Free guided tour of Žirovnica - Along the beekeeper's path
We invite you to a free guided tour along the cultural heritage trail in the picturesque village beneath Stol in Gorenjska.
Listen to interesting stories in the embrace of meadows, forests and mountains.
We will visit the birthplace of Anton Janša, a pioneer of modern beekeeping. With his help, Slovenian beekeeping and the Carniolan lavender bee (Apis mellifera carnica) became world known. May 20th, Anton Janša's birthday, is also a World Bee Day. The Carniolan bee is an autochthonous species, it has always been in our area and is therefore an important part of our ecosystem. How useful this insect is, how much goodies it gives us. Its impact on lives of past and present is impossible to ignore, as bees help maintain balance in the environment, nature and biodiversity.
We will also visit the birth house of Matija Čop and learn about the development of Slovenian alphabet, see an interesting collection of archaeological finds from the hill Ajdna and climb to Vodostan, to a lookout point (635 m) above Žirovnica.
Meeting point: parking lot at Čop's birth house in Žirovnica.
The program includes: 2 hours of free easy walking tour of the city center with a local tourist guide in Slovenian and Russian language.
Free tours with a local guide are enabled by the Slovenian Tourist Board in order to raise awareness about how tourist guides improve the quality of the destination experience and at the same time contribute to the support of operation and preservation or raising the quality of tourist guides as an important part of tourist services.
Free tours are available until 10th December 2020 or until the funds are used up.
Registrations are required by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone +386 (0)41 947 447
If the proposed time or day does not suit you, we can re-arrange it upon request.