Triglav is a symbol of Slovene nation. Every Slovenian ‘has’ to climb it at least once. At the top of the mountain stands Aljaz Tower, a landmark and a symbol of the Slovenes and Slovene territorial sovereignty.
At the top is the Aljaz Tower, which was built in 1895 by Jakob Aljaž, the then pastor at Dovje, in the village below the northern wall of Triglav. The tower is made of thick galvanized sheet metal and is led by a small door, with up to five people in it. It has four windows, it is 1.90m high and 1.25m in diameter. Today, the Aljaz Tower is protected as a cultural monument and as such is very important in preserving the cultural heritage.
In addition, the symbol of Triglav is in the coat of arms and flag of the Republic of Slovenia and on the back of the euro coin for 50 cents.