Mountain kingdom of stories and wonders
The Tržič area is a paradise for romantic seekers of mystery.
The land offers a wealth of stunning routes for walkers, hikers, climbers, mountain bikers, campers, lovers of adventure sports, hang gliders, paragliders, backcountry skiers, ski jumpers, snowboarders, fishermen, and hunters as well as for historians, geologists, poets, and lovers of everything beautiful.
It all started with a dragon ...
No route in Europe is as steep and beautiful as this one. This is the heart of the land of Tržič. Ever since there have been people in this region, there has been a route over the Karawanks to northern Europe here. For many long centuries it enabled smithing, tanning, and shoemaking to flourish, as Tržič inhabitants sold their highly esteemed craft products to faraway parts of Europe. >
A marked mountain trail takes you along the glacially sculpted Lom Valley beneath the mighty north wall of Storžič, which from the northern, Tržič side projects a much starker image than from the southern side. Good thing that the trail ends in the warm shelter of Storžič Mountain Hostel. >
The birthplace of the poet Vojteh Kurnik is an exceptional remnant of Tržič building heritage. The house with its stone-built ground floor, wooden upper storey, shingled roof, black kitchen and openings in the roof for the purpose of drying is a blend of rural and market town architecture of the 18th, 19th, and first half of the 20th century. The house presents the residential environment of a bygone era, while one of the rooms is devoted to the life and work of the poet. >