The castle Strmec in virgin forest

Last weekend was perfect for exploring around. It was a sunny Saturday and I had just enough time after lunch to drive around. In a virgin forest. :P

I was reading about a castle Strmec many times and I was determined to go out once to see it. I found the instructions on the internet how to get there, although I must say there are not what a tourist from abroad would expect. :) I started a short journey on a macadam road opposite to Jasnica motel. From there I was driving uphill on serpentines, practically in the middle of nowhere. :P Only the trees and the silence were our company and the same was from the crossroads where we turned to the right.

We were driving about 15 km until we parked the car and went on foot from the fence. We read the note that visitors are not welcomed because of the thiefs in the past but I needed only a few minutes to take some pictures. :) I didn’t go inside, just walked around the main frontage, took a few pictures and left.

 Strmec castle

Strmec castle

As a castle it is not so special, because it is quite demolished and of course lost its greatness. But just the fact that we have a castle in the middle of forest is interesting enough!

 Virgin forest Strmec

Virgin forest Strmec

We went driving on and on through the forest. I come from Kočevje but I have never been there … After a while we stopped next to the sign for a virgin forest Srmec. :) How special is that?! ;) An ordinary Saturday, lunch at my grandparents’ house and an hour later we were in the jungle. :D The road is quite OK and after an hour and a half we got to the village Novi Lazi. From there we stopped by Reško lake in Kočevska Reka and closed our little trip.

Reško lake

Reško lake

 

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