The most beautiful waterfalls in Slovenia


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Slovenia has a huge abundance of water. Besides its stunning emerald rivers, Slovenia is well-known as the home of the most beautiful waterfalls. The beauty of Slovenian waterfalls is unmatched. Visiting the most beautiful waterfalls in Slovenia is a great idea to discover beauty and untouched nature. Feel the fresh energy and power of the most beautiful waterfalls in Slovenia. It sounds like a true paradise on the sunny side of the Alps.

Do you know the best thing about Slovenia’s most beautiful waterfalls? On one hand their majesty commands respect, but on the other their beauty is constantly attractive. They are usually accompanied by incredible natural environments, and you will feel like you’re in paradise. You will find the largest and most powerful waterfalls mainly in the area of the Julian and Kamnik-Savinja Alps, but smaller waterfalls can be found all over Slovenia. The majority of them are easily accessible and are therefore popular excursion destinations. Their thundering has a calming effect and fills you with energy, and during the summer the tiny drops of spray are refreshing. Due to their mystical aspect they are also associated with numerous tales and legends.

Explore the most beautiful waterfalls in Slovenia below!

Savica Waterfall

Savica Waterfall is one of the most beautiful and picturesque waterfalls in Slovenia. Savica Waterfall is located above the steep slopes of Komarčna, near Lake Bohinj. Savica Waterfall is the source of the Sava Bohinjka river (also known as Savica), which on the bottom flows into the largest lake in Slovenia, Lake Bohinj.

Savica Waterfall is the third most visited attraction in Slovenia according to tourism center of Bohinj. Savica Waterfall is one of the most unique waterfalls in the world.

Savica Waterfall’s watercourse is divided into two parts in the hidden undergrounds. The famous A-shaped waterfall normally comes into sight at an altitude of 836 m and is 78 m high. Savica Waterfall is fed by the waters from the Valley of the Triglav Lakes and Pršivec that flow to it through a horizontal cave tunnel. The Karst cave with the source is full of siphons and lakes and is only accessible with a guide and proper equipment.

Savica Waterfall has a greater historical meaning for Slovenians as it served as an exceptional source of inspiration for one of the most beautiful paeans to the waterfall is the poem Baptism at Savica, by the greatest Slovenian poet France Prešeren, who also wrote the Slovenian national Anthem.

Kozjak Waterfall

Kozjak Waterfall has been recommended by the magazine National Geographic Traveler as “especially worth seeing”. Kozjak Waterfall is known as one of the most beautiful Slovenian waterfalls, which is truly popular among photographers. You probably saw a photo or ten of Kozjak Waterfall on social media.

Not only is Kozjak Waterfall one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Slovenia, but it is also known as one of the most mysterious Slovenian waterfalls due to its magical location. Kozjak Waterfall is located near Kobarid.

Kozjak Waterfall plunges into a rocky “amphitheater” below the Krn range. Kozjak Waterfall is 15-meter tall and takes the stage in a hollowed-out underground hall. An arranged footpath will lead you to the waterfall. In some places, it is complemented by small wooden bridges and ends with a terrace with a mystical view of one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Slovenia.

Note: Kozjak Waterfalls is a protected natural area. Even though the Kozjak Waterfall is an excellent destination for a walk in the hot summer days, because the steep walls preserve the pleasant coolness and slightly lower temperatures, the pool under the waterfall is not suitable for swimming.

Peričnik Waterfall

Peričnik Waterfall is the tallest and probably one of the most iconic waterfalls in Slovenia. Peričnik Waterfall is located on the road towards Vrata Valley, above which you will be able to spot the highest Slovenian mountain – Triglav. As the tallest waterfall in Slovenia, Peričnik Waterfall measures up to 52 meter high.

In addition to the powerful 52-meter high lower Peričnik waterfall, you can also ascend to the upper, 16-meter Peričnik waterfall. You can visit Peričnik Waterfall on the marked trail leading to it from Mojstrana.

The most amazing feature of Peričnik Waterfall is probably the fact that you can walk under the waterfall. However, be careful as the path is wet and very slippery.

Boka Waterfall

Boka Waterfall is located in the stunning Soča Valley, on the road between Bovec and Kobarid. The mighty and beautiful Boka Waterfall is known as the highest-volume waterfall in Slovenian, its total height comes up to a whopping 144 meters with a width of 18 meters.

The water of the Boka Waterfall comes from the high mountains in the Kanin mountain chain, making Boka Waterfall the mightiest waterfall in Slovenia. The pool below the Boka Waterfall is over 30 meters deep, due to the strong waters hitting the ground and resulting in a strong erosion, which is increasing the depth of the pool below the Boka Waterfall.

Boka Waterfall is considered as one of the greatest waterfalls in Europe. To get to the Boka Waterfall you will need to climb your way up, but the view of the Soča Valley below will be worth it.

Rinka Waterfall

Next on our list of the most beautiful waterfalls in Slovenia is Rinka waterfall, which is located in the breathtaking Logar Valley, below the mighty peaks of the Kamnik Savinja Alps.

Rinka Waterfall is Feb by the water from the Okrešelj region. Rinka Waterfalls has the greatest grandeur in the spring or in the fall. Rinka Waterfall was proclaimed as a natural monument in 1987. It is also a part of the Trail, which runs through the Logar Valey. The mountain trail runs past the waterfall to the Frischauf Hut on Okrešelj and into the high mountain range.

Rinka Waterfall is one of the highest Slovenian waterfalls. Rinka Waterfall is around 90 meters tall. Rinka Waterfall is quite a popular spot for hikers and experienced ice climbers in the winter.

Martuljek Waterfalls

Two of the most beautiful waterfalls in Slovenia are the Martuljek waterfalls. Visit Martuljek and relax our gaze on the two amazing waterfalls in Slovenia. The two Martuljek Waterfalls are located underneath the Špik Mountain in Kranjska Gora.

The Upper Martuljek waterfall is especially spectacular, as it descends in three levels over 110m of the vertical wall. The trail toUpper Martuljek waterfall is fairly easy, but the trail to the vicinity of the Upper Martuljek waterfall is only suitable for well-equipped mountaineers! Make sure you have the right equipment with you before visiting the upper Martuljek waterfall.

The path continues over the Jasenje Mountain and as the Lower Martuljek waterfall falls over the 50m high wall into a 400m long and narrow gorge, formed in limestone – the Martuljek Gorge.

Veliki and Mali Šumik Waterfalls

Hidden in the ancient Pohorje forests you will find the so-called Veliki and Mali Šumnik Waterfalls. These two Slovenian waterfalls are considered very special due to the fact that they are hidden in the forest.

Veliki and Mali Šumnik Waterfalls are fed by the water of Lobnica stream from the Pohorje forest in the Drava Valley.

After a short descent between the steep slopes along the Lobnica stream, you will arrive at the Veliki Šumik waterfall, one of the mightiest waterfalls in Slovenia; and a little further on is the waterfall Mali Šumik. The path between Veliki and Mali Šumik waterfalls is regarded as very difficult. Therefore, we highly recommend having the right equipment for hiking with you.

Source: National Geographic Traveler, Bohinj Info Centre – Slap Savica, Slovenska turistična organizacija