Vintgar Gorge, Zgornje Gorje

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Cut deep between two hills overgrown with beech forests, Vintgar Gorge is full of small waterfalls, rapids, and erosion potholes. Cartographer and photographer Benedikt Lergetporer and mayor of Gorje Jakob Zumer discovered the gorge in 1891. Walk along the tourist path with narrow passages, wooden bridges, and galleries, constructed on the rocks in 1893. Listen to the roar of Radovna River echoing along the 1.6 km (1 mi) long gorge marked at the end by a waterfall plunging 16 m (52 ft). The gorge also features two manmade attractions: an arched stone railway bridge from 1906 and a dam. When you reach the end of the gorge, walk back across the meadows passing St. Catherine's church. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Vintgar Gorge by using our Zgornje Gorje online trip itinerary maker .
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  • Take a walk through the gorge to admire the falls. It takes 3 hours to complete the walk( to return at start point ). One can walk also with children. Advise to takes water and something for eating.....  more »
  • Normally you have to pass it both directions - if only you are not in a company with several cars. The road signs leading to the gorge are not clear, also on the way back you may get a wrong way, so.....  more »
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