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This is the largest natural permanent lake in Slovenia, measuring 318 ha. It is 4100 m long, 1200 m wide and 45 m deep. Is the largest permanent lake in SloveniaIt is located in the Bohinj municipality in the north-west of the country, and is inside Triglav National Park.
Lake Bohinj lies between Bohinj's mountains, which rise from 1,600 to 2,000 meters, and is Slovenia`s largest glacial lake. It is 4.2 kilometers long, one kilometer wide, and forty-five meters deep.The main tributary is the Savica that springs at the waterfall under the rock wall of Komarča. Lake water that flows in from numerous other sources is restored three times per year. Water level rises 2 - 3 m at heavy rainfall. In summer, the temperature of the water rises to 22C, in winter - Bohinj Lake often freezes.
Saint John the Baptist Church
This little church with it's wooden porch and frescoes, standing beside the stone bridge at Ribcev Laz is one of the iconic images of Lake Bohinj. If you are staying in Ribcev Laz as we did then it also offers a good reference point that you can use to head home! It's often only open short hours at many times of the year and it seems that these do vary so it's best to check the sign on the door to see when you can go inside. It's only a very small church and so looking inside only takes a few minutes, but I think it's worth sparing those few minutes. The exterior frescoes have been worn away in many places but a few can still be seen for what they were meant to be. Interestingly there is a figure with six toes on one foot on the south wall.

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