The Begunje area has a wealth of archaeological sites. Follow the Lambergh Trail to discover them, the focal point of which are the ruins of Kamen Castle.
The trail is named after the noble Lambergh family, who were once the owners of Kamen Castle. The path leads from the car park opposite the Pri Jožovcu restaurant, past Katzenstein Mansion, across meadows to the Krpin recreation area. On reaching the road turn left and then soon after take the marked path on the right that leads into the forest. The forested slopes lead past the Njivica and Zijalka archaeological sites and Devil's Castle all the way to Kamen Castle.
After having explored Kamen Castle up close, you can either return to Begunje through the village along the road or you can continue along the trail into the lush Draga valley where you can enjoy a refreshing drink or a hearty meal at Draga Inn and return to Begunje along the trail on the opposite side of the stream.
Start and end point: car park in the centre of Begunje (46.3753 N, 14.1987 E)
Estimated time: 3 hours
Difficulty level: easy hiking trail
Total height difference: 160m
Signs: signposts and information boards
Written by Adele Gray, january 2018
Though, in truth, I will never be a lover of winter and snow, since moving to Slovenia in 2007 I have learnt that in winter in the area where I live – Radovljica, in the northwest i.e. the alpine area - snow is a fact of life and, to some extent, have learnt to embrace it!
written by Rebecca Svetina, January 2019
I quite enjoy the start of the new year in my (now) hometown of Radovljica. The hype of the holidays has faded and we can enjoy the frost-kissed landscape and snow capped mountains, which makes the fairytale town of Radovljica even more idyllic.