120th Anniversary of Triglav Tower to Be Marked

07. 08. 2015

120th Anniversary of Triglav Tower to Be Marked

A series of events will be held on Friday to mark the 120th anniversary of the setting up of the Aljaž Tower, a storm shelter and a triangulation point standing on the summit of Mount Triglav, Slovenia's highest mountain.

A memorial ceremony will be held on 9 AM on top of the mountain, followed by a ceremony at 6 PM in front of the Mountaineering Museum in Mojstrana. An exhibition on the Aljaž Tower will also be opened.


The celebrations are organised by the Slovenian Mountaineering Association in cooperation with the Municipality of Kranjska Gora, the Triglav National Park, the Mountaineering Museum and local mountaineering societies.



Along with Triglav, the sheet steel storm shelter is a landmark of Slovenia and a symbol of Slovenehood. It was designed and erected by priest Jakob Aljaž (1845-1927), a trailblazer in the Julian Alps who purchases the piece of land right at the top of Triglav.


The tower and its immediate surroundings were proclaimed a site of national cultural importance in 1999, presenting a symbol of national pride along with the country's highest peak.


Source: Slovenia Times




120th Anniversary of Triglav Tower to Be Marked