Kamnik is a town in northern Slovenia. It is the central settlement of the Municipality of Kamnik. It encompasses a large part of the Kamnik Alps and the surrounding area. The town of Kamnik has three castles as well as many examples of historical architecture. Kamnik, a town embraced by the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, is considered one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Slovenia. Once a flourishing trading town, where the counts of Andechs from Bavaria had their seat counts of Andechs from Bavaria. At that time, Kamnik was the capital of Carniola.

Country Slovenia
Traditional regionUpper Carniola
Statistical regionCentral Slovenia
 • MayorMatej Slapar (NSi)
 • Total9.1 km (3.5 sq mi)
Elevation380.5 m (1,248.4 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Total13,768
 • Density1,513/km  (3,920/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02 (CEST)
Postal codes1240 and 1241

The first written sources about Kamnik go back to 1229. The two castles of Kamnik, Mali grad and Stari grad, were mentioned even earlier. The town boasts a rich Franciscan Library, where about 10,000 volumes of books printed before the end of the 18th century are kept. Šutna is the most beautiful street in the town, featuring typical signboards and other signs of the lively craft activities in the past. Take a stroll along the street and discover numerous attractions, including the birthplace of Rudolf Maister, the parish church of Mary Immaculate with a separate Gothic spire, the Sadnikar museum and the birthplaces of many other renowned inhabitants of Kamnik. The Samec pass marks the end of the Šutna Street. In the past, there was a natural slope, which divided Šutna from the medieval town, acting like a natural barrier.


Župan Matej Slapar
Urad župana

Glavni trg 24, 1240 Kamnik

Telefon: 01 831 81 17
Faks: 01 831 81 19
Elektronska pošta: zupan@kamnik.si


Glavni trg 24, 1240 Kamnik
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