Ribčev Laz


Ribčev Laz is a small settlement on the eastern part of Bohinj and it represents the center of happening and most known image of Bohinj. Inhabitants were originally engaged in agriculture, today mostly in tourism. Ribčev Laz, in the First World War, served as a transitional zone between the battlefield and the hinterland. Here we find the biggest sights and symbols of Bohinj, such as the church of St. John the Baptist, the Goldhorn statue, Janez’s bridge, and the monument to the four heart men. On the southeast of the settlement is the embarkment of the former Bohinj railway.

Ribčev Laz

The view from the park in Ribčev Laz


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Bohinj lake
Lake Bohinj, pearl under Triglav, is located in the Julian Alps on the southwest of the country and is the biggest natural permanent lake of Triglav National Park and at the same time in Slovenia. The lake is of tectonic origin, hollow in which it lies was shaped by Bohinj glacier. [_Read more_]

Church of St. John the Baptist
The church of St. John the Baptist (si. Sv. Janez Krstnik) is located on a small elevation in Ribčev Laz, in the direct vicinity of Bohinj lake, outflow river Jezernica and Janez’s bridge. It is over 700 years old, experts put it into the middle of 11. century, if not even to the late 10. century. [_Read more_]

Janez’s bridge
The bridge is located in settlement Ribčev Laz and stretches across river Jezernica, which is an outflow river of Bohinj lake, and also the second shortest river in Slovenia. On the other side of the bridge is the church of St. Janez Krstnik. Janez’s bridge is monument-protected [_Read more_]

River Jezernica
Jezernica is a river that outflows from Bohinj lake and is the second shortest river in Slovenia. After only a few 100 meters, together with river Mostnica, forms a river Sava Bohinjka. It is located in Ribčev Laz and flows under the stone bridge named Janez’s bridge. Average water outflow is 8.34 m3/s. [_Read more_]

The path around Bohinj lake
The path around Bohinj lake is one of the most visited footpaths, which offers a beautiful view of Bohinj lake and its surroundings, the view on its natural and cultural heritage. We can set off or from Ribčev Laz or Ukanc, and we can decide for ourselves in which direction we will go. [_Read more_]

Goldhorn statue
Statue of Goldhorn proudly stands on a large rock by lake Bohinj in the settlement Ribčev Laz and is a real attraction for photography. Goldhorn indicates the enchanting and mysterious land. Above Komna, in alpine paradise, there once lived white women, kind-hearted creatures. [_Read more_]

Model of Triglav
In Ribčev Laz by Bohinj lake, in a small park, a model of Triglav is located, which is the work of Bohinj painter Valentin Hodnik (1896-1935). His most common motif were Bohinj mountains. Hodnik did not depict the world only realistically, but also humorously. Motifs can be even today seen on postcards. [_Read more_]

Bear head
Bear head is located on the path around Bohinj lake, some minutes of walk from scout camping and below home Bohinj. It is located directly next to the access road to the home Bohinj, on the left side. The bear head reminds us of a bear from cartoon Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. [_Read more_]

Memorial sign of the struggle of the Jesenice-Bohinj detachmnet
Memorial landmark is located in Ribčev Laz next to the church of St. Janez Krstnik, Jenaz’s bridge, and Bohinj lake. It is a memorial plaque on the rock in memory of the victory of Jesenice-Bohinj detachment over the German occupier on April 4th, 1945, and preventing the burning of the Upper Bohinj valley. [_Read more_]

Bohinj railway
Bohinj railway runs between Jesenice – Nova Gorica – Trieste, in times of Austria-Hungary monarchy it was an important part of railway Prague – Trieste. It is 144 kilometers long, from 717 kilometers long railway. Bohinj railway includes 89 kilometers of Bohinj and 55 kilometers of Karst railway. [_Read more_]