Ruševec - Family Vacation Pohorje


Pohorje Regional Park

»The Mysterious Mountain Range of Black Grouse«

Pohorje resembles the whole Slovenia being a kingdom of water. Walking through amazing nature we come across water ­‒ the vital element of life ‒ everywhere we go. The unique landscape of Pohorje offers a scene to millions of picturesque works of art made of water.

In general, Pohorje consists of the following special ecological and landscape characteristics:

  • Homogeneity of the structure seen in its relief and surface structure;
  • Highland bog with specific and rare flora and fauna;
  • Primeval forest and forest reserves (coniferous spruce fir forest mixed with mountainous beech forest);
  • Peat bog ‒ the habitats of rare and endangered vegetation species (alpine rose ‒ Rhododendron ferrugineum, european white waterlily ‒ Nymphaea alba, true moss ‒ Bryopsida, flat-topped bog moss ‒ Sphagnum fallax, alpine bulrush ‒ Trichophorumalpinum, deergrass ‒ Trichophorumcaespitosum …) and animal species (mountain hare ‒ Lepustimidus, alpine shrew ‒ Sorexalpinus, forest dormouse ‒Dryomysnitedula, chamois ‒ Rupicaprarupicapra, roe deer ‒ Capreoluscapreolus, red deer ‒ Cervuselaphus, fallow deer ‒ Damadama, white throated dipper ‒ Cincluscinclus, wild boar ‒ Sus scrofa, wood grouse or western capercaillie‒ TetraoUrogallus, black grouse (“ruševec”) ‒ Tetraotetrix, 700 butterfly species …);
  • Highland pastures (plains and glades with typical vegetation structure and dispersed groups of conifers);
  • Forest clear-felling for ski tourism;
  • Geological particularities (rocks: tonalite, chislakite and white marble).

A great part of Pohorje’s surface is bog. Bog is a result of geomorphological processes caused by several factors: water remained on the clay and sand and on the decompositions of tonalite and blestnik stones (impervious to water); humid climate and vegetation. Bog is of postglacial origin. The Pohorje bogs are a unique ecosystem and together with bogs on Pokljuka and Jelovica are the southernmost highland bogs in Europe.

The most important Pohorje bogs are:

  • Lovrenškobarje bogs;
  • Lake Ribnica;
  • Lake Črnojezero;
  • Moor around Bojtina.

There are many folk tales about the origin of the lakes connected to a waterman called “Jezernik” (“Laker”) who lived there. Lake basins were formed by continuously growing flat-topped bog moss, and only rain fills the basins with water. The peat is up to 2 meters thick. Dwarf pines overgrow the bogs and they gradually mix with spruce fir forest which extends through Pohorje. 



Villa Ruševec
Hočko Pohorje 36 n
SI - 2208 Pohorje, SLOVENIA
T: +386 2 603 63 00
M: +386 51 625 102
F: +386 3 757 13 30
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The Boutique Wellness Ruševec is really something, the real experience. Body treatments are superb ‒ they include all branches of wellness. We recommend it to all who are looking for a place to relax.


Pohorje and the Villa Ruševec surrounding is a perfect location for hikers and bikers. It’s very peaceful, there are many well-marked paths and routes of all levels of difficulty.


The Villa Ruševec is situated in a very quiet, full-of-hills location of Pohorje. We recommend it to all who are seeking to be in touch with wonderful nature.


The surrounding of the Villa Ruševec is wonderful and the Villa is clean and nice. We were very satisfied with the additional offers. A ski centre is only 2 km away and after skiing the Ruševec is a perfect peaceful shelter.


Thank you for a wonderful family relaxation in your apartment. I recommend the Villa Ruševec to all. My children enjoyed it very much. Ruško the Black Grouse rules.

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