Triglav is the highest peak in Slovenia (2864m). Triglav has always been an important national symbol of the Slovenians, and since the proclamation of Slovenia’s independence, it has also been our state symbol. The summit of Triglav was first conquered on 26th August 1778, and has since become one of the most admired peaks for miles around.
Aljazev stolp (Aljaz’s tower) is situated at the top of the summit. It was erected in 1895 and declared a cultural and historic monument just five years later.
In 1895, Jakob Aljaz bought the summit of Triglav for five "goldinar" (florins) in order to ensure recognition of the Slovenian people as a nation. He forged a small tower and, with the help of friends, carried it to the top of Triglav. Through time, that tower has become an unmistakable national symbol.
The shortest path to the summit of Triglav is via the Vrata Valley, while the easiest and also the longest is the 7-kilometre path via the Krma Valley.