The museum mountain climb
The permanent exhibition will take you on a tour – a mountain climb – through the history of mountaineering in Slovenia. The path leads through eleven thematic sections and milestones of Slovene mountaineering, alpine climbing, and the mountain rescue service, illuminating the various motives which have inspired people to enter the mountain world since prehistoric times.
The museum narrates the story of Slovene mountaineering, strongly associated with patriotism. It follows the development of Slovene organised mountaineering and first climbing aspirations, all the way to the modern-day world famous climbing achievements of Slovene climbers at home and abroad. You will be acquainted with the first mountain guides, porters, hard-working peasants laying out the first mountain trails, and mountain rescuers, as well as our best modern day alpinists.
To ensure you tread the mountain trail safely not only inside the museum but outdoors as well, we have equipped the exhibition with useful directions on how to get ready for a mountain hike. On your museum tour you will familiarise yourself with the rich mountain flora and fauna and the conservation issues faced by the Alpine regions.
The trail around the exhibition is waymarked by the distinct Slovene trail blaze, named after its designer, Alojz Knafelc. It indicates the interactive sections where visitors can test their knowledge and collect stamps for each correct answer. Those who manage to collect all five are in for a treat.
The exhibition or your museum mountain climb is a personal, hands-on experience of the Slovene mountains and their history, designed to be experienced just like the real mountain climb.
Web catalogue of the permanent exhibition:
A mountain climb