Stories from Kočevsko

  • Lake Kočevje

    Lake Kočevje is one of the water treasures of Kočevsko that has become an extremely popular location for fishing in the last few years, so a new regime of regulated fishing was implemented in 2020.

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    Welcome to Kočevsko, Slovenia

    Written by: Kočevsko

    Slovenia is reopening for tourism and we are happy to welcome guests from all over the world again looking to spend their vacation in one of the most forested and naturally preserved regions in Europe.

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    The Slovenia Green Capitals route stops in three of Slovenia's most cherished regional centers: Ljubljana, Kočevje and the Kočevsko Region, and the Bela Krajina Region.

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    In August of 2019, members of "Šola gozdovništva" (Bushcraft & Survival School Slovenia) set themselves up for an interesting and demanding project - making a dugout canoe, using only hand tools and fire.

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    Destination Kočevsko mainly consists of forest landscapes, where green experiences await at every step of the way, and because we want to preserve nature for future generations, we have prepared some guidelines that visitors should keep in mind to be even more respectful of nature.

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    According to the standards of the Green destinations organization, Slovenia is the first fully-rated green country, and within the national program Slovenia Green, destination Kočevsko has already been evaluated as a Green destination, where green experiences await at every step.

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    Bear encounter

    Written by: Kočevsko

    The forests of Kočevsko are shared by many inhabitants, including the brown bear. It is wise to keep in mind recommendations on how to behave and act when visiting the forest.

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