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The Alps as a Habitat

The Alps as a Habitat

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Datum izida:9/24/2015 10:00:00 PM
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Motiv:Velika Planina, Malbun
Tisk:Poštovni tiskárna cenin, Praha, Czech Republic
Izvedba:4-colour offset in sheets of 8 (4 x 2) se-tenant stamps
Papir:Chancellor litho PVA gum FSC, 105 g/m2
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Zobčanje:Comb 11 1/4 : 14 1/4
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Fotografija:Tomo Jeseničnik, Marco Nescher
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The Alps as a Habitat

<p><strong>Velika Planina</strong><br>With its numerous magnificent views of the peaks of<br>the Kamnik-Savinja Alps and the Ljubljana Basin and the<br>conserved heritage of Alpine herdsmen, Velika Planina is<br>considered the most beautiful of Slovenia’s Alpine pastures.<br>It attracts numerous hikers, hillwalkers, cyclists and other<br>nature lovers throughout the year.<br>People have been drawn to this plateau-like region since<br>prehistoric times, when our ancestors cleared the forest,<br>created pastures and built huts for herdsmen. These huts,<br>with their original architecture, have given the area a special<br>character for centuries and are unique in Slovenia and the<br>entire Alpine region.<br>Velika Planina really comes to life in summer&#58; from the<br>beginning of June, when the herdsmen traditionally drive<br>their livestock up from the valley, until mid-September, when<br>quiet returns to Velika Planina. Visitors to the herdsmen’s<br>settlement today can still chat with herdsmen dressed in<br>traditional costume and sample traditional specialities. In<br>Preskar’s Hut, now converted into a museum, you can get<br>a close-up view of the life of a herdsman in a high Alpine<br>pasture, a life marked above all by hard work. Another special<br>feature of Velika Planina is a kind of cheese called Trnič. This<br>is a type of hard cheese made in a characteristic pear shape<br>that carries in itself a special story of commitment and love.<br>Today Trnič cheese is part of the “Flavours of Kamnik” project<br>and you can try it in various local restaurants and take it home<br>as an authentic souvenir.</p><p><br>Alenka Hribar<br>Municipality of Kamnik, Office of Tourism and Sport</p><p>&#160;</p><p><strong></strong>&#160;</p><p><strong>Malbun</strong><br>Alpine pastures are also still in use today<br>in the high mountain valley of Malbun<br>(Liechtenstein). In around 1925 Malbun<br>was still little more than a scattered Alpine<br>settlement with about 50 mountain huts.<br>Long before that, however, this part of the<br>Alps had been discovered by those seeking<br>recreation, holidaymakers and other<br>visitors in need of rest and relaxation. In<br>the late 1950s hotels, holiday houses and<br>restaurants began to appear in the valley.<br>A cable car was built and skiing and hiking<br>infrastructure put in place.<br>Numerous hiking trails and walking trails<br>lead into Liechtenstein’s picturesque<br>mountain region, while in winter wellkept<br>ski slopes and four chairlifts attract<br>numerous skiers to the principality’s only<br>ski resort.</p><p><br>Liechtensteinische Post<br>Janez Bogataj</p>