Kranj is a picturesque town situated on a rocky prominence between two alpine rivers - Sava and Kokra. It is situated on the junction of important routes, leading from Northern Europe to the Adriatic Sea and from Western towards Eastern Europe.
The old town centre is rich with cultural-historical sights. Therefore, it has been protected as a cultural monument since 1983. Important Slovenians contributed to the development of Kranj with their lives and achievements, one of them being the greatest Slovenian poet France Prešeren.
Today, there are 49 town centres in the municipality stretching all the way from the foothills of Šmarjetna gora and St. Jošt, to the towns of Preddvor in the northeast and Šenčur to the east, and to Trboje Lake in the south. The outskirts of the town boast with a wide range of natural and cultural sights, attractive walking and cycling routes, and rich culinary offer.
Kranj is the fourth biggest city in Slovenia and represents an important economic, cultural and sports centre of Gorenjska. It is a modern town with different faces, where the old is gently intertwined with the new; and where a harmony of images is achieved. Offering a cultural, historical, natural and technical heritage as well as pleasant atmosphere of a small town, Kranj is definitely worth a visit.
Population : 53000
Height above sea level : 385 m
Association of Historic Cities of Slovenia
Average summer temperature : 19 °C
Average winter temperature : -3 °C
No. of sunny days per year : 222
No. of rainy days per year : 143
Automobiles : The distance from other cities or towns: Ljubljana 24 km, Bled 28 km, Jezersko 25 km, Koper 130 km, Novo Mesto 94 km, Maribor 150 km, Klagenfurt 60 km, Muenchen 400 km, Trst 150 km, Zagreb 160 km; Highway Ljubljana - Naklo goes pass Kranj by its North-East corner .
Railway : The Railway Kranj stands on way Jesenice - Ljubljana and also on a line London - Carigrad. Train to Ljubljana goes once an hour, also to Jesenice. On weekends and holidays drives rail by special timetable.
Bus : The traffic conections are possible into following directions: Jezersko, Tržič, Brnik, Aerodrom Ljubljana, Kamnik, Ljubljana, Radovljica, Bled, Bohinj, Škofja Loka, in all directions. Bus to Ljubljana drives on every twenty minutes , except weekends and holidays once on one hour. In other directions drives bus once on one hour, weekends and holidays once on two or three hours . In directions Zagreb, Koper, Maribor drives bus once on a week.
Airplane : The Airport Brnik - Aerodrom Ljubljana stands 7 km East from Kranj.
Helicopter : There is no heliodrom in Kranj.
No vehicles allowed : The car traffic is not allowed in old part centre of Kranj.
Tourist Information Center : TIC Kranj
Glavni trg 2
00386 (0)4 23 80 450
++386 4 238 04 50
Post Office : Pošta Slovenije, Poslovna enota Kranj
Poštna ulica 4
++386 4 262 46 00
Bus station : Avtobusna postaja Kranj
Stošičeva ulica 2
++386 4 201 32 10
Railway station : Železniška postaja Kranj
Kolodvorska cesta 11
++386 4 294 41 34
Car Rentals : Alpetour Remont Kranj
Ljubljanska cesta 22
++386 4 201 52 30
Tourist association : Kranj
Koroška cesta 29
++386 4 236 30 30
Police : Kranj
Bleiweisova cesta 3
++386 4 268 15 99
Medical center : Zdravstveni dom Kranj
Gosposvetska ulica 10
++386 4 208 20 20
Dentist : Zobna poliklinika Kranj
Gosposvetska ulica 8a
++386 4 208 24 18
GPS Northing (N) : 46,2377
GPS Easting (E) : 14,3557