Posts Tagged ‘slovenia’

Postojna Cave

postojnska_jama (1)Postojna cave is most visited tourist attraction of Slovenia. Although Slovenia is planted with beauty of Karst, Postojna Cave is the greatest pearl.

Among more than 12.000 caves in Slovenia, the Postojna Cave is first one tourists choose to visit. But usually it is not the least one.

Postojna Cave lays next to Postojna town, only 50 kilometers form Slovenia capital – Ljubljana. Near Postojna Cave is Predjama Castle, where every year Erasmus knight tournament has it’s place. Lots of visitors likes to visit nearby Park of military history in Pivka, too.
Postojna Cave system consists of approximately 20 kilometers long underworld system, which places it among 100 longest underground complexes in the world. Where caves are not consistent among each other, the connection was made artificially. There is cca. 1.5 kilometer of man made passages. Continue reading “Postojna Cave” »

Ljubljana hotel

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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Skocjan caves

skocjanske_jame_zunajUNESCO Heritage

Skocjan caves (Škocjanske jame) are protected by UNESCO since 1986. The Skocjan caves are one of the best and most beautiful natural architectural achievements and the best Karst phenomenon in the world.
Slovenia is full of Karst phenomenons, because the Karst covers around two thirds of the country. Skocjan caves are a achievement of the Mother nature that every nation would be proud of, but they are in the shadow of the world known Postojnska cave. They are not as famous, but they are on the UNESCO World heritage list since 1986. Continue reading “Skocjan caves” »

Portoroz

portorozPortorož is the name for elite coastal tourism. The word about how great it is started spreading already in the 13th century, when it started to develop as a SPA tourist destination, it became more elite-centered after 1960, when all the renovations began and all the tourist infrastructure was build.

Elite Coastal Tourism

Portorož is a great coastal destination on the Slovenian coast. It is a part of the Piran municipality and it’s roots started in the roman times. Today you can see a salt warehouse and the Maritime High school, but underneath it were found remains of a small port and a fish farm. Continue reading “Portoroz” »

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.

Lipica

kobilarna_lipica_425_let Ten thousands of footsteps can be found in Lipica, but this is a place, that is known by horse hoofs.
Lipica is a small place, just outside the town Sežana in the Slovenian littoral. It is a small village with less then 100 inhabitants, but the mare farm is known around the world. Most people see it as a small village lost in the middle of nowhere, but Lipica hosted a number of world known guests, also the British queen Elizabeth II in year 2008.

Mare Farm Lipica

Mare farm Lipica was founded in 1580 by the Austrian Archduke Karel. It was a partially destroyed summer castle, owned by the Trieste Archbishop. The Hapsburg family needed horses, and they choose the Spanish horse, that was known as the best of that time. The climate of Lipica and Karst was similar enough to the Spanish climate, and they controlled the area since the Turkish army left. Continue reading “Lipica” »

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” »

Maribor

glavni_trgMaribor is the second biggest town in Slovenia and is the capital of the Styria province.

Maribor is situated between important traffic routes and has used the development of the railroad in the past, so that it developed much faster than the city Ptuj that was bigger and more developed before the railroad was build. Maribor has a great connection with near capitals with the railroad and great highways. Five capitals are more or less on the same distance from Maribor, these are Ljubljana, Zagreb, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. Continue reading “Maribor” »

Kranjska Gora

kranjska_goraKranjska Gora is the place to enjoy skiing in the winter, and if skiing is not your thing, Kranjska Gora will still welcome you and your friends.
Kranjska Gora is a small town in the North eastern part of Slovenia, surrounded by high mountains that reach up to 2000 meters above the sea.

The proximity of the Austrian and Italian border makes Kranjska Gora easy accessible from the neighboring countries, and the Highway connections make it easy for you to visit it from the heartlands of Slovenia. It’s located only 85 kilometers from the Slovenian capital, and you can cross the distance in an hour, because you will enjoy the Slovenian Highways almost all the way. Continue reading “Kranjska Gora” »


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