The International Wild Flower Festival runs from the 27th of May to the 12th of June in Bohinj and is the perfect excuse to visit Slovenia. Located in Triglav National Park, Bohinj Valley with its lake is one of the most stunning areas in Slovenia. Lake Bohinj is the largest lake in Slovenia, and its crystal-clear emerald water is perfect for a refreshing swim in the summer. Surrounded by the Julian Alps, Bohinj Valley is a great starting point for outdoor adventures such as hiking, cycling, kayaking and skiing.
The true star of the show is the display of wildflowers in the Alpine meadows. The symbol for the festival is the Iris of Bohinj, which turn large swaths of land a vibrant purple. Visitors can also expect to see large blooms of orchids, lilies, edelweiss, and much more. Throughout the festival, there are daily walks and workshops. On these walks, local guides will point out the 70 types of flowers endemic to this Slovenian region, while providing knowledge about the national park. There are also interactive cooking workshops, fancy learning about edible wildflowers? Or nature photography? Have a look at the line-up here
Surrounded by mountains and lakes, the award-winning Bohinj Eco Hotel is your perfect base for exploring the local areas dual season alpine wonderland. Situated in the peaceful rural village of Bohinjska Bistrica, at the edge of Triglav Nation Park; the stylish and modern hotel has a range of offers to suit even the most adventurous tastes.
Take part in guided tours and workshops that will teach you all about the different wild flower species and even which ones you can eat!
There are so many different options for every age and ability. Click the link to see the full line up.
After you’ve worked up an appetite the local inns and restaurants serve special flower menus with dishes inspired by the local flora. Think treats like wild garlic crusted river trout, nettle cream and dandelion honey ice cream.
Beautiful Lake Bohinj has plenty of activities to enjoy. Take a boat excursion to really enjoy this area or hire a kayak.
Walkers will enjoy the sheer pleasure of walking around the lake which usually takes anything from two to four hours. Savica waterfall is close by and worth a visit even after climbing the 500 steps. Take the cable car up to the top of Mount Vogel the views are fantastic. For those that prefer two wheels there are plenty of marked bicycle trails and you can hire bikes.
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