Lake Bohinj, Slovenia
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Panoramic photo by Matjaz Kacicnik EXPERT Taken 08:43, 16/10/2008 - Views loading...


Lake Bohinj, Slovenia

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Bohinj is one of the most beautiful places in Slovenia. It lies in the heart of the Julian Alps and in the Triglav National Park. Lake Bohinj is the largest natural lake in Slovenia. The lake is pretty cold but in the summer it warms up and it is suitable for swimming.Bohinj offers a lot of activities for active holidays (day trips, walks, mountaineering,climbing tours, paragliding, kayaking, canyoning) in the unspoilt surroundings of the lake.

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I: Razor mountain hut

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