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The Ljubljana Moor

The Ljubljana Moor, Ljubljana and its Surroundings
  • The Ljubljana Moor, Ljubljana and its Surroundings


The Ljubljana Moor - presentation

The Ljubljana Moor lies on the southern edge of the Ljubljana basin. Today, it is the largestswamp and wet grassland in the country and one of the few in Europe. It is a reserve for many species of birds as well as other animals and plants such as the checkered lily and the swamp tulip. 6000 years ago, when the area was covered with small lakes, the inhabitants built wooden structures supported on poles – kolišča.

Many relics of that time were found, including wooden boats, clay pottery and tools made of bones and horns. The landscape is covered with birch and red pine forests, remnants of the former high moor. On clear days when the mysterious moor fog parts, you can see every stalk of grass swaying in the wind.The bushes and treetops also spring to life, filled with the nests of many birds, and the silence of the night is pierced by frogs' mating calls.


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