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February 27, 2019

Razglašena velika požarna ogroženost naravnega okolja

Obdobje suhega in za ta letni čas nadpovprečno toplega vremena je že ustvarilo pogoje za povečano možnost nastanka požarov v naravnem okolju na območju celotne države. Obenem je napočil čas intenzivnejšega odstranjevanja suhih ostankov kmetijskih rastlin in drugega rastlinja z vrtov, njiv, travnikov in gozdov, pogosto s kurjenjem in požiganjem. Število požarov v naravnem okolju se je zaradi tega v zadnjih dneh povečalo.

Uprava RS za zaščito in reševanje razglaša veliko požarno ogroženost naravnega okolja, ki od 23. februarja dalje velja na Primorskem, od 25. februarja 2019 dalje pa na območju celotne države.

V času razglašene velike požarne ogroženosti je v naravnem okolju poleg požiganja in odmetavanja gorečih ali drugih predmetov ali snovi, ki lahko povzročijo požar, prepovedano tudi kuriti, kuriti kresove, požigati na območjih ob infrastrukturnih objektih, izven pozidanih površin uporabljati predmete, naprave ali izvajati aktivnosti, ki lahko povzročijo požar, ter izvajati ognjemete.

February 27, 2019

Reconstruction of the road in Bohinjska Bistrica

Second part of the project on the Triglavska Cesta road in Bohinjska Bistrica started on 11 February and is due at the end of March.  During the major works on the road, partial roadblock might be established.

 

February 15, 2019

Make new memories and share them with us

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 become a 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.

 

 

December 10, 2018

Bohinj – Heaven for ski touring

Avtor: Martin Šolar

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.

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December 10, 2018

Hiking in Winter

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)
    Open every day from: 23. 2. – 24. 3. 2019
    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)
    Open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and on holiday
    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
    e: [email protected]

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.

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July 23, 2018

Official souveniers #Triglav240

Souveniers are created in cooperation with local businesses and presents the official celebration slogan: Only 4 brave or slovene version Višje ne gre.

Where to buy souvenirs?

  • On website: www.jonbiro.si
  • Bohinj Toursti Association – TIC Bohinj (Ribčev Laz)
  • Triglav National Park centres
  • Alpinsport (Ribčev Laz)
  • Vodnikov Dom alpine hut at Velo polje (PD Srednja vas)
  • Žičnice Vogel (only backpacks)
  • Uskovnica alpine hut (PD Srednja vas)
  • Alpine Dairy Farming museum (Stara Fužina)
  • Tomaž Godec museum (Bohinjska Bistrica)
  • Slovenian Alpine museum (Mojstrana)
  • TIC Tolmin (Turizem Dolina Soče)
  • TIC Kobarid (Turizem Dolina Soče)
  • TIC Bovec (Turizem Dolina Soče)
  • Ethno Gallery in Bohinjska Bistrica (only books)

#Triglav240 products:

  • T-shirts
  • Sports towels
  • Sports hats
  • Sports backpacks
  • Lighters
  • Pencils
  • Magnets
  • Postcards
  • Napkins
  • Books
  • Leather change purse
June 12, 2018

About Bohinj Summer Music Festival 2018

“It is our great pleasure to recommend you to spend a few summer evenings in Bohinj by visiting our concerts during the 23rd 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 2018 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 23rd 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.

2018 PROGRAMME

This year’s festival will commemorate many mountaineers who have died in the walls of Triglav in 240 years since the first climb to its summit, with the introductory concert of Mozart’s Requiem by the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir on 23 June in St Nicholas’ Church in Bohinjska Bistrica.

 1st concert: W.A.Mozart – Requiem in D minor, KV 626

2nd concert: STRATOS QUARTET

3rd concert: Vita Peterlin and Žan Trobas

4th concert: Elvira Hasanagič and Aleksandra Pavlovič

5th concert: Eva Nina Kozmus, Ruña t’Hart and Jacques Péréz

6th concert: Karol Daniš and Anton Bashynskyi

May 29, 2018

Slovenia Green Silver

This certificate confirms the sustainable development of Bohinj destination.

 

May 17, 2018

Floral cuisine

In spring, when the first primroses blossom and meadows and forests are in full bloom, there are more than 1000 different types of flowers that turn Bohinj into a large natural botanical garden. A garden that grows and changes every day. A garden that we do not water, dig through, nor weed … we just let it grow its own way. This garden is the core of the International Wild Flower Festival. Guided botanical excursions take us to areas of rocks, meadows and forests, where we can see different flowers.

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME IS WICKERED FROM FLOWERS

The International Wild Flower Festival programme is very diverse and offers various events, workshops, cultural events, lectures, exhibitions and other activities; however, the heart of the festival are short and long walks, where we can really feel the richness of flora in Bohinj. Although there are many reasons to visit the festival, one of the main ones is the diversity of flowers that still grow in the Alps.

There are 84 different types of wild orchids growing in Slovenia, and 42 of them grow in the area of the Julian Alps, i.e. also in Bohinj. Our flora is therefore extensive.

GUIDED BOTANICAL TOURS AND CULINARY EVENINGS

Various day excursions guided by experts will take all wildflower admirers to the hidden corners of autochthonous wildflowers. While the excursions might be intended only for visitors, we believe that also we, the local people, who are used to the flowery background, are amazed every time we see this beauty of nature and admire it.

During the festival, visitors can choose among short, long and difficult hikes to the hidden habitats of flowers which have disappeared from meadows elsewhere in the world. The guided hikes end with lunch or dinner at local inns offering flower menus. Let your step be light and careful because our trails are all overgrown with flowers.

May 17, 2018

Bohinj in bloom

Spring is most beautiful in Bohinj. Not because it is not beautiful elsewhere, but because it seems quite different and special in Bohinj. After a long winter, when the peaks are covered in snow and the white colour reflects on the lake surface, the forests are still freshly green, the trees, meadows, slopes and even the rocks are in bloom …

The richness of flowers and colours seems more intense than in other places. The shadows of the mountains and clouds constantly change the image of the blossomy landscape. The real explosion of colours happens in May and June when the annual Wild Flower Festival takes place in Bohinj. All of Bohinj blossoms in thousands of shades.

RICH AND VERY INTERESTING PROGRAMME

This year’s festival will feature a very diverse programme. Traditional expert and visitor-oriented topics and lectures will be held every day. Guided botanical walks and themed excursions, workshops and other events are intended for all generations and admirers of flowers, nature, and herbs and for discovering new knowledge. Some festival events have been implemented in the past and we have also added new ones that are intended for children and those who want to experience nature early in the morning. Everyone can find something for themselves.

The pre-festival events start on Friday, 18 May, in the “Dobro jutro Slovenija” show that will be broadcast from Bohinj. At this live broadcast, we will present Bohinj and invite viewers to visit the Wild Flower Festival. Saturday and Sunday (19 and 20 May) will be intended for the youngest, i.e. at the Zlatorog’s Fairyland in Ukanc.

OFFICIAL OPENING

The official opening of the festival will take place on 26 May, when the whole day will be filled with various events and a market featuring products made in Bohinj and also from across Slovenia, where the emphasis will be on flowers, herbs, honey products and cuisine. The first festival market will take place in Bohinjska Bistrica, at the Jože Ažman Culture Hall. Mrs Marija Merljak will guide us through the market and featured events. The festive opening ceremony of the 12th Wild Flower Festival will take place in the evening at the Jože Ažman Culture Hall, and visitors will be able to enjoy the culinary delights after the official opening too. The second festival market will take place on 9 June at the Pod Skalco event place in Ribčev Laz, and it will be mentored by the distinguished Slovenian nutritionist, Mrs Marija Merljak.

Do not miss the cultural and musical events, concerts and performances that will be featured within the scope of the festival programme. This year, the villages of Bohinj will also be actively included in the festival programme, because they will feature festival events in their village centres, and various inns will offer flower menus.

The number of visitors to the festival grows every year. In more than a decade, the festival has developed into an extensive event that inspires and expands its circle of fans and admirers.

PEOPLE AND NATURE

Today, the festival connects the people of Bohinj with guests who know how to appreciate the efforts to preserve natural heritage and the balance between people and fragile nature. Perhaps the magic of the festival is right in the fact that this is “our” festival. The people of Bohinj are integrated into the festival with our work, all invested time, efforts and hospitality. And we should not forget about the cuisine. The flora and herbal richness have paved the way to our inns and homes, therefore Bohinj is becoming even more distinguished by its exceptional traditional cuisine.

OUR BOHINJ IS A GRAND BOTANICAL GARDEN

The International Wild Flower Festival is a time when the people of Bohinj can show the best of Bohinj to visitors, when we can all enjoy the magnificent natural background of the colourful meadows and mighty mountains, and the pristine image of all the richness of the traditions and the original way of life. We can be really proud of ourselves and our unique festival.

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