A stroll around Tržič with Neža Vovk
Learn about the rich craftsmanship traditions of Tržič, which have also been carefully preserved by its younger generations of residents. Neža Vovk takes you on a two-hour guided tour along the streets of this medieval town below the Karawanks, where you will hear many an interesting story about how life used to be.
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About the tour
We meet at the dragon from the rooster's egg (opposite the Tržič bus station).
We'll start with an informative stroll around the old town centre of Tržič. In one of the side streets we'll visit a leather workshop that offers unique, handmade leather bags, belts, wallets, slippers and other beautiful things. Then we'll walk past the old industrial area, which once made Tržič an important economic centre.
In front of the Sokolnica building, a recreation hall more than one hundred years old, we'll learn some interesting things about sport, mining, and Tržič's connection with France.
We'll conclude the tour in style with a stop at the premises of the former Peko footwear factory and visit the shoe company Proalp, which draws on the rich shoemaking tradition of Tržič. We'll look at their manufacturing of shoes and experience a firsthand presentation.
- Tuesdays from 10:30 to 12:30
- Saturdays at 4:00 pm guided tour for children.
Tours are conducted in Slovene, English, and French.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED AT LEAST TWO HOURS IN ADVANCE!
Information and reservations:
Neža about herself
I am an enthusiastic guide holding a Slovenian national tourist guide licence, a certified beekeeping-tourist guide, and a local guide for Tržič and the region of the Julian Alps. I am very attached to my local region, where most of my guiding takes place.
I work as a guide on the Hop-on Hop-off bus that operates in the summer between Bled and Tržič.
Active member of the Association of Regional Guides of Slovenia (ARGOS), member of the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA) and the European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (FEG).
A graduate in translation for English and French, I take pleasure in presenting the Gorenjska region and my home town to visitors in an enjoyable and comprehensive way.