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Mountain village on the Pokljuka
Biathlon at Pokljuka, 2014

The Pokljuka ( ˌpɔˑˈkʎ̯ʊˑkɑˑ ) is an alpine plateau in northwestern Slovenia . It is located in the Triglav National Park in the Julian Alps at about 1300 m.


The landscape is characterized by dense fir forests . The high plateau ends in a mountain range that includes some over 2000 m high mountains ( Debela peč , Viševnik and Triglav ).

The next larger town is Bled, east of the region .


The Pokljuka is best known for the biathlon races held here . The biathlon stadium on Pokljuka is about 20 kilometers from Bled. Since the 1992/93 season there have been regular races as part of the Biathlon World Cup .

Pokljuka was also the venue for the 2001 biathlon world championships and will again host the 2021 biathlon world championships .

Web links

Commons : Pokljuka  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. IBU World Cup Biathlon Pokljuka
  2. Biathlon in Pokljuka 2020: Dates, Live TV, Date - all information (January 26, 2020)

Coordinates: 46 ° 20 ′ 10 ″  N , 13 ° 57 ′ 55 ″  E