Tourism information center
There's a tourism information center located right on the other side of the Triple Bridge from Preseren Square, stop by and get a copy of the "Where? Ljubjlana Tourist Guide" which gives a nice overview of the city, it's history and what there is to do in Ljubljana. You can also look at their online guide at this website.
10 Great Ways to Experience Ljubljana
1.Enjoy the view of Ljubljana from the Ljubljana Castle Outlook Tower. The castle hill can be reached on foot, by car or by taking a comfortable tourist train ride.
2.Take a walk along the picturesque Ljubljanica river banks, stop for a drink at a riverside coffee bar or have something to eat at one of the riverside restaurants.
3.Explore the picturesque narrow streets of the old city centre and soak up in their historical atmosphere.
4.Take a stroll in the vast Tivoli park, which extends practically into the very city centre, and enjoy the flowers of spring or the rich colours of foliage in autumn.
5.Go shopping at Ljubljana's picturesque main open-air market, enjoy the view of the majestic architect Jože Pleènik's colonnade, and experience the hustle and bustle of city life in the morning.
6.Take a tourist boat ride along the Ljubljanica river and see the city from a completely different angle.
7.Enjoy the majestic street lighting of the old city centre during the December festivities.
8.Attend some of the numerous events taking place in the streets and squares of Ljubljana in the spring, summer or early autumn months.
9.Visit some of Ljubljana's numerous museums and get acquainted with the dynamic history of Slovenia and its capital.
10.Check out the diverse culinary delights offered by the city's best restaurants, and taste some of the high-quality local wines.
Taking a walk in Ljubljana is a pleasure. It’s a small city so it’s no problem to stroll and see most of it in quite a short space of time, but of course taking one’s time is best. Follow the waterside path in any direction, criss-crossing if you want by the little bridges that span the narrow river at various points.
Wander along the Ljubljanica...
Wander along the Ljubljanica River and bring lots of film. Ljubljana doesn’t have Internet cafes in the usual sense, but the girl at the tourist office pointed out some places on the free local map where you can go on the Internet, for free! So, I happily trudged over to the Muller, a department store, and lo and behold, on the top floor amongst the CD’s and video games, there were three computers with free access. Problem was they were occupied and people were waiting to get online as well. I waited a while but spending my time in a department store when in a new city is not exactly my idea of how to travel so headed over to the second choice, Cerin, a pizza place with a coffee bar/café that had two computers for free use. A fifty cents double espresso was certainly not too much to ask. Problem with this place was it closed at seven and I was more prone to use the Net in the evening when photo opportunities were limited so I would wander into the Muller periodically to see if a computer was free. One evening I arrived to find all three open. I couldn’t believe my luck and quickly snagged one and logged onto VT to check my mail. Time went by quickly as it often does online and I finally noticed how empty the store was. No one had come to use the other two computers either, which seemed strange. Thinking little of it, I went back to do a few more mails and chat a bit when one of the guys working in the store came up and asked where I was from. I told him America and he said okay so back to the mails I went. About 15 minutes later, he came back up and said I would really have to go. The store had been closed for 20 minutes. They’d let me stay oblivious to their end of night close up duties, but now that they were leaving, I’d have to leave too.
The center of town is the...
The center of town is the Ljubljanica River. It's a happy little stream, barely fit to be caleld a river -- a country boy can jump across without needing a running start. But then that's what makes this town so great. Everything is small. The castle is small, the river is small, the monuments are small. It's almost Lilliputlian. At the same time, it's charming, wealthy but not expensive, with a pleasant blend of German and Slavic elements, and full of sunshine!