About the City

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Welcome to Ljubljana (lyoob-lya-nah), the dragon city!


The 2018 edition of the EuCNC will be located in Ljubljana, a small yet charming capital of Slovenia that boasts an enchantingly unique character influenced by the four signature regions of Slovenia, the beautiful Mediterranean, the mighty Alps, the mysterious Karst and the welcoming Pannonia. It is known for its university population and green spaces, and with its central location offers visitors a great starting point to explore Slovenia. Awarded the title of the European Green Capital in 2016, it also happens to be one of Europe’s greenest and most livable capitals.

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The old town – the area on the banks of the Ljubljanica River is closed for traffic and offers a welcoming atmosphere for citizens and visitors alike, with its thriving café scene, a collection of intricately crafted bridges over the river, luscious urban gardens, a collection of architectural gems designed by the renowned Jože Plečnik, and numerous historic, gastronomic and cultural attractions. Whether you are a lover of culture and art, enjoy casual city wanderings and vivid student atmosphere, or seek culinary delights, Ljubljana has something to offer that will not fail to impress.

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Ljubljana Castle – Perched on top of a green castle hill and revealing stunning views over the Ljubljanica River, the cobblestone streets of the city centre, and the green landscape beyond, the Ljubljana Castle will take you back in time.

You can take a funicular or enjoy a short walk uphill to experience the medieval Ljubljana, visit one of the castle restaurants, or have a delicious cup of coffee after a lovely stroll with a view.

During summer, the place hosts several cultural events that are worth visiting.

Culinary gems and outdoor cafes – The banks of the Ljubljanica River make for a year-round promenade with a varied choice of cafes and restaurants. Cool shade under luscious green canopies is inviting you to spend a casual afternoon chatting over a drink by the river, and the thriving social atmosphere brings the place to life at night. There’s something for every taste, from simple cafes and local spirit shops spiced with lovely views over the river, live music and open-air performances, to high-end restaurants overlooking quiet courtyards. For those looking for delicacies with a local twist, there is a food market event called Open Kitchen every Friday from early spring until late autumn where you can grab a bite prepared right in front of you by one of the many talented Slovenian chefs.

You can find more information about Ljubljana, cultural events and activities at www.visitljubljana.com

Slovenia in your pocket – Thanks to its central location, Ljubljana makes for a perfect location to explore Slovenia. Head to the Postojna Caves for a day of an unforgettable adventure, enjoy an active day in the Julian Alps, visit the fairytale Lake Bled, discover the hills of Goriška Brda, pamper yourself with a visit to one of the many luxurious thermal spas, or enjoy a museum train ride along the emerald Soča valley. With a bit of planning, you can enjoy the snowy slopes of Alps in the morning followed by a dip into the Mediterranean Sea in the afternoon. Slovenia is the first country in the world to be declared a green destination based on the Green Destinations Criteria.

Welcome to Slovenia, the only country with the word LOVE in its name!

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For more information please visit https://www.slovenia.info/en