In May the slopes of western Karavanke are covered in white daffodils, called ključavnice by local people. They belong to family Narcissus, Latin name is Narcissus poeticus subsp. Radiflorus. Most of them grow on meadows among villages Plavški Rovt, Prihodi, Planina pod Golico to Javorniški Rovt. Word ključavnica originates from a fairytale: "Once upon a time God warned bees not to work and gather honey on Sundays and feast days. Bees did not obey him so God „locked“ the honey in daffodils. The sweet sap used to flow into the blossom but God created a small bump on the stalk below the blossom which prevented the sap from flowing into the blossom and bees can not sip it anymore."
Fun & sports
In the Municipality of Jesenice there is a remarkable choice for hiking in the Karavanke where you can enjoy stunning views of the Julian Alps and Mežakla with the Karavanke in the background. The basic starting point is Jesenice, a town which is easily accessible by all means of transport. Individual trails start in villages in the direct vicinity of Jesenice: Planina pod Golico, Javorniški Rovt, Kočna, Blejska Dobrava.