What to seeIn the vicinity of our inn you will find numerous cultural and natural sights even if you take just a short walk. But you can also discover the landscape by hiking, cycling or car. Start walking, discover green little places in our surroundings and find valuable archaeological diggings, which have survived despite the ruining effects of time ever since antique.
Some suggestions of interesting trips in the close surrounding:
Planina TowerPlanina Hill is a ridge dividing Zaplana from the Ljubljana Basin. According to maps, the southern top of the ridge is Špica, a hill that is really worth mounting. Easy access, a beautiful view from the top of the 22 m wooden tower and a cottage open at weekends is the reason why Planina Hill is an extemely popular trip destination, even more so in winter when you leave the unpleasant fog from the Ljubljana Basin soon after starting walking.
Lintvern Spring, a natural syphon spring from a rocky cave
Lintvern Spring, which is the spring of the Bela Stream, is a karst siphon under Jelovca Hill. The natural phenomenon of occasional water outbursts, which is said to be caused by a dragon and its baby dragons (proteus), was already described by Valvasor as early as in 18th century. The cottage by the dam is run by the Blagajana Vrhnika Turist Association. Here you can find ideal picnic places, especially in the heat of summer, as you can cool in the water of a dammed spring.
Napoleon's WellWhile walking through lower Zaplana (past the Prezid hamlet via Ložanska Valley) you will notice an unususal hole covered with a stone lid. These are the remainings of a well where, according to oral tradition, Napoleon himself passed by. Most probably the well was dug out for Napoleon's army, which occupied Ljubljana in 1809.
Roman Fortification Wall – Claustra AlpiumThe area of Zaplana has also had an important military and strategic position ever since the antique period. Therefore the remainings of the Roman fortification wall (Claustra Alpium Iuliarum) built between 3rd and 4th century AD are still visible. In the area of the Vrhnika municipality, between Verd and Zaplana, the wall was almost 10 km long, 1 m wide and 2 to 3 m high.
Rupnik Line, military bunkersThe Rupnik Line is a system of fortifications the building of which was started by the Kingdom of Yugoslavia between 1931 and 1936 in the western part of Slovenia as defence against Italian invasion. It was named after a Yugoslav general of Slovenian ancestors called Leon Rupnik. The fortification line was never used to its full purpose since it was abandoned even before Yugoslavia was invaded in April 1941. The remainings of the Rupnik Line can still be seen in some places in the western part of Slovenia.
Footprint of a girl giant Ajdovska stopnjaBy the path from the Old Mill to Planina Hill there is a stone step called Ajdovska stopnja. According to a legend, it is the footprint of a girl giant called Ajdovska deklica, who stood on the Planina Hill with one foot and on the Ljubljana Peak with the other washing the linen in the waters of the Bela Stream.
If you still cannot decide where to go, you can take a trip to the near:
- Postojna Cave or
- capital Ljubljana.