The Liznjek House (Slovene: Liznjekova domacija) is an ethnographic museum housed in a renovated 18th-century farmhouse in the centre of Kranjska Gora. It provides a glimpse into the past of this traditional alpine village and gives a picture of how families lived when they had to be completely self sufficient – growing, baking, weaving, woodworking and more, all on site. This shingle-roofed residence of a wealthy landowner was built in 1781. It is of mostly brick construction, with a wooden upper story; there is a furnished attic, and a full basement level, including a cellar and stable. A large barn across the courtyard is also part of the farm. Traditional furnishings such as painted trousseau chests and a grandfather clock in the living quarters date back to the 1800s, as does the religious iconography in a small bedroom. The former stables have displays on local author Josip Vandot, a popular children’s writer who wrote tales about a shepherd boy called Kekec.
All in all, this is one of the nicest small folk museums you’ll see around the world and is definitely worth a visit, especially as the house is well-preserved and there is also a helpful guide to show you around.
Open: May–Oct: 10am–6pm Tue–Sat, 10am–5pm Sun; Dec–Apr: 10am–4pm Tue–Fri, 10am–5pm Sat & Sun. The entrance fee is €2,5.
Liznjek House Address: Borovska cesta 63, 4280 Kranjska Gora, Slovenia
Liznjek House Latitude and Longitude Coordinates: 46.485433, 13.787696
Liznjek House GPS coordinates: 46° 29′ 7.5588” N 13° 47′ 15.7056” E
Traditional region: Upper Carniola (Slovene: Gorenjska)
Municipality: Kranjska Gora
Directions from Apartments Fine Stay Gorenjska to the Liznjek House (drive 30 km, 32 minutes)
Directions from Apartments Fine Stay Bled to the Liznjek House (drive 39 km, 34 minutes)