The Drežnica Carnival, where the unmarried boys participate, is one of the more known Carnivals in Slovenia. The Drežnica Carnival is a very old traditional Carnival of pagan origin. The wooden masks are carved out by the boys themselves thus passing the lively cultural heritage on from generation to generation.

Ta Lepi and Ta Grdi (the Pretty Ones and the Ugly Ones) that lure locals and numerous visitors outdoors form a procession with various other masks and bring happiness and joy to the inhabitants.

Ta Lepi (the Pretty Ones) visit every house in the village and wish the locals all the best by dancing and making music and are given gifts by locals in form of treats and money in return. During the event various other masks keep on entertaining visitors.

The most typical masks of the Drežnica Carnival – Ta Grdi (the Ugly Ones) chase children and sprinkle them with ashes. This unique custom can be seen on Shrove Saturday in Drežnica and a week prior to that in Drežniške Ravne.


Drežnica and surrounding villages are an excellent starting point for hikers.

The area offers conditions for any activity possible from a short walk to the viewpoints of Grad and Male skale, a lovely all-day mountaineering tour to Mountains Krn, Krasji vrh, Vrata and Vršič to taking up a challenge and climbing the western side of Mountain Krn along the secured climbing route.

The mountaineers can enjoy refreshments at the shelter on the top of Mountain Krn or in the mountain hut on the Mountain pasture Kuhinja. The adventurers can spend the night at the bivouac shelter under Mountain Črnik.

In winter you can climb the peaks with tour skies above the Drežnica Mountains and glacial climbers can climb numerous frozen waterfalls under the foot of Mountain Krn.
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