In the embrace of the town walls, Kranj hides its pinnacles of artistic and architectural design, while its fresh and innovative aspirations should also not be missed.
The Gallery of Prešeren Award Recipients presents the most important names in Slovenian art, while the Prešeren, Town and Kranj houses welcome visitors to see a variety of exhibitions, and even the most curious are surprised with the treasure trove of things to see in the Upper Carniola Museum. Khislstein Castle offers evenings with fun events at the 12.56 Cafe and summer theatre; ‘Vovkov vrt’ (‘Vovk garden’) hosts outdoor film nights; and ‘Layerjeva hiša’ (‘Layer’s house’) is filled with an urban cultural ambience.
The Tunnels beneath the Old Town of Kranj built during World War II promise to provide a refreshing change from the summer heat. Descend into the depths of Kranj and experience a realistic simulation of a World War II bombing. The mischievous ‘Pocestničarji’ street people will guide you through the streets of Kranj this summer, or you can choose to listen to the stories of experienced guides.
A walk along ‘Prešernova ulica’ (‘Prešeren’s street’) from Pungert to ‘Maistrov trg’ (‘Maister Square’) promises to make for a charming evening. During the day, let yourself be led along the legendary Tavčer’s and Tomšič’s side streets which are surely turning into the town’s cultural neighbourhood. Take a peek into the studios, handmade arts and crafts shops, souvenir shops and shops with local organic food, get a coffee or tea to go, taste Prešeren’s ice cream at Brioni, the culinary delights at the Sonet restaurant or the Carniolan sausage at Arvaj’s.
Kranj hides its pinnacles of artistic and architectural design, while its fresh and innovative aspirations should also not be missed.
There are an infinite number of trips you can decide to go on and enjoy nature and Alpine mountaineering, for children or for sport’s enthusiasts, cycling and walking in the nearby hills, all representing a wide range of leisure activities to enjoy in the capital of Upper Carniola. The unique position of the Kokra river canyon in the heart of the town, the vicinity of the Sava river on the other side, the many fishing and bird-watching opportunities, the attractive and modern children’s play areas, the summer swimming pool with tennis courts, the quick ascent to Šmarjetna and Jošt, the Brdo Castle park and adjacent golf course all place Kranj among the top active and green towns in Slovenia.
Get away from it all and come to the peaceful countryside to explore numerous tourist eco-farms, and let them treat you to their culinary specialities, fantastic views and kind words.