Plitvice Lakes National Park, Plitvice Lakes National Park

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See 16 interconnected lakes arranged in cascades and separated by natural travertine dams at . This World Heritage Site is a former meeting place of Western and Eastern cultures, and the oldest national park in southeast Europe. During your visit, watch for the waterfalls featured in several 1960s and 1970s westerns based on Karl May novels. Also known as the Devil's Gardens, the area features blue, green, and grey bodies of water. Native species you might spy as you explore include wolves, turtles, brown bears, and lynx. Don't miss the remnants of an Illyrian fortress. Use our Plitvice Lakes National Park route builder site to arrange your visit to Plitvice Lakes National Park and other attractions in Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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  • We pre-booked our tickets online for a day in early september (entrance 1, 8am). Unfortunately, it was raining when we entered the park but there were no lines at the ticket desk. We walked route K, w...  more »
  • We visited the park on August 22, 2019. It has 2 entrances we preferred the first because we did not get tickets online and had the least wait.. Also the first one has very close to its largest waterfall.. An incredible natural landscape with 16 lakes, one falling into the other creating hundreds of small and large waterfalls! We chose the route C about 14 km walking about 5 hours.. In the middle of the Big lake you pass across a boat which is in the price, as is the train that turns you to the beginning.. The ticket was about 36 euros per person + the parking lot, a bit pricey but worth the effort and waiting due to season.. Essential athletic shoes, warm with water, snacks, sun visor and of course camera! Tip: Come too early to avoid queues, take tickets long before, and make an overnight stay at the surrounding accommodation for nature lovers.
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  • A wonderful area to explore. You can either decide to stick to the normal "tourist route" along the lakes - or choose to go off the path to follow several trails that lead through the amazing forest area (the trails have different difficulty levels) For us it was a very pleasant experience :)
  • Beautiful park and absolute must-see. However, going early and taking the 8 am bus is a must to enjoy the park. After 9, the place is simply flooded by Asian and American tourists who will stop at nothing to get a picture at every possible corner.
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