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Triglav, Mojstrana

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Triglav, with an elevation of, is the highest mountain in Slovenia and the highest peak of the Julian Alps. The mountain is the pre-eminent symbol of the Slovene Nation. It is the centrepiece of Triglav National Park, Slovenia's only national park.NameVarious names have been used for the mountain through history. An old map from 1567 named it Ocra mons, whereas Johann Weikhard von Valvasor named it Krma in the second half of the 17th century. According to the German mountaineer and professor Adolf Gstirner, the name Triglav first appeared in written sources as Terglau in 1452, but the original source has been lost. The next known occurrence of Terglau is cited by Gstirner and is from a court description of the border in 1573. Early forms of the name Triglav also include Terglau in 1612, Terglou in 1664 and Terklou around 1778–89. The name is derived from the compound *Tri-golvъ (literally 'three-head'—that is, 'three peaks'), which may be understood literally because the mountain has three peaks when viewed from much of Upper Carniola. It is unlikely that the name has any connection to the Slavic deity Triglav. In the local dialect, the name is pronounced Tərgwò (with a second-syllable accent) in contrast to standard Slovene Tríglav.HistoryThe first recorded ascent of Triglav was achieved in 1778, on the initiative of the industrialist and polymath Sigmund Zois. According to the most commonly cited report, published in the newspaper Illyrisches Blatt in 1821 by the historian and geographer Johann Richter, these were the surgeon Lovrenz Willomitzer (written as Willonitzer by Richter), the chamois hunter Štefan Rožič, and the miners Luka Korošec and Matevž Kos. According to a report by Belsazar Hacquet in his Oryctographia Carniolica, this happened towards the end of 1778, by two chamois hunters, one of them being Luka Korošec, and one of his former students, whose name is not mentioned.
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  • Triglav Park is the Kingdom of seven lakes and the most beautiful of them is bled and Bohinj. Mount Triglav 2864 metres is depicted on the coat of arms of the country and is visible from almost all her points. Currently, the large exclusion zone of the country, where the limited capacity-building. Its area is 3% of the territory of Slovenia. Located on the border of Austria and Italy. The top of the mountain Triglav is a watershed between the basins of the Adriatic and black seas. Water flow from the western slopes of belongs to r. Soča with turquoise water, and with the Eastern and southern River Sava. 2/3-forests (beech, spruce, larch) explore it while passing through a mountain pass Vršič. From breathtaking beauty. Many pokolesili all over the world, but this is really impressive.
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  • we visited the Vintgar canyon valley which is a 1,6 km long well-built tourist attraction. easy walk along the river within the canyon. there is a waterfall at the end (in the beginning). there are tw...  more »
  • Parking at Slap Savica, was our entry point. It is the longest yet most scenic way to the top (took us 10h one way with stops at cabins). Crossing Komarča to the valley Sedmera jezera, Hribarce to the...  more »