Cankar was strongly attached to Vrhnika, his birthplace, which is evident from his descriptions of the town in many of his works. Vrhnika remembers its native son with the Cankar Memorial House, a monument and a literary trail – Cankar Boyhood Trail.

The trail has seventeen stations and it leads to, among other places, The School under the Bridge or in Slovene ‘Enajsta šola pod mostom’ and the church Sv. Trojica (Church of Holy Trinity). The path ends in Močilnik, one of the beautiful springs of Ljubljanica.

Cankar Boyhood Trail is full of interesting stories and anecdotes, so a guided tour is highly recommended. The tour lasts three hours (this includes the viewing of Cankar Memorial House), but you can choose to visit only certain locations.


Tržaška cesta 8, 1360 Vrhnika, Slovenia

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  • Tuesday

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  • Friday

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  • Saturday

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  • Sunday


  • Sunday, 5. December, 2021 20:03 local time

  • Price List

    • a group of 30 or less than 30 people (1 guide): 30 €
    • a group above 30 people (2 guides): 60 €
    • each additional hour of tour: 20 €


    • Groups of students and retirees have a 10 % discount on guided tours.
    • Groups of pupils, students and people with disabilities have a 20% discount on guided tours.
    • Guided tours in languages any other than Slovene: extra cost 30 %.

    All prices include Value Added Tax.


    Admission fee to Cankar Memorial House:

    • children: 1,50 €
    • adults: 2,00 €
    • families: 5,00 €

    The admission fee includes 45 min of guided tour around the house.

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