Kranjska Gora is a fairy-tale village at the end of Upper Sava Valley (Zgornjesavska dolina) nastled between magnificent peaks of the Julian Alps towering more than two thousand meters above sea level on the one side and stunning forested peaks of the Karavanke mountain range on the other.

Its unique location at the junction of three countries – Slovenia, Italy and Austria – testifies to the interconnectedness of nations and cultures.

You can explore its beautiful nature and surroundings on foot or by bicycle, and during winter you can also explore the area on skies, as the surrounding slopes offer excellent conditions of hiking and ski touring.

During summer, Kranjska Gora entices visitors with its high peaks and steep rock faces of the Julian Alps rising high above glacial valleys, many magnificent waterfalls roaring over rocky cliffs, lakes and the source of the Sava River at Zelenci. The Zelenci Nature Reserve is home to many interesting animals, as well as rare and endangered plant species.

It has long been known that nature has many benefical effects on people’s health and well-beeing. The forests that surround Kranjska Gora and Gozd Martuljek, which was a climatic spa in the past, are truly therapeutic and an amazing source of wellbeing and clean air.

In clearings on otherwise forested slopes one can find a variety of meadow plants, mushrooms during summer and forest fruits in autumn.

lake Jasna

Located just outside Kranjska Gora is Slovenia’s highest mountain pass, Vršič. Connecting the Upper Sava Valley and the Trenta Valley, the Vršič Pass is a challenge for cyclists and an exciting ride along the hairpin bends for morocyclists.

The Vršič pass offers spectacular views of breathtakingly beautiful mountain peaks and is also a starting point for numerous hikes. From a special viewpoint you can even see a face of the Pagan Girl (Ajdovska deklica) carved into a rock face. Mountain huts along the way provide visitors with accommodation and delicious specialities of the Gorenjska region.

Not far from Kranjska Gora, at the entrance to the Vrata Valley, lies an idyllic village of Mojstrna. There you can visit the Slovenian Apline Museum, which is not your ordinary museum as it provides experiences rather than ordinary exhibitions. There you can experience what it means to hike a Slovenian mountain, stay at a bivouac, or hike to the top of Slovenia’s highest mountain, Triglav. And if you would also like to experience some of Mojstrana’s stunning nature attractions, you absolutely must visit the Peričnik waterfall and see the Triglav North Face. Now, this is not the ordinary mountain wall, it is the Wall. Triglav’s north face rises high and mighty at the end of the Vrata Valley. It is only ever climbed by the most experienced hikers who approach it with respect, experience, and perseverance. Once climbed, the Wall remains in their memories forever, leaving no one, neither climbers nor observers, untouched.

Slovenes are known around the globe as outstanding sportmen and organizers of sport events, as we continue to prove ourselves in Planica, at Bloudek’s giant ski-flying hill. Every year ski jumpers break personal and world records on these hills, while spectators from all around the world admire them and the surrounding mountain peaks.

Kranjska Gora is also a well-kown winter sports centre. Steep and gentle slopes are favoured by experienced skiers as well as beginners. And if you are more enthusiastic about cross-country skiing, there are beautiful tracks leading to Tamar or Rateče.

Of course, we mustn’t forget about our youngest. Are you familiar with the youth writer Josip Vandot and his stories about the brave boy Kekec? Children can visit the magical Kekec Wonderland and meet the main characters Bedanec, Kosobrin, aunty Pehta, Mojca, and Rožle. An Experience your little ones will never forget.


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