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Bohinjska Bistrica is the largest settlement and administrative centre of the Municipality of Bohinj, in the Upper Carniola region of northwestern Slovenia.GeographyThe settlement lies in the Julian Alps southwest of the Triglav massif and the Pokljuka Plateau, in the Sava Bohinjka Valley between the Dobrava and Ajdovski Gradec hills and Bistrica and Belica creeks. Lake Bohinj forms the head of the valley in the west.Bohinjska Bistrica station is a stop on the Bohinj Railway line from Jesenice to Trieste via the 6327m Bohinj Tunnel. The main road leading to the railway station divides the settlement into the upper and lower hamlets of Zgornja Vas (Zgornja vas) and Spodnja Vas (Spodnja vas).MuseumThe Tomaž Godec museum, part of the Upper Carniola Museum (Gorenjski muzej), is located in the town in the building of the old Godec family tannery, next to the creek. Part of the museum features an exhibition about the tanning process. Upstairs, documents and artifacts from World War I are on display, focusing on the Battles of the Isonzo from 1915 to 1917, which took place in the mountains around the nearby Soča Valley. In addition, information and a video about the "Iron Route" are shown, explaining some of the history of iron mining and production across the Alps.Bohinjska Bistrica is in Upper Carniola Region. Find what you're looking for from your Bohinjska Bistrica holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy Slovenia tour itinerary planner .
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