Are you looking for a fun day out with the kids or with friends and family that have come to visit? This may be your first visit to Kranj or you have been before and want to get to know the place better. Our self-guided Mini Adventure is the perfect way to get acquainted with Kranj at your own pace and in your own time.
Known as the capital of the Alps, Kranj is the oldest settlement in Slovenia. It has
6,000 years of continuous inhabitation! Perched on a rocky edge, the canyon below is the second largest in Europe. The old town itself sits between the rivers Sava and Kokra and is a relatively small area, measuring only 1km by 250m. It packs a lot into such a small space and has more than enough landmarks and points of interest to fill many an hour. Rich in culture and packed with interesting historical buildings, it's the perfect destination for a Mini Adventure.
Famous for its association with Slovenia's finest poet France Prešeren who
amongst other works, wrote the Slovenian national anthem. Kranj has become a
keeper of his memory as he spent his final days there. As you explore you will find many buildings associated with his time in the city and get to see the great man himself in the form of a giant statue in front of the theatre, named in his honour.
Other great men from Kranj include the Baroque painter Leopold Layer (who features in the quest you will embark upon), you can visit the house he once lived and worked in which is now a cultural centre.
This Mini Adventure leads you from the most south westerly point of the medieval
town centre, at the City Defence Tower on Pungert where there's a fabulous view point of the canyon and Kokra river below. As you meander through the pedestrianised streets you will come across clues, taking in sights such as the Plečnik Arcades and fountain, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik in the 50's. You'll visit the grounds of Khislstein Castle. The castle houses exhibitiions of the Gorenjska Museum, which is well worth a visit after you've completed the mission. Kranj is also home to one of the most spectacular Gothic churches in Slovenia, St Cantianius Church situated in the Main Square. Here you will also find the Town Hall which dates back to the 16th century and the Ossuary, an archeological site of skeketal remains.
Your quest will be to help retrieve a magical object that was hidden years ago by the city's famous inhabitant - Leopold Layer, the painter.
Become one of the Seeker characters included in the pack and that feature on the free collectable badges which are included. Follow the map, solving clues - some are sneaky, some not so much. They are set on buildings, monuments and permanent features, solving them will reveal the location of the relic you have been tasked to find on your daring adventure.
We've also included special challenges to complete along the way so the fun lasts even longer!
And at the end of the Mini Adventure you will have found the answer to your quest and be able to decode the exclusive 'mini padlock' included in your pack, loaded with lucky Seeker Charms.
Make your day out even more amazing by purchasing the personalised option. See the Personalise a Mini Adventure section for more information.
Kranj - In Search of Still Life
- This walking Mini Adventure is approximately 3km long and depending on your pace, takes around 2.5 hours to complete
- This Mini Adventure is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchair users
- This Mini Adventure is suitable for all ages from 4 to 84
- One Mini Adventure map will be enough for 6 people
- Free answer sheet included - sealed, so it's not too easy to cheat but accessible if you get stuck
- There are free certificates for each Mini Adventure available on submission of the answer to the quest. Alternatively, order an extra special Mini Adventurer Certificate at the time of choosing your Mini Adventure and have an awesome personalised certificate sent to you in the post from the Master of Seekers himself!