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Idrija and Hospital Franja: Private Trip from Ljubljana

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Travel off the beaten track and experience the UNESCO town of Idrija with the oldest mercury mine in Europe, and home to unique lacemaking experts.


  • Get lost in the streets of the UNESCO town -of Idrija
  • Dig into one of the oldest mercury mines in Europe
  • Learn about traditional lacemaking techniques typical of the area
  • Do not leave without tasting the famous Idrijski zlikrofi


Embark on a trip to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Idrija, boasting the second largest mercury mine in the world and birthplace of a distinct lace-making tradition. First stop is at Anthony’s Shaft – the oldest preserved entrance to the mercury mine in Idrija and one of the oldest in Europe. It was named after St. Anthony of Padua, the cave patron, and protector of disasters. Explore the city of Idrija and get a demonstration of lacemaking. Enjoy some free time to relax or have a traditional local lunch in one of the taverns in town. Continue the tour to the Wild Lake followed by one of the highlights of this tour – Hospital Franja, which operated as a partisan hospital, in extremely difficult conditions and a hardly accessible area, during World War 2.


Private English-speaking driver/guide Hotel pickup and drop-off Transport and all traffic related costs
Entrance fees (Anthony's Shaft: 13 € / person, Castle Gewerkeneg: 6 € / person, Partisan Hospital Franja: 7 € / person) Meals and Drinks Personal expenses

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