Gorenjska

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

  • Blejski Otok - Paradise
  • Lightning Strikes Twice (All In Camera Light Painting), Bohinj Jezero
  • Challenge
  • l'arte del ghiaccio (torrente Sumnik)
  • Bathed In Light (All In Camera Lightpainting), Ukanc
  • A tradition Pletna boat dating back to the 12th Century
  • ... and then, from beneath the clouds, the Queen suddenly appeared
  • Champagne sabering ceremony for the Slovenian newlyweds
  • Daydream - Soñar despierto
  • Enjoying the overwhelming beauty of Bled
  • Bled Castle
  • Raptor
  • Island, Bled, Slovenia
  • Lake of Bled, Slovenia
  • Parco Nazionale Triglav - Slovenia
  • Bled,Slovenia
  • Wavelength (All In Camera Lightpainting), Bohinj Jezero
  • Light Unleashed (In Camera Light Painting), Bohinj Jezero
  • Lake Bled
  • Mišeljski Konec
  • The church of St. Mary on the only natural island in Slovenia
  • Slovenian men preparation for the World Cup in Bled
  • Bled Castle
  • Dawn at Lake Bled
  • Bohinj
  • Triglav Beckons
  • Happy weekend - Feliz fin de semana