Experience Kranj, the European Destination of Excellence 2023

Welcome to Kranj! Halfway between Ljubljana and Bled, you’ll find a charming city that offers you the best of both worlds – tranquillity of nature and a culturally rich city centre.

When the snow dusts the surrounding peaks, Kranj offers experiences, events and friendly people serving food in local restaurants and little shops.

Destination Kranj is the proud holder of the platinum label of the Green Scheme of Slovenian Tourism and the European Destination of Excellence 2023 title.

We invite you to enjoy a winter break and some cultural inspiration in the embrace of the Alps.

Let's visit Kranj for the most cheerful December

Kranj, the town of Prešeren, pays tribute to the greatest Slovenian poet on several occasions. So it is with Cheerful December, which will take place from his birthday, 3 December, until 31 December 2023. There are 12 extraordinary concerts, a cheerful (= prešeren) programme for children and a wonderful Christmas market. Great experiences can be found also above and below the city! It’s the Alpine air and urban flair.

Kranj explored

Get a closer feel of the urban flaire on regular guided tours of this city that stands on a rock, taking you on a walk through museums and galleries. Our guides tell you fascinating stories and show you hidden gems to make your visit to Kranj truly special. In December, you can get a 20% discount on all our guided tours and on the tickets to the bell tower of St. Cantianus and the SOS Proteus Info Centre.

VIDEO: Hop to Kranj – Alpine air with city flair

Welcome to the wonderful town of Kranj! Here, you can stand with one foot is in the city and the other one in nature. You can spend one part of the day enjoying its urban sceneand the other part on skis or ice skates.

PHOTO GALLERY: Winter in Kranj

Take a look at some beautiful winter highlights of Kranj.