Lake Bohinj

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18 travelers at this place:

  • Day7

    Reisestart - wunderschönes Slowenien

    September 18 in Slovenia ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    Meine erste Reisewoche ist jetzt fast um und ich kann es immer noch nicht ganz fassen, dass ich jetzt wirklich reisen kann :)
    Ich habe 5 Nächte am Bleder See und nun 2 Nächte am See Bohinji verbracht. Diese erste Woche werde ich von einer lieben Freundin begleitet, die ihren Urlaub nutzt, um ein Stück mit mir zu reisen. Wir waren fast jeden Tag an die 6 Stunden wandern. Wir sind umgeben von Bergen, Felsen und Seen. Jeden Tag aufs Neue konnten wir es kaum fassen, wie schön und naturbelassen hier alles ist. Obwohl wir auch teilweise an sehr touristischen Orten waren, sieht man fast nirgendwo Müll. Überall, sogar in den Bergen, sind getrennte Mülleimer aufgestellt. Sogar Zigaretten-Kippen trennt man hier extra. Die beiden Seen sind glasklar. Überall sieht man den Grund durch das türkise Wasser. Ich weiß nicht, wie die Slowenen das anstellen, aber hiervon können noch einige Länder etwas lernen...
    Am Wochenende waren wir auf dem "Cow-Ball". Man kann sich das so ähnlich vorstellen, wie den Almabtrieb in Deutschland. Es gab geschmückte Kühe, slowenisches Essen, slowenische Tracht und viele slowenische Tänzer und Musiker. Und das natürlich wieder umgeben von Bergen.
    Wir hatten Glück. Bis gestern hatten wir wunderschönes Wetter bei 27 Grad. Gestern haben wir sogar eine versteckte Mini-Bucht gefunden und waren baden (Ok, ich bin ehrlich: nur bis zum Bauch. Das Wasser ist ganz schön kalt 🥶).
    Heute kam dann der Regen. Diesen Regentag nutzen wir für Yoga, Organisation, Blogeinträge und Bullet-Journal schreiben. Morgen brechen wir auf in die Hauptstadt Lubljana.
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  • Day69

    Cable Car & Chairlift

    August 25, 2017 in Slovenia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    After the long hike to the waterfall and back we then took the cable car then the chair lift up to the top of the mountain. View across to the Julian Alp and Mt Triglav ( highest mountain in Slovenia) were spectacular, also looking down onto the top.end of Lake Bohinj.

  • Day318

    Bohinj Lake and Savica Waterfall

    May 10, 2017 in Slovenia ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Our four days at Bled were over. Ali and Tom had booked a hotel in Ljubljana, but before we returned to Slovenia's capital city we wanted to squeeze a little more nature time out of our stay in the North West. We'd heard from several people that Lake Bohinj was even more beautiful than Bled so we thought we'd put it to the test.

    On arriving, we first drove alongside the lake to the start of a walking trail that would take us to Savica Slap, a 78m high waterfall. There was a small charge for parking and admission but we loved the walk. It was a steep climb up the V shaped valley, through Beech forest where the copper leaves of last autumn still carpeted the floor. White Wood Anemones bejeweled with raindrops grew here and there among a few other wild flowers. The views of the river along whose course we walked, were obscured by the trees much of the time but there were a few viewpoints along the way, including one that showed a great outline of the glacial U-shaped valley that Lake Bohinj was part of. We've often said that our travels are one great big Geography field trip and this was a perfect example.

    Savica Slap was a tall thin stream of white water emerging from a narrow fissure in a cliff face at the head of the valley. A smaller waterfall beginning some way down formed an 'A' shape as both plunged into the green-blue pool at its base. Unfortunately the path that led down to this pool was gated so we couldn't get as close as we would have liked, though it was still impressive from our vantage point.

    Returning to the van, we drove and parked at a layby near the shore of Lake Bohinj. Walking through a wide band of trees, we reached the still surface of the water. The area was far less developed than Bled; the only building we could see was a small wooden topped house on the distant shore and there was only one boat making its way towards where we had just come from. We seem to be saying this a lot in our Slovenia blog posts, but the scenery was stunning!

    It didn't take long to get to Ljubljana. We stopped at the same overnighter we'd used when we met Cath and Paul only 2 weeks ago. Ali and Tom's hotel was even closer to us and after they'd booked in we met them for drinks at a riverside bar near the famous Triple Bridge. The wildlife in Ljubljana is incredibly tame and Tom amused himself and us by feeding the Sparrows on the wall beside our table.
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  • Day12

    A creepy night and a wonderful day

    August 12 in Slovenia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Let's say that Slovenia didn't give us the warmest arrival... We decided not to spend the night in Venice and to continue straight away with a bus from Nomago (bus company most commonly used in Slovenia). We had a twin room booked for that night with a late check in and surprise! When we arrived at the hostel we found out that they'd locked us out and that we couldn't get into the hostel. The guests let us in.

    We waited around 45minutes and tried to reach out the owner and tried to find other options to sleep. During that time we got asked by a drug addict if we had something for him, he wouldn't leave and instead decided to smoke two cigguis; an ex soldier from Kosovo and his cousin; and some weird people passed by.
    With that weird scenario, one of the guys from Kosovo offered us to sleep in his room and leave before the light goes up. So that's what we did.

    That night we discovered that the remains of the Yugoslavian war were still very present for many people. Those guys were living in a hostel 2 hours away of Ljubljana where they work. They left their family behind just for a better salary and they didn't even find that in Slovenia. Their next hope is to go to Germany and get a better future.

    The next day after sleeping less than 5 hours in a 30 degrees hostel room we took a train to the lake Bohinj, a breathtaking place with turquoise water and beautiful mountains. But again, another surprise was that the camping was booked out and the area was full of Germans with their vans.

    From then on started our real adventure trekking through the Triglav National Park and camping in the wildness.
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  • Day15

    Lake Bohinj

    August 19, 2017 in Slovenia ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    We didn't want the rain to stop us from making something out of the day (which is not so easy in a purely outdoors-oriented destination like Bled). Thus, we took a bus to the close by lake of Bohinj, to at least walk around a bit and have some coffee.

  • Day12

    Day 12 - Moutain Biking in Lake Bohinj

    June 29, 2016 in Slovenia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    We had a hearty breakfast at the Treehouse in preparation for our mountain biking expedition today. We (Chris) hired a guide to take us on a biking and hiking trip through the Lake Bohinj region. Gregor, the owner of Hike&Bike Slovenia, fit us to our Specialized mountain bikes then lead us through a few tiny villages before taking us up the river valley to the Mostniča waterfall. As we began our ascent from the lake, we passed through a lush forest where we came upon an abandoned hotel overlooking the lake where Agatha Christie stayed in the 1960s (the story goes that when asked if she would use Bohinj as a setting for one of her books, she famously remarked that the Bohinj valley was “too beautiful for murder”). The upper river valley is located among the lower pastures where farmers have been taking their cows to graze on the summer grasses for centuries. Most of the traditional pasture huts have been converted to vacation cabins, but they still retain the look and feel of rustic shepherding abodes. In addition to being an expert outdoorsman, naturalist, and guide, Gregor provided many interesting lessons and provided insight into local history and culture, including a visit to a Shepherding and Cheese-making museum. All in all, the bicycling portion was pretty challenging, but we survived! Our hard work was rewarded with stunning views of pastoral alpine treasures and rich cultural insights. At the conclusion of our trip, Gregor invited us to his home in the cute little village in Stara Fužina where we sat in his garden along the river that winds through town. He and his wife Mia treated us to a sampling of Bohinj regional cheese and three different schnapps. The latter was homemade by Mia’s father and included an oak barrel aged schnapps, a blueberry variety and one made with dozens of locally harvested herbs and flowers. It was a great and fitting conclusion to a tour through the region. The breathtaking scenery and fascinating culture in Slovenia have been amazing, but it’s the warmth and graciousness of our Slovenian hosts everywhere we’ve been that has been the true highlight of our travels. Gregor and Mia were exemplary ambassadors for their country and we are fortunate to have spent time with them.Read more

  • Day13

    Day 13 - Lake Bohinj

    June 30, 2016 in Slovenia ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    We woke up to another beautiful day with a stunning vista outside our hotel window overlooking Lake Bohinj and the mountains beyond. We took an early morning walk around our town of Stara Fužina in search of breakfast, but as it’s a sleepy, small village nothing was open yet except for a cafe that mostly served pastries. Since our hotel room had a small kitchenette, we opted to drop by a little market and make our own breakfast from fare we found. We had a great meal on the hotel room terrace with fried eggs, local cheese, salami, apricots and pears, whole grain bread and cottage cheese. While we ate, we watched paragliders descend down from a launch point to the north and land a few hundred meters away from us on the shore of the lake.

    On our last full day in Slovenia, we decided to “take it easy” and settled on spending the afternoon hiking the trail that circumnavigates Lake Bohinj (about 7 miles). Shortly after leaving Stara Fužina, which is situated on the eastern shore of the lake, the trail goes through the town of Ribčev Laz. At the edge of town, there is a picturesque stone bridge leading up to an old church - the Church of St. John the Baptist which was built sometime in the 10th or 11th centuries (almost one thousand years old!). We continued along the south shore of the lake and on to the far western shore where the trail leads through the town of Ukanc (there we passed a nice little restaurant where we returned later for dinner). As we worked our way along the north shore of the lake, we were treated to great views of the towns we passed through and of the various boaters out on the lake. This area of Slovenia is known for rowing and produces many athletes that compete in crew or rowing and rank among the top in the world (a recent olympic medalist in rowing was from Lake Bled). In fact the New Zealand olympic rowing team was currently residing in the Lake Bohinj region and I’m pretty sure we saw them training on the lake as we hiked around it.
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  • Day6

    Lake Bohinj

    July 22, 2018 in Slovenia ⋅ 🌧 18 °C

    From Tolmin we drove through the mountains to Bohinj. It is a small village neighboring the Triglav National Park and at the foot of a big lake. When we arrived in the early afternoon it was raining and the clouds were very low in the sky making it difficult to see the extend of the lake. In the meantime it became clear that Bohinj is gaining quite some touristic attention. Luckily no big busses and hotels yet, but compared to the other places we visited it is definitely a more popular place.

    The big clouds disappeared towards the evening and as such we decided to drive around the lake and go for a hike to the Savica waterfall.
    It was definitely worth it! Beautiful clouds floating on top of the lake made some very pretty pictures. Also the scenery with the mountains was very beautiful. A bit further we hiked up in the forest to the waterfall. Because of the bad weather we were almost alone there and so we could enjoy the beautiful place. On our way back we stopped again along the lake and saw the sky turn orange and red. Very beautiful and peaceful.
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  • Day22

    Lac de Bohinjska et Lac de Bled

    October 2, 2018 in Slovenia ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Le Lac de Bohinjska a su garder son côté sauvage au milieu des massifs montagneux (nous avons retrouvé la fraîcheur.. je dirais même qu'on a froid) tandis que celui de Bled est plus touristique mais une vraie carte postale

You might also know this place by the following names:

Bohinjsko Jezero, Lake Bohinj

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