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  • Day1

    Natur Pur

    August 6, 2020 in Slovenia ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Hallo ihr Lieben,

    Heute war ein aufregender Natur-Tag.

    Am Vormittag haben wir eine abenteuerliche Kletter-Wanderung im "Canion Hell" bei Pekel gemacht.
    Trotz Hochsaison waren wir die EINZIGEN auf dem Weg und konnten so in aller Ruhe an die 5 Wasserfälle hinwandern und sogar spontan baden 🙃
    Der Weg ist sehr fordernt mit einigen steilen Kletter-Passagen, aber genau deshalb so aufregend!

    Am Nachmittag haben wir dann noch eine weitere Höhle besucht. Die Skocjan Cave ist bekannt für ihren Canyon Fluss durch die Höhle und hat uns mit ihrer Höhe und Weite im inneren sehr beeindruckt.
    Diese Besichtigung war trotz Warnung blödsinniger Corona-Maßnahmen (die Googlebewertungen waren sich nur darin einig, dass dieses Naturspektakel auf jedenfall sehenswert ist) sehr zu empfehlen, weil die schiere Größe der Höhle und das Getöse des Flusses einen umhaut. Wir waren begeistert 🤩

    Fazit :
    Die abseitsgelegenen Sehenswürdigkeiten sind definitiv einen Besuch wert, vorallem weil weniger los ist - und: Zeitmanagement ist alles, wenn man große Höhlenbesichtigungsgruppen vermeiden will (wir haben gepokert, dass in der letzten Tagestour weniger sind - und hatten recht) 💪
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  • Day11

    Skocjan caves

    August 24, 2020 in Slovenia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Die Höhlen von Škocjan stellen ein einzigartiges, von der Reka geschaffenes Naturphänomen dar. Die Reka entspringt am Fuß des Snežnik und fließt ca. 55 km oberirdisch und wir mittendrin mit einer Tour von ca 3 km mit mindestens 300 Stufen und 150 Meter untertage...Read more

  • Day7

    Camping Dujčeva Domačija

    August 30, 2019 in Slovenia ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Hier gibt es gar nicht viel zu sagen.

    Wir würden von 2 Hunden begrüßt, den Stellplatz durfte man auf einer großen Wiese selbst aussuchen und abends kam dann die Besitzerin zum abkassieren.

    Leider war das Sanitärgebäude ein Insektenparadies und günstig war auch anders.

    Nach kurzer Grübelei entschieden wir uns nun weiter Richtung Küste zu fahren.
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  • Day11

    Škocjanske jame- Höhlen von Škocjan

    August 11, 2019 in Slovenia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Da heute der heißeste Tag unseres Aufenthaltes sein sollte, brauchten wir etwas Abkühlung. Also beschlossen wir ins 19 km entfernte Škocjan zu fahren und uns die hiesige Höhlenwelt anzuschauen. Diese soll wohl nicht ganz so überlaufen sein, wie die von Postojna. Na ja falsch gedacht: Sonntag, Urlaubszeit und viele andere auf der Suche nach Abkühlung. Also erst mal anstehen für die Tickets und dann die Zeit mit Warten auf den Beginn der Führung totschlagen. Es sammelte sich eine Gruppe von gefühlt mehreren hundert Menschen aller Sprachrichtungen. Zunächst wanderten wir einen etwa 700 Meter langen Weg zum Eingang der Höhlen hinab. Dort wurde die Gruppe in slowenischsprachig, italienisch und englisch unterteilt.
    Nachdem die Slowenen und Italiener im Berg verschwunden waren, hieß es auch für uns ab in die Dunkelheit. Die Temperaturen waren angenehm( 12 Grad) und schon die ersten Tropfsteinformationen waren beeindruckend.
    Das Höhlensystem besteht aus zahlreichen Höhlen Gängen, Einsturzdolinen und Naturbrücken. Diese wurden vom Fluss Reka geschaffen, der nach 50 km oberirdischem Verlauf in den Höhlen von Šcocjan verschwindet, später irgendwo in Italien wieder zutage kommt.
    Einfach nur überwältigend, was die Natur geschaffen hat. Höhlen mit gigantischen Ausmaßen und Tropfsteinformationen die aussahen wie im Märchen. Wir kamen uns vor wie am Filmset von Indiana Jones oder Herr der Ringe. Leider durften keine Fotos geschossen werden, aber manchmal machen sich iPhones wohl selbständig.😉
    Man hörte das Rauschen des unterirdischen Flusses, konnte über eine Brücke in 45m darüber laufen und entdeckte die Überreste der ehemaligen Erforscherpfades.
    Nach einem etwa 2,3 km Weg und zahlreichen Stufen durch das Höhlensystem wurde es wärmer und man sah wieder Tageslicht. Auch hier eine beeindruckende Landschaft aber eben auch wieder ziemlich warm. Den Wanderweg sparten wir uns daher, nahmen den kurzen Weg zum Elevator und gelangten wieder zum Ausgangspunkt unserer Wanderung.
    Auf dem Heimweg dann noch ein kurzer Halt in einem netten Restaurant mit hausgemachter Pasta, Risotto und anderen Leckereien. Nun erst mal Abkühlpause.....
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  • Day15

    Škocjanske jame

    July 13, 2020 in Slovenia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Höhlenbesichtigung: wahnsinnig beeindruckend! Riesige Schluchten und Tropfsteine sowie viele viele Stufen. Deshalb geht es jetzt direkt zum Italiener 😁

    Ach und Anton hat sich seine Schuhe selber zugebunden 👍.Read more

  • Day217

    Day 218: Ljubljana via Škocjan Caves

    September 20, 2017 in Slovenia ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Time to leave Koper! Although we hadn't seen much of the town, we felt a bit more refreshed and ready to move on. So we loaded up and headed out around 10am after a brief Skype call to my brother for his birthday.

    Main stop for the day was Škocjan Caves, a UNESCO world heritage site. These are some of the largest caves in Europe, formed mainly by a river flowing largely underground. A huge part of it still runs underground, but there's some dramatic cliffs and stuff where the limestone above has collapsed (huge sinkholes called dolines). It was only a short drive from Koper, so we arrived at around 10:30 and assessed our options.

    There were two underground tours, one guided only while the other was unguided. The guided walk didn't allow photography while the other had no such rules, so our decision in the end was pretty easy. First stop was a viewpoint overlooking the area, then we walked downhill to the start of our cave walk.

    It was really more of a canyon walk, and only short parts of it were in the caves, but they were still very impressive. Particularly after the huge recent rains as well, the river flowing below was an absolute torrent and an obvious demonstration of how water shapes the landscape so brutally.

    We finished about 90 minutes later having done a fair bit of filming along the way. I really enjoyed the caves - they aren't the largest we've seen (Gunung Mulu in Malaysia dwarfs these efforts), but they're still very impressive. I also just find caves to be such an otherworldly environment, like I'm inside a videogame or something. A lame metaphor perhaps, but there it is.

    We grabbed some lunch at the cafe attached to the visitor's centre - good hearty fare typical of this part of the world! We both had slices of roasted pork with giant balls of mashed potato & onion, all topped with gravy. Nice.

    Onwards we went, back to the freeway to Ljubljana the capital city. It's easier to pronounce than you think, the Js are mostly silent so it's really just Lub-Lana. On that note though, I've been very impressed that almost everyone here speaks some English, and people under 40 or so are very good. Fluent enough that they can pick up jokes, nuance and subtext which are all very difficult in English.

    The city itself is fairly compact and small, though almost everything in this country is. We'd just driven halfway across in an hour or so! We still had a few hours before our Airbnb would be ready, so we parked up near the city centre and set off exploring.

    Some nice buildings around, public squares and statues, and a cool little waterfront. The university seems quite important here and it's quite common to hear people speaking English while walking past (not tourists). There are tourists around, but not too many which is nice. The bridges over the narrow river are cool, there's one triple-bridge of stone arches, and another called the Dragon Bridge which has four large bronze dragons perched on the pillars. Local legend has it that the dragons wag their tails when virgins cross the bridge, which, well okay I guess, if that's where you want to take that!

    The whole centre is overlooked by the castle which sits on a tall rocky spire in the middle of town, probably 100 metres up. We decided to catch the furnicular up since it was only a couple of euros, which gave us a nice view and a short free walk on some of the battlements. Excellent views from here; since it was clear you could see all the way to the Alps some 60-70km distant.

    Decided to skip on the castle tour proper, since it was moderately expensive and no dogs were allowed (Schnitzel was his usual rock-star self), so instead we had a coffee and cake in the castle courtyard before heading back down.

    Back to the car where we drove to a supermarket for supplies, then headed to our Airbnb. It's basically a studio apartment with a separate kitchen and bathroom; decent size and will be comfortable enough for the next five days. It's supposed to rain tomorrow so we'll probably stay indoors all day!
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  • Day9

    Day 9 - Škocjan Caves and Soča Valley

    June 26, 2016 in Slovenia ⋅ 🌧 21 °C

    Today was pretty rainy as we departed Črniče but perfect for exploring the Skocjan Caves. Words can’t describe the beauty so hopefully the pictures will give at least a hint to the wonders of this part of the world. The rock is mostly limestone which when dissolved into the watershed gives the Soča River that brilliant blue color. After leaving the caves, we drove north toward the Alp region of Slovenia, tracing the path of the river Soča. As the mountains reared up around us as we ascended the valley, towns became more traditionally alpine. We stopped at a random trail signpost situated on the side of the road near a bridge crossing the Soča river and decided to explore the trail which promised to lead to a waterfall. The trail, lined with brilliant white rocks proved to be almost as spectacular as the Boka waterfall, the mightiest waterfall in Slovenia. We then continued our journey and arrived at our destination, nestled deep in a tiny valley in upper Trenta, with spectacular views of the mountains looming all around. We stayed the night at Homestead Kekec, a "four apple" tourist farm in this idyllic setting.Read more

  • Day12

    Škocjan caves

    July 28, 2018 in Slovenia ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Our first stop in the Southern part of Slovenia were the Škocjan caves. Together with the slightly bigger Postonja cave they form one of the bigger and most significant karst caves in the world. Therefore, the Škocjan cave was declared an UNESCO world heritage site. The visit to the caves was organized as a guided tour and we were surprised by the amount of people waiting at the ticket office to start an underground trip. Luckily we were quickly divided over multiple groups, each with their own guide.

    Inside the cave we were not allowed to take any pictures (one of the main reasons is that the flash scares the animals which that are living in the cave - bats, beetles,...). Anyway, we were both amazed by the beauty and grandeur of the underground world. We walked through huge halls with massive stalactites, stalagmites and impressive columns. Some of these structures grow only 1 cm each 100 years. It’s quite difficult realizing how old these structures are and how much time must have passed before the water solubilized these huge halls. It’s a completely different timescale.

    We continued deeper into the cave and crossed a 50m high bridge over a steep canyon where the river still flows. It felt like you were in a scene of a movie (like walking in the mines of Moria in Lord Of The Rings).

    More towards the end of the trip we saw a couple of bats flying around and we could see where the river came back above ground.

    It was an impressive trip!
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  • Day14

    Cave and Castle day in Slovenia

    July 5, 2017 in Slovenia ⋅ ☀️ 79 °F

    We started with a 2-3 hour walking tour of Škocjan Caves, a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the world's largest known underground river canyons. Like Croatia, Slovenia has over 11,000 caves due to so much of the geology being composed of limestone and other soluble rocks that create sinkholes and caves.

    Škocjan was different from some of the other caves we've visited (and you know we've seen many with our family), because of its very large "rooms"--up to 140 meters in height and maybe 50 meters across. We got to cross a bridge that was 45 meters above the underground river running through the cave. Some years the river floods the cave to as high as 100 meters!

    Photos weren't allowed in the cave because any artificial light causes algae to grow (they did have plenty of light for our walk, but they turn off when not occupied). We took a photo of the bridge we walked on from their sign outside. After about 3 km, we went on our own in a very open part of the cave along the river where we could take photos.

    On the recommendation of one of the guests we met at breakfast (we weren't the only overnighters after all), we drove from the cave to the farm where they breed the Lipizzaner horses. These are pure white dressage horses whose lineage dates to the time of the Habsburgs in the 1500s. They are born brown or black, but gradually turn white beginning around age six.

    Also in the area is Predjama castle, built into a cave. It was built in stages and used by various groups for protection as early as the 13th century. It was an interesting tour because of the ingenious ways they used the cave features to their advantage (cooking chimneys, fresh water collection, and a secret escape route). It was last used by an Austrian family for a hunting lodge until the end of World War II, when it was nationalized by the Yugoslavian government and turned into a museum.
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  • Day20

    La Slovénie et ses grottes

    September 30, 2018 in Slovenia ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Nous voici arrivés en Slovénie. Nous allons visiter les grottes de Skocjan qui sont répertoriées au patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO.
    Impossible de prendre une photo à l’intérieur mais WAHOU
    Rencontre de Fleurine et Jordan qui font un tour d'Europe en van. Petite journée bien sympathique
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Občina Divača, Obcina Divaca