Kajžnkova hiša, Rateče
Rateče 43, SI-4283 Rateče-Planica
386 (0) 4 587 6148
Irena Lačen Benedičič, Director
Kajžnik house is named Kajžnk in a local pronunciation. It was adapted several times, in the 19th and the 20th centuries and most recently in 1995–2004 after a fire, when it was purchased and renovated by the Municipality of Kranjska Gora. The two-storey masonry building with a wooden corridor at the gable and a typical ground floor plan (room [hiša] with closet [kamra], entrance hall with a black kitchen [črna kuhinja], and granary [kašča]) represents a well-preserved example of vernacular residential architecture for a typical middle-class farming family. Notable façade elements also include a stonework entry portal, frescoes of Saint Florian, and a sundial.
The ethnological collection consists of 400 objects of folk customs, dresses, and other handicraft items of the Rateče area. On the ground floor is a reconstruction of a black kitchen and pantry, furnished with authentic period furniture, tools and other equipment. On the first floor there is a multi-purpose room with a tourist-information corner, where different workshops, meetings, and temporary exhibitions take place. The smaller room houses a historical outline of Rateče. In the attic is an ethnological archive, including a rare 80-year-old film recording of village life, and a computer experience of Planica ski jumps.