Ljubljana is the green capital of a green country. The area on either side of the river with its picturesque bridges and the central market owes its distinctive appearance to the great architect Jože Plečnik. The city of thousands of events is surrounded by parks and areas of protected nature.

Being in Ljubljana makes me feel like I could believe in fairy tales again. 

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TOP 5 sights

Every step you take, you will be surprised by Slovenia’s natural and cultural gems. Are you interested in what you need to see in Ljubljana?

TOP 5 experiences

Taking a romantic stroll through the charming city streets or actively exploring points of interest in Ljubljana? Choose your path to discover the beauties of the capital and its vibrant scenes. And restore your strength with a fine culinary experience of Ljubljana chefs.

Go up to castle

You can climb up to Ljubljana Castle along the maintained footpaths or ride the funicular.  Its lookout tower and walls offer breath-taking views. From here the best views of the green capital are enjoyed. Visit two museums and a series of art exhibitions, or let actors in historical costumes conjure up mysterious castle stories on guided tours. Enjoy cultural events and treat yourself to a feast in the excellent restaurants of Gostilna na Gradu and Strelec.

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Go up to castle

Go up to castle

You can climb up to Ljubljana Castle along the maintained footpaths or ride the funicular.  Its lookout tower and walls offer breath-taking views. From here the best views of the green capital are enjoyed. Visit two museums and a series of art exhibitions, or let actors in historical costumes conjure up mysterious castle stories on guided tours. Enjoy cultural events and treat yourself to a feast in the excellent restaurants of Gostilna na Gradu and Strelec.

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The charm of Plečnik’s Ljubljana

The charm of Plečnik’s Ljubljana

Jože Plečnik, a pioneer of twentieth-century architecture, has left a major mark on Ljubljana.  His masterpieces include the National and University Library, the Triple Bridge, the Cobbler’s Bridge and the Central Market. Take a guided tour and walk along the route the master himself used innumerable times or stop in at the Plečnik House with an exhibition of his work. A guide can accompany you by bike to show you those of his buildings that lie outside the city centre.

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Explore Ljubljana actively

Explore Ljubljana actively

Discover Ljubljana actively, by bike. The use of the BicikeLJ bike-sharing scheme is almost free, and a guided tour includes a picnic on the grass in Tivoli Park. You can get to know Ljubljana through the eyes of an architect, painter and writer on a Moustache Tour (Brko tura) or glide through the city centre on a SUP board or in a kayak. If running is your choice, you’ll join many active Ljubljana residents.

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Adventures along the Ljubljanica

Adventures along the Ljubljanica

The Ljubljanica is the soul of the city. The banks of the river Ljubljanica offer promenades, bars and restaurants with gardens. You can experience the city from a different perspective with a boat trip on the river, and admire the architecturally interesting bridges, such as the Triple Bridge by Plečnik, Dragon Bridge, Butcher's Bridge – which is a lovers’ bridge, Cobbler’s Bridge and Hradecky Bridge.

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Exploring the surroundings of Ljubljana

Exploring the surroundings of Ljubljana

Let yourself be enchanted by Ljubljana and the surrounding area. Climb up Velika Planina, discover the heritage of Slovenia’s castles, take a closer look at the history of the Ljubljansko Barje wetland in Vrhnika, where the oldest wooden wheel in the world was found, and stroll through a carefully designed park of the Volčji Potok Arboretum.

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Experience of alternative Ljubljana

Discover a different Ljubljana, which in addition to artistic and mental frameworks is also marked by sustainable practices. Explore the Museum of Modern Art, International Centre of Graphic Arts or smaller galleries such as DobraVaga or Škuc. Feel the urban vibes in Kino Šiška and around Metelkova, which is one of the best-known centres of alternative creativity in Europe.

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Experience of alternative Ljubljana

Experience of alternative Ljubljana

Discover a different Ljubljana, which in addition to artistic and mental frameworks is also marked by sustainable practices. Explore the Museum of Modern Art, International Centre of Graphic Arts or smaller galleries such as DobraVaga or Škuc. Feel the urban vibes in Kino Šiška and around Metelkova, which is one of the best-known centres of alternative creativity in Europe.

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Festival summer in Ljubljana

Festival summer in Ljubljana

There is always something going during summer in Ljubljana.  It is characterised by the Ljubljana Festival, whose programme features first-class artistic events. During the summer festival, events take to the capital’s charming streets and broad squares. The summer festival fever is heightened by the Ljubljana Jazz Festival, the Ana Desetnica International Street Theatre Festival, the open-air cinema at Ljubljana Castle, the Nights in Old Ljubljana and a number of other festivals.

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Festive December in Ljubljana

Festive December in Ljubljana

Conjure up a festive tale in Ljubljana where its squares, streets, bridges and the riverside turn into the central and liveliest social venue of the city. The space-themed outdoor Christmas decorations designed by renowned artist Urban Modic are famed for their extravagant beauty. The Christmas fair with its food and drinks offered by delightful little wooden houses is the central social event accompanied by activities for children and free concerts. You can also take a Christmas boat trip on the Ljubljanica River, which is a great experience.

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A green city that lives with nature

Ljubljana is a city with a green soul.  And the city centre is not complete without green areas. They are ideal for walks and easy recreation. You can add to exploring the tourist attractions with walks over the Castle Hill and along the banks of the river Ljubljanica, or visit Tivoli Park. Take a wander to Rožnik, Šiška Hill Nature Park and the hills of Golovec that are covered by forest and criss-crossed by recreational trails.

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A green city that lives with nature

A green city that lives with nature

Ljubljana is a city with a green soul.  And the city centre is not complete without green areas. They are ideal for walks and easy recreation. You can add to exploring the tourist attractions with walks over the Castle Hill and along the banks of the river Ljubljanica, or visit Tivoli Park. Take a wander to Rožnik, Šiška Hill Nature Park and the hills of Golovec that are covered by forest and criss-crossed by recreational trails.

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Experience of gastronomic Ljubljana

Experience of gastronomic Ljubljana

Discover the tastes of Ljubljana on a guided gastronomic tour.  The top-ranking restaurants selected by local gastronomic experts can be recognised by the Ljubljana Quality Mark, and their food can be enjoyed at the Friday ‘Odprta Kuhna’ food market.  Beer lovers can learn about the rich history of brewing and sample local beers, while wine lovers will taste the noble Slovenian wines at a wine tasting.

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Art in Ljubljana

Art in Ljubljana

Ljubljana is a European capital of culture, art, festivals and adventures with its own distinctive identity. Its character combines creativity and lively cultural events.  Treat yourself to a cultural break and be part of the city’s buzz. See historic sights and the largest collection of Slovene art, visit festivals and events that take place throughout the year, or learn about Slovenian art through the life and works of Slovene artists. 

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Experience Ljubljana in your own way.

Explore Ljubljana in the most original, boutique, and authentic way. Try something you won't find anywhere else. Select from a range of five-star boutique experiences boasting the Slovenia Unique Experiences mark.

Moustache Tour

A 3.5-hour cycling tour through Ljubljana's most beautiful streets and parks, which will introduce you to the moustached giants of Slovenian culture.

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Ljubljana Castle for you

A private tour through the 900-year history of a medieval fortress – a unique castle and culinary experience in the heart of the capital city.

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Yummy Market Walk

Learn about how people from Ljubljana spend their mornings and begin your day at the Central Market.

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Green Facts

Slovenia writes a green story. Feel it at every step.

Most of the sights in Ljubljana can be visited on foot or by bicycle.

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.

With over 542 m² of public green areas per capita, Ljubljana is one of the greenest cities of Europe. Almost half of the green areas are covered with forests.

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.

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Summer in Ljubljana

Whereas the Ljubljana Festival takes care of superb artistic events, the city streets and squares host numerous free outdoor events.

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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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Book your adventure in Ljubljana and Central Slovenia

Take a break in the heart of Slovenia! Surrender to the busy flow of the Slovenian capital and other towns – Celje, Žalec, Novo mesto, Kamnik, etc. Enjoy the beauties of green nature, from the high mountains to idyllic hills, all just a few steps away. Choose and book your holiday today!

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From 348,00 € Active spa break in the heart of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps

Active spa break in the heart of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps

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Spend your time actively, surrounded by nature and fresh air. Discover the hiking and cycling trails

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Nearby destinations

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.

Kranj

The capital of the Slovenian Alps, where you stand with one foot in the city and the other one in nature.

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Kamnik

A charming medieval town nestled in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps.

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Kamnik

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Bled

Lake Bled and a castle perched on a cliff is one of the most beautiful Alpine resorts in Europe.

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Karst

The world of underground wonders, stunning natural phenomena and unique tastes.

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