Enjoy the Old Town and see the best activities it has to offer this summer! From June to August, don’t miss the following events in the Old Town of the capital of Upper Carniola:
1. Events at the Khislstein Summer Theatre
Surrounded by medieval architecture, the Khislstein summer theatre represents one of the main summer venues in Kranj. This summer, the theatre will be filled with the magnificent vocals of the three divas – Darja Švajger, Nuša Derenda and Alenka Godec with the RTV Slovenija Big Band, as well as that of the highly regarded popular Croatian musicians Gibonni and Oliver Dragojevič, and two concert evenings organised by the Kranj Music School.
2. Thank You for the Flowers, a Banksy exhibition at Layer’s House
At ‘Layerjeva hiša’ (‘Layer’s house’), the cultural and social centre of Kranj, catch the amazing and never before seen exhibition of the world’s most well-known graffiti artist, Banksy. Besides the urban centre’s exhibition on ‘Tomšičeva ulica’ (‘Tomšič street’), they offer a rich creative and musical programme and, in doing so, stands out as one of the venues between Ljubljana and Bled that you simply have to visit this summer. Keep an eye out for their Pleska art and music festival, the street festival of creativity called ‘Živa ulica’ (‘Live Street’) and the FilmMixer independent film festival.
3. Summer at Maistrov trg
When the evening breeze sweeps from the Alps through the town streets, it is the right time to enjoy a pleasant chat about the adventures of the day. What could be better than sipping Slovenian wine and making toasts with local microbrewers amongst the hustle and bustle of the square, which found its home between the Old Town and the main centre in front of the town library. The coffee bar and Kavka bar on ‘Maistrov trg’ (‘Maister Square’) welcome visitors with their friendly service, pleasant ambience and live music every Thursday. At the Kot restaurant next door you can enjoy a dessert of authentic Kranj ‘štruklji’ – sweet strudel-like rolls filled with cottage cheese, made according to an old recipe.
When the evening breeze sweeps from the Alps through the town streets, it is the right time to enjoy a pleasant chat about the adventures of the day.