Dancing horses of Lipica

They were bred to selected imported mares and the local Karst horses, which were white in colour, small, slow to mature and extremely tough.

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Karst sheepdog

"He is intelligent, listens attentively and understands what he is told to do; in short - he is a perfect sheepdog, afraid of nothing."

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Proteus anginus

In the eighteenth century the amphibian, proteus anginus, inhabitant of subterranean waters, was considered to be progeny of the dragon.

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Pivka Valley, the jewel of Kras

The fluidly shifting relationship between surface and underground waters adds to the magic of the area. more...

Cerknica lake phenomenon

He carefully recorded the local names for caves and sinkholes and accurately noted the order in which the water flowed away and how long it took.

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Old Vine of Maribor

The grape harvesting has become a tradition and an annual festival attracts huge crowds including international visitors.

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Ljubljanica, River of Seven Names

The river that rolls lazily through Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenija, is named Ljubljanica when it surfaces on Ljubljansko Barje (Ljubljana Marshes) near Vrhnika, and it keeps that name until it merges with the river Sava.  it was known as Ljubija in Middle Ages. more...

Carniolan honey bee and beekeeping

Man and the Carniolan bee are interconnected in Slovenian lands. Beekeeping (čebelarstvo) was exceptionally developed in Slovenia... more...

Dormouse

Dormouse hunting was practised in Slovenia by the country  people as early as the 13th century, mainly to supplement  their diet in winter.

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The Botanical Garden of Ljubljana

The Botanical Garden of Ljubljana is after the National and University Library, Slovenia's oldest educational, scientific and cultural institution, functioning continuously in its present location since its foundation. more...

Škocjanske Jame / The Škocjan Caves

World heritage site The Škocjan Caves is a natural phenomenon of global significance, ranking side by side with the Grand Canyon, the Galapagos Islands, and the Mammoth Cave system. more...