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Nature areas in Slovenia

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Panovec Forest: a spring flower paradise

Close to the city of Nova Gorica, at the Italian border, you find Panovec Forest. Slovenians will consider this a city park, but it is a surprisingly natural area. In...
Skocjan bay bird reserve in Slovenia

Škocjan bay: a bird-reserve created from wasteland

Many birds, birdwatching hides, a big birdwatching tower and hot coffee: Škocjan bay in Slovenia has everything a birder wants and more. 
the Plum Mountain, Slivnica, in Slovenia

Slivnica: the Plum Mountain

From Mount Slivnica in Slovenia, you have the best view over the famous Lake Cerknica, but beware of the witches!
Mount Nanos in Slovenia

Mount Nanos: the rock which blocks the road to the sea

For many centuries, mount Nanos forces travellers to take a detour. You might well have driven around it, but have you seen the view from the top?
Rakov Škocjan in Slovenia

Rakov Škocjan: the Karst spectacle

Close to the highway Ljubljana-Koper you find a beautiful small valley, which used to be a cave before the ceiling collapsed.
Bloke plateau

Bloke plateau: cold is relative

At the Bloke Plateau in Slovenia, winter lasts nine months. The rest of the year, it is just cold.

Lake Cerknica: the place which is, and then it is not

Lake Cerknica is unlike any other lake: here, the water comes and goes. Add the different seasons, weather and light, as well as the traditional use for hay-making, and you...

Javorniki: the Maple Mountain

At Lake Cerknica, when you turn around to the West, you see the great Javorniki Mountain Ridge: The Maple Mountain. For many centuries, the Maple Mountain was a formidable barrier,...