Škofja Loka. The appearance of the old town core is maily from the early 16th century. A number of Škofja Loka houses used to have facades and the town was also referred to as "Pinted" Loka. Photo: UKOM archive

The north-western part of Slovenia is Alpine and is known as Gorenjska. For centuries, it has been the most developed Slovenian region, with the longest tradition in tourism. It boasts several towns with beautiful historic centres, such as Škofja Loka, Radovljica, Kranj, Kamnik and Tržič.

Kropa and Kamna gorica were centres of iron forging, nail-making and blacksmithing, while the ironworks at Jesenice, the region’s largest, date from more recent times. The town of Jesenice is also the cradle of Slovenian ice-hockey.

Planica. Photo: Darinka Mladenovič/STO

Gorenjska is synonymous with winter sports. Numerous ski resorts and the world-famous ski-jumping hills at Planica are all essential elements of the region’s winter image. Bled, Bohinj and Kranjska Gora have for many years been among the most popular Slovenian tourist destinations.

The town of Kranj, the industrial and business hub of Gorenjska, is the seat of many successful companies.

Photos on Flickr

  • Bathed In Light (All In Camera Lightpainting), Ukanc
  • Lightning Strikes Twice (All In Camera Light Painting), Bohinj Jezero
  • Daydream - Soñar despierto
  • Bled Castle
  • A tradition Pletna boat dating back to the 12th Century
  • Champagne sabering ceremony for the Slovenian newlyweds
  • Blejski Otok - Paradise
  • Enjoying the overwhelming beauty of Bled
  • Happy weekend - Feliz fin de semana
  • l'arte del ghiaccio (torrente Sumnik)
  • Island, Bled, Slovenia
  • Lake of Bled, Slovenia
  • Wavelength (All In Camera Lightpainting), Bohinj Jezero
  • Light Unleashed (In Camera Light Painting), Bohinj Jezero
  • Bled,Slovenia
  • Dawn at Lake Bled
  • Slovenian men preparation for the World Cup in Bled
  • The church of St. Mary on the only natural island in Slovenia
  • Bled Castle
  • Parco Nazionale Triglav - Slovenia
  • Ukanc (
  • Lac de Bohinj
  • Waterfall in the national park
  • Morning clouds
  • LED Astray (All In Camera Light Painting), Bohinj Jezero
  • Nowhere To Go
  • The Still Lake
  • Bathing in the beneficial waters of Lake Bled