The most interesting experiences in Slovenian towns and cities
Do you dare to take a look at the world around you slightly differently? Change your perspective, stray from the usual tourist paths and discover the unusual stories of Slovenian towns and cities. Stories are made up of people, and the best way to learn about Slovenian towns and cities is in the company of locals. Experience original stories by taking unique city tours and enjoying experiences that show how their characters were shaped. Put on your running shoes and tour the architectural treats of the Slovenian capital while jogging, or hop on your bike and ride across the emerald River Soča and learn about the history of the Gorica region.
In the midst of architectural treats of Ljubljana on foot and by bike
Ljubljana is an architectural treat due to the imagination and ambitions of Jože Plečnik, a giant of architecture, who shaped the present image of the Slovenian capital. Take a stroll through his life, lend your ear to the walls in his home in Ljubljana, and learn all the juicy and unusual details about this master architect. Those who love walking can enjoy a guided walking tour of Plečnik’s most notable works, beginning at the unique Three Bridges (Tromostovje), continuing the National and University Library (NUK), and concluding at Plečnik’s house in Trnovo. The latter was nominated for the European Museum of the Year – EMYA 2017. A relaxed city atmosphere and a magnificent green backdrop are a recipe for unforgettable memories in Ljubljana.
By bike through Nova Gorica and vistas of history
Fall in love with a mild climate, a young and vibrant town of roses located in the heart of the sunny Goriška region. When in Nova Gorica, take to your bike to explore the dynamic landscape and find your peace in romantic villages, which are always surrounded by a wonderful natural backdrop. One of the most beautiful biking trails in the region, the trail from the Sabotin Park of Peace to Mt Sveta Gora, offers stunning views of the Alps and the Adriatic Sea at the same time. The trail will take you one day to complete, and you will be able to see the Solkan Bridge spanning the emerald River Soča, the Isonzo (Soča) Front Museum, the Kostanjevica Monastery with the tomb of the last Bourbon king and the last descendants of the French Bourbon family.
Wine, culture and romantic views – fully enjoy Maribor
Explore the wine tastes of the second largest city in Slovenia by travelling on a wine trail, which takes you through wineries in the centre of Maribor, where you can more learn all about the excellent wines of the Štajerska region and their producers. Lent, the old part of the city along the River Drava is also connected to numerous landmarks there, the most famous of which is probably the 400-year-old grapevine, which is considered to be the oldest in the world. Nature lovers will also be able to find something to enjoy in the Maribor area. Take a stroll on wine roads, where you can learn about the wine-growing areas, feel the weight of ripe grapes between your fingers, and enjoy some traditional dishes that locals will gladly serve you at one of the many tourist farms along the way.
The mysterious underground world of medieval Kranj
Have you ever explored a town … under ground? The medieval town of Kranj is something special, as it rises 30 m above a deep canyon of the River Kokra and it takes your breath away with stunning natural beauty no matter where you look. Tunnels and the town shelter built during World War II are hidden beneath the old town centre. Feel the adventurous spirit within and take part in a guided tour of the town underground. Among other things, you can experience a simulation of an air raid and enjoy natural attractions, such as unique stalactites and stalagmites and cave animals. The town underground has another secret: there, you can find the only cave laboratory in Slovenia, where human fish (the proteus) is studied.