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The Time on your Fingers

Dragon Bridge in Ljubljana Šuštarski most (Cobblers Bridge) in Ljubljana Franciscan Church in Ljubljana The open market in Ljubljana Sunday flea market in Ljubljana Celje Velenje Castle

Put your palm on the dragon's tail

Be like Jason, the mythological Argonaut, who conquered the dragon

and reached the Ljubljanica River with the Golden Fleece.

Travel through all the periods of Slovenia's capital city.

Lively Ljubljana with architectural designs by the great Jožef Plečnik . A city of culture, events, entertainment . A host city of major conferences and congresses. A city of youthful energy. The capital of Slovenia.

Across the Art Nouveau Dragon Bridge , guarded by four dragons, across Plečnik's Three Bridges or across any other bridge over the Ljubljanica River, all roads lead to the city's heart. Views of Renaissance, Baroque and Art Nouveau façades open on every side. The exceptional architectural and urban-planning concepts of the famous architect Jožef Plečnik accompany your every step. Wherever you go, especially in the summertime, the energy of lively city events and summer festivals is always with you. Theatres, museums, art galleries, cinemas, one of the oldest philharmonic halls in Europe, and numerous other venues host over ten thousand events every year. Congress and conference meetings follow one another throughout the year at the Cankarjev dom Cultural and Congress Centre and in the best hotels in the city. Easily accessible green belts and parks complement the capital's attractions.

Everything should be right at hand

Stand in the centre and let it touch you with its diversity.

Stand on the margin and see it from a different perspective.

Old Ljubljana with cafés by the river. Ljubljana Castle and Slovenia's most important museums and galleries . The Zoo and the Botanical Gardens . In the centre of Slovenia, within an easy reach.

Ljubljana is the meeting point of numerous historical, cultural, and natural features of Slovenia. The castle overlooks the city whose past and present you can get to know on a guided tour or simply rent a bicycle and ride around. Don't forget to visit the open market under the arcades and the Sunday flea market beside the river, where you can also board a boat for a panoramic tour . After a concert in the open-air summer theatre or any other cultural or entertainment event, take a night stroll in one of Europe's safest capital cities. Both young and young at heart will be fascinated by Metelkova mesto , a centre of alternative culture with officially the hippest youth hostel in the world, Celica . If you are visiting Ljubljana with your family, you can't miss Tivoli Park, the Zoo or the House of Experiments . Ljubljana is a wonderful starting point for trips to its green surroundings - the Ljubljana Marshes nature reserve , the picturesque Iški Vintgar gorge , Bistra and the Technical Museum of Slovenia , Volčji potok with its Arboretum and the Ljubljana golf course - or to any other place of interest in Slovenia. If you stay in Ljubljana, all the beauties of Slovenia are close by.

Experience the diversity of Slovenian towns and cities

You can experience all the lively faces of Slovenia on a tour from one Slovenian city to another. Historic towns such as Škofja Loka , Radovljica , Kranj , Kamnik , and Novo mesto will enchant you with their different urban traditions and sites; in many towns with venerable past such as Celje, reconstructions of medieval events may surprise you. The cheerfulness of young cities, among which the border city of Nova Gorica deserves special mention, is inviting. Old and new mining towns of Idrija and Velenje both have underground mining museums.


Various European travel writers and many visitors describe Ljubljana as the most attractive tourist destination of the new Europe.


Among its many events, the ones deserving special mention are:


Slovene Philharmonic Building and Ljubljana Castle

Slovene Philharmonic Building and Ljubljana Castle Three Bridges Ljubljanica River banks Ljubljana Robba Fountain Skofja Loka Kranj

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Date: 28.12.2007