Experience the atmosphere of Kranj. Meet the people of Kranj. We are at the same time both urban and rural at heart, always in need of a proper dose of urban life combined with escapes into nature. Spend some time in the cafes, chat with vendors of organic food, try local cheeses, and do not miss the local artist’s exhibition or the alternative music concert.
Spend some time in the cafes, chat with vendors of ecological organic food, try local cheeses, and do not miss the local artist’s exhibition or the alternative music concert.
1. Town cafes
Start your day in one of the lovely cafes of the old town. Coffee or tea? What else? A beautiful view, street hustle and bustle, a peaceful corner… Kranj has it all. Ask the staff for a weekly calendar of events in English and plan how to spend your days.
Psst! Follow your heart → 12.56 Coffee shop
Spend some peaceful time sitting under the lime tree, dipping dunking crunchy biscuits in the your coffee. Life is Good.
2. Environmentally-aware town
In recent years, Kranj has been experiencing a real boom in sustainable supplies. Catch a Saturday market or a special organic market on Thursdays. The locals like to shop in authentic stores called Krajček and Eko škrnicl. Take a walk along Prešeren Street, which has local products from all over Slovenia.
3. Kranj noodles
Do you still remember the taste of pasta prepared by your grandma? The house of homemade pasta is a unique family shop, where the pasta is made right in front of your eyes. They offer various ’nudeljce’, as we locally call pasta in Slovenia, including some made from cocoa!
4. Town of arts and crafts workshops
Kranj has always been a well-known craft and artisan centre. Today you can observe the skills of handicraft masters making patchwork in the Ethno Gallery Desetnica, or discover a successful story of social entrepreneurship in the shop Štacuna Rokodelc.
Psst! Follow your heart → Dežnikarstvo Jenko (traditional umbrella shop)
Idea for a special souvenir! A hand-made umbrella, printed with a typical Kranj motif.
5. Modern local designers
Visit some of the textile designers in their small studios – maybe you will catch them while they are creating a new collection. A number of Kranj designers present themselves together in occasional POP-UP shops in the old town. The hidden House at the End of the Tunnel has an interesting range of designer clothing and modern jewellery.
6. Party time
The easiest way to find the concerts in the summer months is to prick up your ears and follow the music. Clubbing goes on in KluBar and Bazen. Kranj also has a strong alternative culture with its centre by the railway station; Trainstation SubArt is much more than a music venue, it is also a real community of local creators. Support a local band concert or catch an international name!