Today Kočevje is a small sleepy town in southern Slovenia but it has witnessed quite a part of a history. Unless one is heading to explore Kolpa river from it’s source or using one of the shortest routes from central Slovenia to Kvarner bay in Croatia, Kočevje is not very likely to be on the must see list while discovering Slovenia. On the other hand, distance of 60 km from Ljubljana to Kočevje is only a short trip worth traveling for the landscape itself, just make sure that you are not leaving at rush hour of Saturday morning in the summer.
Nature lovers and hunters would enjoy in the surrounding woods which still keep deep secrets about not so distant past. The city itself offers a great photo spot, parish church of St. Bartholomew (Sv. Jernej) above the slow Rinža river, covered with water lilies.
Church is one of the biggest churches in Slovenia, but not so old as majority of others, it is from 1905.
The best spot to take a shot is across the river where it makes a bend behind the church.
There you can also see the bridge close to the front of the church, another bridge down the river offers an opportunity to shoot in the opposite direction.
I would definitely recommend to read some short history of Kočevje.
Zoran Leban Trojar @zokus_gf