Every Sunday: From the Jesenice foundries to the green Vintgar Gorge
© Gregor Vidmar, Turizem Jesenice
Bled - Jesenice - Bled
During this trip to the town of steel and flowers you will discover interesting stories of Jesenice, the ironworks and its legendary hockey team.
A visit to Jesenice will surprise you, as it is not only a town of steel and hockey, but also home to the beautiful Stara Sava museum area, the thousands upon thousands of daffodils that bloom on the mountains above the town in May, and the famous Šum waterfall that flows from Vintgar gorge. You will visit the latter at the end of this Sunday trip.
© Gašper Bregar, TIC Jesenice
Sunday's trip will be entirely urban. You will hear some interesting stories about the history of Jesenice on the pleasant journey to the Upper Sava Valley. The town has a big soul, yet all the distances from A to B are small. Therefore, you will set off on foot to discover the town’s sights. A local guide will acquaint you with the natural and cultural attractions and arouse your interest to visit the town independently another time. You will see a statue on a roundabout of an ironworker, walk through a chestnut treelined avenue, stop briefly at Tone Čufar square and pass the front of Jesenice secondary school, where many great scholars were educated. The circular route will lead you past the Gostisce Ejga restaurant, where Alenka Dovžan and Edvin Karahodžić are writing their culinary story. Through the railway underpass, better known as the tunnel of hockey fans, you will reach the other side of the Sava river – in the Podmežakla sports park. From there the tour continues across the Herman bridge for a step back in time to the times of blacksmiths, miners and Bucelleni and Viktor Ruard. After a tour of the Stara Sava museum, you will get back on the bus to Blejska Dobrava, from where you will walk to the Šum waterfall, which flows out of Vintgar gorge.
You will see the following with a local guide:
- Town centre of Jesenice
- Stara Sava museum area
- Šum waterfall
You can also visit:
- Museum of workers’ culture Jesenice
© Aleš Krivec, TIC Jesenice
Departure from Bled at 9:00, return to Bled at 14:45.