No other hill offers visitors a magnificent view of Ljubljana as Krim, wrote Rudolf Badjura, a well-known author of mountain guides, in the middle of the last century. He also dubbed the most prominent hill on the southern edge of the Ljubljansko Barje wetland the “Ljubljana Olympus”.
No wonder that hikers love to climb it. Another reason is the mountain hut at the summit, which serves traditional Slovene dishes. A circular summit indicator helps visitors interpret the view, which takes in Ljubljana, the Barje wetland and the chain of the Alps with Slovenia’s highest mountain, Triglav, and extends to the hills of the Posavje, Dolenjska and Notranjska regions. Krim is also the most important trigonometric point in Slovenia; from 1817 to 1828 it was used as a benchmark for the first cadastral measurements in present-day Slovenia.
The route up Krim from the village of Jezero alternates gently rising sections with slightly steeper slopes, for the most part passing along rocky and stony cart tracks and, in places, forest tracks. At the first fork (signposted), we recommend following the sign for Planinca, where the two paths meet again by the little church dedicated to St Thomas. The route is very well marked but it is important to follow the signposts and waymarks carefully since other forest paths are constantly branching off the route.
Same route as the ascent
Access to the starting point
By car (car park by Podpeč Lake)
Food and drink
- Planinski dom na Krimu – open every day except Mondays, all year round
- Gostilnica Jezero (Jezero)
Podpeč Lake, which is fed by seven karst springs under the nearby forest; in summer there is a small bathing area by the lake; St Michael on the Marsh in nearby Črna Vas – church designed by Jože Plečnik