History

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.

It wasn’t until World War I, when the village started to gain some significance.  Russian prisoners constructed a road that led from the Sava to Soča Valleys which passes through the 1611 metre Vršič highlands.  Soon after, a railroad was built and Kranjska Gora started to acquire its fame as a tourist region providing access to the mountains, forests and 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 fifties, 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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