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Velika Planina

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Velika Planina
  • (worth a trip)
  • 5-10 km
  • Moderate
  • Average
  • half day
  • 3 3

Traditional herdsmen settlement in stunning nature

Velika Planina
1242 Stahovica
Try trnič, traditional cheese found only on Velika planina.
Visit between June and October, when local herdsmen stay here with their sheep. They will be happy to invite you to a typical herdsmen's lunch.
Prices for cable car ticket (both ways):
Adults: 10 EUR
Children: 7EUR

Adults: 11 EUR
Children: 8 EUR

Velika Planina is one of the most popular destinations among hikers, families and all who are looking for an active day in nature. It is located just above Kamnik, at an elevation of 1,500 meters. It offers a lot of different activities throughout the year and amazing views over Kamnik and surroundings.


Velika Planina is one of the most unique places in Slovenia. It offers a unique insight into the traditional lifestyle of local people and traditions. Numerous mountain huts will welcome you with traditional food and homemade cheese.

Some interesting things to see while visiting Velika Planina:

  • Herdsmen’s settlement – One of the cutest, most recognizable and unique villages in Slovenia. The Very well-preserved traditional village of herdsmen has become one of the symbols of Velika Planina and a very popular motif for tourist brochures.
  • Snow Mary Chapel – This small church was rebuilt in 1988 after it was demolished in the World War II. It is now a very popular pilgrimage place and a mass takes place every Sunday morning.
  • Veternica and Dovja Griča caves – Those are the most interesting natural attractions of Velika Planina. The caves are sometimes covered with snow throughout the whole year. They have always been a popular hiding place for many fairytale creatures.
  • Tourist settlement – A traditional village created for tourists. This settlement was built around 1960 as a big tourist settlement with more than 60 rooms. It is built in a typical architecture but it offers all the comfort a tourist needs.
  • Preskar museum – Located in the Herdmen’s settlement. It is dedicated to the local traditions and to the traditional life of herdsmen.

Apart from those listed above; beautiful nature, amazing views, curious domestic animals and mysterious mountain flowers await you in this stunning peace of haven!

Velika Planina greets visitors every day of the year. The Ski center comes to life in winter months, while summer months attract hikers, mountain bikers, and nature lovers. Be sure to check the official homepage while planning your visit, as cable car rides and local restaurants can be closed on some days during the week.

Opening hours

Velika planina is always accessible by car, while cable car is available only at this hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:00, 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00 and 18:00
Friday: 8:00, 10:00, 12:00 and then every hour until 20:00
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: every hour from 8:00 to 20:00

How to get there

You can come to Velika planina by car (big parking lot at the top) or by cable car from Kamnik.