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About Kamnik

About Kamnik town

Kamnik is a lively medieval town embraced by the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. It boasts great outdoors, rich history and tradition and hides many legends and secret treasures. 


Back in the Middle Ages, Kamnik was a flourishing market town, where Counts of Andechs from Bavaria in Germany had their seat. Beautiful architectural and religious monuments remind us that Kamnik was also the capital of Krain, a duchy of Austria, for particular time in the past. Boasting attractive surroundings, Kamnik offers many opportunities for quality leisure time.

The medieval town Kamnik, is clearly a place of interest. You can walk its alleys and get to know its cultural herritage. Above the town hill, there rises a two-floored chapel with a crypt, called Mali grad, with an excellent view on the red rooftops of the town and to the Kamnik Alps mountain range. 
Stop at the Franciscan monastery and the Church of St. Jacob, where the Chapel of God's Grave and the Franciscan library, built by the plans of the architect Jože Plečnik, are especially fascinating.

Accordnig to most visitors, the prettiest street in the town is Šutna. From the memorial tablets you can see, how many renowned people lived here. Today it is closed for traffic, so you can stroll throgh it and admire the buildings; the secessional building with the drugstore; the birhthouse of Rudolf Maister, the Church of Mary Immaculate, the first private museum in Slovenia, the Sadnikar's Museum.

Take a walk to the renaissance mansion in Zaprice, which houses the Intermunicipal museum of Kamnik. Here you can find out more about the historic background of this medieval town. In the outdoor part you can walk through an ethnological park with granaries from Tuhinjska Valley.

Šutna Kamnik Mali Grad Kamnik

Take your time and linger in one of the town cafes and coffehouses where you can feel the pulse of the town.

You will be especially welcome to this heart of the highlands in the time of festival, when the town is the most vibrant.

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Tourist info point

Glavni trg 2
1240 Kamnik

Opening hours:

Daily from 9 am to 9 pm

+386 (0)1 831 82 50

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