Kranj has always been the capital of the Slovenian Alps and is considered the cultural heart of Slovenia because of the greatest Slovenian poet France Prešeren. The special feature of the town is a river canyon in the town centre.

Kranj is a fascinating town on a rock in the attractive ambience of the mountains which invited me to climb since childhood.

Marija Štremfelj, a resident of Kranj and a mountaineer. She and her husband were the first couple to conquer Mount Everest.

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Every step you take, you will be surprised by Slovenia’s natural and cultural gems. Are you interested in what you need to see in Kranj?

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A walk in the old town centre and underneath it offers a series of interesting experiences of culture and history. Find relaxation in the green surroundings and explore it with your bike, hiking shoes or skis in the winter.

The Cultural and Entertainment Vibe of Kranj

Kranj is one of the liveliest towns in Slovenia, because it hosts numerous events in all seasons. Experience one of the concerts, exhibitions, culinary gatherings and trade fairs. You will find the most beautiful concert experience at the Summer Theatre Khislstein and the Layer House, and for the club experience there are KluBar, Bazen and Kavka. If you are an alternative culture fan, visit the Trainstation SubArt.

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Exploring the Tunnels

Exploring the Tunnels

Discover the underground world of Kranj. Embark on guided tours, find cave characteristics and animals or experience a simulation of an air strike. The tunnels host several events and exhibitions. Do not miss the Wine Route during the St Martin’s Celebrations and for the children the magical experiences of Halloween lies in store.

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Prešeren and Other Great Names of Kranj

Prešeren and Other Great Names of Kranj

In Kranj, there is not a single corner that does not bear reminders of the great Slovenian poet France Prešeren. Learn about them along the way connecting all the main attractions of the cultural and natural heritage. Architecture enthusiasts can discover the rich heritage of the famous Slovenian architects Jože Plečnik and Edvard Ravnikar.

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One Foot in the Town and the Other in the Canyon

One Foot in the Town and the Other in the Canyon

The green canyon of the Kokra River offers a break and relaxation in nature, only a few metres away from the hustle and bustle of the town. The rich flora and fauna are visible in the wide array of tree species, flowers, birds, fish and other animals. The old part of the town is also embraced by the Sava River on the other side, and its environment is an excellent location for fishing and fly-fishing.

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Kranj Culinary Trio

Kranj Culinary Trio

Kranjska sausage, Kranj beer and Kranj rolled dumplings are the culinary trio named after the town of Kranj. The gourmet chefs of Kranj preserve the tradition of preparation and they take it to another level with modern creativity. All three of these gastronomic delights complement each other perfectly in the authentic contact with local people at Kranska kuhna or in the pleasant atmosphere of inns and restaurants.

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Active Exploration of the Kranj Countryside

Over Kranj rise the green hills, such as St Jošt, Šmarjetna gora and others, which can easily be reached on foot even from the centre of the town. At the top, you will be rewarded with beautiful views and gastronomic indulgence. In Kranj, there are marked educational walking trails, where you will learn about the natural gems of Kranj. Take a bike and go for local produce at the tourist farms.

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Experiencing the mountain world in the company of living legends

Experiencing the mountain world in the company of living legends

Conquer the Alpine summits surrounding the town with experienced guides, two of them being Marija and Andrej Štremfelj, the first married couple to stand at the top of the world in the Himalayas and entered the Guinness World Records. With 40 years of climbing experience, they now guide climbing tours on walls, waterfalls and mountain ridges of the Slovenian Alps.

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Active on Krvavec All Year Round

Active on Krvavec All Year Round

Krvavec is a ski resort which offers active and adrenaline filled breaks, relaxation and fun. During the winter, it offers excellent skiing and in other seasons it is a paradise for mountain bikers, paragliders, family hiking trips on the Shepherd Dwarf Trail (Pot pastirskih škratov), adrenaline lovers and nature lovers.

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Relaxation at the Brdo Estate

The green surroundings of the Brdo Estate offer several opportunities for relaxation. Its wellness centre is distinguished by its exclusiveness, as it only accepts 12 guests at a time. Brdo Hotel is famous for its gastronomy with roots in the traditional Slovenian dishes and local ingredients. At the estate you can admire the noble Lipizzaner horses and test your riding abilities or take a carriage ride. You can also decide to play golf on the hotel’s nine hole course.

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A Photographic Experience of Jamnik

A Photographic Experience of Jamnik

The Church of St Primož and Felicijan at Jamnik with mountain scenery and a giant rising full moon is an inspiration to numerous photographers, who find a different image of nature in every season of the year. The motif offered by the views from Jamnik has become internationally recognisable and an iconic image on social networks.

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Beneficent Energies by Lake Trboje

Beneficent Energies by Lake Trboje

The gravel terrains and rapids of the Sava River under Kranj were replaced by Lake Trboje, which has become home to numerous water birds. The lake was unofficially named Žagarjeva solza (i.e. Goosander’s tear) after one of these birds, the goosander (veliki žagar). The location also hides healing energy points which will calm and cleanse you and have a beneficial effect on your well-being.

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Green facts

KrSKolesom is a special system which enables users to rent and return bikes at several different locations around Kranj.

KrSKolesom is a special system which enables users to rent and return bikes at several different locations around Kranj.

The old town centre of Kranj has its own Kranvaj, i.e. an electric shuttle.

Kranj offers an electric car-sharing system that enables users to rent and return the vehicles at several different predetermined locations.

On Thursdays and Saturdays, you can buy local and ecological products from the surrounding farms at the marketplace in the centre of the town.

Kranj štruklji (rolled dumplings)

The recipe for Kranj štruklji was published in Slovenska kuharica (Slovenian cookbook) by Magdalena Pleiweis back in 1868. The gourmet chefs of Kranj preserve the tradition of preparation and they take it to another level with modern creativity. The desert that simply melts in your mouth has been served at Gostilna Kot for more than 80 years.

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Kranj, the Capital of the Slovenian Alps

Diverse cultural activities throughout the year, entertaining events, experiencing architecture and history and relaxing in the green natural surroundings. All this is Kranj, every season of the year.

Experience a pleasant getaway and have some rest

Would you like to stay a little longer and see and experience as much as possible? Then select suitable accommodation that is ideal for you in the nearby area.

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Apartmaji Boltez

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Hiša Layer

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Prenočišča Valjavec

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Hotel Actum

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Hotel Azul

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Hotel Bellevue

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Hotel Brdo

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Hotel Creina

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Gostišče Labore

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Nearby destinations

Ljubljana and Kranj are connected by several things, among them the poet France Prešeren and the architect Jože Plečnik. Sit on a train and look for parallels between the cities that are just 30 km apart. Even closer to Kranj is Škofja Loka, where you can discover the beauties of the UNESCO town by bike. Take a trip to Bled, where you can take a pletna boat to the island in the middle of the Alpine lake. In Kranjska Gora, there are plenty of active experiences, and in the winter two world class competitions for Alpine skiers and ski jumpers.

Ljubljana

The capital of Slovenia and European Green Capital 2016. This charming and vibrant city will captivate and fascinate anyone keen to explore it.

Ljubljana

Ljubljana

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Bled

Lake Bled and a castle perched on a cliff is one of the most beautiful Alpine resorts in Europe.

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Bled

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Škofja Loka

A historic town of tradition and creativity in the vicinity of Ljubljana and an excellent starting point for exploring the Julian Alps.

Škofja Loka

Škofja Loka

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Kranjska Gora

A world-class ski centre nestled in the Julian Alps at the triple border point of Slovenia, Italy and Austria

Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora

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More details on Kranj

For more information visit Kranj website.

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