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Lake Bohinj

Enjoy views of Slovenia’s tallest mountain from its largest lake in the scenic terrain of Triglav National Park.

Green, mossy mountains are reflected in the pristine water of Lake Bohinj. Slovenia’s largest lake is known for its fantastic mountain peaks that dominate the vista in every direction. Appreciate the tranquility and enjoy the fresh alpine air in this serene setting.

Embark on a stroll along the perimeter of the lake with spectacular views of the water. Meander through the trees and stop for a picnic with the sounds of wildlife calls. The entire circuit around the lake is 7 miles (12 kilometers) and should take 4 or 5 hours to complete. Encounter the statue of the legendary Goldhorn chamois, which is a buck from Slovenian tales about treasure and love.

Swim in the clean water at shallow beach areas on the western and eastern pockets of Lake Bohinj. Fishing is popular here in summer for the trout, char and mollusks native to this lake. Rent a bike to follow one of the 15 cycling paths around the park. In winter, people often walk across the frozen lake.

Gaze up at Mount Triglav, which is 9,396 feet (2,864 meters) tall and the highest mountain in Slovenia. It is the showpiece of the Triglav National Park. Stroll through a patch of forest at the western end of the lake to reach the Vogel cable car that takes passengers to the mountain.

Find out about the geography of the lake, which is 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) long and 0.5 miles (1 kilometer) wide. Several streams, including Savica, flow into the lake. Although it appears that far more water leaves than enters the lake, this is explained by additional subterranean water sources.

Stay at one of the hotels in Ribčev Laz. From here you can take a boat trip for a small fee. As part of Triglav National Park, Lake Bohinj lies in its namesake valley in the Julian Alps. It is just northwest of Ribčev Laz, surrounded by the villages of Ukanc, Bohinjsko Jez and Stara Fužina.


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Lodging Near Lake Bohinj

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Hotel Jezero $92
Hotel Jezero

Hotel Jezero

Ribcev Laz 51, Ribcev Laz
     
    4.5
    of 5, from 71 reviews
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    Located near the slopes, this Bohinj hotel is on a lake, 0 mi (0.1 km) from Lake Bohinj and close to winter activities such as cross-country skiing and skiing lessons. Bohinjsko Jezero is 4 mi (6.5 km) away.

    Hotel Gasperin $83
    Hotel Gasperin

    Hotel Gasperin

    Ribcev Laz 36A, Ribcev Laz
       
      4.7
      of 5, from 53 reviews
      3.0 out of 5.0

      Located near the slopes, this Bohinj hotel is in a national park, 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Lake Bohinj and close to winter activities such as cross-country skiing and skiing lessons. Bohinjsko Jezero is 3.7 mi (5.9 km) away.

      Hotel Bohinj $83
      Hotel Bohinj

      Hotel Bohinj

      Ribcev Laz 45, Ribcev Laz
         
        3.8
        of 5, from 4 reviews
        3.0 out of 5.0

        This beachfront hotel is located in the city center, close to Lake Bohinj and Bohinjsko Jezero. Regional attractions also include Triglav National Park and Tolmin River Gorge.

        Janko & Štefka Svenšek Have Built A Perfect House With Apartment Near Bohinjlake
        Janko & Štefka Svenšek Have Built A Perfect House With Apartment Near Bohinjlake

        Janko & Štefka Svenšek Have Built A Perfect House With Apartment Near Bohinjlake

        , Bohinjsko jezero
           
          0.0 out of 5.0

          Situated on a lake, this property is close to Lake Bohinj and Bohinjsko Jezero. Regional attractions also include Triglav National Park and Tolmin River Gorge.

          Chalet Pr'dobravc, With Huge Garden, Close to Bohinj Lake & Triglav Park
          Chalet Pr'dobravc, With Huge Garden, Close to Bohinj Lake & Triglav Park

          Chalet Pr'dobravc, With Huge Garden, Close to Bohinj Lake & Triglav Park

          , Bohinj
             
            0.0 out of 5.0

            Situated in Bohinj, this property is close to Bohinjsko Jezero and Lake Bohinj. Regional attractions also include Triglav National Park and Tolmin River Gorge.

            Holiday Home Markez With Garden, Near the River & Triglav Park
            Holiday Home Markez With Garden, Near the River & Triglav Park

            Holiday Home Markez With Garden, Near the River & Triglav Park

            , Bohinj
               
              0.0 out of 5.0

              Situated in Bohinj, this vacation home is close to Bohinjsko Jezero and Lake Bohinj. Regional attractions also include Triglav National Park and Tolmin River Gorge.

              Bohinj Eco Hotel $97
              Bohinj Eco Hotel

              Bohinj Eco Hotel

              Triglavska Cesta 17, Bohinjska Bistrica
                 
                4.4
                of 5, from 54 reviews
                4.5 out of 5.0

                Located near the slopes, this Bohinj hotel is in the mountains, within 6 mi (10 km) of Bohinjsko Jezero and Lake Bohinj, and close to winter sports such as cross-country skiing and skiing lessons. Church of Sv Marika Bozja is 11.9 mi (19.1 km) away.

                Apartments Bohinj na vasi $62
                Apartments Bohinj na vasi

                Apartments Bohinj na vasi

                Savica 14, Bohinjska Bistrica
                   
                  5.0
                  of 5, from 5 reviews
                  3.0 out of 5.0

                  Located near the slopes, this Bohinj apartment building is in the mountains, 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Lake Bohinj and close to winter activities such as cross-country skiing and skiing lessons. Bohinjsko Jezero is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) away.