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Northwestern Slovenia is proud of its marvelous city of Kranjska Gora that is the main center of mountain skiing in the country. Surrounded by the Karawanks Mountain Range and the Julian Alps, the resort hospitably welcomes its guests, amazing them with picturesque nature and pleasing with a comfortable climate all season long. Kranjska Gora is a perfect choice for all fans of winter sports. In addition to all kinds of activities, tourists can explore the natural landmarks of the region, see the most picturesque areas, and find out more about the history and past of Kranjska Gora.
Nowadays, Kranjska Gora is a popular and prosperous winter resort. Its history goes back to the 1st century BC. This territory belonged to the Romans at that time. The land was a part of Pannonia, a province in the Roman Empire. First Slavic tribes appeared in the area in the 6th century. They settled down here, forming a state that existed until the 40s of the 8th century.
During the Middle Ages, the Habsburg dynasty became the ruler in the region. Only when the Austro-Hungarian Empire stopped existing, the Slovenian state joined the Kingdom of Serbian, Croatian, and Slovenian peoples that eventually became a new country, Yugoslavia. When Yugoslavia ceased to exist, Kranjska Gora became a part of Slovenia. Starting from the middle of the 20th century, the popularity of the resort has been increasing, and so Kranjska Gora has become an internationally renowned alpine skiing destination. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
In modern time, Kranjska Gora is not only a resort but also a combination of three alpine skiing centers, namely, the town itself, Podkoren, and Planica. Having made yourself familiar with the map of ski runs, you will notice that many routes start near the town of Kranjska Gora, then cross other mountain skiing centers, and then return to the area where they started. All pistes have developed infrastructure. Moreover, most of them have illumination, enabling skiing at night.
Do you want to learn how to ski? This resort is perfectly suitable for beginners. When choosing a mountain ski resort for families with children, tourists can never be wrong if they make their choice in favor of Kranjska Gora. There are many relatively low ski runs that are safe for beginners and even children. The local ski school offers teaching lessons from experienced coaches.
Of course, there are ski runs for more advanced skiers. The total length of all trails is roughly twenty kilometers. There are also special cross country ski trails for tourists who do not like high speed and high elevation pistes. The length of the cross-country runs is forty kilometers. Kranjska Gora offers a range of exciting activities for everyone, even for tourists who prefer to hike in the mountains. There are special hiking trails for this category of guests. Exploring them will certainly leave many pleasant memories. It is also important to mention a swimming pool, an indoor tennis court, and an ice skating rink.
Comfortable ski lifts take vacationers to the top. In order not to make a ski vacation in Kranjska Gora unpleasant, there are twenty-three ski lifts in the resort. Eighteen of them are surface lifts. Some of the ski lifts are quite old and deserve to be exhibited in a museum. Dating back to the inception of the resort, these ski lifts feature T-bars, soundless lifts, and even ski lifts with seats for one passenger. Despite their age, these lifts are in great condition and work non-stop.
Visitors from Eastern Europe enjoy visiting the Orthodox Christian Chapel. This is an important religious landmark that signifies the brotherhood of different Slavic nations. Dedicated to Prince Vladimir, this chapel dates back to World War I. Russian war prisoners built the chapel. The building is reminiscent of Russian churches and consists of two moderate-sized towers. Graves of Russian soldiers surround the church.
The Assumption Church is considered the oldest landmark in Kranjska Gora. The building of the gorgeous church started in the 14th century. At that time, the church was literally the only building in the settlement. Only a Romanesque-style bell tower has remained from the original building. The church that tourists can see today was rebuilt in the 16th century, turning the initially Romanesque church into a Gothic one.
As a rule, tourists get to Kranjska Gora from the country’s capital, Ljubljana. The international airport in this city is situated only sixty-six kilometers from the resort. After that, continue your journey in a rented car or hire a taxi. It will take roughly forty-five minutes to reach Kranjska Gora. There is a cheaper way to get to the resort – by train or bus from Ljubljana. In this case, tourists need to make a change in Jesenice. The journey time will be longer – roughly two hours.

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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Kranjska Gora
♥   Castle 'Klosterruine Arnoldstein' , 9.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burgruine Federaun' , 9.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burgruine Finkenstein' , 11.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burgruine Straßfried' , 12 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burgruine Landskron' , 19.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Kranjska Gora
♥   National Park 'Triglavski narodni park' , 17 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Spominski park Udin Boršt' , 46.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Zgornja Idrijca' , 57 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Polhograjski Dolomiti' , 58.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Južni obronki Trnovskega gozda' , 62.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Kranjska Gora from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Minimundus

From the series “Famous Miniature Museums of Architectural Objects and Cities”
Opening of the Minimudus park took place in 1958. Its founder is a local adviser Peter Zoyer. Since the opening until 1977, the park area has been only 15000 square meters. After a massive expansion, it was almost doubled and today it is 26000 square meters. Since the opening, the Minimudus park cooperates with the "Rettet das Kind" charitable foundation. All proceeds from visiting the park are transferred to its account. Travellers are recommended to visit the most interesting park of miniatures in the period from April to October. It is considered one of the most interesting of its kind and is ideal for visiting with children. … Read further

Bled Town

From the series “Small Flamboyant Towns Painted with Van Gogh Colors”
Bled is one of the biggest spa resorts in Europe. The town attracts fans of winter sports. In warmer months, travelers enjoy a huge variety of entertainment options. Tourists can combine a wellness holiday at a first class spa center with a visit to an elite golf center, cycling, horse riding, and hiking through the picturesque mountain areas. Shores of Lake Bled feature some great beaches. This first class Slovenian resort is a great place for a family holiday. … Read further
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