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. Bohinj lake is the biggest permanent natural lake, which is four kilometers long, 1200 meters wide, and 45 meters deep. The path around this Upper Carniola pearl is 12 kilometers long and can be finished in about three hours. But, because of all the beauties that it offers, we believe, you will need more than that.
The path is undemanding and suitable for all generations, it is ideal for the entire family and for socializing in intact nature. The path can be extended to the waterfall Savica, which will extend your trip for about one hour and a half. In nice weather, you can use this time to jump into the lake. Walk around the lake is also suitable for younger children, at the same time it offers a starting point for the ascent to one or more elevations, which surround the lake. You can take a walk around the path at any time of the year, as each offers a very special experience.
Along the path we will see many attractions, among others stream Savica, the confluence of the stream Savica and Bohinj lake, river Jezernica – which is the second shortest river -, bear head, the church of St. Duh by the lake, Goldhorn statue, idyllic village Ribčev Laz, settlement Ukanc, church of St. John the Baptist, stone Janez’s bridge, model of Triglav and monument to Jesenice-Bohinj detachment. At Ukanc we will partially walk along the Goldhorn fairytale path.
The shores of the lake are not build up and therefore retain their natural appearance without human intervention. Lake water is clear and in summer months suitable for swimming, windsurfing, or rowing.
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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_]
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 WWI, served as a transitional zone between the battlefield and the hinterland. [_Read more_]
Ukanc is a small settlement on the west coast of Bohinj lake, which is located in the area of Triglav national park. According to the legend, the name Ukanc originated from the phrase ”u konc” or the end of the world, as people are supposed to believe that the world under nearby Komarča is ending. [_Read more_]
Waterfall Savica is one of those more famous waterfalls, which have a touch of romance and sort of historical significance. It is one of the most visited Slovenian waterfalls and has great tourist importance in the Bohinj area. France Prešeren already praised it in his songs, also in more humorous ones. [_Read more_]
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 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_]
Savica is karst spring, waterfall, and stream, which flows into Bohinj lake. Stream Savica has two original stream beds, namely Velika Savica, on which a waterfall Savica is located and Mala Savica, which is torrential character and in the rainy period flows south-west from Velika Savica. [_Read more_]
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_]
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_]
Church St. Spirit by the lake
At Ukanc by the southern coast of Bohinj lake, with shingles covered Baroque church of St. Spirit, also Holy Spirit by the Lake or worm church, is located. It stands on the clearing below the forest next to the Bohinj lake. The church was erected in the year 1743, although archive sources quote differently. [_Read more_]
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_]
Goldhorn fairytale path
Goldhorn fairytale path runs in Ukanc and is a circular path, approximately 2 kilometers long. We can walk along the path for half an hour or an entire day. The entire path is well marked with signposts. The thematic path is fun, educational, and creative and suitable for all ages. [_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_]