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Lake Bohinj In Summer

Bohinj [1] (pronounced BAW-heen) is an alpine valley and a municipality in the north-west of Slovenia, in the Julian Alps. The valley is famous for the pristine Lake Bohinj (Bohinjsko jezero) and marks one of the main entrances to the Triglav National Park.

Get in

By train

The nearest train station is Bohinjska Bistrica, from where buses connect to the main tourist town of Ribčev Laz.

Get around


  • Savica Waterfall (Slap Savice). 78m waterfall on the north side of the lake and the starting point of several popular routes up Triglav.
  • St. John the Baptist, Ribčev Laz. Picturesquely perched by the shore of the lake, the current church building dates back to 1440 and is among the oldest in Slovenia. The frescoes on the inside are also an interesting historical record: many of the figures have clear goiters, a swelling of the neck caused by lack of iodine in the local diet.


  • Walking - There is a vast amount of good walking in the region. It's possible to walk round the entire shore of the lake, The far side of the lake is a popular hang out for naturist in the summer months. There is also a lot of good trekking through the mountains with views down over the lake.





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