Explore the picturesque landscape of the mighty forests and nature’s marvels in the area of the UNESCO Karavanke Geopark, green Pohorje and the Drava River valley. Experience adrenaline by bike or on foot – with the most beautiful views from the mountains or deep in the Peca underground. Feel the freedom of the mountain peaks and experience joy on the snow-covered plains. Indulge in relaxed conversations with locals, try the Koroška delicacies and explore the legacy of the past. Pristine and undiscovered. This is Koroška – full of surprises
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.
In 1969, a forest engineer by the name Sgerm measured its circumference at breast height, which was 11.24 metres. In 1980, a part of the rotting circumference fell off and the size was slightly reduced. When they removed the rotting and moist wood from the inside in 1993, it measured 10.56 metres and, in 2006, 10.70 metres.
The ancient lime tree is 24 metres high, and the experts estimate its age to be about 700 years. A part of the southern circumference is missing, and the north side is covered in moss and lichen. In the vicinity stands an old marking, with the year 1227 written down.
After Slovenia gained its independence, the Najevska Lipa lime tree hosted the first meeting of the Slovenian statesmen, which then became a traditional event.
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Choose from different accommodation types in the Koroška region, which all share common homeliness.
Nature’s treasures and the heritage of the past – breathtaking and inspirational. Welcome to Koroška where you can enjoy cycling and hiking experiences in the hills and valleys, explore the mysteries of the Peca underworld, and experience the river on a raft. Koroška invites you to a date with nature where you can explore the past in a creative way, every day of the year.
The labyrinth of forest roads and cart tracks leads you up and down the mountain, into the valleys and between them. Among the forests and meadows with their wonderful views there are regulated paths intended for extreme or more recreational cycling. They are best tackled with “all-mountain” or “enduro” bikes.
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