Žirovnica: The cradle of Slovene culture

27 Sep 2018
Located just a 10-minute drive north of Bled, Žirovnica sits in the picturesque foothills of Mt Stol, the highest peak in the Karavanke Mountains. Known as the 'cradle of Slovene culture', it seems like every village in this clustered settlement was home to an important historical figure of Slovene literature and culture, most notably Dr France Prešeren from Vrba. The region is also well-known for its long history of beekeeping which continues today, and the locally produced honey and particularly honey liquor are definitely worth sampling. The valleys and mountains surrounding Žirovnica are popular with hikers and mountain bikers.


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