The new Slovenian Alpine Museum opens its doors

Published: 3.9.2010

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The new Slovenian Alpine Museum opens its doors

More than a hundred years after it was first proposed, the Slovenian Alpine Museum, an institution that presents the rich history of mountaineering in Slovenia, has opened its doors in Mojstrana. Over 1,000 climbers and mountain lovers were present at the formal opening of the Slovenian Alpine Museum in Mojstrana.

The new Slovenian Alpine Museum opens its doors

More than a hundred years after it was first proposed, the Slovenian Alpine Museum, an institution that presents the rich history of mountaineering in Slovenia, has opened its doors in Mojstrana. Over 1,000 climbers and mountain lovers were present at the formal opening of the Slovenian Alpine Museum in Mojstrana.

The assembled crowd were addressed by the President of the Republic, Danilo Türk, who emphasised the importance of alpinism and thus of the museum for Slovene cultural and national identity and for the recognisability of Slovenia in the world.

The museum is located near the former building of the Triglav Museum Collection, by the entrance to the Triglav National Park and the Vrata Valley, which ends with the mighty wall of Triglav itself. The new Slovenian Alpine Museum is a national project which, following its opening, will connect together the whole of the mountaineering/hillwalking, alpinism, mountain rescue and mountain guide community. In this way, Slovenia will take its place alongside the other great Alpine nations in the sphere of conserving historical memory.

Past and present meet in the Slovenian Alpine Museum. A rich collection of museum pieces with a varied and colourful history, a great diversity of photographic and archive material and an extensive specialist library offer the visitor an insight into the scale and importance of mountaineering activities in Slovenia.

The Slovenian Alpine Museum also contains a permanent information point for the Triglav National Park, where visitors and hikers can get: up-to-date information on weather conditions in the mountains, opening times of mountain huts and lodges, guides, mountaineering equipment, mountain paths; guidelines on mountain safety and nature protection; tourist information and corresponding presentation material.

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