More than 60% of Bohinj lies in the central and peripheral area of the Triglav National Park (TNP). The only national park in Slovenia is therefore an important element in designing and developing tourist destination of Bohinj.
At Nomenj the picturesque waterfall Grmečica (8 m) falling from a basin into a larger abyss. Despite the low level it is relatively loud and can be reached within 15 minutes of walk, suitable for all hikers.
Pirašice waterfall is above 100 m high and can be observed only in rainy season, seen from the bridge over Sava in Log; a path leads to the foot.
Ribnica waterfalls are 10 and 15 meters high. From Srednja Vas it will take a 30 minute walk, in the riverbed above is a gorge with sliding waterfalls, to which the access is difficult.
Water-source of Bistrica in Bohinjska Bistrica, the path is suitable for all and takes 50 minutes.
More than 1,000 different plant species represents one of the richest alpine plant diversity in Europe.
The mythical Triglav flower is also mentioned in the folk tale of Zlatorog. On higher
mountain are growing wild orchids, Edelweiss, Zois bellflower, Aquilegia bertolonii, Triglav clusii, Eritrichum nanum, on lower terrain Rhododendron hirsutum, lady’s-slipper orchid, Iris cengialti and more. In spring the meadows of Arnica and Bellflower are colouring the valleys and to mention the wetlands around the lake, reeds in Ukanc and peat bogs on Pokljuka.
At the top of Črna prst in early summer the meadows are a real Botanical Garden (Carniolan lilies, Alpine eryngium, Hairy Rhododendron, Orchidaceae …) and a wide, open view of the Julian Alps.
On Vogel you can see primeval forest Lopata interwoven with moss-grows and mainly with beech, spruce, larch and dwarf pine.
Every year end of May the International Wild Flower Festival is held.
More information: www.bohinj.si
Along with the rich flora are also typical species of animals like the Alpine ibex, chamois, golden eagle. In dry summer days you may notice in highlands the viper and near the lake not-poison grass snake. When not populated, you can spot deer, capital deer, dormouse, foxes, mountain hares, weasels, badgers, martens. Otters and wild grouse (Ruševec) are among the most endangered species; very rare are brown bear, lynx and wildcats. On Vogel you can see anthills, on blossoming meadows the protected mountain Apolon, the giant Carabidae, Triglav ˝Brownie˝ and the alpine Beetle. Please capture the plants and animals only photographic or in memory, and do not disturb the animals.
Close to the hotel, sited on the moraine dam between the lake passage to Sava Bohinjka, stands the church of St. John the Baptist, which officially is placed into the beginning of the 14th century, although it was probably built earlier and is considered one of the richest buildings in Bohinj and covers the period from Baroque to romanticism. If you go to the south side of the lake, which connects Ribčev Laz and Ukanc, stands the Church of the Holy Spirit, baroque style built in 1743. At the beginning of the village of Stara Fužina is the Church of Saint Paul, which allegedly appeared in the 13th century and is surrounded by walls.
All three is connecting the external fresco of St. Christopher, the patron of carriage driver-carters, for which people are believed when viewed it brings good luck.
The valley of Bohinj you’ll find the church of St Mary Magdalene in Brod (15th century), Church of Mary’s Assumption in Bitnje, Church of the Holy Ahacija in Nemški Rovt, Church of St. Martin in Srednja Vas, church of St. Margaret in Jereka and Church of St. Nicholas in Bohinjska Bistrica.
Guided tour in the interior of the churches is necessary to book in advance.