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Durmitor & Tara

What the Alps are for the Swiss is what the Durmitors are for the Montenegrins. Admittedly, the peaks aren’t as high, but the wild nature can easily compete with the Swiss “pendant”. That is why Durmitor National Park, established in 1952, is so unique. UNESCO also holds the same opinion, and in 1980 they listed it in their World Heritage Program.

What makes the 32,000 hectare park so extraordinary is the vast number of different landscapes in such a small area. Between 450 and 2523 meters above sea level is where the geomorphology structures can be found: canyons, mountains and plateaus, with a Mediterranean as well as an alpine climate, as UNESCO briefly reports.  

Raging rivers dig out their beds more than a thousand meters deep in the rock. The most famous of the ravines is Tara Canyon. It is considered to be the second largest in the world after the Grand Canyon in Colorado.