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The Dovžan Gorge

The Dovžan Gorge is situated a few kilometres northern from the Tržič settlement in the heart of the Karavanke mountain range. Wild streams of the “Tržiška Bistrica” river have been excavating a deep gorge for centuries uncovering stones that bear witness to a long and interesting geological history. The path uncovers various stones and fossils from the ancient times – Palaeozoic – among which special attention should be placed to the spherical porous Schwagerina carniolica and to a series of Brachiopoda, first found in the Dovžan Gorge. At the end of the 19th century Baron Born ordered to build a tunnel which opened the hinterland of the Dovžan Gorge to the rest of the world. Before the tunnel was built the locals had crossed the river across a reed suspension bridge, often destroyed by deep water. That dangerous bridge was called »The Devil's Bridge«.

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