Plitvice Lakes @ Croatia

We had waited a day for better weather before we went to the Plitvice Lakes National Park, famous for its lakes, cascades and waterfalls.

The National Park is a major tourist attraction and there are many hotels and camp grounds in the area. At this time of the year the camp grounds were closed, so we found a spot in the forest, where we spent the night and had only a short drive in the morning. (44.768243,15.651205)

Travelling in winter has some advantages: there were only few other tourists of course, the parking was empty and free, the entrance fee was much lower than in summer. On the other hand not all the paths were open due to the high water level.

Big waterfall near entrance 1

Nice paths take you to all the good spots

Taking the 100mm macro lens today
First flowers of the year

Veliki slap – big waterfall

Do you remember “Der Schatz im Silbersee”?

The national park became famous during the 1960s and 1970s through several Western film productions of Karl May novels. Many scenes have been shot at the lakes or waterfalls. We recognised the the cave where the treasure of the Silver Lake was hidden.

This was our only wildlife encounter but we saw a street sign warning that bears might cross, which made me look up who lives here: beside many others the European brown bear, grey wolfs, eagles, owls, Eurasian lynx, European wildcats and the wood grouse 🙂

Boat trip included in our route

Flower of the Day

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