Alpine Botanical Garden, Kluže Fortress and Virje Waterfall in Slovenia

Kluže, SLOVENIA: Another rest day after a hike with a rather full program of sightseeing in the surroundings of the Triglav National Park in Slovenia. This time the botanical garden near Trenta in the Soca Valley was visited first. The botanical garden is over one hundred years old and has a huge collection of plants from the Alpine region.

The entrance fee was 3€, but it is definitely worth a visit. After the visit our car was consecrated by chance by a priest. Anyway, it did not hurt and he was so polite to ask before. Then we drove towards the Italian border and 5 km away from the small town of Bovec to the fortress Kluze. The fortress and the whole area in general has had a tremendous strategic importance over the millennia due to its proximity to Italy.

It was exactly there that an important front line ran during the First World War. Afterwards we drove to Bovec and further on to the Virje waterfall. Someone said that it is the biggest waterfall in the area and I had read somewhere that it is even the biggest waterfall in Slovenia. But maybe this is only true in spring when the snow melts. When we visited Virje, there were only a few daring people jumping into the icy cold water and only a few splashes of water.