We are so proud to be an essential part of these efforts 😍😍
👉Slovenian Tourist Board and NGO GoodPlace have won the 1st place in the category “Best in Europe” for the efforts in the Green Scheme for Slovenian Tourism and good practices developed by BOHINJ, Maribor, Miren Kras, Idrija and Monstera Bistro.
14th INTERNATIONAL WILDFLOWER FESTIVAL: 23 May – 7 June 2020
International Wild Flower Festival is definitely on! But due to the world-wide situation, we will move it mostly into the digital dimension. While we are still working on the programme, we are making sure, there will be something interesting for everybody.
We are sorry for not being able to share our beloved green and flowery oasis with you on-site as usual, but we hope this year’s virtual upgrade of the festival brings you some joy, serenity and new insights. And maybe also some inspiration for adding new ideas to your travel bucket list.
HIKING AND MOUNTAIN HUTS
We recommend visiting the mountains in small groups and following safety recommendations
We also ask visitors to go to the mountains with common sense and to adapt their hiking tours to their abilities and the equipment they have.
Mountain hut Orožnova koča: from Thursday afternoon to Sunday evening (from June 13 onwards all days of the week)
Mountain huts in the highlands remain closed for the time being, while lower-lying huts open their doors with the customised operation. More information: https://en.pzs.si/.
What safety recommendations should be followed:
In addition to other equipment, keep a protective mask and disinfectant in your backpack
Due to the declared epidemic, mountain rescue takes place in special conditions and, taking into account all protocols, the intervention time from the call of mountain rescuers to the arrival of the victim is significantly extended, even if the injured person is on a mountain trail.
All the injured must be treated as if they were infected with COVID-19, and under this assumption, the helicopter crew may refuse transport if rescue by helicopter is possible at all (weather, wind or mountain conditions).
Mountain trails can be damaged, as the activity of markacists (torn steel cables, damaged feet, damaged individual parts due to erosion activity and the consequences of winter …) has also stopped since the epidemic was declared.
Due to erosion (snow, cold, temperature fluctuations …), which is especially active in the spring, the possibility of falling rocks is increased, especially where the paths run under the walls.
In Bohinj, we are striving to preserve what attracted you the most: beautiful and unspoilt nature, peace and quiet, friendly locals and a variety of opportunities for enjoying nature without any stress.
However, this requires your help. Adhering to the rules we have set up with a clear orientation towards the sustainable development of the destination will ensure that you will leave our home with only pleasant memories.
OUR “HOUSE RULES”
Parking is permitted only in designated parking areas car parks.
Driving motorized vehicles in the natural habitat is not permitted.
Caravans and other vehicles can be parked for an overnight stay only in campsites and in designated caravan parks.
Tenting and bivouacking are only permitted at campsites.
Stay on marked trails.
Drone usage is prohibited in the natural environment of the Triglav National Park.
Due to extremely sensitive biotopes, bathing in high-altitude alpine lakes and water streams (e.g. Mostnica) in the central area is prohibited.
There are no waste bins along hiking trails. Please, carry all your waste to local waste container areas and recycle.
Please, keep your dog on a leash and clean up after your pet.
Dogs are prohibited from bathing at public bathing areas of Lake Bohinj.
Mind your safety as you may encounter tractors, hikers and horse-back riders on the bike path.
Please respect the locals and their property.
ZADIHAJTE NA POLNO Z NARAVO IN LJUDMI JULIJSKIH ALP
Naši ukrepi, s katerimi želim zmanjšati negativne vplive turizma na okolje ter gostom in domačinom izboljšati kakovost življenja in izkušenj.
We are aware of the fragile balance between nature and man and respect the heritage of our ancestors. To preserve the environment and provide integrated service at the same time, we are encouraging the use of sustainable mobility and travelling solutions.
Bohinj and the Triglav National Park are visited by more tourists every year. This further increases the pressure on the sensitive alpine environment. With the desire to relieve the pressure on the lake bowl, we are introducing measures to encourage visitors to use public transport. Parking is only allowed on designated car parks, the most favourable parking is in Bohinjska Bistrica.
There are various transport options available to you:
Waste sorting in Bohinj is standard practice and we ask you to sort waste, too. We have placed waste sorting bins around the lake as is visible on the map. There are no waste bins in the natural environment, therefore waste must be disposed of at municipal waste areas.
We have established an entry-exit point system along the lake and the Sava Bohinjka river and its tributaries, including all the necessary infrastructure such as changing facilities, benches, air pumps for stand-up-paddle boards (SUP) and so on. Your contribution to the use of an entry-exit point is also a contribution to safe and properly regulated activity. Above all, this is also a contribution to the conservation of our unspoilt nature as preserved by our ancestors, which we are obliged to protect and preserve for future generations.
Caravans and campsites
Experience clear nights full of stars on the benches of mountain huts, shelters and bivouacs. This is one of the rules of good manners in the Triglav National Park – two-thirds of its area belongs to the municipality of Bohinj. Camping and staying in bivouacs is permitted only in designated areas.
Tent camping is permitted only in official campsites. The Triglav National Park law also prohibits the parking of motor vehicles, holiday trailers or caravans outside of the designated areas.
And the law and order decree prohibit overnight stays in the area of the municipality of Bohinj in hay barns, hay racks, parks, bus and train stations, areas of apartment buildings not designed for overnight stays, at the market and other inappropriate places.
But in Bohinj, there are two campsites providing amazing scenery for your morning views from your trailer or your tent’s wing with all you need for your comfort. One is located in Ukanc, just a stone’s throw from Lake Bohinj and the other in Bohinjska Bistrica near the Sava Bohinjka river. Moreover, two official car parks for caravans are provided: at
Senožeta in Srednja vas and at the train station in Bohinjska Bistrica.
The Julian Alps card: Bohinj
Bus, train, car train, as well as the excursion boat, are only some of the possibilities, which are offered to the cardholders, thus contributing to the reduction of motor traffic in Bohinj and to environmentally friendly tourism. Bohinj is perfect for enjoying the protected natural and cultural landscape and countryside. Become a part of the vision of creating a green future and use our free transport means that are friendly to the environment. At booking check, if you are entitled to buy the Julian Alps Card: Bohinj.
There’s a hunter soul in all of us. That’s why we love to capture the most majestic moments on camera and share it on social media. Use #ifeelsLOVEnia#Bohinj #LakeBohinj hashtags to becomea proud ambassador of our magnificent country.
Every week, the Slovenian Tourist Board will select the best three among the published photos and videos and share them on the site of the campaign. At the conclusion of the campaign, the authors of the selected photos and videos will participate in a draw for the main prize, i.e. free-of-charge participation at one of the Instameets organised by the Slovenian Tourist Board.
Be guided by a green heart to Bohinj
Campaign boost of the Bohinj Tourist Destination is in the week from 18 – 25 February 2019. We will kindly invite locals, guests and our providers to join us by sharing their most unforgettable moments with us by posting them on social media with #ifeelsLOVEnia #Bohinj #LakeBohinj hashtags.
Ski touring, the discovering of the so-called obscure mountain world on skis, is growing in terms of popularity and acceptance. Winter in the mountains, ski touring equipment and one’s determination are all interconnected to an endless circle of experiences offered by Bohinj in the winter time. In the winter months, when you get a view of the snow capped mountains above Bohinj, you get the chance to experience the mountainous terrain in a completely different manner.
The Julian Alps become a vast terrain packed with ski touring trails and the conditions here are simply the best. Bohinj is believed to be one of the cradles of ski touring in Slovenia and has a distinct advantage against other Alpine areas, due to its natural conditions. The ski touring skiing season both in Bohinj and Julian Alps is fairly long, as it starts in December and finishes in April or in the following months. Ski touring is best during peak season in March and April when the snow is compact, lit by the sun and there is no avalanche danger. The mountain range vistas start off with the foothills of Mt Črna Prst, Mt Rodica and Mt Vogel – the so-called Bohinj-Tolmin mountains. But one has to be careful nevertheless, and it is best to start at Vogel, a dedicated ski slope with ski lifts operating for more than 50 years, offering a great starting point for ski touring.
Bohinj’s Mt Komna probably offers the most picturesque and diverse ski touring area in the Julian Alps. This high plateau with an altitude of around 1,500 meters is a great starting point for touring in all directions. One can choose to take the easy and short ski touring trails, (Kal, Lanževica), short and difficult ones (Podrta Gora, Mahavšček), or the remote ones, such as Krn and Kanjavec.
Mt Komna has a mountain cottage open for public year round where one can get a proper night stay and suitable care. The pastures of Fužina north above Lake Bohinj provide areas of mountain pastures, quiet and secret forests which turn out to be a genuine piece of heaven for ski touring. The valley behind Kopica with Zelnarica, Vogel, Debeli Vrh and Ograda. Aspiring possibilities for ski touring, amongst which Kanjevec takes the number one spot – the longest ski touring trail around here offering 15 km of trails with 2000 meters difference in altitude. One can ski all the way to Stara Fužina if conditions are suitable.
The mountain range around Bohinj ends with peaks above the Pokljuka plateau. One can get to the plateau fairly easily (there is also public transport available) and the place itself offers numerous ski touring trails amongst which the steep Mt Viševnik and the wonderful snow pyramid Mt Veliki Draški Vrh are the most popular. There are really plenty of opportunities for ski touring in the mountains of Bohinj, and the more advanced and fit touring skiers can opt for the so-called Triglav Ski Touring Traverse – nearly all of it stretches at the mountain areas of Bohinj. The traverse starts off at Mt Vogel via Mt Komna to the Valley of the Triglav Lakes, then continues its route via Mt Hribarice all the way to Velo Polje pasture beneath Mt Triglav and only at the last part when going of from Kredarica to the Krma Valley leaves the area of mountains of Bohinj. These difficult 3-4 days ski touring expedition offers accommodations at mountain cottages open year round at Mt Vogel, Mt Komna, and Kredarica. In between, one can rest in the winter rooms or bivouac shelters in the Valley of the Triglav Lakes and at Velo Polje pasture.
Winter brings peace and quiet to the mountains. Cows’ and sheep’s bells are replaced by the silent steps of deer in the snow, and the vivid colours are replaced by more subtle tones. But hiking in winter has its traps. When there are higher temperatures in the valley, the mountain world can already be quite wintery in autumn. The first snow falls quite early in autumn and temperature oscillations make trails icy, thus causing the danger of falls that can be fatal. If you have a lot of experience, if you have checked the weather forecast, chosen a secure trail, if you are in shape and have appropriate equipment, then you are probably prepared to hike in the mountainous world. But you still need to consider some instructions given by the Bohinj Mountain Rescue Service.
GOOD PLANNING IS KEY
Trails are covered in snow in winter, there are no markers, so it is very important to know the trail and the terrain. Due to the snow cover, skis or snowshoes should be used for hiking in winter. Without them, you can quickly get into trouble – the hike extends and requires a good physical condition. And you have to consider this when planning the hike.
You should consider that days are shorter and that distances take more time than in the summer. Huts are closed, except for some individual ones – Koča na Komni, Koča na Lipanci, Orožnova koča na planini Za Liscem, Voje and Uskovnica. The Koča pod Bogatinom alpine hut will be open from the end of February until the end of March. The tracks to those huts are mostly walked in winter, except in heavy snowfall. However, you always have to check the situation before the hike.
ALPINE HUTS, OPEN IN WINTER TIME
BLEJSKA KOČA NA LIPANCI ALPINE HUT (1.630 m)
Planinsko društvo Bled
m: +386 51 633 769, +386 51 621 021
e: [email protected]
DOM NA KOMNI ALPINE HUT (1.520 m)
Planinsko društvo Ljubljana – Matica
m: +386 40 620 784, t: PD +386 1 23 12 645
e: [email protected]
KOČA POD BOGATINOM ALPINE HUT (1.513 m)
Planinsko društvo Srednja vas v Bohinju
t: +386 4 8280 305, m: +386 31 341 821
e: [email protected]
OROŽNOVA KOČA ALPINE HUT ON THE PLANINA ZA LISCEM PASTURE (1346 m)
Planinsko društvo Bohinjska Bistrica
m: +386 51 442 550
e: [email protected]
MERJASEC ALPINE HUT ON VOGEL (1.535 m)
Vogel d. o. o.
t: +386 4 5729 712, m: +386 51 644 316
e: [email protected]
USKOVNICA MOUNTAIN HUT (1.154 m)
Planinsko društvo Srednja vas v Bohinju
m: +386 31 341 814
e: [email protected]
VOJE MOUNTAIN HUT (690 m)
Planinsko društvo Srednja vas v Bohinju
m: +386 41 234 625
WHAT IS PROPER EQUIPMENT FOR WINTER HIKING?
Carry enough clothes to will protect you against the cold and the wind. You also need a lamp and a fully charged mobile phone. Use sun protection too – glasses and sun protection cream. Wear appropriate shoes that should enable the option to attach crampons, though they are only useful if you also use an ice-pick. This equipment is not helpful if you don’t know how to use it. We also strongly advise not to use any replacements for crampons.
CAREFULLY FOLLOW THE WEATHER CONDITIONS
You must also to follow weather conditions. Snowfall and wind are the main reasons for snow slides. Therefore, you should carry an avalanche beacon, a shovel and a probe. This equipment does not guarantee that you won’t be surprised by an avalanche, it’s merely a tool in case you get caught under an avalanche. If this happens, it is most important that you get help, so you should not hike alone and all hikers must be appropriately equipped and trained to search for missing persons under an avalanche.
We recommend that winter hiking is done in the company of an experienced guide or mountain guide. A bivouac offers emergency shelter. But this should not be our goal. There are many bivouacs, but they mostly serve as emergency shelters. They don’t offer food and are not heated. Since these huts don’t have any keepers, if you want to stay in a bivouac, it is important to clean up when you leave.
Please hike wisely. If you don’t have sufficient experience, hike with a mountain guide. For those of you who would like to explore the mountains, Bohinj Mountain Rescue Service recommends attending appropriate courses and lectures related to safe hiking in winter. Don’t hike alone and before any expedition, notify your relatives and friends. Before departure, get information about which trails are passable, because even less demanding trails will be strenuous enough and you will be able to enjoy winter hiking without taking unnecessary risks and exposing yourselves to danger.
SNOW SLIDE DANGER IN THE AREA OF TRIGLAV NATIONAL PARK
The levels of danger base on the European 5-level danger scale. The data about the danger of snow slides are only informative. The data have been obtained in the field from automatic meteorological stations and Triglav National Park supervisors.
“It is our great pleasure to recommend you to spend a few summer evenings in Bohinj by visiting our concerts during the 24rd Summer Music Festival in Bohinj. In the wonderful ambience of St Martin’s Church in Srednja vas and the Culture Hall in Bohinjska Bistrica, we want to create an atmosphere that will make the summer of 2019 even more colourful and give you wonderful memories of Bohinj. We have put all efforts in creating an attractive and interesting programme with top quality local and foreign musical artists. We hope that all music lovers will be able to enjoy this great mosaic of music that we have produced for all kinds of musical tastes. We invite you to view the programme and make your choice. You are warmly invited!”
Roman Leskovic, Art Director
Klemen Langus, Director, Turizem Bohinj
The Summer Music Festival in Bohinj is in complete harmony with the environment, where it enthuses visitors every summer. The amazing acoustic ambience of St Martin’s Church in Srednja vas and the exceptional natural and cultural landscape of Bohinj feature top Slovenian and foreign music artists who overwhelm visitors with their voices and instruments. And this seems completely normal. For the 24rd consecutive year, the festival will tingle all the attendees’ senses. Classical music performed by premium musicians is perhaps not what a random visitor would expect in this hidden valley of Bohinj. However, every year the festival proves that major concerts and grand musicians do not only perform on big concert stages in European capitals but are also hosted in intimate environments, such as the beautiful Bohinj. Every concert is an exceptional experience for classical music buffs, and it will also get under the skin of those who are not that interested in this type of music.
Every year, the programme features diverse pieces for all kinds of musical tastes. We believe that every visitor will be overwhelmed. Many things have been said and written about the proven positive effects of classical music on our body and soil, therefore, we invite you to experience this by yourselves. Live concerts in Bohinj.
1st concert: Chamber Orchestra of the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra