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  • Bitnje; foto Mitja Sodja
  • Bitnje; foto Mitja Sodja
  • Bitnje; foto Mitja Sodja
  • Bitnje; foto Mitja Sodja
  • Bitnje; foto Mitja Sodja
  • Bitnje; foto Mitja Sodja
  • Bitnje; foto Mitja Sodja
  • Bitnje; foto Mitja Sodja
  • Bitnje; foto Mitja Sodja
BITNJE

The village of Bitnje has quite a strategic position, since it is secured from the north winds and kept warm from the south side. This is mostly the reason, why this village was already settled in the times of the Celts (burial grounds) and was also interesting for the noblemen from Carinthia.

Ajdovski gradec archaeological site is located in close vicinity of the village, burial grounds of the Carni can be found on the Na Krašci fallow (excavated items can be seen in the Tomaž Godec Museum in Bohinjska Bistrica).

What can you do and experience in Bitnje?

You can visit the Church of the Assumption, which was build in the 17th century, however, its core dates back at least to the 15th century. The church was renovated in 2001 due to the earthquake and it has a golden altar and one of the most beautiful renaissance entrances made from green tuff in the region of Gorenjska.

Another interesting site is the Čučkov čebeljnjak beehive. A renowned beekeeper, Jan Strgar, also lived and worked in Bitnje. This adroit tradesman and excellent beekeeper sold our Carniolan honey bee (Kranjska sivka) all over the world – in Egypt, Australia and Japan.

You can also view the Čučkov mlin mill, which rolled the mill stones for 700 years and was submitted directly to the patriarchy of Aquileia.

The main road that leads to Bohinj splits in Bitnje towards the Zgornja dolina (Upper Valley) and the Spodnja dolina (Lower Valley). There is a nice place with a drinking trough regulated at the crossroad, which is intended for cyclists and hikers, who can taste the most clear natural water in Bohinj there.

Sports climbers will get their adrenaline boost on the most difficult natural climbing site in Bitnje. The Sava River is ideal for fishing.