Heritage Trails from the Idrijca to the Kolpa
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Slivnica Cerknica lake  
11. SLIVNICA, CERKNICA LAKE  
address Jezerski hram Museum
Dolenje jezero 1, 1380 Cerknica
telephone 01 709 40 53
gsm 041 561 870
www www.jezerski-hram.si
location Cerknica
season year round
group reservations yes
reservations contact Tur Servis Tourist Agency
Čabranska 8, 1380 Cerknica
tel.: 01 705 05 60; fax: 01 705 05 65; gsm: 041 605 124
length of tour independent visit: 8 hours
guided tour: 4-8 hours
local guide yes
number of participants: 50
length of tour: 8 hours
languages: Slo, Eng, Ger, It, Cro
souvenirs, shopping Gallery Urh, 10 min
video presentation seating: 50
length of presentation: 20 min
languages: Slo, Eng, Ger, It
restaurants yes
excursion possibilities Mount Slivnica, Mount Snežnik, Rakov Škocjan
special features karst phenomena, picturesque landscape, local potica (roll cake with various fillings), Cerknica Lake Museum, Antiques Museum, rides in a farm wagon, tourist farms
bus parking yes
parking for automobiles yes
access for invalids partial visit possible

 

Cerknica Lake is Slovenia's largest lake and the largest intermittent karst lake in the world. The water drains from it twice a year. The most beautiful view of the lake is from Mount Slivnica, famous as a gathering place of witches as described by the Slovene polymath Janez Vajkard Valvasor in his encyclopedic The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola (1689). Today, it is at least equally popular among mountaineers, paragliders, hang-gliders, and ham radio enthusiasts.
12. CERKNICA - OLD CORE  
address TD Notranjska
Cesta 4. maja 51, 1380 Cerknica
telephone 01 709 36 36
e-mail tur.servis@siol.net
www www.users.volja.net/cerknica-s/
location Cerknica
season year round
reservations contact Tur Servis Tourist Agency
Čabranska 8, 1380 Cerknica
tel.: 01 705 05 60; fax: 01 705 05 65; gsm: 041 605 124
length of tour 1 hour
local guide yes
number of participants: 50
length of tour: 1 hour
languages. Slo, Eng, Ger, It
souvenirs, shopping Galerija Urh
restaurants Pizzeria Glažek, Valvazorjev hram
excursion possibilities Mount Slivnica, Cerknica Lake, Rakov Škocjan, Planinsko polje, Planinska Cave, Postojna Cave, Idrija
special features attractive market place, 15th-century fortified encampment, birth house of Fran Gerbič
bus parking yes
parking for automobiles yes
access for invalids yes, complete tour possible
Cerknica is a borough that developed around encampments fortified against the-Turkish raids of the 15th century, although the area was settled much earlier. The Cerknica encampment ("tabor") is unique because of its size, shape, and good state of preservation. Also worth visiting are the birth house of the musician and composer Fran Gerbič, the library, and the Cerknica Lake Museum. Cerknica is especially lively during the Carnival period when witches, devils, and other creatures from the mythology of Cerknica parade through the streets.