Koseze Pond, Ljubljana

#6 of 13 in Nature in Lower Carniola Region
Water Body · Nature / Park
Koseze Pond (Slovene: Koseški bajer), Martinek Pond (Martinek bajer) or Lake Koseze (Koseško jezero) is an artificial pond at the edge of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, between Šiška Hill to the west and the neighborhood of Mostec to the east. It is part of the Tivoli–Rožnik Hill–Šiška Hill Landscape Park and is named after the nearby Koseze neighborhood in Ljubljana's Šiška District. Near Koseze Pond, the Path of Remembrance and Comradeship touches Tivoli–Rožnik Hill–Šiška Hill Landscape Park.
The pond has an area of 3.8 hectares (9.4 acres) and a maximum depth of 2–3 metres (6 ft 7 in–9 ft 10 in). It is fed by Mostec Creek. It was created after a former clay pit at the site, which supplied the brickworks operated by Gustav Tönnies (1814–1886), was closed. The pit was then overgrown by grass, but the Agrostroj company later flooded the area to test irrigation pumps.
Koseze Pond is now used as a recreation area by local residents. In the summer it is used for racing radio-controlled model boats and fishing. Swimming is prohibited due to the poor quality of the water, which is also contaminated by cyanobacteria. In the winter it is used for skating. Koseze Pond is a natural habitat for the edible frog, migrant hawker, common bulrush, and common reed.
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  • Koseze Pond is located in the north-western part of Ljubljana, which is indeed not very touristic since there are not that many attractions. I can surely say that as a tourist you probably won't find....  more »
  • Calm, activity, nature, socialising and solitude: there’s a time of day at Koseze for all of this! Groups gather to run, to do Qi gong, Tai Chi and summer yoga...  more »
  • Beautiful lake! The path is very well taken care of, the children's playgrounds are great. It's a very nice place to take your dog. There is even a place for exercise.
  • Great place to relax and enjoy the sunset and sunrises

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