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Risnjak National Park, Croatia

The Park was the brainchild of botanist Dr. Ivo Horvat

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Risnjak National Park Croatia
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Risnjak National Park

North of Rijeka, the National Park of Risnjak, in the Gorski Kotar mountain region, is dedicated to altitude hikes over several days, sleeping at night in mountain refuges. If you are lucky, you might see brown bears, wolves or wild cats.

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Risnjak National Park

Backpacking in the Risnjak National Park, Risnjak National Park, Landscapes, Rijeka, Croatia
Backpacking in the Risnjak National Park

If you are not a seasoned climber, better stick to the marked paths through thr forest

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A small mushroom in the Risnjak National Park, Risnjak National Park, Landscapes, Rijeka, Croatia
A small mushroom in the Risnjak National Park

The Park has over 1,000 species and sub-species of flora

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Beech forest in autum, Risnjak National Park, Risnjak National Park, Landscapes, Rijeka, Croatia
Beech forest in autum, Risnjak National Park

The forest is home to bear, wolves and lynx

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Pholiota mushroom, Risnjak National Park, Risnjak National Park, Landscapes, Rijeka, Croatia
Pholiota mushroom, Risnjak National Park

These fungi are typically found on beech trees towards the end of summer/beginning of autumn

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Wooden signposts, Risnjak National Park, Risnjak National Park, Landscapes, Rijeka, Croatia
Wooden signposts, Risnjak National Park

The Park has two peaks of over 1,500m in altitude

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