Vrata Valley

The door to a mountain paradise.

The Vrata Valley (Door Valley) in the heart of the Julian Alps leads to the base of the Triglav northern wall of the Slovenian highest peak Triglav.

It is the largest glacial redesigned valley on the north side of the Julian Alps, stretching from Mojstrana to the foot of the Triglav North Wall. On the trail we first come to the two waterfalls with the common name Peričnik. From Peričnik to Vrata  the trail leads under the »Galleries«. The Galleries are the hollowed and sometimes overhanging conglomerate rocks, hollowed-out and eroded by the stream, which today runs deep below.

The Vrata Valley can also be seen if you are not a mountaineer. The valley can either be reached from Mojstrana along a gravel road and partly tarmac road, or along a footpath – Triglavska Bistrica trail.

The Aljažev hut in the Vrata Valley is the starting point for trips and mountain tours to Mount Triglav, as well as to the Škrlatica Mountain, Stenar Mountain, and the Kriški podi plateau.

Galleries

The power of nature through time

The Galleries are one of the natural sights on the Triglavska Bistrica Trail.

See the overhanging rocks, which were eroded by the Triglavska Bistrica River, made of conglomerate layers of different levels of resistance. The rock shelters of the galleries were formed in the course of thousands years…

The trail along the galleries is well marked and not difficult. Sometimes, it drips or leaks a bit, but nothing more…

Attractions in photos

Gallery

Other natural attractions

Nature

Kranjska Gora is a land of many opportunities for active holidays in nature. Enter the kingdom of the highest Slovenian peaks.

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Lake Kreda

Lake Kreda

The lake takes its name from the chalk that was dug there until 1985.

Slemen's Spit (Slemenova špica)

Slemen's Spit (Slemenova špica)

A trip to the golden larches.

Srednji Vrh

Srednji Vrh

A picturesque village above the settlement of Gozd Martuljek, worth a visit.

Mojstrovka

Mojstrovka

A popular peak with an easy route and a challenging protected circular route.

Vitranc

Vitranc

Vitranc is a mountain on the edge of the Julian Alps and the Triglav National Park, with two trails leading to it.

Dovška baba

Dovška baba

This beautiful 1891 m high mountain in the Karavanke Mountains is hidden above the village of Dovje.

Grančišče

Grančišče

Grančišče is a rocky outcrop above the village of Veliki Breg in Mojstrana.

Martuljek mountain chain

Martuljek mountain chain

He took a handful of all nice with his hand, weaving them into a wreath over the valley deep.

The Triglav National Park

The Triglav National Park

Discover the Kingdom of Zlatorog, the only national park in Slovenia.

Krnica Valley

Krnica Valley

Krnica is an approximately 6 km long mountain valley south of Kranjska Gora.

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Activities

Get to know the rich range of active experiences in Kranjska Gora and its surroundings. Experience genuine contact with the Julian Alps and life in their embrace.

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Horse riding workshops for children

Horse riding workshops for children

An unforgettable authentic farm experience where you will ride horses in an idyllic rural setting and learn all about caring for them.

Bike park Kranjska Gora

Bike park Kranjska Gora

The Kranjska Gora Bike Park is popular with cyclists looking for top-quality trails of varying difficulty levels. Enjoy adrenaline-fuelled downhills and stunning Alpine views.

The magic of the forest

The magic of the forest

Children need movement, action, new experiences, challenges and time without limits. In the forest with children there is lots of laughter, fun, good humour and positive energy. And it's right to offer them that.

Mission Elixir in the Kekec Land

Mission Elixir in the Kekec Land

A brand new experience in the Kekec Land. Follow the footsteps of Kekec and experience Kekec Land in a different, but just as fun way.

Rutarška pot za Savo

Rutarška pot za Savo

A path beside soothing water, among energising trees and breathtaking views...

Morning yoga on Lake Jasna

Morning yoga on Lake Jasna

Breathe and let yourself be in the moment under the guidance of certified yoga teacher, Tamara Manojlović. After yoga, stop for a delicious breakfast with a view.

Online guide

Online guide "Where to go"

No idea where to go on a trip? Take our interactive quiz and our online guide will suggest the trip that's closest to your preferences at the moment. Let's get underfoot!

Cycling route to the Lakes Fusine

Cycling route to the Lakes Fusine

A route to scenic views of the surrounding peaks and green-blue lakes.

Interactive game Heroes of Planica

Interactive game Heroes of Planica

An interactive, game-rich AR experience throughout the Planica area.

The Karavanke Cycling Loops

The Karavanke Cycling Loops

An unforgettable mountain-biking tour - an adventure on the authentic slopes of the Karavanke Mountains.

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Stories of Kranjska Gora

Stories

In Kranjska Gora and the surrounding areas, lively experiences of the Julian Alps await you. There are plenty of experiences that you want to try for yourself, from actively spending your holidays to peacefully discovering your natural and cultural heritage. You can discover the secrets of well-being in the rich wellness offer, attend business and social meetings or explore the mystical past of the Upper Sava Valley with your family. This is where the adventure begins!

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How "dovški krapi" became a world famous dish

Pasta Grannies visits Slovenia!

5 things not to be missed in the autumn-colored Kranjska Gora
5 things not to be missed in the autumn-colored Kranjska Gora

The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. We have already stepped into autumn, the tops of the highest mountains have already been whitened by first snow and morning temperatures are already falling below zero in the valley. We have gathered for you some activities that you can do iduring the visit of tourist destination Kranjska Gora.

World Bee Day and a picnic area for bees
World Bee Day and a picnic area for bees

The Fourth World Bee Day is taking place this year in the light of a special appeal not to mow public areas and lawns around houses due to the frost, which has severely affected fruit trees. The destination Kranjska Gora also joined this appeal.

5 ideas of what to do in Kranjska Gora when it rains
5 ideas of what to do in Kranjska Gora when it rains

5 tips on what to do in bad weather in Kranjska Gora.

Summer hit: Juliana Trail hiking trail
Summer hit: Juliana Trail hiking trail

At a respectful distance and at the foot of the Alps, the path will lead you along the edge of the Julian Alps and the Triglav National Park.

A world traveler enchanted by the Upper Sava Valley
A world traveler enchanted by the Upper Sava Valley

"I know nothing more beautiful in Europe!"

A notice that changed life in Kranjska Gora forever
A notice that changed life in Kranjska Gora forever

"Let's unite and work together for the prosperity of Kranjska Gora, to elevate and improve traffic, to beautify the place and to facilitate communication with foreigners!"

When white death cuts
When white death cuts

Avalanches were often triggered in the area of Mojstrovka and other peaks that rise above Vršiška cesta during heavy snowfall.

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