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Top Choice Church in Lake Bohinj

Church of St John the Baptist

This postcard-worthy church, at the head of the lake and right by the stone bridge, is what every medieval church should be: small, surrounded by natural beauty, and full of exquisite frescoes. The nave is Romanesqu…
Top Choice Waterfall in Lake Bohinj

Savica Waterfall

The magnificent Savica Waterfall, which cuts deep into a gorge 78m below, is 4km from Ukanc and can be reached by a walking path from there in 1½ to two hours. By car, you can continue past Ukanc via a sealed road t…
Top Choice Slovenian in Lake Bohinj

Štrud'l

This modern take on traditional farmhouse cooking is a must for foodies keen to sample local specialities. Overlook the incongruous location in the centre of Bohinjska Bistrica, and enjoy dishes like ričet s klobaso…
Museum in Lake Bohinj

Alpine Dairy Farming Museum

This museum in Stara Fužina, 1.5km north of Ribčev Laz, has a small collection related to Alpine dairy farming – look for it behind Gostilna Mihovc. The four rooms of the museum – once a cheese dairy itself – contai…
Museum in Lake Bohinj

Oplen House

The hamlet of Studor, about 3.5km from Ribčev Laz, is home to Oplen House – a typical old peasant's cottage with a chimney-less 'black kitchen' that has been turned into a museum focusing on the domestic life of pea…
Mountain in Lake Bohinj

Vogel

The glorious setting and spectacular panoramas make it worth a trip up Vogel – during winter, when it's a popular ski resort, but also in its 'green season', when walks and photo ops abound. The cable car operates f…
Slovenian in Lake Bohinj

Gostilna Rupa

If you're under your own steam, head for this country-style restaurant at the eastern edge of Srednja Vas. Among the excellent home-cooked dishes are ajdova krapi, crescent-shaped dumplings made from buckwheat and c…
Slovenian in Lake Bohinj

Gostilna Mihovc

This place in Stara Fužina is popular – not least for its homemade brandy. Try the pasulj (bean soup) with sausage (€6) or the beef golač (goulash; €5.20). Live music on Friday and Saturday evenings. In summer book …
Slovenian in Lake Bohinj

Gostišče Erlah

Local trout is king at this relaxed eatery, and it comes perfectly prepared: smoked, grilled or en brochette (skewered). There's a rustic, timber-lined terrace, and families will be happy with the kids playground ri…
Slovenian in Lake Bohinj

Gostilna Pri Hrvatu

Get an eyeful of mountain views from the sweet creek-side terrace of this relaxed inn in Srednja Vas. Flavourful homemade dishes include buckwheat dumplings, polenta with porcini, local chamois in piquant sauce, and…