Cerknica Lake, Cerknica

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Lake Cerknica is an intermittent lake in the southern part of the Cerknica Polje, a karst polje in Inner Carniola, a region in southwestern Slovenia. The lake, oriented in the Dinaric direction from northwest to southeast, is present for the most part of the year. When full, it is the largest lake in the country. The plain is surrounded by the Javornik Hills (1268m) to the south and Slivnica (1022m) to the north, both belonging to Dinaric Alps. The area of the lake mainly reaches, but can reach up to 38km2 and the surface level varies from 546m to 551m above sea level. The lake is an important wildlife resort, especially as a nesting place for many bird species. Botanically, it is distinguished by amphibious plants. It is therefore a part of two Natura 2000 areas of protection and the focus of the Inner Carniola Regional Park, which covers additional Natura 2000 areas in the broader region. The climate in the area is continental, with a mean temperature of and the annual precipitation about. The largest settlement at the border of the lake is Cerknica, located north of the lake. Various watersports, including windsurfing, are popular on the lake.
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  • Sunset in the company of fishermen Slovak... Beautiful scenery and beautiful meeting! Detour recommended
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  • Dry land with meadows is far less attractive than rainy season with water in the lake or winter with ice. There are some dusty roads with pedestrians or people with bikes. They can travel around and v...  more »
  • A place of peace and quiet. Away from the hustle and bustle. Enjoy flora and fauna. Each season different. We recommend to visit this place on a weekday. At the weekend it can be here much busier because people who are in need of rest after a busy work week. By car you can use the car parks around the Lake. It is forbidden to drive by car to the more fully. Some pieces are only permitted for licensees. Cycling and walking can be. Opportunity also exists to a piece of this beautiful nature reserve. We have the free car park used by Dolenje Jezero. Here is also a info desk with all necessary advice and tips. The reason that we have chosen for Dolenje Jezero is because there year round water. During the dry period is this piece of the Lake a gathering place of fish. There are also many bird watching. Backpack and nature in. Delicious, just only with the two of you. Picnicking, swimming, sunbathing can do everything. What do you need? Walking shoes, eating, drinking and swimming can you without ... Enjoy your rest day and the nature!
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