Kranjska Gora is the largest town and center of the Upper Sava Valley. It is an important mountain tourist destination and a world-renowned winter sports center, mainly because of the annual Vitranc Alpine Skiing World Cup competitions.
It is also known for its ski flights and ski jumps in the Planica Valley. The history of Kranjska Gora began in the middle of the 14th century, when they started deforestation and turned the forest into agricultural lands and pastures for cattle and sheep. Until then, the upper part of the Sava Dolinka had been scarcely populated. From a strategic point of view, Kranjska Gora became important during World War I, when Russian prisoners built a military road across the Vršič Pass into the Soča Valley. As a tourist center, it gained a reputation with the construction of the Ljubljana-Rateče-Trbiž railway line in 1870. The connection was discontinued in 1966.
Tourism first developed in Kranjska Gora during the summer , with an emphasis on mountaineering and hiking. Recently, a new tourist part of the village with accommodation, recreational facilities and a shopping center has been created around the old village core.
Kranjska Gora from Vitranc
Road to Kranjska Gora
Kranjska Gora with ski slopes
Casino and Hotel Larix
Vitranc Sport Hall
Pension, restaurant, pizzeria Lipa
Ulica dr. Josipa Ticarja
Hotel Kotnik - Former Hotel Balkan
Ski slopes in Kranjska Gora - Information map
Suite Hotel Class
Tourist Information Centre - Kranjska Gora
Road to the square in front of the Tourist In...
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