Even though it is the third largest city in Slovenia, Kranj is surrounded by picturesque nature, with opportunities for a number of active experiences. The surrounding hills, lakes, rivers and green forests invite you to unforgettable adventures.
In this photo report of a beautiful sunny day, we would like to show you what you can experience in just one day in Kranj. Imagine that every day could be so wonderful!
The hill of Šmarjetna gora is very close to Kranj and it offers a quick and active break from the hustle and bustle of the city. At the top, you will see the little church of St. Margaret and the Bellevue Hotel, where you can enjoy your breakfast with a wonderful view.
The skeleton of an ice age mammoth that lived here about 180,000 years ago was found in the clay that was dug here. Small lakes later formed as a result of clay digging. This natural monument is only 5 km away from the old town. The lakes offer pleasant refreshment in the summer and invite you to ice skate in the winter.
The Brdo estate could be described as a location for adventure. The Brdo estate could be called an estate experience. It combines unspoiled nature, cultural heritage and a high level of services in one place. This pearl, which is only a 10-minute drive from the centre of Kranj, will not leave you indifferent.
People of Kranj live in harmony with nature and the power of two rivers, the Kokra and the Sava. The 30-metres-deep canyon of the Kokra River is the second highest urban gorge in Europe and a great natural landmark. A walk along the river promises a fresh and green relaxation in the middle of the city.
The other river that flows around this town is the Sava and its banks are a real paradise, also for fishing and fly fishing. With a boat you can row down the river from Kranj to the Trboje Lake, where you can treat yourself to a delicious dessert or an have some very good fish prepared in the village of Praše.
You can explore the countryside by bicycle, especially on the cycle paths below the mountain of Storžič. The paths are varied and lead through settlements on roads with less traffic. This is the most authentic way to get to know the charm of the Gorenjska countryside, its village legends and great food.
It is a real adventure to spend some time under the canopy of trees and discover this conglomerate karst forest and its natural wonders as well as the stories from its past. With all the attractions and leisure activities that the nature of Udin Boršt offers, as well as its surrounding landscape, it would be a real shame if you were in a hurry to come home instead of enjoying such a visit.
You can watch the sunset on the hill of Jošt that is very close to Kranj. The popular excursion site is an excellent opportunity to relax in nature and also a real experience for foodies, as the Dom na Joštu restaurant puts a smile on everyone's face.
Kranj is beautiful!