Welcome to our new series, Family Trips Worldwide. In this series we will post short facts about a cool place that is great for a family trip.


WHAT: a hike to a lake in a swampy area with black coloured, but crystal clear water

WHERE: Slovenia, Pohorje.  46°26’57.70″N  15°25’50.55″E

HOW TO GET THERE: from the highway Ljubljana – Maribor take the exit for Slovenjske Konjice. When you arrive in Slovenske Konjice, turn right towards Oplotnica and follow a curvy road. In Oplotnica turn left and follow signs for Osankarica. When the road splits, continue left in the direction for Osankarica and follow the dirt road. On the crossroad a litlle bit upper, turn right for Osankarica and the road will lead you to the hut “Dom na Osankarici”. Park the car on the parking under the hut.

Take the steps westwards from ‘Dom Na Osankarici’ hut. The wooden path will lead you trouhg woods and it will take you less than 30 minutes to reach the lake.

WHEN: all year round.

WHAT TO DO: you can soak your feet and see what color they will look like in the water, search for frogs, enjoy in the tranquility of the area.

TIPS: there are many places where you can find mushrooms in the woods. A good opportunity to teach your kids some facts about them and to make an amazing dinner together.