The Julian Alps are a region of Slovenia. They are part of The Alps and extend over the border into north-eastern Italy. They were named after Julius Caesar. They offer a wonderful alpine flair, that would have you swear you were in Upper Bavaria or Tyrol on a good day's hiking.
- Bled — impossibly romantic mountain lake complete with castle, island and town
- Dovje-Mojstrana — the best starting point for hiking and climbing to Julian Alps
- Idrija — the oldest Slovenian mining city, with more than 500 years of history
- Kobarid — historical, culinaric and sport town
- Kranjska Gora — village and ski area
- Radovljica — old historical town, apiculture museum
- Srednja Dobrava — village with nice views of the mountains, close to Bled, Radovljica and Kropa
- Tolmin- the largest town in Soča Valley
Slovene is the national language. Most can speak Serbo-Croatian as a result to the Yugoslav experience (its also very similar) and many to most young people some English and or German. German also played a historic minority role in the region prior to WWII with many places having dual place names as a result. Today the Austrian and German tourists speak it.
Metal Days music festival in summer: http://www.metaldays.net/