Ljubljana Travel Guide

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Ljubljana Things to Do

  • Ljubljana Castle - Ljublanski Grad

    4 out of 5 stars

    Occupying a commanding view of the old town and Castle Hill and visible along Kongressni Trg is the 900 year oild Ljubljana castle (Ljubljanski grad), which was formerly the seat of power of the Duchy of Carniola, which where vassals of the Habsburg Empire since 1335. the Castle was made in the early 11th cenuty and was remodeled into a full castle...

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  • Prešeren Square - Preseren Trg

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    No one visits Ljubljana without seeing this square - the real centre of tourism in the city. So important that, instead of maps, they put in the square a miniature of the historic area. It's always surrounded by curious people, so you may skip it, but it is nice, either to plan the next walk, either to summarize what you have seen or not....

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  • Old Town - Stari Grad

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Linked to Kongressini Trg by a wooden footbridge plenty of flowers, the fish square has the oldest house in Ljubljana. A small but nice fountain with statue was hidden by the esplanades of two restaurants occupying most of the square.

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Ljubljana Hotels

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Ljubljana Restaurants

  • Gostilna Sokol

    4 out of 5 stars

    Gostilna Sokol is a restaurant into a two storey building. It can host up to 250 people. On the menu there is plenty of meat and fish dishes to choose from. They serve typical Slovene food and also pizza. The portions at Sokol' s are huge. I enjoyed very much rice with mushrooms and grilled or fried squids.

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  • Gostilna Sestica

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    I asked at hotel Emonec for half board. Since they don' t serve meals, apart breakfast, they sent us to this inn. Every evening we had the menu of the day consisting of soup, meat or fish and potatoes or salad and a dessert. Gostilna Sestica is open from 10 a. m. to 11 p. m. It is closed on sundays and holidays. Once they served us meat with a...

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  • Local Food

    4 out of 5 stars

    Looking for a cheap lunch in Ljubljana? Try the Burek. Burek is basically fried phyllo dough filled with cheese, meat, or vegetables. It's delicious, filling, cheap (usually about EUR 2), and almost certainly not at all good for you. I think of it as the Balkans answer to New York's dirty water hot dogs. We arrived late, so all our stand had left...

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Ljubljana Nightlife

  • Metelkova mesto

    After the brief ten day war with Milosovic's old Yugoslav forces was over, the people moved into the old barracks that they left behind, and created a communal cultural workshop that is now known as Metelkova Mesto. Housing a number of bars and clubs, as well as the best backpackers in Ljubljana, the whole thing is now a miniature version of...

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  • Global

    In October 2007, one of the security guards (a bouncer) at Global brutally attacked and beat a 20-year-old club visitor to death. This happened just meters from the club entrance, right in front of the eyes of his friends. The incident occured at 3:30am in the morning, apparently after the 20-year-old and some other people in his company were...

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  • Pr skelet

    A bar decorated like a dungeon, with many skeletons and parts of skeletons all around. Each skeleton has it's story about his death. For instance, one tried to brew the strongest drink in the world, and the bottle exploded and the glass killed him. So, this skeleton has glass shards stuck inside him. The toilet is hidden behind a bookshelf. They...

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Ljubljana Transportation

  • by TRAIN

    Oebb (austrian railway) "Sparschiene" tickets from Villach and Klagenfurt you can get with early online booking from €9, from Vienna from € 24. These tickets you can't return or change you have to use the train you have booked. Regular price Vienna to Ljubljana is € 67,60, Graz to Ljubljana € 28,30, Villach to Ljubljana €...

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  • by BUS

    I didn' t travelled much by bus in Ljubljana. The main sights there are not far from the old core. I think Ljubljana is well served by buses. Once you enter the bus you have to put the exact fare into a box in front of the driver. You are not given any ticket. You can also pay with the so called "zetoni". These are small coins sold at most...

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  • From Austria to Ljubljana

    Oebb (austrian railway) "Sparschiene" tickets from Villach and Klagenfurt you can get with early online booking from €9, from Vienna from € 24. These tickets you can't return or change you have to use the train you have booked.Regular price Vienna to Ljubljana is € 67,60, Graz to Ljubljana € 28,30, Villach to Ljubljana €...

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Ljubljana Shopping

  • Central market

    this will be my shopping tips for the Magnificent Central market, I will have a separate things to to tip here. The Central market of Ljubljana is a well thought and well designed market and does not feell congested at all, the market was constructed in 1939 and stretches from between the Triple Bridge and the Dragon Bridge and was designed by...

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  • Sunday Flea Market

    If you're in Ljubljana on a Sunday morning then I certainly recommend taking a walk through the Flea Market. The market can be found on Cankarjevo nabrežje which runs between the Triple Bridge and Cobbler Bridge on the Old Town side of the river and starts at 8am until 2pm. You can find all sorts of items such as antiques, art pieces, furniture,...

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  • BTC City

    BTC is the biggest shopping mall in Slovenia. It is with an easy reach by car but I think that there are the buses that go there as well. The car parking is huge so no chance you won't find place for your car. The mall is like the town for itself and although we spent there a quite lot of time we haven't seen most of it.

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Ljubljana Local Customs

  • Beer rivalry - Lasko or Union?

    again there is a beer rivalry between lasko beer and union beer of which ironically, both beers are now produced by the Giant Lasko Brewery of which the various Lasko Beers are brewed in the town of Lakso since 1825 and founded by an Austrian Franz Geyer and Union Beer is Brewed in Ljubljana by Pivovarna Union (again now owned by Lasko Brewery). ...

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  • English - widely spoken

    And I think I know one of the reasons why. I had been suffering in Rome because the TV in Italy is all dubbed. No subtitles. Really odd to see the actors in CSI chattering away in perfect Italian - with slightly odd mouth shapes. You always get that with dubbing. So when I got to my friend's place in Ljubljana and met her children - who spoke such...

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  • LOCAL CURRENCY

    I must admit, that even on my arrival in Slovenia in Summer 2004 I wasn't really sure about the name of the Slovenian currency. I only knew its abbreviation which is SIT. The official name of the currency is Slovenian Tolar. The exchange rate is mostly fixed, but when exchanging at an exchange office it is recommended to check if a commission...

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Ljubljana Warnings and Dangers

  • Safe town

    snap taken from the castle over the city ....looks nice and larger than i guess at first sight.. by the way the castle....mmm i didnt like so much ..its not like spanish or french castles ..it looks like a village with houses inside it-.. its just 10-15 min walking up or a touristic railway that goes up in 5 min ....and i dont know how much it cost

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  • The Ljubljana Bug

    Once in Ljubljana, beware of the "Ljubljana Bug". This "harmful little animal" can bite you and contaminate for the rest of your life, so, be careful (lol). And not to mention if you are “unlucky” to meet the great people from the city as I did, then, you will want to go back to Ljubljana time and again!PS: This tip is dedicated to the “evil”...

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  • Slovenian pop star

    When walking in Ljubljana streets there is the possibility you come across a famous pop star.It happened to me!VT member Rok told me the man in the picture is Steffanio, Game Over's singer.There we were in sunny Ljubljana and a pop singer just passing by, just between us and our mean of transport. Yes, that blue van (Mercedes Vito) rode about...

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Ljubljana Tourist Traps

  • Castle

    Not really a trap but there is not a real castle up there. But the view is nice. Just be aware of that.

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  • Taxis

    Taxis are not expensive but do check up in advance as some of them tend to charge unbelivable prices. If called then cheapper. On (almost) every taxi there's a number you can call. If you decide not to use taxi: Ljubljana is small, safe and everybody speaks English, you can walk or use public transport.

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  • Taxi prices

    Taxi in Ljubljana can be very cheap but also very expensive. If you just pick up taxi, there are big chances that you will pay lot. But if you call taxi (reccomend 0801190) you will travel pretty cheap and fast.

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Ljubljana What to Pack

  • Map of Ljubljana

    Don't forget to get a free map of Ljubljana at the Tourist Information Centre. Among two city maps, it includes the locations and short descriptions of the main sights and an overview of the city bus network. The main Tourist Information Centre is located at Stritarjeva ulica in the Old Town. Another one can be found in the Railway Station.

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  • Slovenian currencyn - Tolar

    In 1991, Slovenia released its own currency, called the "Tolar", abbreviated as "SIT". In March, 2004, 100 Slovenian Tolars converted to $ .70 Canadian dollars, or $ .52 US dollars, or .42 Euros. The SIT later became obsolete, when it was replaced by the Euro. As of June 2007, 1 Euro is worth approx. $1.42 Canadian, or $1.33 USD.

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  • In Your Pocket Guide - Ljubljana

    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,...

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Ljubljana Off The Beaten Path

  • Park Tivoli

    On our last visit we went to this park and explored the area to the left of Tivoli Mansions (if you were standing facing it) so this time we explored the area off to the right. I was able to use my powerful zoom to get a good shot of the fortress and skyscraper from here.

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  • Daytrip to Bled

    One of the most famous tourist spots in Slovenia is the picturesque Lake Bled. It is situated at the foot of the Julian Alps; about 55 km northwest of Ljubljana. Bled can be reached by train or bus. The lake is surrounded by mountains and a steep castle hill. Slovenia's only island is situated in the middle of the lake. It is home to the the...

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  • Daytrip to Zagreb, Croatia

    one of the popular Day Trips from Ljubljana is the Day Trip to nearby Croatia's Capital Zagreb, which is just a 150 kilometer, two hour drive or tour bus ride from Ljubljana. but you will need to bring your passports as even though Croatia is now part of the Schengen Zone since 2014 and accepts the Common Schengen Visas (If you need a visa to enter...

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Ljubljana Sports & Outdoors

  • Football (soccer) stadium Bezigrad

    NK Olimpija Ljubljana are one of the most successful teams in Slovenian football. They remained the best Slovenian side during the Yugoslavian league and are now a top side in the Slovenian league. Lately NK Maribor have dominated Slovenia's top division but Olimpija will be looking to regain their crown again.

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  • Tivoli Sport's Hall

    There are a lot of good sport clubs in Ljubljana. Most of them called Olimpija. So there's a soccer team, a basketball team and an ice hockey team Olimpija and they are all in the very top of our leagues. As the matter of fact, our basketball team is one of the best in Europe. They were Europe cup champions some 10 years ago but their biggest...

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  • Hiking to Smarna Gora

    Smarna Gora (Smarna Hill) is the most popular place where citizens of Ljubljana want to spend their free time. There are many different ways to rich the top - from easy to climbing. You can find very nice guest house on the top called Ledinek. The view from the top is astonishing.

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  • Walk along river Ljubljanica

    Hello everyone, last week I had a chance to visit our beautiful capital again and spend a lovely day in the sun. Whenever I get to visit Ljubljana,I have a lovely day. But last week was something special there. I've been away for quite a long time and I just couldn't stop marveling over her beauty. Especially beautiful was at the riverside....

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  • Tourist Information Centre

    In this modern age of the internet and the advent of the smartphone, tablet and phablet, you can just download the various maps and the layout of the various attractions in and around Ljubljana Area from either their website or other related tourist friendly apps and then use them on your tablets or smartphones and phablets to get around the nooks...

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  • TOLAR - Slovene currency

    There's not that many money exchangers around the city centre. Your best bet is to go into a bank (which is what I did), such as the Ljubljana City Savings Bank on the pedestrian Copova ulica 3. There are also exchange counters at the train and bus stations.

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