Kočevsko Lake

Kočevsko Lake is among the cleanest and deepest lakes in Slovenia, offering true relaxation for the body and soul. The lake covers an area of approximately 39 hectares and reaches a depth of nearly 40 meters.

The creation of this artificial lake dates back to the period between 1973 and 1978 when the depression left after the daily coal mining in the Kočevje lignite mine gradually filled with water. Coal mining lasted for 175 years, and today, only a few structures near the lake, like Festung and Kipa, serve as reminders of the mining tradition.