Between gorges, waterfalls and lakes

Winter sports fans know Planica in northern Slovenia as a centre for ski jumpers and cross-country skiers. But the Kranjska Gora region, where Planica is located, also has a lot to offer in the warmer seasons.

The most famous peaks you can climb in Kranjska Gora are Prisank (2574 metres) and Škrlatica (2740 metres). The highest mountain, however, is Triglav at 2864 metres, in the middle of the national park of the same name. Triglav is also a Slovenian national symbol and the destination of our Top of Slovenia pin. You can reach the top of Triglav most easily via the Krma Valley, but the route is shorter from the Vrata Valley. If you are training for a Himalayan tour, the north face of Triglav is the place to be: with about 100 routes for climbers, it is one of the most challenging faces in the Julian Alps.

Tip: The pagan girl

Nature has carved a face into the stone of the north face of Prisnak - you can easily see the famous pagan girl from the Poštarska koča hut on Vršič (1737 metres).

The three-country view

Due to its unique location between Italy, Austria and Slovenia, you can enjoy a fantastic view of both the Julian Alps, the Gailtal valley, the Gurktaler Alps, the Hohe and Niedere Tauern mountains and even see part of the Western Karawanken mountains from the top of the Dreiländerecks (1508 metres). There are many ways to get there, one of which is the seven-kilometre hiking trail that starts in the village of Rateče.

For demanding stage hikers

If you want to be on the road for several days, you can walk the well-known Alpe-Adria Trail in 43 stages from Carinthia, via Slovenia, to Italy. Somewhat less well-known, on the other hand, is the 40-kilometre-long fairytale path of the 10 huts, which is also said to be part of the Way of St. James. In four stages, you get from one vantage point to the next and can discover many sights of the region.

Tired feet, wild waters

If you prefer to cool your tired feet in a crystal-clear lake or by thundering waterfalls, you will quickly find what you are looking for in Kranjska Gora. Particularly impressive are the 52-metre-high Peričnik waterfall or the Martuljek waterfalls - here the water masses rush over 110 metres down the vertical wall. It is somewhat quieter and more idyllic at the emerald green, idyllic Jasna Lake.