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Ljubljanica Springs

Would you like to know where the waters of Ljubljanica rise to the surface? And why Ljubljanica is called The river of seven names? A hike along its springs will strengthen both your body and your spirit ...

Ljubljanica rises to surface from a number of springs in Vrhnika and the surrounding area. Springs can be divided into three major groups: Močilnik, Retovje and Bistra. You can sightsee the springs on your own and choose one or more of the following trails. But you are also able to join an organized tour: we will take a walk among numerous springs and get to know the legend of the Argonauts. According to Greek mythology, Greek heroes, the Argonauts, disassembled their ship right in Vrhnika and carried it on their shoulders to the Adriatic Sea.

Ljubljanica Springs Trails:

  • A short walk from the center of Vrhnika to the springs and back:
    • To Močilnik: 1 hour walk
    • To Močilnik and Retovje: 1 hour and a half
  • A short walk from the center of Vrhnika to ‘Stal maln’ (Old mill) and Lintvern spring: 1 hour
  • A hike to the Bistra springs: 4 to 5 hours


TIC Vrhnika
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