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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...

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

In the middle of the Slovenian Karst region, you find the small valley Rakov Škocjan, with spectacular gorges, cliffs and deep caves.

Bloke plateau

At the Bloke Plateau in Slovenia, winter lasts nine months. The rest of the year … 

Lake Cerknica: the lake which comes and goes

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,...