Kranj is the fourth-largest city in Slovenia, with a population of 37,941 (2020). It is located approximately 20 kilometres (12 miles) northwest of Ljubljana. The centre of the City Municipality of Kranj and of the traditional region of Upper Carniola (northwestern Slovenia) is a mainly industrial city with significant electronics and rubber industries.

Country Slovenia
RegionUpper Carniola
 • MayorMatjaž Rakovec (SD)
 • Deputy MayorJanez Černe
 • Deputy MayorRobert Nograšek
 • Total26.3 km  (10.2 sq mi)
Elevation386 m (1,266 ft)
Population (1 January 2020)
 • Total37,941
 • Density1,400/km  (3,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02 (CEST)
Postal code4000
Area code(s)04


The nucleus of the city is a well-preserved medieval old town, built at the confluence of the Kokra and Sava rivers. The city is served by the Kranj railway station on the route from Ljubljana to Munich, Germany (via Jesenice and Villach, Austria) and a highway. Slovenia’s national airport, Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (in Brnik) is also very close to Kranj, considerably more so than its nominal client, Ljubljana.

In Kranj, the Kokra cuts deeply into the conglomerate, forming a canyon 40 meters (130 ft) deep. Kosorep, on the northern outskirts of Kranj, is a picturesque site along the river. Parts of the canyon can be reached by a walking trail. Below Kranj, at Drulovka, the Sava forms a 40-meter (130 ft) deep canyon with conglomerate on both sides. Due to the dam for the Mavčiče Hydroelectric Plant, the river’s flow there is very slow.


Currency: euro (€)
Time zone: Central European Time (UTC + 1)
Telephone: country code for Slovenia +386; local code for Kranj 04
Police: 113
Emergency: 112
Tourist Information Centre: Glavni trg 2, 4000 Kranj


  • KRANJopen – free Wi-Fi internet for locals and tourists (2 hours)
  • Free Wi-Fi hotspots: TIC Kranj, Kranj Town Library, most bars, restaurants and cafés

Galleries and museums are open every day except Mondays. Some galleries, shops and restaurants are closed for holidays, that is on 1 and 2 January / 27 April / 1 and 2 May / 25 June / 15 August / 31 October / 1 November / 25 and 26 December, the Gallery of Prešeren Award Laureates is closed also on Sundays.
WC: free public toilet – Mestno vstraniše, Glavni trg 17, 4000 Kranj (Google Maps)
Pharmacy at the Kranj Eagle:

Glavni trg 21, 4000 Kranj
Opening hours: Mon–Fri: 8am–7pm, Sat: 8am–12am

Contact: 00 386 4 236 17 10

Tourist Information Centre
At the old town house in the Main Square / Glavni trg , we are full of ideas on how to explore the town and its surroundings or where to taste something delicious or where to go in the evening. Here you can also book a guided city tour, an active holiday, adrenaline sports or winter adventures, choose your favourite souvenirs or surf online.


Slovenski trg 1 4000 Kranj