Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its extraordinary natural features and undisturbed production of travertine, Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the world’s most impressive karst landscapes. Contained by natural limestone dams, 16 turquoise lakes are linked by crystalline streams, cascading waterfalls and terraced pools—a dynamic environment with a soundscape as enchanting as its visual beauty. Park wildlife includes native trout, deer, wild boar, Eurasian lynx and 168 bird species. The park is especially noted for its 321 butterfly species, and we’ll hope to identify some as we follow the boardwalk trails that wind among the lakes and lush forest. The park also shelters some 50 highly endangered European brown bears, but they stay far away from paths and people.
Walk Among Dozens of WaterfallsPlitvice Lakes is often called one of the most beautiful places on Earth, with 90 waterfalls cascading between terraced pools and rushing streams
Learn About Intriguing Karst GeologyDiscover the fascinating features of a karst landscape, defined by soluble stone that has formed caves, sinkholes, sinking springs and terraces
Look for Prolific Birds & ButterfliesA host of forest birds—owls, woodpeckers, raptors and tits—plus 321 butterfly species thrive in the park, including globally endangered varieties
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