The town and its ties with Slovenia’s greatest poet
When in Kranj, don’t forget to explore its diverse history through sites like the memorial park Prešeren’s Grove and Prešeren Theatre with its sculpture of Slovenia’s great poet, France Prešeren. Walk to the Town Hall to see the permanent archaeological exhibition and peek into the Khislstein Castle, the Gorenjska Museum and the Prešeren Memorial Museum. A diverse range of cultural events, festivals and concerts will make your visit an experience to remember. Nature lovers will be fascinated by the nearby Kokra River Gorge.
Summer in the town
Embraced by the medieval architecture of the castle the Summer Theatre Khislstein is one of Kranj’s central summer event venues. The cultural and social hub of Kranj is Layer House, which hosts topical exhibitions and events. Jazz Camp Kranj is a traditional August festival showcasing the sound of both young, under the radar musicians and those that have already made a name for themselves in the international jazz arena.
In the centre of the old town
While visiting the old town don’t miss the opportunity for a nice chat with a taste of Slovenian wine or perhaps the local beer. Try the local Kranj štruklji (rolled dumplings) and enjoy open-air concerts in the easy atmosphere of the Maister Square at the heart of the town’s historic centre.
Environmentally friendly town
Small boutique shops offering homemade and organic products will impress you with local foods, natural cosmetics and new, innovative products. Kranj is famous for its many craftsmen and artisans, whose small workshops allow for the opportunity to meet the authors of truly unique items.
Tour of the town
See the town with a local guide who will take you through the tunnels under old Kranj, on the Prešeren tour, and on the trails of history and technological heritage. The Streetwalker is another guided tour worth taking – a “ready-made” open-air gallery.
Accommodation in and around Kranj
Kranj and its vicinity offer a diverse range of hotels, hostels, private apartments, tourist farms and more.
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Kranj and surroundings invites you to …
Kranj and surroundings offers myriad opportunities to visit the mountains, go skiing or cycling, or a trip to nearby Ljubljana and vicinity.
Slovenia is a country of smaller ski resorts that are family-friendly and suitable for beginners, children and experienced skiers alike. Numerous ski schools and ski instructors, who speak different languages, will make sure that you really enjoy the snow.
Spend your holiday in the heart of mountainous Slovenia. Walk through vibrant and untouched nature that is criss-crossed by 10,000 kilometres of marked and arranged hiking trails. You can choose from 175 mountain huts or spend your nights in hotels and camps for hikers.
To the highest peaks
The path to the mountains always rewards you with incredible views of Alpine peaks. Head to the highest mountain of Slovenia, Mt. Triglav, located in the middle of the Julian Alps, or to the popular peaks in the Karavanke Alps and the Kamnik and Savinja Alps.
Hiking in the hills
Head to green forests. You can hike on easy trails or you can be challenged by high mountain peaks. Numerous hiking trails are close to towns, so you can simply take various one-day trips.
Numerous trails in forests and amidst mountain peaks are suitable for beginners and world-class cyclists. Simply visit one of the many marked biking trails, and adrenaline junkies can also visit multiple locations for downhill rides on mountain bikes.
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