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Natural attractions

Every sunny morning we are sending out a tiny beam of sunlight on its way around, eagerly waiting for it to return and tell us about how beautiful our Jesenice and the places around it are. And what is happening right there and then.

We guard these flowers that in our village grow.
What nature gave us, man shall not mow...

We live and will continue to live on this land.
We know that there was somebody before us ...
They left traces ... For our grandchildren to discover ...

The mountain of Golica reaches high into the sky, a naked beauty surrounded by slightly lower neighbours covered in trees and bushes. Despite its height, it gently completes the image of this beautiful corner of the Earth in the Karavanke Mountains.


It is a deep bed that the Radovna River cuts for its waters. Under the narrow secured paths and wooden crossing bridges. It turns the gorge into silvery pools and loud waterfalls. Spray fills the air. If you look into the depths, traveller, you might get dizzy. From all the beauty around you ...

Long ago, perhaps in the 4th century, the shepherds from the other side of the Karavanke Mountains accidentally brought their herds to these sunny slopes. The good position of the pastures, juicy grass and the thought of the ore that might be hiding in the surrounding mountains kept them here. At least some of them stayed forever... They cut the forests to plough the earth. To survive. And so the first real houses were built on the hillsides of the Karavanke Mountains ...


How strangely beautiful is this world. In the distance the Julian Alps, here the Karavanke. The peaks of Struška, Bleščica, and the clear skies above. And in the hollows sleep the olden silent dreams ...


Steadily walks the farmer behind his merchandise. Now he prompts the lagging heifer, now he looks for the calf stubbornly heading away from the path, now he fixes the hat that almost obscures his view. Another half hour, he thinks, and we’re good for the next four months ... There was barely enough feed this winter ...


The dark woods won’t cover the meadows and let the grass and flowers die without light, will they?

Step after step, metre after metre up to the highest peak of Jesenice, where you can get closest to the sun and the stars, where the thoughts calm down and the dreams turn golden ...


The Edelweiss – What, they put us into Natura 2000?

The mountain flowers – They knew exactly why! They must have known very well the tales of our importance.


Is the bridge stable? Like stone and bone. Can our army pass through? Yes, but the last soldier must stay with us! (Nursery rhyme)

High above the sea, deep within Mežakla Mountain, there is a cave where ice can be found almost year around. Cave explorers are welcome ...

Over the hanging bridge across the Sava River used to walk the naked feet of boys from Javornik on adventures to Poljane. Tired, they climbed high up the mountain. And then – they saw a girl in the middle of a beechwood. One single stone heart ...

The mountain trembled, there was thunder between the rivers, across the field. People listened. Then it fell. And so we have it. A miracle from a different world. Here, on Mežakla.

Dobršnik cut its stream into the southern slopes of Hruščanski vrh (1776 m) in the western Karavanke mountains, almost exactly from north to south. Its relatively high drop in a short distance created a picturesque gorge that boasts the largest group of waterfalls in the Karavanke mountains.

The most beautiful things in nature are hidden from view. You should look for them on the right side of the road leading to Javorniški Rovt, above the Javornik stream. Two roaring waterfalls, two miracles of nature. When you find them, all trials are forgotten.


The Viewpoint Špica on Mežakla offers a beautiful view of the town of Jesenice and the peaks in the Karavanke range.

The Planina Obranca lies in the south-east part of Mežakla at 1,035 m above sea level. 10 to 15 heads of cattle still graze there. In addition to Obranca, there are a few other mountain pastures at Mežakla, which are mostly privately owned by farmers from Gorje area. On the Karst surface of Mežakla there are almost no surface waterways, which is why cattle are fed with rainwater.

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