Orientation & Geography

Europe, Slovenia, Upper Carniola

Podkoren is a settlement in the Kranjska Gora municipality in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia. The village church is dedicated to Saint Andrew and is of late Gothic origin as are many houses in the village, but was largely refurbished in the Baroque style. Podkoren lies immediately below the Wurzenpass mountain pass leading into Carinthia in Austria. British chemist Sir Humphry Davy stayed there on a visit to the area. The Zelenci nature reserve, at the source of the river Sava, is situated just west of the village. The Sava Dolinka flows east from here, to the south of Podkoren.