Vintgar Gorge, Zgornje Gorje

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Cut deep between two hills overgrown with beech forests, Vintgar Gorge is full of small waterfalls, rapids, and erosion potholes. Cartographer and photographer Benedikt Lergetporer and mayor of Gorje Jakob Zumer discovered the gorge in 1891. Walk along the tourist path with narrow passages, wooden bridges, and galleries, constructed on the rocks in 1893. Listen to the roar of Radovna River echoing along the 1.6 km (1 mi) long gorge marked at the end by a waterfall plunging 16 m (52 ft). The gorge also features two manmade attractions: an arched stone railway bridge from 1906 and a dam. When you reach the end of the gorge, walk back across the meadows passing St. Catherine's church. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Vintgar Gorge by using our Zgornje Gorje online trip itinerary maker.
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  • The path took us from one beautiful view to another. There is no great culmination at the end of the path, and however far you walk, you have to turn around and walk back, so keep that in mind. You....  more »
  • Such breathtaking sights all the way along this gorge.. I visited around 11am on an October morning, it wasn't too crowded at all and I was lucky enough to have amazing weather and the added bonus of....  more »
  • We visited the gorge early, just as it opened, i am very glad we did as on the way back coach loads of people were arriving. The colours in autumn along the gorge are fantastic - well worth a visit!  more »
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