Introducing Lake Bohinj
Lake Bohinj is Slovenia’s largest glacial lake tucked away in the northwestern corner of Slovenia. It is 4,350 meters long, 1,000 meters wide and up to 45 meters deep, covering 318 hectares. It is located inside the Triglav National Park and surrounded by the majestic mountains of the Julian Alps.
Lake Bohinj Review
Lake Bohinj is located barely one hour from Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana. It’s a beautiful peaceful place to rest and unwind as you breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the beauty of the untouched nature in the Triglav National Park. If you like nature this is one of the best places to visit in Slovenia. The Alps dominate the scenery and on a nice sunny day the water looks like a piece of glass reflecting everything so perfectly. All spots you could possibly stop have wonderful scenic views.
The area offers abundant opportunities for outdoor activities from walking, horse riding, cycling, mountain biking, trekking, fishing, water sports (rafting, kayaking, canoeing, canyoning, hydrospeed, etc.). It’s possible to rent a boat and go around the lake. It’s also possible to swim in the summer months. The water is a little colder to swim in than Lake Bled but it is easier to find somewhere more secluded – there are plenty of shady beaches, basically you can enter the lake anywhere where you find a place.
There is also the Vogel cable car which is a must do for a magnificent view over the whole lake. And you can also visit the nearby Savica waterfall. It has been said that once you visit Bohinj, the memory will forever be ingrained in your memory.
Lake Bohinj Pictures
View our image gallery with 48 high-resolution photos that prove you absolutely have to visit Lake Bohinj!
Two photos below by Luka Esenko
Just another beautiful day at the lake, so peaceful and tranquil.
Next 7 photos below by Gregor Skoberne
For the most stunning views of the lake and the Julian Alps, take the cable car up Mount Vogel, or head for the Vodnikov Razglednik viewpoint.
Next 2 photos below by Daniel Tomanovic
Lake Bohinj panorama in autumn with colorful foliage and water reflection.
Next 2 photos below by Ales Krivec
The lake is a photographer’s paradise.
Next 2 photos below by Bojan Kolman
The beautiful Lake Bohinj.
Next 2 photos below by Dejan Hudoletnjak
The statue of Goldhorn in autumn.
Next 2 photos below by Klara Kulovec
The water is crystal clear and the mirror images of the mountains are breathtaking.
Next 2 photos below by Jure Kralj
On the shore of the lake you will find a statue of the Goldhorn (a.k.a. Goldenhorn) or Zlatorog as it is called in Slovene.
Next 5 photos below by Branko Cesnik
The lake is 4.2 kilometres long and 1 kilometre at its maximum width.
Photo by Sabina Tomazic
A unique view from a wooden pier.
Next 2 photos below by Jure Korber and Tjasa Borsnak
A beautiful view from an aerial photography platform.
Next 3 photos below by Miroslav Asanin
The Church of St John the Baptist stands opposite the small stone bridge.
If you like hiking and magnificent Alpine scenery, then Bohinj should definitely be on your list of places to visit in Slovenia.
Photo by Domen Dolenc
Surrounded by mountains of the Julian Alps, Lake Bohinj is nature at its best no matter of the season, summer or winter!
Photo by (photo: Gregor Kacin)
Tucked in alpine foothills in the heart of the Triglav Natonal Park, Bohinj is a magical spot with extraordinary nature all around.
Next 7 photos below by Walle Grevik
Rainbow over the lake after the rain.
Photo by Bostjan Kersbaumer
At the head of the lake Bohinj and next to the stone bridge stands the Gothic Church of St John the Baptist.
Photo by Denis Sodrznik
The most photographed tree in Slovenia stands alone by the lake.
Next 5 photos below by Jernej Leben
Arguably the most beautiful tree in Slovenia in winter with the scenery of snow.
For more beautiful photos visit our picture gallery: 16 Beautiful Lake Bohinj Photos to Inspire Your Next Trip!
Lake Bohinj location on the map
Address: Ribcev Laz 56, 4265 Bohinjsko jezero, Slovenia
Latitude and Longitude Coordinates: 46.27871, 13.88683
GPS coordinates: 46° 16′ 43.3812” N 13° 53′ 12.5916” E
Region: Gorenjska (a.k.a Upper Carniola a.k.a Slovenian Alps a.k.a Oberkrain)
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