Vrhnika,
a wonderful place.

Discover green, interesting & wonderful locations, experiences, events and activities in Vrhnika.

Discover

Plan an adventure in the place where Jason stopped with the Argonauts and take a walk along the path of Cankar's youth.

Experience

Don't just be an observer, discover the hospitality of Vrhnika and experience the stunning history of the river of seven names.

Plan your Stay

See a selection of the most interesting events, festivals and events in Vrhnika.

About Vrhnika

Area: 115 km2

Population: 16,000 (municipality), 7,500 (city of Vrhnika)

Climate: typical continental climate

Altitude: 290 m

– by plane: Jože Pučnik Airport; Kranj – Vrhnika, 32 km

– by car: Vrhnika lies along the old main road Ljubljana-Postojna and right next to the A1 motorway, exit Vrhnika

– by bus: intercity bus LPP, no. 47 (Ljubljana-Brezovica-Vrhnika) and no. 48 (Ljubljana-Brezovica-Vrhnika-Logatec), and intercity bus transport to some other major Slovenian cities

Distances from Vrhnika to individual cities, measured by the average permitted speed on the motorway:

– Ljubljana: 22 km, 20 minutes
– Maribor: 151 km, 1 hour and 30 minutes
– Koper: 86 km, 50 minutes
– Postojna: 33 km, 21 minutes
– Bled: 70 km, 43 minutes
– Trieste: 71 km, 45 minutes
– Zagreb: 148 km, 1 hour and 41 minutes
– Klagenfurt: 101 km, 1 hour and 13 minutes

Famous people from Vrhnika

Experience an exciting history

Ivan Cankar

Meet the greatest Slovenian writer and playwright.

We know Ivan Cankar as the greatest Slovenian writer and playwright, but he was also a poet, critic, essayist and politician. He was the first Slovenian professional writer, which was not exactly a valued profession in his time.

Wonderful Vrhnika

Explore, experience and stay for a few days.

Guided Tours

Interesting Places

Cultural sights

Natural sights

Gastronomy

Recreation

Art

Hidden Gems

When inside my heart, you shine
oh, friendly happy star of light,
the city bustle draws me tight,
all faces joyfully look at mine.

Ivan Cankar

Erotica, 1899

Natural Sights

Vrhnika, a wonderful place.
Mysterious, beautiful, interesting.