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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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$92
Hotel Jezero

Hotel Jezero

Ribcev Laz 51, Ribcev Laz
4.5
of 5, from 22 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located near the slopes, this Ribcev Laz 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. Mala Osojnica and Lake Bled are also within 20 mi (32 km).

Apartment house Jager

Apartment house Jager

Srednja Vas 68a, Srednja Vas v Bohinju
4.6
of 5, from 5 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located near the slopes, this Srednja Vas v Bohinju apartment is in the mountains, 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Lake Bohinj and close to winter activities such as cross-country skiing and skiing lessons. Mala Osojnica and Church of Sv Marika Bozja are also within 16 mi (25 km).

$75
Hotel Gasperin

Hotel Gasperin

Ribcev Laz 36A, Ribcev Laz
4.7
of 5, from 16 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located near the slopes, this Ribcev Laz 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. Mala Osojnica and Church of Sv Marika Bozja are also within 16 mi (25 km).

Hotel Bohinj

Hotel Bohinj

Ribcev Laz 45, Ribcev Laz
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Ribcev Laz, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Lake Bohinj and within 16 mi (25 km) of Mala Osojnica and Lake Bled. Church of Sv Marika Bozja and St. Martin's Parish Church are also within 20 mi (32 km).

Spacious Ground Floor Apartment With Garden Next to a Stream

Spacious Ground Floor Apartment With Garden Next to a Stream

Stara Fužina 107, BOHINJSKO JEZERO
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Ribcev Laz, this apartment is 1 mi (1.5 km) from Lake Bohinj and within 20 mi (32 km) of Mala Osojnica and Lake Bled. Church of Sv Marika Bozja and St. Martin's Parish Church are also within 20 mi (32 km).

Cosy Apartment Near a Stream With Mountainview. Only 10 Minutes Walk From Bohinj

Cosy Apartment Near a Stream With Mountainview. Only 10 Minutes Walk From Bohinj

Stara Fužina 113, BOHINJSKO JEZERO
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Ribcev Laz, this apartment is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Lake Bohinj and within 20 mi (32 km) of Mala Osojnica and Lake Bled. Church of Sv Marika Bozja and St. Martin's Parish Church are also within 20 mi (32 km).

Apartments Bohinj na vasi

Apartments Bohinj na vasi

Savica 14, Bohinjska Bistrica
3.0 out of 5.0

Located near the slopes, this Bohinjska Bistrica apartment 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. Mala Osojnica and Lake Bled are also within 16 mi (25 km).

$75
Hotel & Villa STARE at Lake Bohinj

Hotel & Villa STARE at Lake Bohinj

Ukanc 128, Ribcev Laz
3.6
of 5, from 5 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the historical district, this pension is 3.5 mi (5.7 km) from Lake Bohinj.