Kranj Travel Guide

  • Kranj
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  • Kranj
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  • Kranj
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Kranj Things to Do

  • The Church of the Holy Rosary

    The Church of the Holy Rosary is a beautiful looking building. It was built at the beginning of the 16th century as a place of worship for Kranj's Protestants. This church was restored in the 17th century and completely renovated again in the 1890s. The church is next to a colonnade designed by Plečnik and a pretty fountain topped by a...

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  • Khislstein Castle

    The castle in Kranj’s town centre is called Khislstein Castle. It is now a museum. We did not go inside. Kranj’s castle like many Slovenian castles is more like a big house than a castle. The lower parts of Kranj's castle are an integral part of Kranj's defensive walls. Khislstein Castle takes its name from its 16th-century owner Janez Khisl.In the...

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  • Preseren Theatre

    Next to St Kancijan Church there is a large and impressive monument of Slovenia's most famous poet, Preseren striding down the street with his hair and coat blowing in the wind. This monument is next to the rather impressive looking Preseren Theatre. The colonnaded façade of Prešeren Theatre, which was added during major renovations in the early...

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  • Glavni Trg

    Glavni Trg is Kranj's main square. It is home to Kranj's town hall, the beautiful St Kancijan Church, the Prešeren Theatre, museums, cafes and a fountain. This square houses a weekly farmers' market. It was restored fully in 2013. Kranj's tourist office is located here.

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  • Slovenski Trg

    Our bus let us off at Slovenski Trg (Slovenia Square) before continuing to the bus station. Slovenski Trg was redeveloped after World War II. It is the location of Kranj's best secondary school and home to several wonderful sculptures by Lojze Dolinar. Several of the buildings on the square were designed by architect Edvard Ravnikar. These include...

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  • The Sava River

    We walked across this river and took some pictures back towards the town. I had seen lovely pictures of Kranj with mountains towering behind it. I think to get a shot of this you have to go down the steps and facing the river and go off to the right. I say think because we did not do this and missed the picture of Kranj with towering mountains...

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  • The Church on Pungert

    This church on Pungert was built in1470. At the time of the church's construction, the town was in the grips of a terrible plague. The church is sacred to St.Fabijan, St.Sebastijan and St.Rok. These saints were believed to protect the faithful from the plague. The church was closed during our visit. There was a colourful painting on the outside of...

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  • Preseren in Kranj

    Preseren, Slovenia’s most famous poet, lived in Kranj for the last three years of his life and died here. His final house is located at number seven Presernova ulica. The house has been made into a museum and displays some of Preseren’s furniture. It also contains his manuscripts, diaries and letters. Preseren is buried in a small cemetery called...

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  • St Kancijan Church

    St Kancijan Church is located on Kranj's main square. It was the only one of Kranj's churches which was open during our visit and it was lovely and peaceful inside.The church was founded in the 5th century, but most of the current building dates from the 15th century.

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  • Layer House

    In Tomšièeva ulica stands the house (number 32) where Leopold Layer, one of Slovenia’s most prominent painters, worked and died at the turn of the 18th century. With his workshop and techniques Layer mastered the whole Gorenjska region and over its border. The house is an important cultural monument because it housed the workshop of Leopold Layer...

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  • Fountain

    This fountain in Glanvi trg is adorned with a golden ball and an eagle which sybolises the city of Kranj.

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  • Tavcarjeva ulica

    This charming quiet pedestrian back street runs north to south in the eastern part of the Old Town. It has several charming old houses located on it including Haynes House and Bleiweis House in the northern section and the Tollhouse in the southern section along with the grand buildings of the Presbytery and Central Library.

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  • Pavslar’s House

    This is another house that dates from the 15th century and originally consisted of three independent dwellings that were then made into one in the 16th century. Further reconstructions were carried out in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries to give it its present form. The late Gothic frescoes date from about 1526 and were discovered on the outer...

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  • Petrcek’s House

    I think this house was built in 1495 and was owned from new until the 17th century by the aristocratic family known as the Egks. In the first half of the 18th century its owners were the Floding barons. It then passed into the hands of many merchants and brewers until Mihael Pagliaruzzi bought it and reconstructed it between 1834 and 1847. This...

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  • Gorenjska Regional Museum

    This regional archaeological and ethnological museum in the Town Hall charts the history of Kranj over 750 years through various artefacts such as furniture (including a large collection of storage trunks), musical instruments, tools, pots, paintings, china, silverware, costumes etc. There is also a section on pre-historic life in and around the...

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  • Town Hall

    The Town Hall on Glavni trg is formed from the joining of two buildings. The first building, with the colonnade portico on the corner that contains a Roman sarcophagus, and clock tower, is the Old Town Hall that was built in the early 16th century. The second building was a former aristocratic mansion dating from the first half of the 17th century....

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  • Khislstein Castle

    Most of what is seen today was built in the 15th century when the Turks invaded. The whole area used to be fortified under the Romans right up to the Middle Ages. In the middle of the 16th century, Janez Khisl from Fužine bought the castle and converted it into a residential manor that was named Khislstein after him (1578). Later owners of the...

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  • Pungert Tower

    This three-story circular defence tower was built in the 16th century and is the only completely preserved tower in the city’s defence wall. The tower was reconstructed several times, and in the first half of the 19th century, the annex for a staircase was added. In 1833, it was converted into the city jail and later rebuilt for residential use.

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Kranj Hotels

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  • Hotel Kokra

    Predoslje 39, Kranj, 4000, si

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Creina

    Koroska Cesta 5, Kranj, 4000, si

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

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Kranj Nightlife

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  • Rozenvenska cerkev -...

    See Rozenvenska cerkev or Roasary church on Pungert in front of which stands arcades and fountain designed by great architect Joze Plecnik.

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  • Krvavec is a place were you...

    Krvavec is a place were you bring your own radio and have a party with your friends on the snow outside or a little better inside dancing, having a blast.What makes Krvavec unique is the freedom of expressing yourself anyway you want, cause your friend won't judge you and you can party as hard as you can and really let yourself go, cause knowone...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Kranj Transportation

  • Bus station

    The bus station is located quite a way north, (about 500m), of the Old Town just off Bleiweisova cesta. As Kranj is only 25km from Ljubljana, it only takes about 30 minutes by bus to reach and there are plenty of buses to take during the day.

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  • Easy Access

    Kranj's at the intersection of major highways running from northern Europe to the Adriatic Sea and from Western to Eastern Europe. Roads from the border crossings at Jezersko, Ljubelj, the Karavanke Tunnel, Ratece and Podkoren lead here.Kranj's 7km from the international airport at Brnik, and the transcontinental railroad from London to Istanbul...

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  • The best way to get on the...

    The best way to get on the mountain Krvavec is with a snow-lift. Much better than the road, because there is a lot of snow in the winter and you have to have a very good car to arrive to the top.

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Kranj Tourist Traps

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    by Insider Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Probably the worst thing for me was, when I hoped for a good skiing day, I found out that the skiing slopes were not properly prepared and I also have to wait like 15 minutes every time I went on a ski-lift, but that depends on the day you come there.

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Kranj Off The Beaten Path

  • Studenty, Arty Area

    I don't entirely know what this building near Kranj Railway Station is but it reminded me of the studenty, arty, squat area in Ljubljana.

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  • Smarjetna gora

    Smarjetna gora (hill) is well known excursion point very close to the city. From its top visitors have a magnificient view of Kranj and its surroundings. Right on the top of the hill there is renovated St. Marjeta church.

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  • Tourist Information Office

    The Tourist Information Office is located about 300m north of Maistrov Trg on the junction where Koroška Street meets Bleiweisova cesta. It’s not in an ideal place as it’s located well outside the Old Town but if you come by bus and walk down Bleiweisova cesta from the bus station, you’ll pass it on your right. Inside, are two helpful guys (when I...

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  • Glavni trg - the Main Square

    See the Main Square (Glavni trg) with Carniolan communal well whose top is adorned with a gilden ball and an eagle that sybolize the city of Kranj. Kranj is one of the few cities in Slovenia that was preserved its original silhouette.

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  • Panoramic view of the Old City

    There are numerous archeological and other attractions in the city of Kranj, among which Plecnik's arcades and fountain, the 16th -17th centura city hall, Kilskamen Casstle etc.

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