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Mountain ranges / Kamnik Savinja Alps / Žovnek Castle / Žovneško jezero - Žovnek Castle (by road)

Žovneško jezero - Žovnek Castle (by road)

Starting point: Žovneško jezero (340 m)
Starting point Lat/Lon: 46.2756°N 15.0022°E 
Path name: by road
Time of walking: 10 min
Difficulty: easy unmarked way
Difficulty of skiing: no data
Altitude difference: 69 m
Altitude difference (by path): 69 m
Map: Kamniške in Savinjske Alpe 1:50.000
Views: 6,060
Trip rating: 1 votes
Number of pictures: 15
Access to starting point:
A) From highway Ljubljana - Maribor, we go to the exit Vransko, and then we continue driving on the parallel old road in the direction of Celje. A little after settlements Kapla, we leave the main road and we continue driving left in the direction of Braslovče. Ahead we drive through Gomilsko, and the road towards Braslovče we follow to the spot, where signs for castle Žovnek point us to the left. Further, we drive on a little narrower road by the lake Žovneško jezero, and at the crossroads, we follow it in the direction of the castle Žovnek. The road then loses an asphalt covering and a little further brings us to a traffic sign, that prohibits further driving. Here we park on a parking lot by the sign that prohibits further driving.
B) From highway Maribor - Ljubljana, we go to the exit Šentrupert, and then we continue driving in the direction Mozirje. At the settlement Parižlje we leave the main road and we continue driving on a local road towards the settlement Spodnje Gorče. Here we cross the main road Gomilsko - Braslovče and we continue driving in the direction of village and castle Žovnek. Ahead we drive through Gomilsko, and the road towards Braslovče we follow to the spot, where signs for castle Žovnek point us to the left. Further, we drive on a little narrower road by the lake Žovneško jezero, and at the crossroads, we follow it in the direction of the castle Žovnek. The road then loses an asphalt covering and a little further brings us to a traffic sign, that prohibits further driving. Here we park on a parking lot by the sign that prohibits further driving.
Path description:
From the starting point, we continue on a macadam road which is closed for public traffic. The road is at first ascending through a small valley, and higher it gradually leaves it. A little further, we get to a smaller crossroad, where we go right, and then in few minutes we walk to the castle Žovnek, from which a nice view opens up towards the valley and surrounding hills.
Trip can be extended to: Sveti Janez in Pavel (Dobrovlje) , Dom na Čreti , Grmada (Dobrovlje) , Holy Mother of God on Čreta , Vrhe
Pictures:
Žovneško jezero - Žovnek Castle1
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Žovneško jezero - Žovnek Castle12
Žovneško jezero - Žovnek Castle13
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