Savica Waterfall – the most famous waterfall in all of Slovenia

Updated: March 7, 2020 | By | More

When it comes to visiting the countryside of Slovenia, there are a number of beautiful and picturesque destinations to choose from. However, one of the most popular destinations in the country is that of Bohinj Lake.

While the Lake itself is supplied with water by a number of different inflows, the most important and famous one is that of the Savica River. The river is fed by the Dolina Sedmerih Jezer which is located deep underground. It is just outside of Komarča where the Savica River burst from the walls and thus creates the most famous waterfall in all of Slovenia; the Savica Waterfall.

Savica waterfall, Slovenia
Savica waterfall, Slovenia by Nigel’s Europe

The waterfall itself travels a distance of more than 38 meters and falls more than 51 meters into the pool below. Also another smaller waterfall falls nearby falls only 25 meters, but creates a very unique and picturesque combination which creates “A” shape. The pool has been artificially dammed in order to slow down the erosion associated with the powerful Savica Waterfall. From there, the water then flows into the Bohinj Lake.

There are many ways to access the Savica Waterfall, including by car and by foot. The falls are located only four kilometers away from Ukanc and while it is possible to drive the distance, most people often prefer to walk in order to enjoy the awe-inspiring views even more. There are several paths and signs that lead to the Savica Waterfall which can be reached in just under an hour from the village. However, in order to get the best view the Savica Waterfall you will need to walk across the stone bridge that crosses the Mala Savica and pay the necessary entrance fee in order to access the best viewing point above the Savica gorge.

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