The Bohinj resort is famous for its scenic alpine lake of glacial origin and unspoilt nature. It is a good base for treks into the Julian Alps.
Things to see in the vicinity of the lake include a frescoed 14th century church of St. John and the Savica waterfall, the source of the Sava Bohinjka river, immortalised by the greatest Slovenian poet, France Prešeren (1800-1849), in his tale in verse The Baptism on the Savica.
Bohinj is the starting point of a route to the top of Mount Triglav, Slovenia's highest mountain and a revered national symbol depicted on the Slovenian flag. The route leads through a famous high-mountain valley with seven lakes.