I feel a bit stupid. All this time on so many blog posts I’ve lamented on the lack or complete absence of an umbrella website showcasing the webcams of Slovenia. So many other sites that I’ve previously highlighted failed to carry these webcams I was beginning to think: do they exist in the first place? If they do, why aren’t they afforded their justifiable prominence in the same way cameras and their relative merits from the Tyrol and the Bernese Oberland are publicised?
Well, all I can say is that the answer was staring me in the face. Hiking – Hribi.net is the website I always hoped existed but doubted did so. To relate to you in it’s own words far better than I am able to, here is the opening salvo on their website:
Welcome to Hribi.net!
Here is everything you need to know about hiking, walking and climbing in Slovenian, Italian, Austrian and Croatian mountains.
In list of mountains and trip search sections you will find thousands of hiking trips with detailed description and lots of great photos. There is everything from easy hikes for family hiking to extremely difficult via ferratas and pathless trails for experienced hikers.
On web portal you will also find 360 degree panoramas,Webcams, GPS tracks and more.
Join our hiking community and publish your own hiking trips,hiking articles, news and participate in our international hiking forum.
Not only does it do exactly what it says on the tin, there are also rubrics for alpine flowers, animals and the all important weather-forecast. I will though concentrate on the webcams and 360 degree panoramas it offers, which in number are completely astonishing considering the size of Slovenia compared to the likes of Italy and Austria. Everywhere, and I mean everywhere is covered, from building-sites in Nova Gorica, coastal aspects of Portoroz to Maribor airport, which admittedly is not the busiest transport-hub you will ever come across. As you would expect the Julian Alps are particularly and pleasingly well-catered for, with Rombon, Kanin and Pokljuka being notable examples. The Kamnik, Karavanke and Pohorje ranges are often overlooked aspects of Slovenia’s mountainous topography but all are given equal prominence to their better-known alpine cousins, such as Bohinj and Kranjska Gora.
If traffic-cameras are your particular bag – well, somebody must like them – you are in webcam heaven on this site. A wonderful resource, where there is really something for all who love Slovenia. One minor fly in the ointment is the difficulty in viewing the panoramas(not the webcams) if you don’t have an updated version of Java. I say difficulty – what I mean is you won’t be able to look at them at all without it. It is though an easily remedied issue.
Don’t waste any further time reading my blog – go visit Hiking – Hribi.net now!