‘LJUBLJANA MARSHES SPIRIT TOUR’, 4h
Ljubljana marshes spirit tour
Ljubljana lies at the former marshes holding lots of secrets.
The vibrant old town is concentrated along the banks of Ljubljanica river, flowing through the marshes. The Castle on the hill still looks like it's protecting the romantic city below.
We are going to follow Ljubljanica river, from the city upstream. The first people of the area were so-called Koliščarji - the Stilt people, living in wooden cottages on stilts on fringes of former marshes and on solitary islands, which are today h+only hills. They were using wood for their boats and carts and were fishermen and hunters. The oldest wooden wheel was found right there, preserved well in peat.
The marshes have been dried out through centuries, but still some areas flood sometimes. The area is protected as a nature park, with native flora and fauna.
The dragon is an important part of Ljubljana mythology, but not the only one. Several stories of Ljubljana dragon are connected with the Marshes.
Tour length: 4h
Meeting point: Cobblers bridge, Ljubljana old town, Jurčičev trg 1, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Included: a private tour by a comfortable air-conditioned car and a driver/guide and a canoe to the Southern part of Ljubljana basin. Start at Špica, the former town’s beach and continue to the heart of Ljubljana marshes. Visit a small lake and a viewpoint with a million-dollar view of the former marshes, the city and the Alps. Learn about this serene and very biodiverse area, where they found the oldest ever found wooden wheel with an axel in the world, used by the Stilt people, living here long time ago. Learn about local legends, connect with nature and enjoy in fresh air. Time for meditation, weather permitting.