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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  • Sometimes you go and filled with water to overflow. Sometimes this completely dry. It has a few caves that act in and out of the water. It is simply wonderful, nature, and the number of animals that live in the. I believe that your visit is necessary. One of the karst more appointed European phenomena.
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  • A nice walk in tranquillity along the paths that run along the banks of this Lake, which varies depending on the season. Are interesting the sinkholes that surround the Lake and small gorges carved out by water in the wettest months. It would be interesting to know the karst system that lurks beneath the surface. Great ideas for taking pictures of plants, animals and landscapes.
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  • Sunset in the company of fishermen Slovak... Beautiful scenery and beautiful meeting! Detour recommended
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