Dom na Kofcah Hut
|Region||Upper Carniola Statistical Region|
|Starting point||Matizovec Farm parking lot 46.414697, 14.300195|
|Route length||3 km (1.15 miles)|
|route duration||1.5-2 h|
|Start Point altitude||915 m (3002 feet)|
|End Point Altitude||1967 m (6453 feet)|
|Best time to visit||spring, summer, early autumn|
|Appropriate for||Baby Carriers , 6+ years of age|
|Level of difficulty||Moderately demanding route|
Hike to the Kofce Mountain and eat some “štruklji”! Surely some of your friends and acquaintances have already told you about this wonderful trip, which usually ends with a delicious dessert.
The Kofce Mountain is wonderfully lively in summer, as local farmers bring their animals to graze on the alpine pasture. Winter has its charm as well. Being in the embrace of white, snow-covered mountains turns into a memory that lasts a lifetime. The dom na Kofcah Hut is located on the southern slope of the Košuta Ridge, just above the forest border which has a beautiful view of the surrounding hills all the way to the Triglav Peak, and the Ljubljana Basin in the distance. Mighty mountains rise behind the hut and make us feel small compared to their magnificent stature.
The Dom na Kofcah Hut is also a popular excursion point for families with children. The hiking trail is not too strenuous for the little ones, there are many interesting things to see, and they are rewarded with a cute playhouse to play in at the top. The children can quickly make new friends while exploring the hills. The hut has other forms of entertainment as well, such as a climbing wall, swings, a sandpit, and even a trampoline.
Turn off the Ljubljana – Jesenice highway at the Ljubelj exit and follow the road towards the border with Austria. Leave the main road at the road signs for "kamp in Podljubelj" and turn right. Drive to a crossroads, turn left and continue in the direction of "Kofce". Drive through the village along a slightly ascending road and then turn right in the direction of "Matizovec in Kofce". Follow the road which is narrower at times to a larger marked parking lot. The hiking trail is quite steep, but children over 5 years of age can easily walk the whole way on their own.
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On the first Sunday in September, the streets of the city of Tržič come alive celebrating the Cobblers’ Sunday.
More than 10,000 visitors from all over Slovenia and neighboring countries come, and the tradition has been preserved for more than thirty years. Cobblers’ Sunday long ago became more than just a fair: it is also a town of crafts, purchases, sports, entertainment, sweepstakes, learning and fun, all in the spirit of spending a day both pleasantly and usefully. The greatest number of visitors are attracted by the bargains to be had at the fair. More than 300 stands offer a wide range of goods for purchase; among them, the selection of footwear at affordable prices attracts the greatest interest. The hungry and thirsty can choose from among Slovenian culinary specialties, with particular attention given to traditional foods from Tržič at the Tržič Bržola Festival.
Cobblers Sunday developed from the Tržič fairs. The town acquired market rights in 1492 for the sale of wine, livestock, and iron products. Thus there began a series of weekly as well as annual fairs, of which the most important was the fair for farm products on Angel Sunday (the first Sunday in September). The tradition of Cobblers Sunday is associated with the custom called "frejšpreh'nga". In the past it was on Cobblers Sunday that cobblers' apprentices were promoted to journeymen.
In the direction from the city of Tržič towards the Dovžan Gorge stands an iron dragon sculpture. Do you know why the dragon is so important to the city of Tržič? Visit Tržič an find out.
Legend about dragon and an old town Tržič.
Dom na Kofcah Hut
This lodge proudly bears the title of The Best Mountain Hut of 2019. In addition to the classic stews, do try out the famous “štruklji”. They have a more traditional cottage cheese and walnut filling and some more "exotic" fillings- chocolate with raspberries and blueberries. This idea allegedly appeared to the cook in a dream :).
If you are also dreaming of a great dessert, you can get the “štruklji” in Ljubljana! Our family gobbled them up in two seconds ;).
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The trip can be extended by a visit to the Gorenjska plaža Beach in Tržič, which has an outdoor pool. An excellent summer refreshment indeed!