The History of Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora was first formed when inhabitants started clearing the forests to make space for farm land and pastures back in the second half of the 14th century.

A railroad was built in 1874, after which Kranjska Gora began to develop as a famed tourist destination, providing convenient access to the nearby mountains, forests and valleys. The town gained further significance following World War I, when Russian prisoners constructed a road passing over the 1611m Vršič highlands, and connecting the Sava to Soča valleys.

Blossoming tourist activity in the Kranjska Gora region arose when the first cable cars were built on the sides of the Vitranc at the end of the 1950s, on which ski jumping and ski flying became increasingly popular.

Kranjska Gora and its position on the tri-border between Slovenia, Austria and Italy certainly boosted its achievement. For tourists, the region of Kranjska Gora particularly represents an excellent combination of a cosmopolitan tourist village and idyllic serenity in its surroundings. Kranjska Gora is the cultural and social centre of the region, and also known as the alpine heart.


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