Slovenia - Julian Alps ( Upper Carniola )

APARTMENT   in  Bohinj


Our apartment  is on the outskirts of our village
by the river Sava Bohinjka, 2 - 3 km from Lake of Bohinj
and 3 km from Bohinjska Bistrica ; 20 km west of Bled
and ~80 km northwest of Ljubljana.

Features Include :
3   bedrooms , 2  balconies
1  "kitchen-living room" (SAT-TV, refrigerator, electric  kitchen-range)
1   bathroom with bath tub , 1  small bathroom  with shower , 1  WC
( For 4 - 6 persons, Minimum Stay: 5 - 7 days )


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Bohinj (Triglav National Park)
surrounded by mountains is an
area of outstanding natural beauty.

From spring to autumn there are walking opportunities to suit all.
From an easy stroll to dramatic mountain walking with mountain hut stop overs!

Bohinj  it is an outdoor playground all year round. Ski-ing, cross-country skiing and ice skating in winter.
( Ski slopes Vogel [1500 - 1800m] , Senožeta , Soriška Planina )

Cycling, mountain climbing, fishing, paragliding ... this all you can find in Bohinj.


Bohinj is a region  with an abundance of alpine flowers and other plant life.
In Bohinj you can find more plant species than in the whole of  Scandinavia,
and nearly double those found in the UK. ( Slovenia: 3400 vegetal species , UK: 1800 )

International Wild Flower Festival in Bohinj ( 26. 5. - 11. 6. 2017 ) :
( botanical guided tours , workshops , lectures , ... )

New book 2012 : Wildflower Wonders :
The 50 Best Widflowers Sites in the World , Bob Gibbons - iin this book  are mentioned Julian Alps too.


Sava Bohinjka  is an alpine river with brown trouts, rainbow trouts and graylings .
It flows from Lake Bohinj through "Vale of beechs" and narrow part of
valley with name "Soteska" up to border Bohinj-Bled by hydroelectric power station.

temperature of river Sava Bohinjka :
[6. 9. 2009 = 15°C] , [28. 8. = 23°C] , [23. 8. = 18°C] , [20. 8. =22°C]


Bohinj Lake:

dimension of lake = 4,3 x 1,1 km , length of seaside = 11 km
surface = 3, 19 km2 , volume = 100 Mm3
largest depth = 45 m , average transparency = 10 m

temparatura of water = 0 - 24°C , (cold water (4°C) starts to on depth 5 m
average affluent of Savica to lake = ~5m3/s , average drain at church St. Janez  = 8,34m3/s

largest level of May, lowest  in February , record height of level + 3,7 m (1967)
In the period 1954 - 1990  Bohinj  Lake ice wass forzen on average for 61 days per year.
On shore of Bohinj lake is not buildings.

In Bohinj lake are chars ( by bottom ), lake trouts, chubs, burbots and perchs.


Some interesting places and directions in Bohinj ,
and (one-day) trips on Gorenjska / west Slovenia :

BOHINJ:

- wooded tableland Pokljuka / Jelovica
- with  cable railway on  "Vogel" - ->  ski) chair lift --> Šija
- Soriška planina ( Možic , Lajnar - boundary Italian fortifications made between WWI and WWII )
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Savica Waterfall

The Savica Waterfall  is not the biggest in Slovenia,
but it is important in Slovenian culture because of
the poem "Baptism by Savica"  by the famous slovenian poet France Prešeren.
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Mostnica Gorge

The Gorge is 2 km long, about 20 m deep and in some sections perhaps only
a metre widens. In this beautiful gorge with rapids, small waterfalls and chutes,
you can find interesting erosive forms like "erosive pots" or underwater windows.
There's a famous underwater window with the name "Elephant calf".

Mostnica runs from the valley of Voje  into the Sava Bohinjka.
At the end end of the valley of Voje is  Mostnica waterfall.
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Karst spring of river Bistrica, which flow through Bohinjska Bistrica and it fall
into Sava Bohinjka. The river is not long, but all the same it supply from 60 km2
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Upper Carniola:

- valley of river Sava Dolinka  ( Kranjska Gora , Planica , pass Vršiè )
- Bled , Radovljica ( museum of beekeeping ) , Begunje , Kropa
- Kranj , Škofja Loka , Kamnik + arboretum , Ljubljana
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PRIMORSKA (the valley of river Baca , Soca )

You can go from Bohinj with the train to Nova Gorica
or  with the "car-train" to Most na Soèi and then
with car   from Tolmin to Kobarid (WWI) and Bovec on mountain pass Vrsiè
or from (Tolmin) to Nova Gorica , Gorizia (I) , Goriška Brda (SLO)

Region of town Nova Gorica ( "Slovenian Las Vegas" )
is region of good wines, but battlefield of WWI too.

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Car-train: This train for transport vehicles drives (again) since 1999
between Most na Soci / Podbrdo and Bohinjska Bistrica.
From Primorska to Gorenjska with train instead over mountain pass
(Bohinjsko sedlo 1277 m).
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Tunnel of Bohinj ( 6327,4 m)

Railway tunnel of Bohinj is the longest tunnel
in Slovenia. This tunnel connects country Gorenjska
with country Primorska. The Tunnel was broken 20. 5. 1904
After 1906 through the tunnel drove trains from Vienna to Trieste too. (till 1914)

Primary southern portal German army exploded 6. 5. 1945,
present portal disfigures a door against draught, which now are not more in use.

The tunnel was made as double-track, but owing to
problems with water in the tunnel is one track.
In the tunnel are 2 bigger springs and when rains are abundant
water overflow the tunnel and stops railway traffic
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Ljubljana ---> Postojna -->Skocjan ---> Lipica --> the coast

The slovenian coast: Saltpan of "Secovlje" , Piran , Portorož , ...
On saltpan by Piran  you can see acquisition of salt as 700 years ago.

As a matter of fact all west Slovenia quick (with) the car can be reachable from
Bohinj. Slovenia is not so big. ( 2 hours to Postojna. ) and
Bohinj can be good base for more days / weeks too.


Bled ( Lake ) and Bohinj

Bohinj is close proximity to Bled with a beautiful walk around the lake -
a chance to take a boat trip to the church on the island
in the lake - to ring the church bell ! Bled Lake is smaller like Bohinj Lake ,
but on Lake Bled you can see swans, which on Lake Bohinj you can not see.

On the Lake Bled frequently you can see skiffs, because in Bled
is rowing centre. Members of the rowing club Bled train on
lake Bled but on this lake are rowing-matchs too.
Rowers of Bled was for Olympic Games in Beijin.

Bled is different like Bohinj, but in Bled you can go on castle ,
sweeten with "Kremšnita-s" , observe swans . From Bled you can go
to gorge "Vintgar" ,  or the valey of river Radovna ( waterfall Periènik )
Above Bohinjska Bela by Bled is a cave too, but visits are not every
day and first you must go on hill with name "Oldwomanish tooth"

Dimension of lake =  2,1 x 1,1 km , length of seaside = 6 km
surface =  1, 43 km2 , volume = 31 Mm3 ,  largest depth = 30 m ,
( carps, ( ~20 kg) , wels, pikes and pike perchs too. )


Good souvenirs from Slovenia :
the lace of Idria , products of glass from factory Rogaska , small model of corn-rack
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ATM is in Boh. Bistrica by "Gorenjska Banka" and in by post office by Lake Bohinj too.

Slovenia - a state between Venice and Vienna.
Visit land between the Alps and the Mediterranean,
and where you can find karst too.

You searching  for Holiday rentals / Vacation rentals
in BOHINJ (Julian Alps / Upper Carniola ) ?

Our apartment is available for holiday rentals.
Situated on the outskirts of the village in valley of Sava Bohinjka
It is Self-Catering (Family Accommodation) in Bohinj. E-mail


I  feel  Slovenia.
Slovenia - a diversity to discover

20 years of independence of Slovenia  [^ 2 /\ 0 ^ ] 1991 - 2011   http://www.twenty.si


Attention: Vignettes in Slovenia

From 1. 7. 2008 vignette is obligatory
for use of a toll roads ( highway )
(if weight does not exceed 3.500 kg):

Dars.si/,,,/Vignette_308.aspx



In August are Fireworks above Lake Bohinj in - Slovenia
On lake are floating candles in eggshells and a bonfire.
VIDEOs : Youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfI4AbH9SGlklH6U0m3U-Y1aRSaeRasUw
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Paying for parking in Bohinj can be till 1,50 € for 1 hour ,
BUT with Bohinj guest card
all the parking places are GRATIS
( 1 adult + 1 child = from 19 €  )
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Cow's Ball (17. 9. 2017) in BOHINJ by west bank of Lake Bohinj.
dance , accordionist(s) , cows of Bohinj ....
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Mountain marathon of 4 communes in Slovenia
( Bohinj , Tolmin , Železniki , Cerkno ) , June
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Triatlon of Bohinj (26. 8. 2017)
-8 km of rowing on Bohinj-Lake , -16 km with (mountain) bike , -8 km of race
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Cheese of Bohinj is a hard Chees with eyes ( d = 5 - 15 mm)
made in form of whole cheese. ( m = 45 - 55 kg , d = 60 cm).
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A raw milk vending machine is in Bohinj too. 1L = 1 €
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Valentin VODNIK (1758 - 1819) was first parish priest in Koprivnik
(a village in Bohinj) but he was grammarian, translator,. too
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Slovenia land of Carniolan spiced pork sausage , pies "štruklji",
nut / raisin rolls "potica" and drinking water from tap almost everywhere
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Slovenia = 60% forest, capital Ljubljana is mixture Vienna + Prague,
"Goriška Brda" = like slovenian Tuscany and Bohinj is beautiful too
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Sep 4th 2009: This morning heavy rain. It was ~ 100 l /m2 .
Landslides in Soteska. Road Bohinj - Bled was closed.
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25. 12. 2009 It was raining very hard (~ 500 l/m2) in Bohinj
The roads in Bohinj and Bohinj - Bled was closed , cellars flooded ,
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Volcanic crockery in Bohinj only on region south of Lake Bohinj. - tuff.
Last active (submarine) volcano was in Slovenia 30 M Years ago
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Halloween2009 in Bohinj: (30. 10. 09) It was children-witches with brooms,
party games, pumpkins and "ghosts" too
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8. 2. 2010 was the opening of the library in other building
in Boh. Bistrica by bank: 350 m2 ,7 PC , 20.000 books - "Bukovcem bukve svet'jo"
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26.- 27. 6. First Open Slovenian Championship for FJ sailors on Lake Bohinj  football
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31. 7. 2010 Slovenian Prime Minister and Madam President of Croatian government in Bohinj
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Chocolate Festival in Radovljica  http://www.festival-cokolade.si/en/
Chocolatiers from Slovenia , Tasting of chocolate , Cooking show , ... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Slovenia and EU presidency 2008 [Eu2008.si/info/en/index.html]

Slovenia, in the centre of Europa in first half  year 2008 was also "the centre of EU" too.
It took over the EU presidency from Portugal and in June 2008 was succeeded by France.

The majority of events were held in  "Brdo" by the airport, and some in Bled.
More than 20,000 visitors were present for the events.