Plitvice Lakes

7:00:00 AM Brooke Neal 22 Comments

Plitvice is one of Europe's most spectacular natural wonders. Lush valleys and terraced lakes are laced together with waterfalls and walking paths. It is a fantastically beautiful land and it only took us 3 attempts to get there. Our first attempt was thwarted when our packed car blew an important engine part stranding us one mile into our journey.  On our second attempt we were turned back at the border because I had forgotten my passport--you can imagine my dismay and Bob's frustration! So, with only one month to go before leaving Germany, we made the trip to the Plitvice Lakes our last European family vacation. 
2 hours from Zagreb, Plitvice is best reached by a car. If you are wanting to hit the trails early (and I suggest you do) it is advisable to stay the night nearby. There are 3 different trails offering 2, 4 or 6 hour hikes.  We spent the entire day in the park and loved every water fall minute of it.













22 comments:

  1. Totally spectacular! Another item for the bucket list!

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  2. It looks really beautiful! At least you got there in the end!

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  3. WOW!! What an amazingly GORGEOUS place!

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  4. Wow! That looks fabulous!!!!! I'd love to go there!

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  5. Woah, the pictures are incredible!!

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  6. The best place on Earth (maybe I'm bias as it used to be my home, lol) Where in Germany did you live? I spent 6 years in Nordrhein-Westfalen area.

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    1. Hi Jas, you can be biased, it really was one of the most beautiful days we've ever spent hiking. Never made it to Nordhein area, but there is a lot we didn't get to. We spent our time mostly in Bavaria and trekking around the rest of EU. We were in Munich for 5 years.

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  7. Amazing place. I must go out there next summer. My friend visited recently.

    Thanks so much for linking in with "Through My Lens"

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  8. Wow this is spectacular. Can you stay overnight here? Are there cabins inside the park for rent?

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    1. You can stay in a hotel just inside the park or like us, you can stay at one of the many house/apartments in the area. We stayed with family (them in basement and us in upstairs rental). Very, very friendly, the daughter spoke great English and they were very accommodating.

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  9. Apartments Smirnov Drežnik Grad 101, 47245 Drežnik Grad, Croatia
    This is where we stayed.

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  10. Wow, all these waterfalls so close to each other - stunning! Never heard of this place - thanks for sharing! Happy week to you:)

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  11. Wow, what an amazing place! Waterfalls are just fabulous!

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  12. That is some stunning scenery!

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  13. Wow, we don't get waterfalls like that here. Wow.

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  14. wonderful place and gorgeous shots. I am glad you made it.

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  15. Oh wow! I cannot stop looking at your photos. So much beauty! Will love to visit this place (and many other in Croatia).

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  16. Stunning photos - love the one with the reflections. Gorgeous. #LTTL

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  17. Spectacular doesn't even begin to describe these photos! I agree, the one of the reflection is stunning. Wonderful captures. I can understand why you love the area. #LTTL

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  18. Oh my goodness, that is one awesome place. WOW, I wish we had known about it to go visit while we lived in Europe. So fun!! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas! Lisa #LTTL

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