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The Cultural Landmarks

The remote location of the Bohinj Valley led the locals to develop a fully self-sufficient cultural landscape, which has become one with nature and, at the same time, has been exploiting its advantages in a sustainable and progressively-oriented manner. Return back in time and enrich your experience by listening to the stories about the town of Bohinj.

Bohinj History & Culture

Which cultural landmarks of Bohinj must not be overlooked?

Bohinj hides an abundance of more and less significant cultural pearls. One of the most renowned cultural monuments in Bohinj is a 700 years old Church of St. John the Baptist situated on the embankment of the Bohinj Lake, you can also visit the three charming museums (Oplen House, Alpine Dairy Farming Museum and Tomaž Godec Museum), and you a small military cemetery dating back to World War I, which is located in the close vicinity of the Villa Stare.

The architectural heritage of Bohinj has always been closely connected to nature – among the most interesting architectural landmarks to visit are a group of double hayracks in Studor, chalets on the Bohinj mountain pastures, stone granaries in Srednja vas and Ravne, unique forest cable car called “Pantzova žičnica” in Soteska and a traditional house in Bohinj.

Pursue the stories of the town Bohinj on themed trails, such as Hinterland Military Supply Base for the Battlefield in the Krn range, Ema’s Pilgrimage Route, Cheesemakers Trails, Goldenhorn Fairytale Land, Honey Trail and the part of the Slovenian Geological Trail in Bohinj.

The Myth of the Origin of Bohinj

When God was dividing land among its people, he discovered that he overlooked a quite and humble group of people in the process. He took pity on them due to their patience and humility and decided to give them the most beautiful piece of land, which he otherwise reserved for himself. The place was named Bohinj, because the locals refer to the “God” as “Boh”.

Gallery of Cultural Landmarks in Bohinj

Gothic church of St. John the BaptistSt. John the BaptistInside the gothic church of St. John the BaptistSt. Martin`s Church in Srednja VasHoly spirit ChurchKobalova house in Nemški RovtOplen house in StudorAlpine Dairy MuseumTomaž Godec MuseumTomaž Godec MuseumGorjuška FaucetMountain MuseumHayracks in StudorWorld War I Military CemeteryMonument to four couragoeus menArcheological point Ajdovski gradec

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