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The Logar Valley

The Logar Valley was created by the play of nature deep in the heart of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. It is surrounded by peaks reaching above 2000 metres (Kroficka, Ojstrica, Planjava, Brana, Turska Gora, Rinka, etc.).
Today’s picturesque image of the Logar Valley was created by a huge glacier during the last Ice Age.
The valley is 7 kilometres long and 250 metres wide. It become a landscape park in 1987. 

The Logar Valley
The Logar Valley

The Landscape Park

Besides the valley, the landscape park also encompasses a wreath of mountains, all higher than 2,000 meters (Krofička, Ojstrica, Planjava, Brana, Turska gora, the Rinkas), which embrace this picturesque Alpine oasis. The result of the natural processes are numerous natural attractions in a relatively small area, such as waterfalls (more than 20), glacier formations, alluvial fans, natural windows, karst caves, other typical caves, solitary mountains, screes and glacier boulders.

The Logar Valley
The Logar Valley

Flora and fauna

As a reflection of the favourable living conditions, the picturesque natural park is completed by diverse flora, fauna and habitat types. In the scree and rocky slopes of the Logar Valley we can admire numerous endangered and protected mountain flowers, such as the lady’s slipper orchid, Zois' bellflower, edelweiss, Carniolan lily, auricula, Kamnik orchid and other flowers. In the animal world we can encounter the chamois, ibex, black grouse, western capercaillie, peregrine falcon, and the golden eagle also nests here.

The Logar Valley
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Sights

  • Outstanding nature and natural phenomena stimulated the idea of creating a National Park Okrešelj in 1931. However, WW 2 prevented official announcement of the Park.
  • At the edge of the Okrešelj cirque a mountain lodge has been standing since 1876; the lodge is named after the explorer of the Alpine world, Johannes Frischlauf.
  • A scenic route, which passes the Logar Valley, winds past Matkov kot on the southern slope of the Olševa Mountain to the Solčava settlement.
  • In the steep rocky slopes of the Olševa Mountain there is the well-known archaeological site of Potočka zijavka, where the remains of a bear and a human settlement from the Upper Palaeolithic were found.
  • The Logar Valley is one of the three glacial valleys in the River Savinja basin. In the south it borders on the valley of Robanov kot and in the north on the valley of Matkov kot.
The Logar Valley - Okrešelj
The Logar Valley - Potočka zijalka