Kranj – where the adventure begins

Complete your stay in Kranj by taking trips to nearby destinations.
Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, 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.

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With a population of more than 58,000, Kranj is the third largest city in Slovenia, the center of the historical landscape of the Gorenjska and Gorenjska statistical regions and the seat of the Municipality of Kranj.

Kranj is a pleasant historical town on a rocky pier above the confluence of the mountain rivers Sava and Kokra. Archaeological finds, the old town and its walls, as well as defensive towers speak of Kranj’s ancient past.

Kranj is especially known for:

  • Prešeren’s grave in Prešeren’s grove,
  • Prešeren Memorial Museum,
  • Prešeren Theater with a monument of dr. France Prešeren,
  • St. Kancijan’s Church.

In the city center you can also see the City Hall, which constantly presents the archeological exhibition Iron Thread, Pavšlar’s House, which is an example of a rich bourgeois building from the 16th century and one of the most beautiful Renaissance arcaded corridors in Slovenia, and Khislstein Castle, which represents a fortified area from the ancient period to the early Middle Ages.


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