The composition “Na Golici”
“Na Golici” (On Mt. Golica) is a Slovenian instrumental folk polka from 1955. The composer is the legendary Slavko Avsenik. His brother, Vilko Avsenik wrote the arrangement for their ensemble, adding the now famous echo. It is considered to be one of the most recognisable polka compositions and the most played instrumental composition in the world. The composition has been covered no less than 600 times, and in German speaking areas it is known as the “Trompeten-Echo.”
Whether you are seeking peace or an adrenaline-filled adventure, this is where you can find both. The Trenta Valley is located in Triglav National Park and is magical in all seasons. The towns along the emerald River Soča attract hikers, climbers, anglers, hunters, families, and romantics – everyone can discover Trenta Valley in their own way. Take a deep breath in nature and be filled with the energy of the Trenta Valley.
The Planica and Tamar Valleys
Does watching ski jumping take your breath away? Climb to the top of the highest ski flying jump in the world and feel the unique sensation and enjoy the view of a valley best known for its ski jumps. The glacial Planica Valley stretches from the village of Rateče to the mountain lodge in Tamar, from where the valley continues under the name Tamar Valley.
The Pohorje Hills
Just next to the city of Maribor, you can find completely untouched nature; peat bogs with lakes, waterfalls, and ancient woodlands. An adrenaline park is ready to make your heart beat faster, and you can also go sledding here in summer and in winter, take your bike to the mountain bike park, or put on some skis in the winter. The Pohorje Hills are famous for the Golden Fox Alpine Ski World Cup Competition.
Škofja Loka Hills, Cerkljansko Hills, and Jelovica Plateau
The Škofja Loka Hills, Cerkljansko Hills, and the hillsides of the Jelovica Plateau are a great hiking destination in all seasons. In spring, you can rejoice over seeing the first green trees and wonderful flowers. In summer, forests will provide pleasant shade, and the songs of crickets will welcome you in spring meadows. In autumn, be mesmerised by the scarlet hue of the forest foliage. Even in winter, when snow covers the hills, you can hike here on already trodden paths.
The brown bear – the king of the Slovenian forests
In the Notranjska Region in southern Slovenia, the brown bear was able to survive in the forest. This is the only area where you can observe and meet brown bears in their natural habitat.
Accompanied by a hunter, head to one of the hunting lookouts and wait in complete silence for the furry beast to stalk past you.