Eastern Slovenia

Kamnik's main street is trimmed with fine pastel-washed buildings, some dating back to the medieval era. Many sport guild and craft signs from when this street was a centre for craftspeople. Also look out for the many plaques (with English explanations) on the facades, commemorating important ex-residents. In the centre of Šutna stands the Church of the Immaculate Conception (built in the mid-18th century), with a detached Gothic spire.

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1. Mali Grad

0.15 MILES

From near central Glavni trg (main square), climb the steps up history-filled Mali Grad hill to enjoy great panoramas from the 'balcony of Kamnik', taking…

2. Romanesque Chapel

0.16 MILES

In summer, this Romanesque Chapel sitting atop Mali Grad opens up for visits so you can view its 15th-century frescoes and Gothic stone reliefs.

3. Franciscan Monastery

0.21 MILES

West of Glavni trg, the Franciscan monastery has a rich 10,000-volume library of manuscripts and incunabula (including an original copy of the Bible…

4. Arboretum Volčji Potok


About 6km south of Kamnik is Volčji Potok, Slovenia’s largest and most beautiful garden. The 80-hectare arboretum has more than 2500 varieties of trees,…

5. Preskar Hut


This tiny two-roomed shepherd's hut is the only original hut left on the pastures of Velika Planina. The rest were burned to the ground by Germans in WWII…

6. Velika Planina

5.57 MILES

The journey to the top of Velika Planina unfolds in two stages: first a dramatic cable-car ride, and then a choice of either a 15-minute chairlift or…

7. Kamniška Bistrica

7.18 MILES

This pretty little settlement in a valley near the source of the Kamniška Bistrica River is 12km north of Kamnik, and well worth a drive for its…

8. Logarska Dolina Country Park

11.26 MILES

This glacial valley, hidden between the grandiose peaks of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, is a paradise for nature fans and those seeking out hiking and biking…