Ajdna is one of Slovenia’s most prominent archaeological sites. Excavations on this steep precipitous summit on the southern slope of Mt. Stol, have uncovered the remnants of an old walled Christian settlement, including 25 buildings and an early Cristian church from the 5th or 6th century. The climb to the top of Mt. Ajdna is challenging but also very rewarding as the views which extend to the Julian Alps and Lake Bled are magnificent.
For more leisurely orientated travellers many of the artefacts and objects found during archaeological excavations are on display today in Čop’s birth house in Žirovnica. The Ajdna stirs the imagination. A special enigma is the grave of a young woman buried with her jewellery inside the church. Was this the famous Heathen maiden (Ajdovska deklica)? The bronze broche in the shape of the bird (the main symbol of the exhibition) does not provide the answer. Instead it invites you to discover the mysterious atmosphere of Ajdna.
Monday to Friday: 8am–11am and 12pm–3pm
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays and from 25. December to 2. January
School children: €2
Pre-school children: €1
Adult groups (more than 10 persons): €2.7