I must admit that I am a huge fan of the "In Your Pocket" guides and I was more than happy to hear that since spring 2008 they are also available for Ljubljana. During our stay in the city in Sepetmber 2012 we picked up the 25th issue of Ljubljana In Your Pocket at the train station.
The guide not only provides helpful information about transport, accomodation and sights, but also many off the beaten path tips and background information. Apart from that the guide is usually entertaining to read.
The printed version of the "In Your Pocket - Ljubljana" guide is available from the Tourist Information Office as well as many hotels. A PDF version can be downloaded from the "In Your Pocket" website.
This is a city guide which is published 6 time per year, so it is constantly updated. In addition, it will have information about upcoming events such as concerts or exhibitions.
You can download it in pdf format to print and bring with you, or to put on a memory stick.
My hotel distributed the printed version free to all guests. It's a great supplement to your "traditional" guidebook.
"In Your Pocket" guides started in Vilnius about 15 years ago, when visitor/tourist information was close to zero. At that time I was visiting Vilnius at least once a month, and they were great for providing ideas for restaurants etc. In fact, I'm a former advertiser in the Vilnius version.
Great to see them expanding to other places (50 cities now).
Luggage and bags:
Wheeled luggage was useful for the walk between the train station and our hotel.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you are planning a visit beyond Ljubljana, you might think about packing a sweater/light jacket, hiking boots or other shoes with treads and an umbrella or raincoat. We had rain almost every day although it wasn't heavy rain I still used the umbrella and my raincoat and I was really glad I packed something besides sandals when we were inside the caves and when it was raining.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Unless you are staying at top notch accomodations, pack your own toiletries. All of the hotels had at least bar soap or soap dispensers (although one was outside the shower) but few had shampoo, lotion, conditioner or bath gel
Miscellaneous: My ATM card and my Visa card worked everywhere except Skocjan where I couldn't use my Visa card.
I brought along "The Rough Guide to Slovenia" and it had pretty good coverage of Ljubljana and the rest of the places we visited plus decent city maps.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: My wife and I were there in July. There weather was beautiful. Not too hot, unlike the Slovenian coast at the same time. Long pants and a light shirt were perfect. Dress in Ljubljana is casual to casual dressy, a bit less dressy than most capital cities.
Luggage and bags:
Cases on wheels are best.. Good backpack if you are doing some hiking.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Clothing suitable for the climate in which you will be travelling in Ljubljana..
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: It is always best to take your medications, and prescriptions with you.
The availability of certain medications may not be garanteed in other countries.
Toiletries are usually freely available, unless you prefer your own particular brands
Photo Equipment: Cameras and all assesories/film/batteries that you might be using.
Miscellaneous: The Union Brewery packed a lot of beer into their yard here. I was not a big fan of the everyday Union svelto but they did make a great Pils that was available only in bottles and well worth seeking out.
Miscellaneous: When travelling in this area take with you, or read before you go 'After Yugoslavia' by Zoe Bran. This book gives some insight into recent and not so recent history and is also the stories of an interesting journey. Easily the best travel book I've read this year!
Published by Lonely Planet
Miscellaneous: Here are one of the many statues around the city. The city seems to have a medi-evil Goblin feel to it, its Eery yet beautiful.
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