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Location: Cerkno (Europe)
 
Location: Cerkno (Slovenia)

About Cerkno ...

Have you ever visited green valleys, vast forests, sunny plateaus with mysterious lookout peaks rising above them offering magnificent views? Have you ever recaptured the greatness of the acts of war or invite the spring at the end of the winter together with "laufars", Slovene traditional masks? A unique landscape, a world of ancient memories, primitive and intact nature, historical and cultural monuments, beautiful places, diverse culinary offers and friendly people – this is the essence of the Cerkno region.more

We invite you to experience the diversity and variation of the landscape that was mysteriously shaped by nature and hard-working men throughout the centuries! The Cerkno region is not only distinguished by its rich cultural heritage, which is known only by the few who already visited the more remote green valleys, romantic ravines, broad forests and sunny plateaus. Without doubt, the rich, diverse and picturesque nature along with numerous natural and cultural monuments and the particularly hospitable inhabitants that serve you with home-made culinary delights will enrapture you and you will be happy to visit again. In the winter you can also experience the traditional "laufarija" of the Cerkno region and in the summer time the picturesque Divje babe archaeological site, hidden above the Idrijca valley, below the Šebreljska plateau, where the oldest instrument in the world, the Neanderthal bone flute, was discovered inside a Karst cave in Paleolithic layers.

Nature

Have you ever visited green valleys, vast forests, sunny plateaus with mysterious lookout peaks rising above them offering magnificent views? Have you ever recaptured the greatness of the acts of war or invite the spring at the end of the winter together with "laufars", Slovene traditional masks? A unique landscape, a world of ancient memories, primitive and intact nature, historical and cultural monuments, beautiful places, diverse culinary offers and friendly people – this is the essence of the Cerkno region. We invite you to experience the diversity and variation of the landscape that was mysteriously shaped by nature and hard-working men throughout the centuries!

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Fun & sports

The Cerkno hills are every cyclist's dream. Choose a short and easy tour, or a long and difficult one, where a high level of physical fitness is crucial. Climbs to the nearby summits will reward you with unforgettable views. One of the options for those who like to spend their vacations actively is also mountaineering. Average hight of the Cerkno hills is 1000m. Cerkno region is a crossing for many trekking routes like Slovenian mountain route, European walking route Nr. E7, red route Via Alpina, Voralpe route.

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History & culture

The Franja Partisan hospital is one of the few preserved partisan hospitals. It represents a symbol of Slovene partisan health care and bears witness to incredible humanity and self-sacrifice of the health care and other personnel taking care of the wounded. The complex of the Franja Partisan Hospital is comprised of 14 wooden barracks and several auxiliary facilities. They were gradually built in the narrow, difficult to access Pasica gorge in Dolenji Novaki near Cerkno.

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Attractions

A strong element of local identity of the municipality and its inhabitants are »Laufarji«, one of the most recognizable traditional carnival groups in Slovenia. They are noted for masks carved from linden wood, and clothes of natural material (ivy, spruce, straw, moss, material remaining after linen weaving). The "Cerkno Laufarija" has been carried out for centuries according to unwritten rules passed on to the next generation by word of mouth.

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