Ajdovski gradec is a Slovene symbol of independence and the freedom of the nation. Slovenia`s greatest poet France Prešeren sang its praises in his epic poem "Baptism beside the Savica."
Ajdovski gradec is a small hill, 585 meters high, that lies south of the railroad bridge across the Sava Bohinjka River near Bohinjska Bistrica. It is a very old archeological site of an original settlement of miners and ironworkers in the Early Iron Age (700-300 B.C.).
The site was settled again later during the Roman period (0-500 A.D.). It has the clear remains of the foundations of buildings, blacksmith shops, and smelters.
ACCESS: Footpath from Bohinjska Bistrica past the church and the Filbo factory through the railway underpass to Ajdovski gradec. The walk takes about forty-five minutes