The marshy mosaic of meadows,
fields, woodlands, ditches and hedges, where you can enjoy the peace and quiet,
just a few kilometers from the urban centers.
Slovenian language knows
twenty-four terms, the majority of which is of folk origin, for phenomena
related to stagnating water. ‘Ljubljana morost’, ‘mah’ (moss), or
‘močvirje’ (marshy swamp) have been established terms up to 1880, when Fran
Levstik used the name ‘Ljubljansko barje’ or Ljubljana Marshes for the first
There is almost no more live
bog with permanent stagnant water or areas where peat would be formed. One of
the few remaining areas throughout southern Europe is the raised bog at
Kostanjevica in Bevke called 'Mali plac' and it measures barely two
hectares. It is declared a nature reserve and offers a unique experience
of flora and fauna. In the vicinity, at the Jurca peat bog (natural
monument) you are able to see some rare instances of bog vegetation and
peat in nature.