August 8th-11th 2019

Idrija Region

Idrija - A UNESCO Story Woven from the Tradition of Lace and Mining

As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Idrija boasts the second largest mercury mine in the world. It is also the birthplace of a distinct lace-making tradition, a specific culinary legacy and unique technical heritage. Discover "klavže" – water barriers that are the Slovenian equivalent of the pyramids in terms of their ingenious design. Set out to visit the UNESCO Geopark.

To visit:

  • Old town with Gewerkenegg Castle
  • The Idrijca River, Lake Divje jezero,
  • Natural park Zgornja Idrijca
  • Mercury Mine
Summer holiday feeling - Challenging orienteering courses - friendly atmosphere; that's what I always experienced when attending Cerkno Cup. It's always worth a visit.Gernot Kerschbaumer, Austria