Visit Triglav National Park

Guardians of Slovenia’s Natural Legacy

Triglav National Park stands as a testament to Slovenia’s commitment to preserving its natural treasures. Named after its highest peak, Mount Triglav (2864 m/9396 ft), this park is an area of unparalleled beauty nestled in the heart of the Julian Alps.

100 Years of Preservation

The country’s only national park encompasses 840 square kilometers, which represents four percent of Slovenia’s territory. In 2024, the park celebrates its 100th anniversary, as it was established in 1924 as the Alpine Conservation Park. Over the years, its boundaries have expanded; its most recent enlargement was in 2010. The park today spans 33 settlements, homing over 2,300 people who coexist in harmony with nature  – and encourage visitors to do so as well.

International Recognition

Managed by the Triglav National Park Public Institute, the park holds international acclaim, recognized as both a National Park and a Protected Landscape under the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) criteria. Its inclusion in the UNESCO Man and Biosphere program underscores its significance on a global scale, while Natura 2000 sites in the park highlight its ecological importance within Europe. The cornerstone of Triglav National Park’s ethos is connecting with similarly-minded institutions and organizations, evident in its membership in the Europarc Federation and in partnerships with protected areas worldwide.

Balancing Conservation and Development

Triglav National Park’s mission extends beyond conservation; it is also a guardian of cultural heritage and sustainable development. Through thoughtful management and engagement with local communities, the park strives to balance human activity with the preservation of its natural and cultural riches. This is why the concept of “a living room” was developed, reflecting the belief that destinations should offer their guests a sense of coziness and comfort, akin to their own living rooms. This approach invites visitors to experience the pristine natural and cultural environment while showing respect for local communities, culture, and heritage, as well as for the environment itself.

Embracing Responsible Travel

By promoting responsible tourism and providing infrastructure for sustainable mobility, the park encourages travelers to immerse themselves in the local way of life, support local providers, and adhere to designated areas for recreation. In doing so, they can minimize their impact, uncover hidden treasures and forge genuine connections. The uniqueness of the travel experience in Triglav National Park lies in responsible, respectful, inclusive and sustainable nature-based tourism, which creates greater value for all.

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