Every Friday in July & August
Visit a former mercury mine near Tržič and a memorial park to the former concentration camp at Ljubelj.
The tour includes visits to:
Daily Ticket: 25 €, children up to 10 years free.
FREE with Julian Alps Card: Radovljica and Julian Alps Card: Bled
You will travel by bus to the hamlet of Lajb, where beneath the surface of the south-eastern slopes of Mt. Begunščica there is a 5-kilometre entirely preserved system of shafts of the former mercury mine. A local guide will acquaint you with the history of mining, daily life in the mine and the formation of Karst phenomena. You will also walk through part of Anthon's shaft in the fifth level.
You will get back on the bus for the short journey to where between 1943 and 1945 the Ljubelj/Mauthausen concentration camp was located. The camp housed prisoners from 15 European nations, who built the Ljubelj tunnel for the German Reich. Your guide will lead you through the memorial park, where you will see the remains of the concentration camp barracks, other buildings and the crematorium, and past the Obtožujem/J'accuse memorial monument.
After the tour you can also take a look at the KT Ljubelj/Mauthausen 1943-1945 exhibition, which was set up in 2020 and which details past events and circumstances, people on this and the other side of the barbed wire, and the altruistic help of locals. The exhibition encourages one to reflect on the past with a desire for a better future.
You can also visit:
Every Wednesday in July & August
Experience the gem of Slovenia on a walk with a local guide. The guide will reveal tales to acquaint you with the exceptional natural beauties and wealth of cultural heritage of the town and its surroundings. You can make the experience even more special by enjoying some unique Bled cuisine.
Every Saturday in July & August
This bus trip, which is ideal for those who enjoy more active outings, starts at Kamen Castle. It begins with a tour of the castle ruins, then you will set off on a guided walk along the Lamberg Trail in Begunje na Gorenjskem.
Every Tuesday in July & August
A beauty forged by natures' works; the cradle of ironworking; Little Venice – these are how the villages you will visit are referred to. Discover the wealthy tradition of ironworking and visit the picturesque village centres of Kropa and Kamna Gorica.