A paradise below Triglav

Imagine an intoxicating symphony of birdsong, babbling brooks and rustling leaves. A mighty mountain backdrop inspires admiration and respect, while life thrives in the forests and above the treeline. Welcome to the world of Triglav National Park, where a true connection with nature awaits you. To ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone, enter its embrace with deep respect and responsibility for the environment. Discover untouched nature, breathtaking views and crystal clear waters.

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Triglav National Park in figures

Triglav National Park is Slovenia's only national park. It takes its name from Slovenia's highest mountain, the 2,864-metre-tall Triglav. The park covers most of the Julian Alps and is the largest protected area in Slovenia. It is divided into three conservation areas. The first two, characterised by their narrowness, have stricter rules than the third, which is also more densely populated. The park's harmonious coexistence with its inhabitants is evident in several areas. The park is part of the Julian Alps Biosphere Reserve, the first Slovenian biosphere reserve in the UNESCO family. Here are some other interesting facts about the park.

Total area
83,982 hectares
Highest point
Triglav, 2864 m
Lowest point
Tolmin Gorges, 180 m
Number of settlements
33 (21 complete, 12 partial)
Population
2,337 (January 2018)

A century of preserving natural treasures

The first serious initiatives to conserve mountain landscapes and their rich biodiversity date back more than a century ago, as a spontaneous response to the escalating threats posed by the expanding human footprint of the Industrial Revolution. On 1 June 1924, the Alpine Conservation Park was established in the Triglav Lakes Valley, heralding the creation of the first protected area in the Julian Alps and paving the way for today's Triglav National Park. The traditional International Wild Flower Festival in Bohinj will be the highlight of the centenary celebrations, with festivities taking place in various parts of the park.

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Discover your mountain paradise

Spend your holidays at destinations in the wider area of Triglav National Park. Surrender to the charms of the emerald-green Soča River, the iconic Lake Bled with its island, or the mysterious Lake Bohinj. Discover the treasures of nature near one of Slovenia's most famous mountain sports centres.

Bohinj

An oasis of peace and pristine nature in the Julian Alps and in the Triglav National Park.

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Soča Valley

Escape on an active break in the picturesque world of the Julian Alps, the Triglav National Park and the emerald River Soča.

Soča Valley

Soča Valley

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Kranjska Gora

A world-class ski centre nestled in the Julian Alps at the triple border point of Slovenia, Italy and Austria

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Kranjska Gora

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Bled

Lake Bled and a castle perched on a cliff is one of the most beautiful Alpine resorts in Europe.

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Treasures not to be missed

Triglav National Park has a wealth of natural and cultural treasures just waiting to be discovered. Here are some of the park's best-known and most-visited destinations.

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Enter the world of Triglav National Park responsibly

Amidst the mighty peaks and green valleys, the Legend of Goldhorn, the mythical mountain goat with golden horns, still lives on, reminding us to respect this truly remarkable natural beauty. Triglav National Park is a rich but fragile ecosystem that requires careful and sustainable management to preserve its authentic form for future generations. Here are some key recommendations for a responsible visit to the park.

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Respect the park rules

We are fully aware of the allure of the mountain treasures and that many people are seduced by their breathtaking beauty. But let's not forget the aspirations of future generations, who will long to admire the azure of the high mountain lakes, the vibrant flowers that adorn the plateaus and the fascinating fauna. Preserving these wonders for posterity depends on responsible visitors who observe park regulations.

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Use public transport for your visit

Leave your car at home and visit Triglav National Park by public transport. During the summer season, special buses take you conveniently to trailheads for mountain hikes, while trains are available in certain areas near the park. For an unforgettable experience, take a scenic ride on the car train from Bohinj to Most na Soči. For an eco-friendly adventure, combine leisure and practicality by exploring the park on foot or by bike.

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Choose local products

If you are looking for souvenirs or culinary delights, consider visiting local producers, artisans or nearby shops. By choosing products bearing the Triglav National Park Quality Mark, you support the local economy and traditions, take home excellent goods, and receive the satisfaction of knowing that you have shown respect for nature and the people who live with it.

Triglav National Park Quality Mark

In addition, some destinations that are at least partially included within in the park have their own collective trademarks, bringing together local producers, artisans, caterers and others to ensure the authenticity and localness of products and experiences.

Book accommodation directly with providers

Find your own tranquil retreat with local accommodation providers. By booking directly, you can get in touch with your hosts quickly and support the local economy. Many providers are committed to sustainable practices, and some have special certifications and are part of the Triglav National Park family of Quality Label providers.

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Staying safe in the mountains

Triglav National Park lies within Slovenia's famous Julian Alps, boasting some of the country's highest peaks. Although they do not exceed 3,000 metres above sea level, these mountains offer challenges similar to those found in Europe's highest alpine ranges. Weather conditions in the high mountains can change rapidly and the terrain is brittle and demanding. You should only attempt to climb the highest peaks if you are physically fit, have the right equipment and if mountain conditions allow. To make sure you enjoy the view from the top, read our tips for safe mountain travel.

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Reserve a bed in a mountain hut

Mountain huts are a good place to find shelter, rest and refreshment. With 38 mountain huts scattered throughout Triglav National Park, the limited natural resources and remoteness of the area make it a challenge for the operators to meet all demands. Especially during the peak summer season, the number of visitors soars, increasing the rush to the mountain refuges and making it even more difficult to secure a bed. In order to secure accommodation and avoid disappointment, you should consider booking your bed in advance through the Alpine Association of Slovenia’s reservation system.

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Get information from reliable sources

Being well informed also ensures your safety in Triglav National Park and among its high peaks. Trust only official sources rather than subjective recommendations, as everyone perceives the Alpine world in their own way. Be cautious, especially when looking for reliable information on mountain conditions (weather, avalanches) and route maps. Not all applications are suitable, accurate or up to date. Here are some reliable sources.

Mountain conditions

With mountain weather changing so quickly, it's important to check the high mountain weather forecast regularly for the latest updates on outdoor conditions. Also, check avalanche conditions and trail conditions frequently, especially after summer storms, as conditions can change rapidly within hours.

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STATE OF MOUNTAIN TRAILS

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Mountain trail apps

The Alpine Association of Slovenia app and the Slovenia Outdoor app are particularly useful for the Slovenian mountains, as they provide detailed information on the state of the mountains and any recent changes.

The maPZS app

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My way of actively experiencing nature

Stop time and escape into the embrace of unspoiled nature, and enjoy active experiences your own way. Climb to the summits and drink in the beauty of the views, feel the drops of clear water on your skin and raise your heart rate with adrenaline sports.

Hiking in the Garden of Eden

Whether your heart seeks the heights or is happy walking in the Alpine valleys, you will find a trail to your liking in Triglav National Park. On the themed trails you can get to know the riches of the park and its rules more intimately.

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Hiking in the Garden of Eden

Hiking in the Garden of Eden

Whether your heart seeks the heights or is happy walking in the Alpine valleys, you will find a trail to your liking in Triglav National Park. On the themed trails you can get to know the riches of the park and its rules more intimately.

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Refreshing experiences in Alpine waters

Refreshing experiences in Alpine waters

The crystal-clear waters simply cry for adventure, which you will find in ample supply in Triglav National Park. Take a kayak, canoe or raft down the rapids, or go swimming in a glacial lake or river gorge and explore the world below the water’s surface.

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Biking responsibly in nature

Biking responsibly in nature

You can also enjoy nature’s beauty and diversity in the national park by bike. Bike riding is only allowed on the maintained forest trails and with a high degree of responsibility, but they offer indescribable pleasures. Part of the Slovenian Mountain Bike Route leads through the park.

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In search of winter thrills at Vogel

In search of winter thrills at Vogel

The Vogel ski area, which rises above Lake Bohinj, is the only ski area lying within Triglav National Park. A gondola takes you to the top, and you can find your own favourite way down. Vogel is a popular destination for tour skiing and freeriding.

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The most beautiful hiking trails that also lead to Triglav National Park

The Julian Alps, the highest mountain range in Slovenia, make up almost the entire area of Triglav National Park. The national park is crossed by some long-distance trails, which are considered to be among the most beautiful hiking trails in Slovenia.

Perhaps you didn’t know...

Triglav National Park covers a full four percent of Slovenia’s territory.

What is known today as Triglav National Park is one of Europe’s oldest parks.

The majority of Slovenia’s more than 400 two-thousand metre peaks lie within the boundaries of Triglav National Park.

Triglav National Park is home to more than 7,000 animal species and 19 endemic plant species among its rich and diverse flora.

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