Kranjska Gora is perhaps better known as a skiing resort but when the snow melts away there is some fine walking in the valleys and, as the town nestles below the Julian Alps, on the mountains too. The old town centre is small but pretty and from the Tourist Information Centre there we begin our walks.
Attractions in Kranjska Gora
- The church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary – built in the early 16th century, but the Romanesque belltower dates back further.
- Liznjekova house – a well preserved 300 year old building now housing an ethnographic museum.
Some nearby attractions
- The Triglav Museum in Mojstrana – learn about the mountaineering history of Triglav, Slovenia’s highest summit.
- The Russian Chapel on bend 8 of the Russian Road over Vršič – built in the First World War by Russian prisoners to commemorate their comrades who died in an avalanche. The prisoners built the road over Vršič and kept the road clear of snow during the winter, both monumental tasks. The road is now formally called the “Russian Road” as a tribute.
- The Zelenci nature reserve – natural springs and a beautiful emerald-green reflecting lake, home to many rare plants and flowers.
We have four walks around Kranjska Gora in our book, but there is scope for much, much more.
Accommodation in Kranjska Gora
Kranjska Gora has hotels, apartments rooms and hostels. The nearest camping site is at Gozd Martuljek (4km/2.5km to the east) beside the Hotel Špik. We advise you to book in the summer months! The Kranjska Gora Tourist Information has lots of useful information.
Kranjska Gora is easily reached by bus.
- Click here for up to date bus timetables from all Slovenian locations to Kranjska Gora
- The nearest train station is at Jesenice some 23km/14.25miles to the east.
- If you are flying to Slovenia and relying on public transport you will need to catch a bus to Kranj and then another one to Kranjska Gora. Travelling by train is a little more complicated – first you will need to take a bus into Kranj (or Ljubljana) and then take a train to Jesenice, from where you must complete the rest of the journey by bus.
- Click here for language help reading timetables.
Kranjska Gora has a good range of shops, cafes and restaurants. Trips, excursions and activities of all kinds can be booked at the Kranjska Gora Tourist Information.
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