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Ljubljana is a mid-sized city located in Slovenia. It has about 280 000 inhabitants and cover an area of 270 square kilometers. It a capital city of Republic of Slovenia and also a political, economical, educational and cultural center.

Around the city you can find many fast growing towns which are actually used mostly for sleeping, people form this town mostly drive to work in Ljubljana everyday. There is not a lot of problems with traffic because Slovenia has well developed highway and railway systems.

Tourists are  attracted by famous sights like Tromostovje, Ljubljana Castle(Ljubljanski grad), Dragon bridge(Zmajski most). Prešeren square(Prešernov trg) and Tivoli Park, the largest green area in city established around 1800.

There are also many business guests who come in Slovenia to make business deals or to attend congresses. Congress tourism is one of the most successful parts in Slovenia’s tourism but there is a problem with lack of hotel rooms for bigger events.

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Slovenia

Slovenia is a young European country in Central Europe. It is a member of the European Union since 1st of May 2004. First settlements were found dating in 6th century and the country got independent after a turbulent history.

The country developed fast through the history and kept pace with the most developed western European countries. It is one of the 30 most developed countries in the world, judging by the Gross domestic product per capita.

Attractive Tourist Destination

Slovenia is an attractive tourist destination, visited by a great number of tourists from all over the world, especially from Western Europe, but more and more tourists from other countries visit Slovenia. It is nothing special to see a tourist from China, Russia or USA on the streets of Slovenia.

Numerous of different tourist attractions make Slovenia a popular tourist place around the year. Beautiful mountains, and more than half of the country is covered with forests, so every tourist departs from Slovenia with wonderful memories and praising the local food and wine.

Postojna Cave

Postojnska cave is the most popular tourist attraction, where tourists can see what nature is able to produce in hundreds of thousands of years, and travel through the cave with a train. Right next to the castle there is a wonderful cave castle, where a knights tournament takes place every year at the end of the summer.

Architecture is a main attraction in the capital city, astonishing architecture by Jože Plečnik, who worked in Rome, Prague, Vienna and other European countries. A short walk away is the Ljubljana castle, and for those who don’t want to walk, there is a lift waiting to take you to the top of the hill. Everyone says, that the view from the hill or the castle tower is worth the short walk on the hill.

Tourists enjoy the Slovenian seaside, most of them visit the old town Piran with its own old city center and remaining of a defense wall. Others visit Portorož, the town with the best Hotels and Spa’s, the wonderful Palace Hotel build just next to the promenade. A short trip away are the Škocjanske caves known by the biggest underground canyon, protected by UNESCO since 1986.

Ski Slopes

Slovenia is known for its ski slopes in the North West, but the biggest ski slopes are located in the East part of the country on the Maribor Pohorje where you can enjoy 250 hectare or 60 kilometers of ski slopes, 27 kilometers of cross-country skiing trails and a great ski stadium. Tourists that come to Slovenia enjoy active holidays at the mountains or just relax in one of many Spa’s in Slovenia.

Slovenia hosts the best skiing and ski jumping World cup competitions in Krajnska Gora and near by Planica, that is open for tourists the whole year around to see the biggest ski jumping and ski flying slope. If you are more a romantic kind of a person, you will enjoy Bled, that is just a short car drive away.

Ljubljana – the capital city of Slovenia

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Ljubljana is the capital city of Slovenia. Slovenia is a country with different geographical features, and Ljubljana lies in almost its geographical center.
Ljubljana with its 300.000 inhabitants counts as a smaller European city, but it is visited by a large number of tourists and business people every year. Even more, stars and important persons from culture, sports and politics visit Ljubljana each year, most recently the British queen Elisabeth II.

Ljubljana is also an important traffic route crossing, with an international airport at its borders. Different events have marked its history, in the 2nd World War, it was surrounded by a barb wire fence and turned into a concentration camp. Because of its proud and courageous inhabitants, it was called the Hero City. Continue reading “Ljubljana – the capital city of Slovenia” »

Ljubljana, Emona

ljubljana_staro_mesto (1)Ancient town Emona

The ancient  town Emona was build where today’s Ljubljana lays by the Roman in 14 AD. It was build on the plain, so called the doors of Ljubljana. They used the natural passageway between the Castle hill and the Šiška hill. This passageway is a part of an important trade route, connecting the North Europe with the Mediterranean sea.

Emona layout was a rectangular and measured 523 x 435 meters (572 x 475 yards) sourrounded by walls. The town was divided by five or seven perpendicular roads, called cardines and decumani. Underneath were the kloaka’s, sewage canals, leading to the Ljubljanica river. The walls were consolidated with defence towers and trenches. The city degraded around year 600, when the Slavs started to populate the area and started to build their own colony, that became the Medieval Ljubljana. Continue reading “Ljubljana, Emona” »

Joze Plecnik

plecnikPlečnik is the number one name in Slovenian architecture. But you can see his masterpieces in three capital cities, LjubljanaVienna andPrague.

Slovenian Architect

Plečnik, as the Slovenian architect number 1 was Otto Wagner’s student in Vienna. He presented his talent very soon with planning the Zacherl palace. This is not the only Plečnik’s work in Vienna, he also helped developing different Vienna houses, and is also known for the Karl Boromejski fountain and the church of the Holy ghost at  Ottakring.

Architect Jože Plečnik left Vienna and returned into Ljubljana, where he worked from 1925 on. Most of his work was finished before the end of the II. World war. His only after-war work is the Križanke, build between 1952 and 1956. Continue reading “Joze Plecnik” »


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