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Vrhnika in brief

Nearby. Green. Interesting. Remarkable.

Partial view of Vrhnika
Ljubljana Marsh
Ljubljana Marsh
City center of Vrhnika
City center of Vrhnika
Bridge in Retovje
Bridge in Retovje
Castle Bistra near Vrhnika
Castle Bistra near Vrhnika

Basic information

    • area: 115 km2
    • population: 16.000 (the municipality), 7.500 (the city Vrhnika)
    • climate: typical continental climate
    • altitude: 290 m

    Vrhnika is located in Central Slovenia region on the western edge of Ljubljana Marsh. Its landscape is green, featuring Ljubljana Marsh, surrounding hills, and Ljubljanica river. The river rises at Vrhnika and characterizes the province.

    Vrhnika offers many opportunities to discover both nature and culture here, where the Marsh and the Karst region meet. Visitors are also attracted by numerous different events, possibilities for recreation and sports.


        • by air: Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport; Kranj – Vrhnika, 32 km
        • by road: Vrhnika is situated on the old main road Ljubljana-Postojna and close to the A1 motorway, exit Vrhnika
        • by bus: intercity bus LPP, no. 47 (Ljubljana-Brezovica-Vrhnika) and no. 48 (Ljubljana-brezovica-Vrhnika-Logatec), and long-distance intercity buses to several other major Slovenian cities
        Distances from Vrhnika to individual cities, taking into account the verage speed allowed on the highway:
        • Ljubljana: 22 km, 20 minut
        • Maribor: 151 km, 1 ura in 30 minut
        • Koper: 86 km, 50 minut
        • Postojna: 33 km, 21 minut
        • Bled: 70 km, 43 minut
        • Trst: 71 km, 45 minut
        • Zagreb: 148 km, 1 ura in 41 minut
        • Celovec: 101 km, 1 ura in 13 minut


          Vrhnika TIC
          +386 1 755 10 54
          +386 51 661 063