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Where in the world: Europe  /  Slovenia  /  Upper Carniola Region  /  Kranj

Top 15 things to do in Kranj

1. Volčji Potok Arboretum, Radomlje

Opened to the public in the 1950s, Volčji Potok Arboretum once formed part of a family estate, eventually declared a place of natural and cultural heritage. Probably the most visited of all botanical gardens in the country, the place remains best known for its spring flower shows. Visitors come for the collection of woody plants from North America, Asia, and Europe.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
Tours from $51 › Learn more about Volčji Potok Arboretum

2. Prešeren Grove

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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3. Layer House

Established in 2011, Layer House represents a cultural art center serving as the hub of social life in the city. People come for the art, music, and a cafe that provides a pleasant space for socializing. Check the website for any current or upcoming events.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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4. Wine Tasting with Pairing Snacks in Vipava Valley

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Discover Vipava valley and boutique winery Lepa Vida.Enjoy the tasting of 5+ Lepa Vida wines and home made snacks. Meet Matija & Irena from the Ipavec & Gerzina family.Experience one of the best wine tastings in the Vipava valley.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $27 › More about this tour at viator.com ›
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5. Atelje Skulj - Pottery Studio

Atelje Skulj - Pottery Studio produces handcrafted items and gifts from fired clay and featuring traditional Slovenian bobbin lace motifs.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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6. Brdo Castle

Brdo Castle near Kranj is an estate and a mansion in the Slovenian region of Upper Carniola west of the village of Predoslje northwest of Ljubljana. It is the Slovenian Government's main venue for diplomatic meetings and other Government-sponsored events.
The present mansion was built in 1510 by Carniolan nobleman Georg (Jurij) Egkh, general administrator of Habsburg private estates in the Duchy of Carniola. It was initially built in the Renaissance style, but has been frequently renovated since. In the 18th century, it was bought by Michelangelo Zois, father of the Carniolan Enlightenment patron of the arts and natural scientist Žiga Zois. In the 19th century, it changed hands several times, with its interior being completely renovated. In the first decades of the 20th century it fell into decay until it was bought by Prince Paul of Yugoslavia in 1935. Prince Paul transformed Brdo from an eclectic and biedermeier provincial mansion into a refined summer royal residence. Between 1935 and 1941, several prominent individuals stayed as guests at Brdo, including Edward VIII of the United Kingdom.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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7. Tunnels Under Old Kranj

Hidden under the historic town center, Tunnels Under Old Kranj were built in World War II and served as a shelter for the local population. Today, the tunnels provide a space for various social events and offer home to cave orbweavers and cave crickets. Permanent exhibits offer a chance to see fossils and minerals, as well as a reconstruction of a bunker from the second world war.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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8. Get to know Bled by ultimative Bled e-bike tour

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eBike Tour offers a totally unique view of Bled, the pearl of Slovenian tourism. Not far from its hustle we will find vast meadows and fields, surrounding gorgeous villages with neat Alpine houses. Of course, we will also visit the Bled's picturesque castle and end our bike hike at the lake's promenade.Mileage: cca 40 kmAltitude: 450 mDuration: 3-5 hoursIntensity: Easy
Suggested duration: 3 to 5 hours
Tours from $196 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

9. St. Kancijan Church

Built in the 15th century, St. Kancijan Church remains of the the most distinctive landmarks in Kranj's townscape. The church represents a significant Gothic monument in Slovenia and served as a model for other churches in Radovljica, Kamnik, and other places. The location featured various religious buildings for centuries, possibly since pre-Slavic times.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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10. Plečnik's Arcade & Fountain

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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11. Old Town Centre of Radovljica, Radovljica

On the top of a natural pier stands Old Town Centre of Radovljica, one of the country's best-conserved medieval structures. The town plan was laid in the 13th century, but the most prolific period of building was the 16th century. Walk among the Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque mansions and arcaded courtyards. Meander the streets and admire the frescoes adorning many facades and small windows and portals built from green stone. See the only preserved moat in Slovenia, which has been partially narrowed and built over. Attractions within this area include a gingerbread museum, a beekeeper museum, a municipal museum, and dozens of shops, pubs, and restaurants.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $94 › Learn more about Old Town Centre of Radovljica

12. Idrija Half Day Excursion: UNESCO Town including Castle and Mine Tour from Ljubljana

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Mercury and lace storyA fascinating experience to discover the underground world of one of the oldest mercury mines in the world protected by UNESCO. Stroll through the halls of Idrija Castle with collections focusing on mercury mining and lace making. Admire the beautiful, spiderweb-shaped Idrija lace and the presentation on how it is made. Try it for yourself!
Suggested duration: 5 to 6 hours
Tours from $82 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

13. Museum of Apiculture, Radovljica

See hand-painted bee hive panels at Museum of Apiculture, where you can learn about gray bees and Slovenia's history of beekeeping. The panel exhibit is the largest of this kind of folk art in the country. The oldest panel from 1758 is also displayed. End the visit by seeing the video (available in English) about gray bees.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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14. Lepa Vida Boutique Winery, Šempas

Vinska klet LEPA VIDA | LEPA VIDA boutique winery

DISCOVER Lepa Vida exciting wines.

MEET the friendship and cordiality of the Ipavec & Geržina family.

ENJOY the results of Vipavska terroir and our passion for the land and hard work.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $27 › Learn more about Lepa Vida Boutique Winery

15. Ljubljana Tourist Card

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Ljubljana, its tourism offer and all kind of events can be explored very easily: The LJUBLJANA CARD offers visitors to Ljubljana numerous privileges, from free tickets to large number of museums and galleries, free travel on city buses, free tickets for sightseeing tours and many other privileges. The card, which is valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours from the time of purchase, is priced at 31, 39 and 45 €, with the special children’s rates of 18, 23 and 27 €. A network of many establishments, which offer tourist or tourism-related services and products, grants its privileges.
Suggested duration: 1 to 3 days
Tours from $51 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

Best tours in Kranj