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I'm going to give you Slovenias top 5 destinations, #1 being the most important... The first three are in the same region, good for a one day trip. You can get more info here: http://www.sloveniaforyou.com/InfoBled.htm Here is also the most IMPORTANT web site for people traveling in Slovenia: http://www.slovenia.info/en/Home.htm?home=0&lng=2 1. Bled

Bled is known for the glacial Lake Bled, which makes it a major tourist attraction. Perched on a rock overlooking the lake is the iconic Bled Castle. The town is also known in Slovenia for its vanilla-andcream pastry called kremna rezina ("cream slice") or kremšnita (from German Cremeschnitte). You can take a small boat to the middel of the lake, where the little island with a church is located. You can take a train or a bus from the capital (Ljubljana). 2. Bohinj

Bohinj and lake Bohinj is located only 20km from Bled. Bohinj has become a starting point for tourists for day trips, for walks on the trails that run throughout the valley, and for mountaineering and climbing tours. It is also associated with the nearby Bohinj Railway, which includes the Bohinj Tunnel. In winter the valley becomes a winter sports centre for skiers, snowboarders, ice climbers, as well as ice skaters on Lake Bohinj. During the summer, Lake Bohinj is frequented by swimmers, and with the Sava Bohinjka River, kayakers and fishermen as well. Biking, trekking and climbing are also typical tourist activities in the area.

Along the narrow passage. where you pay entrance fee. is a small dam. The Savica runs over 38 m long level and falls almost 51 m deep. Total difference in height is 78 m. and in clear pools it finds peace for a few moments. vintgar Savica Waterfall is the most famous Slovenian waterfall. which is artificially supported. The gorge has been arranged for visitors for more than a hundred years. Slap savica. You can drive by car from Ukanc (4 km) towards the Savica Waterfall and park at the hut (Koča pri Savici).5 km from Bled). Both waterfalls together form the two-part waterfall in the shape of the letter A. galleries and bridges constructed in the rock. where the Radovna river thrashes loudly against its rocky confines.50 EUR The Vintgar gorge is one of the most popular natural features in Slovenia. and then by local roads the route leads to the entrance to the gorge itself (3.3. . Another smaller waterfall also falls 25 m deep. If you prefer to walk. Then you continue to stone bridge over the Mala Savica. you can start at Zlatorog hotel in Ukanc. At the waterfall the trail leaves the Radovna and rises up a track heading south-east to the chapel of St Catherine above Zasip. Walk above the Savica gorge and you will access the viewing point (approximately 20 minutes walk). the highest river fall in Slovenia. From here there is one of the finest views over the entire area of Bled. The Radovna flows over cascades and rapids. The trail runs through the 1600 m long gorge. The Vintgar gorge ends at the delightful Šum waterfall. From Bled the route leads north towards the village of Podhom. Just follow the signs and in about an hour you will come to the hut under the Savica Waterfall. there are paths. All along the road there are clear signs for Vintgar. Entrance Fee Adults 2. Right after the pool.

: V.00.: VII. Czech. 10. 17. Catherine's church and take a scenic walk across the meadows which offer marveouls views on Karavanke mountain range. French. 11. 12.The path through Vintgar gorge leads along the wooden bridges. electricity arrived in 1884.II. Today you begin your visit aboard the cave train.00. Visitors to the cave are dazzled by a wealth of speleothems: calcite formations. Russian.III. Bleda and its surroundings and Mt.00. Spanish. 15... Hungarian. 14. English. Croation.X. In 1872 railway lines were laid in the cave. 12. 18. where the geological past is recorded in a unique manner.00. Polish.00.VI.. Triglav. Postojna caves Postojna Cave is a network of 20 kilometres of passages.00. 15:00 IV. 15.00. The constant temperatureinthe caves ranges from 8 to 10° C..: 10:00. Italian.00.00. 14:00. View the largest collection of cave animals in one place.IX.00 . The nearby Pivka and Črna jama caves are also worth a visit. A guided visit lasts an hour and a half.. 16.XII.00. Hebrew.00.00. the Ljubljanska valley.. It is the largest cave in the “classic karst” and the most vis¬ited show cave in Europe.00 9:00. galleries and rushing river Radovna through the picturesque gorge. 4. One can find its way back pass St.00. 10. 16:00 9:00. the electric lighting allows you to admire the size and splendour of the underground world. galleries and chambers into which experienced guides have accompanied more than 31 million visitors in the last 188 years. 12:00.. colours and age. 13. 11. 13. Japanese and Chinese language /Mandarin/). 14. 12:00.00.00. Take the train through the underground world of the largest cave in the Classic Karst and the most visited tourist cave in Europe to see magnificent caverns and glistening stalactite formations. which measure 1600m and ends with 26-metre waterfall Šum. 17. Audioguides are available in 14 languages (Slovene. 16.XI. German. Timetable of visits: I. stalactites and stalagmites abounding in a variety of shapes. : 10:00.VIII..

it has been influenced by its geographic position at the crossroads of the Slavic world with the Germanic and Latincultures Ljubljana Castle (Ljubljanski grad) is the most spectacular sight of Ljubljana.5. With approximately 272..000 inhabitants. and is the centre of the City Municipality of Ljubljana. Any other information on Slovenia can be found here: http://www. There is proven evidence that the hill on top of which it is situated was inhabited back in the 12th century BC Preserved from this early period of settlement are the remains of the Urn Tomb culture. Ljubljana is the capital and largest city of Slovenia and its only centre of international importance. who coined their own money in Ljubljana.Throughout its history. A stronghold was most probably located there also in Roman times. In 1335 the castle became the hereditary property of the Hapsburg family and the centre of the Province of Carniola.info/en/Home. later crowned Roman German Emperor. It is located in the centre of the country in the Ljubljana Basin. The first known fortification of considerable dimensions situated on top of the Castle Hill (Grad) was built in Illyrian and Celtic times. which served as the seat of the provincial rulers of the Spannheim family. Ljubljana and Ljubljana castle Ljubljana (Capital). circular castle was built by Duke Frederick III of Hapsburg. In the second half of the 15th century a new. larger.htm?home=0&lng=2 My HOME (Bela krajina): . it classifies as the only Slovenian large town..slovenia. A document originating from the period between 1112 and 1125 mentions a medieval castle built in the 9th century.

co. in recognition of its "outstanding natural beauty and undisturbed production of travertine (tufa) through chemical and biological action". monasteries and museums ornamented with finely carved stone recall an eventful history and a vibrant artistic tradition. wooded peninsulas and a sea strewn with lush islands. Dubrovnik is clearly special. Dubravnik Lord Byron was not overstating the matter when he proclaimed Dubrovnik ‘the pearl of the Adriatic’.85 km of breathtaking natural splendor becoming with it the largest among the eight national parks of the country. More: http://www. The park was inscribed on the UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1979. These are my top 5 : 1. There you can find basic information and the most popular sights in Croatia and how to get around as well.np-plitvicka-jezera. 2. A magnificent curtain of walls surrounds marble streets and baroque buildings that exude a pearly light in the Adriatic sun. Ranging in altitude from 367 m (Koranski most) to 1279 m (Seliški vrh) above sea level. Placa. Churches. Plitvička jezera Croatia's first National park established in 1949 covers 296. The main pedestrian thoroughfare.visit-croatia.Croatia: A good site to check would be http://www. is a melange of cafés and shops with outstanding monuments at either end.uk/aboutcountry/ . The park represents a phenomenon of karst hydrography.hr/en/ 2 . Beyond the city is a heavenly landscape of beaches.

which were quickly abandoned due to the costs involved. a parade of international stars perform in the concert halls. Read more: http://www. Pula The city is best known for its many surviving ancient Roman buildings. there were attempts to disassemble the arena and move it to mainland Italy.org/wiki/Pula 4. Zagreb (Capital) Too often overlooked by tourists making a beeline for the coast.com/croatia/zagreb#ixzz2AmH5AKw1 . During the World War II Italian fascist administration. A proliferation of galleries display the works of the artistic community. Zagreb is a fascinating destination on its own. the most famous of which is its [10] 1st century amphitheatre. combining the best of Eastern and Western Europe.wikipedia.lonelyplanet. This is one of the best preserved amphitheatres from antiquity and is still in use today during summer film festivals.3. and locally known as the Arena. the city throbs with energy but has retained a good deal of old-world graciousness. The sober Austro-Hungarian buildings in the town centre house elegant restaurants and fashionable boutiques along with scruffy pubs and rowdy beer halls. More: http://en. which is among the six largest surviving Roman arenas in the world. As the political. economic and cultural capital of Croatia. and local DJs fill clubs with the latest sounds.

one look at this unique town from the Jadrolinija ferry will make you regret it. Within its round defensive towers are red-roofed houses along narrow stone streets designed to protect its inhabitants from the winds swirling around the peninsula.com/croatia/dalmatia/korcula-island#ixzz2AmHHW2oU If you need more info.5. Read more: http://www. Korčula town is tucked onto a small hilly peninsula. as is evident from the Venetian coats of arms adorning the official buildings. Korčula At the northeastern tip of the island. If you don’t stop in Korčula. Korčula Island was controlled by Venice from the 14th to the 18th centuries. please let me know and i will try to help!! .lonelyplanet.

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