Festive summer, festive feeling

Kranj is the capital of the mountainous Gorenjska region, a city with 6,000 years of history and the European Destination of Excellence 2023.

The heritage of the city on the rock and distinctive contemporary festivals create a festive atmosphere all year round. Explore the Gorenjska region and Slovenia with a holiday in Kranj, where Alpine air meets city flair. From the town centre, where the Summer Festival offers you a choice of more than 150 events, you can set off in hiking boots to explore Alpine peaks or visit Ljubljana and Bled by bike.

Check out the programme of the Summer Festival in Kranj. From May to September, Kranj becomes a stage below the Alps hosting more than 150 concerts and other outdoor events.

Views over the city and a mysterious salamander beneath it

Descend into secret tunnels below the old town centre. The SOS Proteus Information Centre is an olm sanctuary dedicated to safeguarding the endangered underground world, where a committed team of scientists look after rescued olms (Proteus anguinus), a species of cave salamander popularly known as the “human fish”. Guided tours and digital journeys below the town are also available every day. From deep underground, climb the bell tower of St Kancijan’s Church for the very best view of the city and all three of Slovenia’s Alpine ranges.

Explore Slovenia from Kranj

The capital of the Slovenian Alps is close to the airport, Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana and famous Bled. It’s just a short hop from the cozy comfort of the enchanting old town centre to quiet countryside and majestic mountains. Take a cycle tour around the Gorenjska region, climb the hill of Sveti Jošt or the two-thousand-metre Storžič with its conical peak, or bathe in one of the nearby lakes. Summer in Slovenia is nicest in the cool freshness of the Alps.

Every Friday you can sample the famous Carniolan sausage and many other regional specialities from local chefs in Kranj’s main square Glavni Trg.

The best accommodation in Kranj

Kranj is the perfect base from which to explore Slovenia in summer. Book your preferred accommodation with a view of the Alps and set off from here to discover the most beautiful corners of Kranj and Slovenia.

Book accommodation in a sustainable residence in the old town centre where the famous Slovene poet and writer Simon Jenko once worked.

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