Celebrate cultural anniversaries in 2019 with us
Culture is the backbone of a national identity. Slovenians are well aware of this and are entering 2019 proud of our cultural heritage and modern creativity for which we are noted in the world. We will mark a few important anniversaries that are milestones in Slovenian culture and tourism. It will be festive in the oldest Slovenian town; we will remember a great Slovenian poet and the birth anniversaries of two important Slovenian painters, and mark an important milestone for Prekmurje. It’s culture time!
The romantic historical town centres of the coastal town of Piran, the oldest Slovenian town of Ptuj, the mighty castle high above Celje, Lake Bled, an Alpine pearl with a unique island in the middle of it, the vibrant and picturesque capital city of Ljubljana, the elegant white Lipizzaner horse, and the mysterious underground world of Postojna Cave with the incredible Predjama Castle nearby. These are the images that will make a strong impression on you when you visit Slovenia. Save a piece of these iconic images in your hearts and in your photographs to share with your friends.
The oldest in the world
Did you know that Slovenia is home to artefacts that are considered to be the oldest in the world? At the National Museum in Ljubljana, see the oldest flute, which is over 60 thousand years old, and a somewhat younger, 5200-year-old wooden wheel with an axle. Discover what kind of a needle was used for sewing 30 thousand years ago by visiting the Celje Regional Museum. And don’t miss a 400-year old grapevine growing in Maribor’s Lent area.
As you take a stroll through the Slovenian capital city, Ljubljana, you will encounter incredible architectural treasures designed by the well-known Slovenian architect, Jože Plečnik. Tromostovje (the Three Bridges), the National and University Library, the Križanke summer theatre – these are just some of the buildings designed by this renowned architect. You can also admire his masterpieces in other places in Slovenia.
Slovenia has produced many exceptional individuals who have been ground-breaking in various areas of life and helped shape world history. Visionary inventors, talented composers, exceptional women whose beauty and genius took the world by storm ... Discover their stories and explore Slovenia's towns and cities, from which these exceptional Slovenians hail.