Bohinj, May 24 – June 9, 2019 | 9:00 - 21:00
Places: Bohinjska Bistrica, Stara Fužina, Ribčev Laz, Studor
Bohinj is one of the hidden gems of Slovenia and the place where the flowers have their own festival – the International Wild Flower Festival, as a form of a 'slow tourism'.
The intact natural beauty of the mountains around the Bohinj Valley hides some of rare alpine flowers which grow only in the Slovenian Alps.
The festival is much more than increasing knowledge and revealing the secret habitats of rare wild flowers. It has become interesting for a wide group of visitors who are interested in flowers, active and adventurous vacation, relaxation and guiding botanical excursions in the nature. A bouquet of colourful events present the alpine flowers in all kinds of environment in Bohinj along the waters, meadows and mountains.
If you want to experience magnificent beauties of Bohinj Valley and Slovenian Alps, take part in daily guided excursions. We recommend some of them:
Iris cengialti f. vochinensis ("Iris of Bohinj") is the symbol of the International Wild Flower Festival. It is one of the most beautiful flowers in Bohinj. In the Ancient Egipt it was considered as a flower of kings. The Slavic nations connect this flower with the god of the sky and lightning "Perun" or his wife "Perunika" (Slovenian name for iris). In the Middle Ages iris was considered a symbol of knighthood – its distinctive three petals symbolise faith, wisdom and nobleness. In Japan iris symbolises martial virtues and heroism as well.