The Triglav National Park is the only national park in Slovenia. The park gets its name after Mount Triglav (literally meaning three-headed mountain) and its three peaks (or heads) rising right in the heart of the park. With its height of 2,864 metres, Triglav is the highest mountain in Slovenia and the highest peak of the Julian Alps.
The Triglav National Park extends over the north-western part of Slovenia near the borders with Italy and Austria, in the south-eastern part of the Alpine massif, almost entirely covering the Eastern Julian Alps. It encompasses 840 square kilometres, which is four percent of Slovenia’s surface. It is among the oldest parks of its kind in Europe, the first conservation efforts dating back to 1924, when the Alpine Conservation Park was established.
The area of the Triglav National Park includes a considerable variety of ecosystems. Here one can admire the distinctive mountain flora and fauna, with characteristic features on rock faces and scree slopes, as well as high-altitude meadows and lakes. The rivers, streams and waterfalls tell their life stories, as do the peat bogs and the numerous caves which speleologists have been studying intensely since the early 20th century.
The park offers many wonderful natural treasures. Some of them can be found on our website, and more can be discovered with the help of our friendly staff. Let your Triglav adventure begin!
As a unique protected area in the alpine world, the Triglav National Park is primarily aimed at preserving ecosystems and natural processes, natural values, habitat diversity, wildlife species, and the quality and landscape quality and diversity.