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The Avsenik Museum

Museum · Slovenia · 572 m
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  • The Avsenik Museum (The Begunje Village Path)
    The Avsenik Museum (The Begunje Village Path)
    Photo: Tradicija Avsenik, CC BY-ND, Turizem Radovljica
Recently renovated Museum dedicated to the life and works of Vilko and Slavko Avsenik, legendary Slovenian musicians and founders of the popular "Oberkrainer" music genre.

The Avsenik Museum, adjoined with the well known Avsenik guesthouse & restaurant in the centre of Begunje na Gorenjskem, presents the story behind the legendary Avsenik Brothers Ensemble. Slavko Avsenik, and his older brother, Vilko Ovsenik, were the founders of the new music genre (slovenian popular folk music or. "Oberkrainer music"),  which is still imitated by thousands of ensembles in Slovenia and throughout the world.

Museum exhibits original instruments and clothing, front covers of their albums, original photographs and personal belongings of band members . There are also numerous recognitions and awards, as well as gold, platinum and diamond discs for the number of records sold.  A new feature in the museum are the interactive points, where you can spin a track and watch a video recording from various periods of the Avsenik Brothers Ensemble.

Opening hours

For groups over 20 persons visit outside the opening hours could also be arranged.



Museum, Children 5-15 years: 3,00 EUR

Museum, Adults: 4,00 EUR

Museum+Movie, Children 5-15 years: 3,50 EUR

Museum+Movie, Adults: 4,90 EUR

Museum, Film and guided tour, School groups: 3,50 EUR

Museum, Film and guided tour, Adults: 5,00 EUR

Museum, Film and guided tour and listening to vinyl records on a vintage record playere : 6,50 EUR

Guided tours are organized for pre-booked groups of at least 20 people.

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Update: September 13, 2019

Public transport

Alpetour (Arriva) operates hourly public bus service to  Begunje, starting from Radovljica, Bled or Krnica. Few times a day, there is also a direct bus connection from directon Tržič or Jesenice. 

In July and August, a special Hop-on Hop-off bus runs from Bled, Campsite Šobec and Radovljica to Begunje. Look for the timetables at the web site of Radovljica tourist board.

Getting there

Use exits Lesce (3), Radovljica (4) or Brezje (5) from  A2/E 61 motorway and follow the signs for Begunje na Gorenjskem.  Reaching the village, pass the Elan ski factory and Mercator grocery shop. On your left hand side you shall see public parking spaces and Tourist information centre Begunje.

 The Avsenik museum is situated right in the centre of Begunje na Gorenjskem, opposite the main bus station.  The entrance to the museum can be found on the left-hand side of the Avsenik guesthouse & restaurant.


Free parking spaces are available next to the Jurček pub and in front of post office (except blue area).


46.375004, 14.198971
46°22'30.0"N 14°11'56.3"E
33T 438394 5136026
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The Avsenik Museum

Begunje 22
4275 Begunje na Gorenjskem
Phone 386 (0)4 533 34 02

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