Slovenia has only one island but its uniqueness makes it more attractive than many an archipelago. Sheltered by picturesque mountains, the island reigns in the middle of the alpine lake. Its charm has made it the symbol of a town, where, for centuries, guests from all over the world love to return. This town, Bled, has already existed for a thousand years. Cosmopolitan seekers of diversity and beauty, relaxation and inspiration, tranquillity, and the challenges of sport, will find a multitude of opportunities. Walking and carriage rides around the lake, traditional boats, ringing the wishing bell, the castle's treasures, the nearby ski slopes, mountain trails, golf courses, hunting, fishing, at casino, health spa, congress facilities – these are just part of Bled’s attraction, which is truly worth experiencing.
The village of Brezje is arguably the most renowned Slovene pilgrimage destination, known for its Basilica of Mary Help of Christians, which attracts numerous to this little countryside settlement, from Slovenia as well as from abroad. The glory of Brezje began in the nineteenth century, following several miraculous healings that took place at the painting of Mary Help of Christians. Come to Brezje, walk the Peace Trail, relax and reconnect with yourself
Kropa is the cradle of the Slovene iron-forging tradition. Here, reminders of the erstwhile iron-forging trade will accompany you at every step: technical monuments, examples of cultural heritage, wrought ironworks, and the preserved iron forgers' customs. The iron-forging museum in Klinar house demonstrates the history of forging iron and the life of forgers. With its authentic and unique iron mill owners’ architecture, roaring waters, preserved technical heritage, and stories of the hard-off life of iron forgers, it is certainly well worth a visit.
The Vintgar gorge is one of the most popular natural features in Slovenia. The picturesque narrow passage trail (1600 m) runs over galleries and bridges constructed in the rock, whilst the Radovna river flows through the gorge over cascades and rapids. The gorge ends at the delightful Šum waterfall, the highest river fall in Slovenia.