Slovenia

Bohinj Makes the Top 5!








Times online make a list of  Europe five best spring breaks, and Bohinj came in their list as a best place to see in April-May.

If you’ve heard of Slovenia for a holiday at all, it is probably for Lake Bled, with its cliffhanging castle and floating chapel, where you can row out, ring the bell and beg a wish from the Lady of the Lake. Bled is enchanting — but in summer it now gets 5,000 visitors a day, and there’s a serious danger of tinnitus.

The real fairy tale, especially in spring, is Lake Bohinj, a gash of glacial gorgeousness 15 miles deeper into the Julian Alps.
Here, the snowy peaks crowd in closer, dairymen still make the annual hike into the highlands to graze their herds, and the main industry is fireside pipe-whittling.


Come May, the meadows are so shagpiled with wild flowers that the locals have taken to eating them for breakfast. At least, that’s what the people behind Bohinj’s International Wild Flower Festival (bohinj.si ) would have you believe. Running from May 23 to June 6, it will feature a hay-cutting workshop, guided strolls among the orchids and irises, and cookery lessons illustrating how to use them in the kitchen.

It doesn’t matter if you can’t make the festival: you could fill a fortnight just swooning over the scenery. Hire a canoe or rowing boat and lose yourself in reflection — no motor craft are allowed to dent the silence, and the lake is so limpid, you feel you could pop in a hand and grab your own trout for dinner. Amble the thickly forested footpath around the lake, ride the cable car to Mount Vogel for mind-expanding mountain views, or make the stiffer stride to the Savica waterfall, which crashes so mightily in spring, you need to put on waterproofs just to look at it.

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