world the beauties of the Sava Dolinka river, the Zelenci nature reserve and “his old nest”, the village of Podkoren.
In memory of the scientist, a memorial plaque was erected in 1889 at the Razinger homestead, according to the local “Pr ‘Čošelno”, by the Carniolan section of the German and Austrian mountaineering associations. After the First World War, this plate was simply turned over and a Slovenian inscription was engraved on the other side. Read it!
Very good information indeed as a 1st timer to Slovenia. Informative. Looking forward to my planned visit mid next year.
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