Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, is a fairytale city filled with iconic sights, delectable cuisine, interesting art, nature parks, good craft beer and incredible community events. There is enough going on in Ljubljana to fill an entire week, but for visitors who have just one day in Ljubljana, we’ve rounded up a list of the city’s essential experiences.… Read the rest
Ljubljana is a city that lands on just about every Slovenia itinerary – and for good reason! The capital city looks like a fairytale with the curving Ljubljanica River flowing through the center and around the hill-topping castle. The pedestrian-only Ljubljana Old City, decorated in ornate architecture and cafe-lined cobblestone streets, is filled with Ljubljana sights!… Read the rest
We’ve said it before: We love festivals. If they involve food and beer, all the better. By chance, we’ve had the fortune of being able to partake in local events on numerous occasions during our journey, like the Cape Town Beer Fest and the Kotor Karneval.… Read the rest
Spring is in the air. The sun is shining. The birds are chirping. And the Ljubljana cafes are in full swing.
Like most cities in Slovenia, Ljubljana is very walkable. However, the bright and wide pedestrian-only streets that run along the Ljubljana river are only the beginning of the many places to walk in the city center. The Slovenia mountains that linger in the distance are ripe with natural beauty and the logical destination for Slovenia hiking, but a trip to Triglav National Park and the Slovenia Alps isn’t necessary to get in touch with nature.… Read the rest
If we thought we landed in a fairytale when we arrived in Ljubljana, Slovenia, we were in no way prepared for the captivating atmosphere of Lake Bled. Nestled amidst snow-capped mountains, the serene lake has one island, which is occupied by a church with a wish-granting bell, and a dramatic cliff-hanging castle along the shore.… Read the rest
Just like in a fairytale, the Ljubljana Castle sits prominently atop a hill complete with a lookout tower and giant, billowing flag. The Castle is visible from practically every point in town and it beckoned a visit.
Getting to the Ljubljana Castle
We could have been zipped to the top of the hill via the modern, glass funicular, but instead opted for the steep climb.… Read the rest
After our whirlwind trip to Zurich to meet up with friends for the US soccer game, we boarded a plane to Ljubljana, Slovenia. During our time in Montenegro, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, we have become rather smitten with the region and we were looking forward to continuing our exploration of what was previously Yugoslavia.… Read the rest