Hubelj River originates from the Šturska gora, at the altitude of 681 meters. Crystal clear water comes out at an altitude of approx. 240 meters.

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Hubelj – Source of drinking water.


Hubelj River originates from the Sturska gora, at the altitude of 681 meters.Hubelj comes out from spectacular source above city of Ajdovščina. The Hubelj River originates from the Sturska gora (Sturska mountain), which rises 681 meters above sea level, overseeing city Ajdovščina. Suitable time of visiting this magical place is in all seasons, but before visiting, it is recommended to check the weather conditions, mostly wind power, since the wind called “Burja” (also Vipavska burja) can be very strong in this area. (Even over 100km/h +) Few meters from the river source, there is a lovely restaurant.

Hubelj is one of the main, cleanest Slovenian karst springs in the Vipava valley. The water, which comes from deep inside the mountain, exits from rocky holes at an altitude of approx 230 meters above sea level (waterfall on the picture). The Hubelj River is considered to be one of the cleanest water sources in Slovenia, so it is normal that there are natural springs with drinking water.

Hubelj River originates from the Sturska gora, at the altitude of 681 meters.

Personally, I love this place even more for all the hills that surround; Čaven ridge, Golaki, Sinji vrh…

Blast furnace near Hubelj river

In the second half of the 16th century, more precisely from November 12, 1561 until early 1700, ironworks operated near the source of the Hubelj River. In the beginning, mainly iron was forged, but later also steel and pig iron, which was mainly used for foundry products.

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Leon G. Milošević - Author and owner - Caelum Natura

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