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Bohinj Lake & Village, Slovenia

Picture pages:   Village churches  |   Arrival in Bohinj Village  |  Church of St. John  |  Lake  |  Alpine Diary Museum  |  Domestic Culture Museum   |  Iceland Horses  |  Authentic Costumes

The afternoon of our first day in Lake Bled we elected to take a trip to the Alpine village of Bohinj (BAW-heen).  On the way we passed some picturesque village churches which I attempted to take pictures of.

Upon arrival at the lake we had a few minutes to walk around take a few pictures.

Lake Bohinj is Slovenia's largest lake, covering the area of 3.2 square kilometers. It is 4 kilometers long and 45 meters deep at its deepest point. 

On the eastern shore of Bohinj Lake , in a particularly picturesque setting, stands one of the most significant architectural and sacral monuments in this part of Slovenia – The Church of St John . It was built in simple gothic style and it hides one of the most valuable treasures of Slovenia - frescoes that date back to the 14th Century. The frescoes of the protectors are very interesting as they indicate the ten activities of the local population.  Unfortunately, we did not have the opportunity to go inside.

We had a chance to walk around to see the stream that ran through the village, the large homes and the Alps surrounding the area.

On our schedule was a visit to the Alpine Diary Museum (Planašarski Muzej) and an old home preserved from early 1900s that is preserved as a Domestic Culture Museum (Oplenova Hiša Muzej).

While walking around the village we came across this riding stable with Icelandic Horses.  This is the first time I have these animals.  They are not much larger than ponies, but look very sturdy.  Here are a couple of photos of authentic costumes.

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