The Valley of Kamniška Bistrica River
Visit the Kamniška Bistrica Valley
Cool off in the shade of the Alps
A stone table located in the Kamniška Bistrica River Valley is called Archduke’s Table (firštova miza), since Archduke Charles II and his entourage ate here, after one of their numerous hunting expeditions in the area.
The valley of Kamniška Bistrica Valley is named after the 33-km long river, which flows into Sava River. The river, which is considered one of the cleanest in Slovenia, is the most magical in the very first sections, as it boasts a series of natural attractions. Torrential tributaries and other smaller springs that can be found throughout the valley can see discovered if you opt for a hike along the Koželj Trail. Make sure to wear appropriate shoes! The valley is also popular with cyclists as the asphalted road along the valley leads all the way up to a mountain lodge at the spring of Kamniška Bistrica River. Close to the spring, a hunting lodge of King Alexander is located, designed by architecture master Jože Plečnik in 1933.
Located in the easily accessible side valley of the Kamniška Bela torrent, the 30-metre high Orglice Waterfall is one of the most attractive hiking points in the area. The old name of the waterfall as pronounced by the locals was Worglše, from which the names Orglice as well Orličje or Orlišče derive. Orlišče or Orličje in Slovenian means the eagle housing – the eagles used to house in the cliffs that surround Kamniška Bela. The second version of the name, Orglice, literally translates as harmonica in English – because of the sounds the water makes.