It is one of the symbols of the Slovenia, whom one finds on the Blason national flag and on the part of 0,50 euro introduced since January 1st 2007. According to an old habit, each Slovenien must go up there at least once in his life.
It is visible by its typical form and its exposure to distances higher than 100 km, in particular since the Land of Carinthie. Its northern face consists of one of largest cliffs of Europe.
After an unfruitful attempt in 1777, the first rise was carried out the August 26th 1778 by Luka Korošec, Matija Kos, Štefan Rožič and Lovrenc Willomitzer on an initiative of the naturalist Sigismund Zois, whereas the professor Belsazar Hacquet failed itself in this initiative.
At the top from now on Aljažev stolp (or turn of Aljaž is), a cylindrical bivouak, important symbol of the country. It offers to the mountaineers, during the storms, a refuge of short duration. It was built the August 7th 1895 by Jakob Aljaž, a priest of Dovje. Its structure of metal was built by A. Belec of Saint Vid and was restored in 1922 by Alojz Knafelc which had the idea to add the flag to it.
Triglav is located in the middle of single the Slovenien National park, the National park of Triglav, in the North-West of the country. Its surface of 84.800 hectares accounts for 4% of the surface of the country.
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