Zavod za turizem in kulturo Kranj
Glavni trg 2

Around Kranj

However you arrive in Slovenia, Kranj is always near. From the old town, you can reach the countryside and the foothills of the Alps in the blink of an eye.


Only 30 minutes drive to the south there is a the romantic capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, while 30 minutes to the west, the fairytale scenery of Bled (pictured) awaits you.


1. Brdo

Brdo is a monument of national importance and a true travellers delight. Less than half an hour's drive from the center of Kranj, there is a hidden small size Slovenia, together with the white Lipizzaner horses and beehives. The former owners, family Zois, were considered the richest people from Kranj in the 18th century. The Renaissance castle is the most important ceremonial object, a meeting place of world leaders. The surrounding area invites you to rest by the beautiful lakes, parks and gardens. Experience the green treasury of Slovenia!


2. Ljubljana

The capital of Slovenia is only 30 minutes away. Jump on a train or bus and experience the European Green Capital 2016. Its main square is named after the giant Slovenian poet from Kranj, France Preseren. Ljubljana architectural character of the 20th century was created by Jože Plecnik, who in many ways influenced the modern lifestyle of Ljubljana.


3. The lakes of Bled and Bohinj

The iconic lake with the only Slovenian island in Bled and the largest natural lake in Slovenia, in Bohinj are the jewels in the heart of the Julian Alps. In the summer they invite you to refresh yourself in the clear water, and in winter to skate on the glass surface. Treat yourself to a trout of Bohinj and try the famous Bled cream cake. The beauty of nature is most easily reached by bus from Kranj, which starts from the station Globus.