Crni Lug

The picturesque village of Crni Lug village is located at an altitude of 726m. It is surrounded by forests of fir, spruce, and beech. The village enjoys an alpine climate with snowfall during winter. Summers are warm. Walking through the village you may notice the traditional mountain style houses. The traditional material used is wood and the specialized technique is called Šindra. This unique craftsmanship of using and shaping the wood to cover the roofs and facades is certified as cultural heritage and its still being used today. Here, one kilometer from the village is an entrance and the headquarters of National Park Risnjak, where you can find information and trail maps of the area. Do not miss out on walking the educational Leska trail to learn about the flora and fauna and if you are very quiet, you can even get a glimpse and a sound of local wildlife. From here you can hike via Schlosserov Dom (Schlosser’s Hut) trail to reach a magnificent Risnjak peak at 1528m. On a clear day, the Risnjak peak offers truly fantastic views of the mountains and the Adriatic Sea. From Crni Lug you can reach hydrogeomorphological nature monument of Kupa river source at 321m and explore more beautiful nature diversity. Crni Lug translates to Black forest due to the dark green colour of coniferous forests which look black at night. The village also has a three hundred-year-old carnival tradition Pesniki. Pesniki tradition is protected cultural heritage. Pesniki group wear colorful costumes with pointed hats, they carry wooden sticks and jingle their bells to chase away evil spirits and herald the new spring. They are accompanied by an accordion player, playing traditional songs and organise masked ball night for all at the village hall.

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