Kranjska Gora is an attractive mountain and tourist sports centre throughout the year. In the winter it sees Alpine skiers compete and top ski jumpers break new records at the near-by Planica. Cyclists endeavour to conquer the highest Slovenian mountain pass, and hikers can stop by many points of interest. 

I know of no greater beauty in Europe!

Sir Humphry Davy, a renowned English scientist, on the beauties of the Sava Valley with its waterfalls and lakes

Top experiences

Kranjska Gora is a destination with countless options for spending an active getaway in the great outdoors. Enter the kingdom of the highest Slovenian peaks. This is where fairy tales are alive and well, leaving traces everywhere you go.

Vršič – counting switchbacks, cottages and sights

Lying at 1,611 m ASL, Vršič is the highest mountain road pass in the eastern Julian Alps. It is one of the most challenging routes for cyclists and a starting point for ascending the nearby peaks. Several mountain huts provide spots where you can rest up along the mountain road from Kranjska Gora to Soča Valley. The path will take you past Lake Jasna, the Russian Chapel, a natural window in the walls of the Prisojnik mountain and the Heathen Maiden (Ajdovska Deklica) in the wall of Prisank.

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Gates to the mountain paradise

Gates to the mountain paradise

Visit the glacial valley of Vrata and ascend the mighty peaks that surround it. Mountain trails of various levels of difficulty lead to memorable vistas. Mountaineers and alpinists are drawn to the northern wall of Mount Triglav. The valley can be reached from Mojstrana by car or by bike, or you can head to Vrata following a pathway along the brook of Triglavska Bistrica. Enjoy some refreshment at the Aljažev Dom mountain hut, where you can also spend the night.

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Find out how it feels to be a ski jumping eagle

Find out how it feels to be a ski jumping eagle

Fly like an eagle at the Planica Nordic Centre. Descend down the Planica ski flying hill with the world’s steepest zipline and experience the adrenaline as felt by the world’s ski-jumping elite, who compete at this venue every March. You can cross-country ski every day of the year in Planica, including in the summer. In the winter, though, routes are maintained from the Tamar Valley to Kranjska Gora. You can cycle to Planica along a well-tended cycling route through the Upper Sava Valley.

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Breezing down the hill

Breezing down the hill

Quicken your heart rate by visiting the Kranjska Gora Bike Park, where three basic lines await, great for both beginners and professionals alike. Diverse facilities, riding through the forest and across the grassy slope will make sure you have an adrenaline-filled experience. Kranjska Gora also boasts the first official Slovenian mountain bike trail, the Robe Twist.

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Hop from your bed directly onto the ski slope

Hop from your bed directly onto the ski slope

Come and ski in Kranjska Gora. There are 18 ski routes of varying levels of difficulty available along the slope of Vitranc, all the way from Kranjska Gora to Planica. What makes the Kranjska Gora ski slopes special is that the hotel and the ski slope are separated merely by the Snow Beach, where gastronomic delights and fun for the entire family await. The excellent schools of skiing will help you develop your skiing skills. Skiing is also possible in Mojstrana and Rateče.

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Slovenian Alpine Museum

Enter the Slovenian Alpine Museum in Mojstrana, a unique Alpine and mountaineering centre in Slovenia. Stroll through the permanent exhibition, which will lead you from the call of the mountains and mountaineering preparations through mountain huts to the conquest of the peaks. After touring the museum, set out on an adventure in a special place – decipher the riddles and codes, avoid various traps in mountains and escape to the bivouac.

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Fairy tale characters for the whole family

Fairy tale characters for the whole family

Meet fairy tale characters created by the local writer Josip Vandot, who live in a hidden little corner tucked away in the mountains. The clever shepherd-boy by the name of Kekec, wild hag Pehta, the wicked Bedanec, the wise Vitranc, the kind Mojca, along with Tinkara, Brincelj and scaredy-cat Rožle, will lead you into the world of legends and tell you about life in these parts. Visitors can get to the Kekec Wonderland by taking the Bedanec Bus. It is a lovely experience for all family members.

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Ascend safely to the wall

Ascend safely to the wall

Above the village of Mojstrana, two secured routes – via ferratas – are located on the slope of the Grančišče Hill, offering new experiences in the kingdom of mountains. The via ferratas differ in terms of difficulty and are appropriate for beginners and experienced climbers alike. Upon reaching the peak, you will be rewarded with breath-taking views over the nearby Julian Alps and the Karavanke mountain range. There is a wild gorge with a secured via ferrata route in Gozd Martuljek, where you can put your climbing skills to the test.

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Culinary Journey through Kranjska Gora

Go on the Culinary Journey and savour the flavours of the Upper Sava Valley. Take a walk with a guide through Kranjska Gora and enjoy an authentic culinary experience at several locations. Each year there are four new food service providers selected, where you can enjoy a cold and warm starter, a main dish and a dessert.

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Visit to the Liznjek Homestead

Visit to the Liznjek Homestead

Walk through the Liznjek Homestead, which is over 300 years old, and learn about how the wealthy farmers of Kranjska Gora once lived. The house is adorned with paintings on the façade, a stone arched portal and a wooden balcony called “gank”. The house features a museum with several exhibitions and workshops.

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Summer refreshment at Lake Jasna

Summer refreshment at Lake Jasna

Allow yourself to be enticed by the crystal water of Lake Jasna. Bathers and other lake visitors can make use of the piers and the 6-metre viewing platform. Take a walk along the well-tended paths around the lake or try your luck fly-fishing. Listen to the musical events held in the evenings against the remarkable natural backdrop of Razor and Prisank. Be sure to take a commemorative photo beside the bronze ibex.

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Green facts

Slovenia is writing its green story. Feel it at every turn.

Due to its position, Kranjska Gora falls under the Julian Alps, the first biosphere reserve in Slovenia.

Zelenci, one of the major passable marshes in Slovenia and one of the southern-most in Europe, is part of the Natura 2000 ecological network.

The valley of Planica is closed to traffic and can therefore only be reached on foot or by bus.

The Slovenian Alpine Museum is the first info point under the Alpine Convention in Slovenia.

Rateški krapi (curd-filled dumplings from Rateče)

The dish called rateški krapi is one of the culinary specialities that have been preserved in Rateče. This potato dough dish with curd cheese filling is available only at a few inns in the Upper Sava Valley. Rateški krapi can be served as an appetizer, as a complete meal, dressed with cooked zaseka (minced lard), or even as a dessert.

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Kranjska Gora – where the adventure begins

Discover the wide range of active experiences to be had in Kranjska Gora and its surrounding areas. Experience authentic contact with the Julian Alps and life in their midst. Listen to the legends and fairy tales of the Upper Sava Valley and indulge in a bit of pampering available as part of the extensive range of wellness services on offer.

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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Hotel Miklic

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Skipass Hotel

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Vila Triglav

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Hotel Kotnik

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Hotel Vitranc

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Suite Hotel Klass

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Hotel Kompas

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Hotel Lek

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Hotel Špik

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Near-by destinations

Complete your stay in Kranjska Gora by taking trips to near-by destinations. Drive over the Vršič Mountain Pass to the Soča Valley, where a veritable paradise of outdoor experiences and the legacy of the Isonzo Front are waiting to be explored. Kranjska Gora and Bovec are only 45 km apart. Visit the Alpine pearl of Bled and its idyllic lake with an island, only 35 km away. To further experience the wild beauty of the mountains, set out to Bohinj, which is 65 km away and takes pride in being the home of the largest Slovenian lake. Bohinj can also be reached via Mount Triglav. If a lovely urban atmosphere is what you are after, drive 38 km to Radovljica, a lovely medieval town on the doorstep of the Julian Alps, where a walk through the old town centre will enchant you.

Soča Valley

Escape on an active break in the picturesque world of the Julian Alps, the Triglav National Park and the emerald River Soča.

Soča Valley

Soča Valley

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Bled

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

Bled

Bled

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Bohinj

An oasis of peace and pristine nature in the Julian Alps and in the Triglav National Park.

Bohinj

Bohinj

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Radovljica

A town of sweet adventures on the doorstep of the Julian Alps

Radovljica

Radovljica

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Kranjska Gora in greater detail

For more information, please visit the website of Kranjska Gora.

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