Roblekov dom below Begunjščica.

Roblekov dom It was named after Hugo Roblek, who was born in 1871 and died in 1920 when the National House in Trieste was burned. It is also worth mentioning that Roblekov dom was

Roblekov dom is a mountain cottage at approx. 1650 meters and 300 meters below mountain Begunjscica.

Roblekov dom

burned down by the Partisans, in 1943.

Three years later, a new complex was built, the opening of which was on the 15th of September,.1946. The new cottage was the work of the climbers association of Radovljica (a city in Carniola part of Slovenia). Roblekov dom is located at 1657 meters above sea level. A pleasant ambience in the embrace of the mountain world is enriched with culinary offer and hospitality of the cottage caretakers.

In front of the Roblekov dom there is a terrace with a spectacular view. In the distance, the Lake Bled shines. If you continue the hike, you reach a peak of 2060 meters high mountain Begunjščica. In the gallery, in a photo with a signpost, you can see the mountain Stol (Hochstuhl), and the Vrtača (Wertatscha). Stol (Hochstuhl) reaches 2236 meters above sea level and is the highest mountain in the Karavanke Mountain range, while Vrtača (Wertatscha) reaches 2181 m above sea level.

From the mountain Begunjščica, a stream flows into the Draga valley. Mountains Stol (Hochstuhl) and Vrtača (Wertatscha) are the natural borders between Slovenia and Austria.

Begunjščica is a ridge mountain stretching from Smokuša in the west to St. Ana (Ljubelj) in the east. The whole mountain range is called Karavanke. The Begunjščica climbs above the valley Draga, which is a frequent starting point for hikers to Roblekov dom and beyond. A wonderful attraction that shows this is a region with a rich heritage is the Grad Kamen castle.

The ruins of the castle are located along the road that leads to the hikers starting point. You can park your car in front of the entrance to the ruins of the castle Kamen, beginnings of which date back to the 12th century.

Planina Planinca and Polška planina

The last two photographs are the view from the Planina Planinca (“Planinca” menas “Little mountain”) to the Dobrča hill and the mini hayrack – Polška Planina.

Roblekov dom was also an inspiration for the song Na Roblek, performed by Avsenik Brothers Ensemble (Ansambel bratov Avsenik), a Slovene Oberkrainer music band.

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© Author: Text, photo and video:
Leon G. Milošević

GPS Coordinates
46°23'42.0"N 14°13'05.8"E
Duration 1
2h 50min
If going to Roblekov dom. Easy and marked path.
Duration 2
3h 30min
If going to Begunjščica. Easy and marked path.
Necessary equipment
Crampons and Ice Axe
Difficulty for this tour