KRANJ, A TOWN ON A PROMONTORY
VENUE FOR WATER POLO AND SWIMMING
KRANJ IS THE CAPITAL OF SLOVENIAN ALPS AND THE CULTURAL HEART OF SLOVENIA. IT IS THE CENTER OF BEAUTIFUL GORENJSKA REGION.
The old town of Kranj is one of the most charming in Slovenia and it is protected as a cultural monument. The towers of the main Gothic church and ancient defense towers shape the city. The old town is rich with houses, which are a vivid memory of the Bourgeoisie Era in Kranj. Many peoples have crossed Kranj in its rich 6000-year history. Today, the old town hots many events and a vivid art scene. Make time for a leisurely stroll around the galleries, cafes and small shops. Discover architectural and cultural heritage. Getting to know the city with experienced guides, full of anecdotes and urban legends, is so much fun! At every step, you can feel the affection for culture and the greatest Slovenian poet, France Prešeren and other great men of Kranj.
Kranj was build at the rock, surrendered by two wild rivers Sava and Kokra. The town rises above 30-metre deep canyon. Having one leg in the city and the other in nature, the Kokra river canyon just below the city is unique phenomenon. A walk along the river banks is refreshing experience. On the other side, the old town is embraced by the river Sava, a true paradise for anglers and fishermen. Under the old town, there are hidden galleries and tunnels, a town shelter, built during World War II, nowadays used for cultural and entertainment events and definitely worth visit.
Kranj is one of the liveliest cities in Slovenia, bursting with concerts, exhibitions, culinary shows and artisan fairs. Today, between the castle walls, towers and old town houses, many events take place alongside a vivid art scene. Visit our galleries and museums, which are open every day of the week except Mondays. Summer in Kranj is lively from June until September. Don't miss Jazz Camp the end of August and many other summer festivals and check other cultural events at www.visitkranj.com.
One of the biggest advantages of Kranj is that nature is only a step away from the town. Experience our green, active and healthy Slovenia from Kranj, which is an excellent base for outdoor activities and exploring Slovenia. For your pleasant and comfortable stay, you can choose between boutique and city hotels, youth hostels, farmsteads, family B&Bs and apartments.
SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX
Kranj's swimming pool complex is situated in the Kranj Sports Park, together with the football stadium, track and field facilities, tennis courts, basketball courts and a skating ring.
Kranj swimming pool complex is considered as one of the most beautiful facilities in this part of Europe. The indoor and outdoor Olympic swimming pools are directly connected; both have ten lanes and a great deal of room for competitors. The complex also has other facilities such as gym, sauna, spa and solarium centers.
The indoor pool, which was renovated in 2014, will serve mainly for swimming practices and as the venue for Synchronized Swimming events.
The outdoor pool was opened in 2003 for the European Water Polo Championships and also European Masters Water Polo Championships.
Between the two pools there is a sunbathing area and a children’s area with small pools and whirlpool baths.
In RADOVLJICA, which is a 15-minute drive away from Kranj, is an additional outdoor swimming pool. In case that swimming trainings in Kranj will not be possible on 1 September 2018, there will be trainings organized in Radovljica, with shuttle transportation organized from Bled and Kranj.