This conical, tree-covered hill with the little St Lawrence’s Church on its summit is a place of botanical and historical interest, as well as being popular with hillwalkers. In the nineteenth century a hitherto unknown plant – Daphne blagayana – was discovered here, prompting Frederick Augustus II, King of Saxony to visit the area.
The hill is also an important archaeological site, with evidence of settlement dating back to prehistoric times. In recent years it has become a popular destination for hikers, who enjoy the wonderful view over the hilly landscape, dotted with little villages and churches. It is also worth making a stop at the foot of the hill: the starting point of the most popular route up Polhograjska Gora is also the location of Polhov Gradec Manor, housing the Museum of Post and Telecommunications and the Polhov Gradec Local Museum and boasting a beautiful park with an ancient lime tree, the famous Božnar House of Honey and the Dormouse Adventure Park, a unique outdoor adventure for the whole family.
The most popular route up Polhograjska Gora is, for the most part, a pleasant forest trail; it is not exposed but is quite steep in places and requires a certain amount of fitness to reach the summit without too much fatigue.
Same route as the ascent
Access to the starting point
Every Friday Polhov Gradec Manor hosts a unique historical experience: Tea with Count Blagaj, the most eminent inhabitant of the manor (booking required). You will also receive a “Bundle of Delights from Count Blagaj’s Land” containing excellent local produce.