Waterfall Savica


Waterfall Savica
Waterfall Savica

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. And right at the foot of the waterfall he probably got the idea for the famous poem Baptism at Savica (si. Krst pri Savici). In summer, in the morning dawn, when the sun’s first rays touch falling water, a beautiful rainbow is made. The visible part of Savica receives the water from the wider Karst area, from Black lake (si. Črno jezero) located 500 meters above. Savica is a unique feature among waterfalls in the world, as the water flow in the already hidden underground is divided into two strands. Lower, the right one, 25 meters high strand flows at the underground fissure from higher located lake in the explored subterranean tunnel. Left one, the 78-meter high strand is running at the height of the same underground tunnel, but from a neighboring lake, into which water pours in from the same lake, from which water seeps down into lower right strand.


Sometimes, after heavy rain it happens, that karst area in the surroundings of Black lake is no longer able to swallow any more water. At that time the waterfall Savica, for a short period of time, becomes nearly 600 meters high. At the same time, waterfall Savica, on the left side gets more than 600 meters high waterfall.


To the waterfall leads tidy marked path, along the path we are accompanied by informational boards about surroundings, waterfall, and Bohinj lake. It will take us around 15 minutes to reach the waterfall, it depends on how relaxed the walk we have. The path has 553 stairs.


  • Height of the waterfall: 78 meters
  • Type of the waterfall: two-stranded
  • Levels: 1 + 1
  • The strongest flow: spring, autumn
  • Altitude: 894 meters


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Stream Savica
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_]

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_]

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_]

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_]