Triglav National Park, Slovenia

Triglav National Park, Slovenia

Introduction

Situated in the southeastern part of the Alps, Triglav National Park is Slovenia's only national park. It is home to the highest mountain in the country, Mount Triglav, which is the national symbol of Slovenia and forms the roof of the Julian Alps, rising 9,386 feet (2,864 meters) toward the sky. Mount Triglav, from which the park takes its name, stands pretty much right in the middle and forms the very heart of the park. Other mighty mountains within the park are Jalovec, Prisojnik, Mangart and Špik.

Triglav National Park protects one of the most spectacular landscapes in southeastern Europe, a landscape consisting of towering mountain peaks and imposing mountain ranges, deep valleys, sheer cliffs and gorges, alpine meadows, expansive forests, lakes and rivers.

Located near the Austrian and Italian borders, the park covers approximately 4% of Slovene territory and is one of Europe's oldest national parks. Although relatively unknown and less visited than other parks in Europe, Triglav National Park is as spectacular a national park as they come.

Useful Info

Location: Julian Alps, northwestern Slovenia

Nearest Towns: Bohinj, Bled and Bovec

Area: 340 square miles (880 square kilometers)

Features: Mountains, forests, lakes and rivers, alpine villages, farms and meadows, wildlife

Main Attractions: Mount Triglav, Lake Bohinj, Savica waterfall, Soča River, Vogel Ski Resort, Mostnica and Vintgar Gorges, Pokljuka

Main Activities: Hiking, cycling, camping, various water sports, wildlife watching, fishing, rock climbing, (cross-country) skiing and snowboarding,

Suggested Stay: 5-6 days

Further Information: Triglav National Park Website

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