C1 – Orion trail

The Orion trail follows the remains of ancient cultures through spots and areas that used to to serve as the meghalithic “Centre of the World” temple in the triangle between Savinja, Sava and Sotla rivers, as discovered by dr. Karl Gržan. The multiple forts with hundreds of meters of walls follow the pattern of Orion constellation. The trails also lets you discover other attractions of the mysterious Gračnica valley.

Jurklošter Carthusian monastery, Gračnica valley

11 km

224 m

3–4 h

Type: natural history trail

Level of difficulty: medium

Lowest point: 366 m

Highest point: 590 m

Start: Jurklošter Carthusian monastery, TIC Jurklošter

Route: Mrzlo Polje, Pojerje, Blatni vrh, Puršnica, Marof, Jurklošter

Tip: In the Sign of Orion, a book by dr. Karl Gržan, a Jurklošter Carthusian monk, presents the misteries of the megalithic temple and ancient forts. The book is available for purchase at TIC Laško.

Izhodišče poti: Jurklošter (obrambni stolp nekdanje kartuzije v Jurkloštru, zdaj preurejen v turistično informativna točko – TiT Jurklošter), GPS: 46.094739, 15.345066
Potek poti: Jurklošter, Mrzlo Polje, Pojerje, Blatni vrh, Puršnica, Marof, Mrzlo Polje, Jurklošter

Namig: Skrivnosti megalitskega svetišča in starodavnih gradišč predstavlja knjiga V znamenju Oriona, avtorja dr. Karla Gržana, patra, ki je več let deloval v Kartuziji Jurklošter. Knjiga je na voljo tudi v TIC Laško.