Just over an hour from Ljubljana lies the karst plateau of Velika Planina, a fairy-tale mountain pasture that is home to one of the largest herdsmen’s settlements in Europe. There is something stimulating about the herdsmen’s way of life. This solitary existence in the freedom of a remote natural landscape has been celebrated in folk songs since time immemorial. Today it inspires an increasing number of city dwellers seeking an escape from the pressures of everyday life.
A visit to Velika Planina has long been a popular day out for the people of Ljubljana. Amid the soft whiteness of the snow-covered landscape in winter or the clanging of cowbells in spring, they set out on hikes or other sporting pursuits. And find their own moments that, in this extraordinarily beautiful setting, soon acquire cultural and culinary dimensions. They become “KulKul moments”.