Kamnik is a town in Central Slovenia.

The rooftops of Kamnik from Mali grad


Once a rival to Ljubljana and Kranj for economic dominance of Carniola, today's Kamnik (Stein in German) is a sleepy suburb of Ljubljana, with a population of just over 10,000. While there is some modern sprawl to the south, the medieval Old Town (Staro mesto) has been wonderfully preserved and makes this town well worth a visit.

Orienting yourself in Kamnik is easy enough. Most medieval buildings line the pedestrian street of Šutna, and its northern end lie Mali grad and the city square of Glavni trg. To the east runs the Kamniška Bistrica river and across it are the ruins of the Old Castle.

Get in

By plane

Kamnik is just 15 km away from Ljubljana's Brnik Airport. A taxi costs around €25.

By train

has hourly commuter services from Ljubljana, taking about 40 minutes. There are three stations in Kamnik, with Kamnik-Mesto the closest to the Old Town. Note that there are no services on weekends or holidays.

By bus

Kam-Bus runs frequent services from Ljubljana (€3) and some limited direct services to other points nearby. The bus station is very centrally located at the edge of the old town, and there's a map to orient yourself as you exit. On weekdays, buses leave every 15-30 minutes from 5 AM until 11 PM and take just under an hour. On weekends, services are reduced to once per hour.

Get around

Kamnik is easily covered on foot.


The chapel of Mali grad rising above town


The Kamfest arts festival is held every year over several weeks in August at the grounds of the Mali grad, with concerts and arts performances.


Gostilna pri Bundru



A street in Kamnik

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