Height above sea level
in the mountains
Average summer temperature:21 °C
Average winter temperature:-3 °C
Even older than Kranjska Gora is the mysterious village of Podkoren which hides wonderful tales from times when tourism was still foreign to the Zgornjesavska Valley. A paved medieval road led through the village which in the 15th century served as a connection between the countrysides of Carniola and Carinthia. A postal carriage brought inhabitants news from far off places across Korensko sedlo ( Korensko Saddle) during the era of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. Until the year 1990 when the Karavanke tunnel was built,the road through the Korensko sedlo presented the main traffic connection with central and northern Europe.
The region which hides the emerald Lake of Zelenci,the second source of the Sava River so inspired the English explorer Sir Humphrey Davy that he marked the surroundings of Podkoren with the words "my old nest".
Automobiles : If in Slovenia, the Ljubljana–Kranj–Jesenice–Kranjska Gora road will lead you to your destination; from Austria, the road leads from Villach either over the Korensko sedlo border crossing or the Karavanke tunnel, whilst from Italy, the road will take you through the border crossing at Rateče.
Railway : The nearest train station is at Jesenice; there, you can board a bus for another 30-minute drive to Podkoren, which is only 20 km away. There is also a train station in Tarvisio, Italy, and in Villach in Austria. From here, you can take a taxi, as both stations are no more than 20 kilometres away.
Bus : Bus connections till Jesenice and Ljubljana. In weekdays every day from 7 AM till 7 PM
Airplane : A 45 minute drive from Ljubljana Airport (66 km); a mere 40 minute drive from the airport in Klagenfurt (Austria) and an hour and 40 minutes from the airport at Trieste (Italy)
GPS Northing (N) : 46,4949
GPS Easting (E) : 13,7559