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Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, is a dynamic city which is developing with a clear vision, putting the quality of life at the forefront. Although with 288,000 residents it does not rank among the major European capitals and large cities, it combines in fact many facilities and services of a metropolis with the relaxed ambience and safety of smaller towns.
Tourism and catering represent an increasingly important economic sector in Ljubljana. Both the infrastructure and services have experienced a visible growth and quality development over the last decade.
Ljubljana has been actively present on the European conference map for more than 30 years. Its positioning has been supported by the strong scientific potential generated by the Ljubljana University, along with a host of research and scientific institutes.
In 2016 Ljubljana was awarded the European Green Capital title, putting Ljubljana on the map as one of the European cities that are aware of the significance of environmental and social sustainability and are taking concrete measures to address issues in this field.
Please visit https://www.visitljubljana.com/ for more information and to get a feel for Ljubljana.
Ljubljana at a glance
- A capital of Slovenia with 300,000 inhabitants
- A modern and compact city with a rich heritage, combining facilities and efficiency of a metropolis with the relaxed ambience of smaller towns
- A university city with a young and dynamic pulse, fuelled by 50,000 university students
- A harmonious blend of Baroque, Art Nouveau and newer architectural styles
- A city reflecting the genius of a single architect, master Jože Plečnik
- A city crowned by a medieval castle, protected by a mighty dragon and crossed by the river of seven names
- A city of ‘Wine and Vine’, offering a range of culinary experiences – from national to international or ethnic cuisines, from slow food to fast food
- A city that loves and respects greenery – parks and forest areas spread right into the urban centre.
What to do in Ljubljana and surroundings, if not at the Congress
- Enjoy the view of the city from the Castle Belvedere Tower
- Take a boat trip on Ljubljanica river and enjoy the city from a different perspective
- Stroll along the Ljubljanica river and explore the plentiful bars and inns
- Absorb some of its ancient character while wandering through narrow cobblestone streets in the Old Town
- Go for a walk through the Tivoli Park
- Rent a bike and explore the city on two wheels
- Buy goodies at the picturesque central market and have a fish snack there
- Share some of its culture by attending a classical music concert, an opera, a dance or theatre performance; check out the summer festival
- Discover a lively cafe & club night scene
- Visit the National Museum and National Gallery
- Visit urban enclave Metelkova mesto to experience alternative culture and concerts
- Visit Lake Bled (45 km), a world –renowned paradise and a symbol of Slovenia’s beauty
- Visit Postojna cave (50 km) and Škocjanske cave - Unesco heritage (70 km) to feel the magic of the underground world
- Visit Triglav National Park (70 km) with spectacular Alpine mountain ranges and high peaks, beautiful glacial lakes and rivers and other attractions, providing a range of outdoor activities
- Visit Piran (120 km), the most beautiful place on the Slovenian coast