Ljubljana, the small yet charming capital of Slovenia, is a stylish city of culture, history and gastronomy, offering a blend of old charm and new cool as well as a relaxed atmosphere. With a population of 295.000, out of 2.067.000 in Slovenia, it is an easily manageable destination with vast pedestrian zones and a walking city par excellence.
In their free time, both leisure and business visitors like exploring the narrow cobbled streets in the Old Town which, together with a wider city centre area, is closed for traffic. The welcoming atmosphere along the Ljubljanica riverbanks, with its thriving café scene, a collection of intricately crafted bridges over the river, luscious urban parks and gardens, the Baroque and Art Nouveau heritage, the architectural gems designed by the world-renowned master Jože Plečnik, and numerous other historic, gastronomic and cultural attractions harmoniously blend together into the city's image and character. Whether one is a lover of culture and art, enjoys casual city wanderings and a vivid student atmosphere, or seek culinary delights, Ljubljana has something to offer that will not fail to impress.
Both its residents and numerous visitors perceive Ljubljana as a city built on a human scale. Despite the fact that it ranks among the mid-sized European cities, it has preserved its small-town friendliness and, at the same time, it has everything that all the larger capitals have. In the winter its dreamy central European character prevails, while the summer brings out its relaxed Mediterranean feel.
Awarded the title of the European Green Capital in 2016, it also happens to be one of Europe’s greenest and most liveable capitals.More information at: www.visitljubljana.com
The European Commission named Ljubljana as the European Green Capital 2016
Forbes ranked Ljubljana fifth among the most desirable cities to live in Europe
Ljubljana has been listed six times among the Global Top 100 Sustainable Destinations
Ljubljana has twice won the European Mobility Week award
The Slovenian capital is often described as a hidden gem of Europe
ACCESS BY AIRPLANE
Slovenia’s road network has been modernised over the past decade so as to provide an efficient road system, improve road safety and ensure wider European integration. The construction of the motorway hub is nearly completed and the access from the borders with Italy, Austria and Hungary towards Ljubljana is swift. Motorways are complemented by a good network of main roads and regional roads. The longest diagonal driving route across Slovenia can be covered within three and a half hours.
Slovenia has a developed network of motorways:
– from Villach (Austria) E 651 (100 km)
– from Klagenfurt (Austria) E 652/E 61 (85 km)
– from Graz (Austria) via Maribor E 57/E 59 (195 km)
– from Trieste (Italy) E 61/E 70 (110 km)
– from Zagreb (Croatia) E 70 (120 km)
– from Budapest (Hungary) E 57/E 71 (430 km)
The Ljubljana Bus Station has regular services to all Slovenia’s neighbouring countries, including the Flix Bus network, as well as to the most popular tourist destinations within the country (Bled and Bohinj lakes, the coastal town of Portorož and Piran). The city public transportation network is complemented by around 30 suburban buses, which link Ljubljana to its close surroundings. www.ap-ljubljana.si/en
Slovenia has a developed network of railways, connecting Ljubljana with major towns and tousrist destinations in the country, as well as cities in the neighbouring countries, including intercity trains to Vienna and Prague.
Distances from the neighboring airports to Ljubljana by road:
Graz Airport, Austria: 187 km (motorway)
Klagenfurt Airport, Austria: 85 km (mostly motorway)
Zagreb Airport, Croatia: 140 km (motorway)
Trieste Airport, Italy: 130 km (motorway)
Venice Airport, Italy: 230 km (motorway)