Rest your soul and body among the green Koroška forests. And let their rare resident – the wild rooster – reward you with its singing.

In the Koroška region, green forests welcome you everywhere you look – as far as the eye can see. They cover almost three quarters of the region’s surface. The vast forest proportions of the western Pohorje invite you to enjoy their shadow during the summer or create a magical fairy-tale in the winter. The Ribniško Pohorje area is home to the tallest tree in Slovenia as well as in Central Europe – the Sgermova Smreka Spruce. Lime trees – the symbol of Slovenia – decorate many homesteads in the Koroška region. The mother of all lime trees is the Najevska Lipa lime tree, the thickest tree in Slovenia, which is located by the Najevnik homestead, at Ludranski Vrh south above the Črna na Koroškem settlement.

Najevska lipa Lime Tree

The thickest tree and mother to all the lime trees in Slovenia grows in the Koroška region. The Najevska Lipa lime tree is actually not a lime tree, but a small-leaved lime (Tilia cordata). It grows next to the Najevnik homestead in Ludranski Vrh above Črna na Koroškem.

Legend has it that Turks once, fleeing from the locals, buried their treasure here and to remember the location, they planted 12 lime trees. In truth the experts assume it grew together from seven trunks, but we do not have more accurate information on its origin or the age, since the tree is hollow on the inside. The magnificent Najevska Lipa lime tree is also the symbol of mightiness growing out of common roots.

Sgermova smreka Spruce

The highest tree in Slovenia and in Central Europe can be found in Zgornja Orlica in Pohorje. This magnificent spruce (Picea abies) with a circumference at breast height of 113 centimetres and the height of 62 metres is part of the natural heritage. Its age is estimated to be 300 years old. 

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