Ressel trail through the Krakovo forest


The Krakovo forest is Slovenia’s largest lowland forest, spreading out on the floodplain of lower reaches of the Krka river. In terms of nature conservation, it represents one of the most important wetlands in Slovenia. The starting point of the trail is the information board next to the sculpture of a propeller by Žolnir Inn. The trail leads from Kostanjevica na Krki into the Krakovo forest, past Trstenik wetland to the edge of primeval forest reserve. This circular trail is named after Josef Ressel (inventor of the ship propeller), who lived and worked in and around Kostanjevica na Krki. On the way back you pass Cvelbar oak, the second thickest English oak in Slovenia. The trail ends at Žolnir Inn, where it started.

It is advisable to hire a guide to visit the Krakovo forest.

Difficulty: Easy
Length: 8 km
Duration: 2,5 h
Ascent: 93 m

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