Ljubljana is the green capital of a green country. The image of the town by a river with picturesque bridges and a marketplace was designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik. The town of a thousand events is surrounded by parks and natural protected areas.
Being in Ljubljana makes me feel like I could believe in fairy tales again.
Ljubljana & Central Slovenia
The term “love” is in the name of Ljubljana itself, which sounds similar to “ljubljena” (loved woman).
TOP 5 experiences
A romantic walk around the fascinating streets or active experiences of the Ljubljana tourist attractions? Choose your way to discover the beauty of this capital and its vibrant atmosphere. To regain your strength, treat yourself to the gastronomic pleasures of Ljubljana.
The Magic of Plečnik's Ljubljana
Jože Plečnik, the pioneer of the architecture of the 20th century, left a lasting mark in Ljubljana. Plečnik's best known works include the National and University Library building, the Triple Bridge, the Cobblers' Bridge and the Central Market. Go on a guided tour and take a walk along the path which was trodden countless times by the master himself and visit Plečnik's House. If you choose to go on a guided tour on a bike, you can also see his works outside the town centre.More
Active Exploration of Ljubljana
Discover Ljubljana by bike. Use of the urban system for self-hire bike service BicikeLJ is free of charge. A guided cycling tour includes a picnic in the Tivoli Park. Discover Ljubljana through the eyes of an architect, a painter and a writer on a Moustache Tour. Ride through its centre along the Ljubljanica River with an SUP or a kayak. You can also see the sites while running.More
Take a Trip around Ljubljana
When you visit Ljubljana, go and explore its surroundings. Climb up to the herdsmen Velika Planina plateau. Discover the heritage of Slovenian castles, of Valvasor’s Bogenšperk, Polhov Gradec Mansion and the Bistra Castle near Vrhnika with its Technical Museum of Slovenia. Visit Vrhnika and learn about the history of the Ljubljana Marshes, where the oldest wooden wheel in the world was found.More
Day Trips around Slovenia from Ljubljana
Ljubljana is an excellent starting point to explore Slovenia. If you are staying in Ljubljana, you can experience Slovenia on day trips with local tourist agencies. Visit the most famous tourist attractions of Slovenia. Discover the natural diversity of Slovenia, go on short trips to wine-producing regions or treat yourself to activities, such as mountain climbing, canyoning or rafting on the rapids of Alpine rivers.More
Discovering Alternative Ljubljana
Discover a different Ljubljana which apart from the art and cognitive practices is also characterised by sustainable practices. Discover its arts in the Museum of Modern Art, International Centre of Graphic Arts or smaller galleries, such as DobraVaga or Škuc Gallery. Feel its urban vibes in Kino Šiška and at Metelkova, which is one of the best-known centres of alternative creativity in Europe.More
Festive December in Ljubljana
Experience the December fairy tale of Ljubljana. The universe-themed Christmas decorations are famous for their extravagant beauty. The Festive Fair with the treats from the catering stalls is the centre of the city’s social life, and the nearby squares host free concerts and events for children. A special experience is a festive ride with tourist boats along the Ljubljanica River.More
Experiencing the Gastronomic Side of Ljubljana
Learn about the flavours of Ljubljana on a guided gastronomical city tour. Taste some local beers and learn about the rich history of brewing. Set out on a wine experience and taste the best Slovenian wines. Visit Odprta kuhna (Open Kitchen) to feel the vibrant vibe of gastronomic Ljubljana. The best-rated restaurants according to local gastronomic experts are identified by the Ljubljana Quality Mark.More
Experiences by the Ljubljanica River
The Ljubljanica River is the soul of Ljubljana. Walks are arranged on its embankments with bars and restaurants with catering gardens lined along them. You can see the city from another perspective by taking a ride in one of the tourist boats. You can admire the architecturally interesting bridges, such as Plečnik’s Triple Bridge, the Dragon Bridge, the Butchers' Bridge, which is Ljubljana’s love bridge, the Cobblers’ Bridge and the Hradecky Bridge.More
Slovenia writes a green story. Feel it at every step.
The historical centre of Ljubljana is closed for motor traffic. The exceptions include the Urban Tourist Train and electric vehicles called Kavalir (Gallant Helper).
Ljubljana is one of the few capitals where you can learn about the rich animal and plant life of the Ljubljanica River, the entirety of which belongs to Natura 2000.
Leteči žganci (Flying žganci)
A witty, almost ironic name for a popular dish of the workers who worked at the town port by the Ljubljanica River in the 17th century, which means fried chicken legs and wings. Namely, žganci used to be a commonplace dish for the masses, and often also an expression of poverty and survival.
Experience a pleasant getaway and have some rest
Would you like to stay a little longer and see and experience as much as possible? Then select suitable accommodation that is ideal for you in the nearby area.
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Are you interested in where to head to on a trip from Ljubljana? In the winter, you can go skiing on Krvavec, which is only 42 km away and which offers excellent possibilities for active holidays even in the summer season. Visit the picturesque historical town of Kamnik, which is only 23 km away from Ljubljana and from where you can go on a hike to the herdsmen’s Velika Planina plateau or climb the tops of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. You can discover the beauty under the Julian Alps by visiting Bled adorned with a lake and an island and a castle on the rock, which is located only 50 km away. You can also visit the underworld of Postojna Cave and visit the largest cave castle in the world, Predjama Castle, which is the same distance away.