Let’s go to the Ljubljana Marshes
The Ljubljana Marshes is a natural area of swamps and peat bogs, known for rare animal and plant species. Its area covers about 160 square kilometres. The Ljubljana Marshes is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List and is a unique landscape at Ljubljana’s doorstep.
Check out what you can experience in the Ljubljana Marshes. Take a trip and share your photos with a hashtag #Ljubljanaregion.
Experience the Ljubljana Marshes
- • The Church of St. Michael (Cerkev sv. Mihaela) in the village of Črna Vas is one of the most original buildings by the renowned Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik.
• The Podpeško jezero Lake is a small and yet very deep lake (up to 51 metres) and a popular weekend getaway.
• The Iški Morost Nature Reserve is perfect for walking and bird watching.
• If the weather is pleasant, a kayaking trip along the Ljubljanica river is a great idea.
Best photo spots
The Ljubljana Marshes with its endless meadows, borders, channels and solitary trees offers many photo spots, which depend on the season, weather, our sense of adventure to wander the unknown surroundings and just a bit of luck.
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- Sv. Ana is the most popular photo spot in the Marshes. The Church on the top of the hill is highly photogenic in almost every part of the day and in all seasons. It opens up a view to the Marshes, the Ljubljanica River, the hills in the surroundings and the mountains in the back. The view is open to all sides, without any trees to block the horizon, making the sunsets and the sunrises absolutely spectacular.
- The Podpeško jezero Lake puts on a different face every season. Summers are more friendly to the bathers in the lake than the photographers. Yet, the sunrises do not disappoint in this season. The willows enveloping one of the piers are the most beautiful in the Spring and in the autumn sun.
- One of the most popular spots in the season of chequered lilies (Fritillaria meleagris), which is in spring, are the meadows by the Ižica stream, right outside Ig. We recommend early mornings or a sunset.
- The Ponds in the valley of Draga pri Igu offer a lovely opportunity to take a walk and cool off in the shades of the forest. The ponds reflect the sky and the trees around it mostly in the autumn and winter times.
- The Church of St. Lawrence (Cerkev Sv. Lovrenca) in the village of Jezero is located on the short ascent across the road, where it turns towards the Podpeško jezero Lake. It can be seen from the fire station, just around the exit. The street, the hill and the church are a classical motif in any season. A part of the Marshes can be seen from the church. The sun will support you with light from morning to the afternoon and once again at the sunset.
Let's eat something delicious
- The Trnulja Eco-Friendly Farm combines the ecological production of wheat, flour, oils and various spreads with the tourism activity and quality cuisine.
- The Pr' Kopač Restaurant at Brezovica pri Ljubljani has over 150-year tradition and original, quality culinary offer, which distinctly follows the seasons.
- The Gostilna Jezero by the Podpeč Lake boasts with wonderful views and interesting ambience. It also offers various dishes and a selection of Slovenian wines.
What do the surroundings offer?
- Iški vintgar is a scenic gorge of the Iška river. If you take a walk for about an hour from the Iški Vintgar you will encounter one of the first partisan hospitals in Slovenia.
- Krim, which was named by the locals as the “Southern guardian of the Ljubljana Marshes”, offers one of the most beautiful views in Slovenia from its peak.
- The city bus no. 19 takes you to the Ljubljana Marshes, and since the area of this trip is large, we recommend own transportation.
- Getting around the Ljubljana Marshes on a bicycle is also a great thing to do there.
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