Fuzina Hills in Bohinj
Fuzina Hills in Bohinj is part of the Tentative list of Slovenia in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Click here for a short description of the site, as delivered by the state party.
- ●● Tentative
The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
The Fuzina Hills are an Alpine meadow landscape, located in the Julian Alps near Lake Bohinj. Its description isn't telling us much on why this should become a WHS, but "pasture cattle-raising" stands out. The sites includes two villages (Studor and Stara Fuzina), plus various meadows and pastures at different heights.
Lake Bohinj is a very touristy area (it is also not far from the tourist trap Lake Bled), and this spills out to the nearby farmers village of Stara Fuzina. This village is worth a quick stop to look around and search for the traditional standing hayracks (common) and painted beehive panels. Just as many other villages in this region, it looks very Austrian with the snowcovered Alps in the background, the meadows in the valleys and the huge local church. Will this ever become a WHS? I don't think so.