Tourist Information Center
Hotel Cerkno d.o.o.
Sedejev trg 8, Cerkno
++386 5 374 34 00, ++386 5 374 34 33
Height above sea level
in the countryside
Average summer temperature: 17,8 °C
Average winter temperature: 0,1 °C
No. of sunny days per year: 55
No. of rainy days per year: 131
Visit the hilly world of Cerkljansko
, a landscape that has been shaped so mysteriously over many centuries by nature as well as by the industrious inhabitants' hands. Everybody who enjoys snow-covered slopes in winter is invited to the modern ski centre Cerkno. We can offer you accomodation at the Hotel Cerkno, in numerous private rooms and apartments in the vicinity of the ski slopes or elsewhere in the unspoiled Cerkljanska. In the summer months you can stop at the partisan hospital Franja in the Pasice gorge, visit the Kamlonarše home and the birthplace of the writer France Bevk in Zakojca. You can take a walk to the picturesque archaeological site Divje babe, hidden above the Idrijca valley, where the oldest instrument in Europe was found in a karst cave in palaeolithic layers - a Neanderthal pipe older than 55,000 years.
Cerkljanska does not only boast a rich cultural heritage, which is familiar to the handful of those among you who have already visited the somewhat remote green valleys, romantic ravines, extensive forests and sunny plateaus. The rich, hilly, unspoiled nature, together with numerous natural and cultural sights and exceptionally hospitable people, who will serve you the local food, will undoubtedly fascinate you and convince you to keep returning.
Points of distinction : Ski centre Cerkno, partisan hospital Franja, archeological site Divje babe, birthplace of the writer France Bevk.
Famous citizen : France Bevk, writer (1890-1970), Mihael Peternelj, teacher (1808-1884), Franc Močnik, mathematics (1814-1892), Frančišek Borgia Sedej, bishop(1854-1931), Peter Jereb, composer (1868-1951)
Automobiles : Cerkno is accessible by car from bigger towns like Ljubljana, Kranj and Nova Gorica in an hour or an hour and a half. It can be accessed from the Gorenjska region via Škofja Loka (50 km) across the Poljanska Valley (centre) or via the Selška Valley (ski slopes). From Ljubljana it is accessed the most easily via Logatec and Idrija (80 km). From Nova Gorica access is possible via the Soča Valley and further on via the Idrijca Valley to Cerkno (65 km).
Railway : The nearest railway station is in Most na Soči, which has connections with the Gorenjska region (Bohinj) and Nova Gorica.
Bus : Cerkno has a bus stop and regular connections with Idrija, Ljubljana and Škofja Loka.
Airplane : The Brnik Airport can be accessed via Škofja Loka and the Poljanska Valley (80 km).
No vehicles allowed : Well-maintained pathways around Cerkno, Slovene Mountain Trail, Cycling trails across the Cerkljansko hribovje
Local Tourist Board : LTO Laufar Cerkno
Bevkova ul. 9, Cerkno
++386 5 373 46 45
Post Office : Post office Cerkno
Bevkova ulica 9, 5282 Cerkno
++386 5 374 37 20
Bus station : Integral Primorska d.o.o. Idrija
Vojkova ulica 2, 5280 Idrija
++386 5 373 67 00
Railway station : Railway station Most na Soči
Postaja 10, 5216 Most na Soči
++386 5 296 50 34
Car Rentals : Kompas Mar d.o.o.
Lapajneto ulica 37, 5280 Idrija
++386 5 372 27 00
Police : Police Station Idrija
Gregorčičeva 5, 5280 Idrija
++386 5 377 39 30
Medical center : Medicine Station Cerkno
Ličarjeva ulica 5, 5282 Cerkno
++386 5 373 42 67
Dentist : Dentist ambulance
Ličarjeva ulica 5, 5282 Cerkno
++386 5 374 51 11, ++386 5 373 42 69
Additional description : Cerkno is the administrative, economic and cultural centre of Cerkljanska, which has 5115 inhabitants (2002). It lies 324 m above sea level in a basin on the border between the Primorska and Gorenjska regions, between the Alpine and the Dinaric land. Across the area natural passes lead from the Poljanska and Selška Valleys in the direction of the Idrijca Valley and further on towards the Soča Valley.
It was first mentioned in 1232. The area was settled already in prehistory, the proof of which is the archaeological site Divje babe. In the 7th century Cerkljanska witnessed the migrations of the Slavs from the Škofjeloško hribovje towards the Soča Valley and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. The passage used to serve also as a cargo route. From the 11th to the 14th century the secular sovereign of these parts and the neighbouring Tolminska was the Aquileia Patriarchate. Between 1420 and 1509 the area was under the Venetian administration, after which it was joined to the Habsburg estates in the Gorica county for three centuries. In the time of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy Cerkno was a square, the seat of the district court and the tax office. During the Second World War it was for a long time the centre of an extensive partisan freed territory.
GPS Northing (N) : 46,1288
GPS Easting (E) : 13,9894