Discover Ljubljana

Welcome to Ljubljana

Ljubljana has it all, but where to start?

Nestled in the heart of Europe, Ljubljana is a city that dances to its own rhythm. Imagine a place where medieval grandeur meets a vibrant modern spirit. It’s a city that’s both elegant and down-to-earth, where every cobblestone seems to whisper tales of history, and every café invites you to linger a little longer. Welcome to Ljubljana, a hidden gem that’s waiting to be discovered.

The Ljubljana Castle

Perched atop a hill, the Ljubljana Castle is the city’s timeless icon. As you ascend the winding path to this historic fortress, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the city below. The castle itself is a masterpiece of medieval architecture, but it’s more than just stone and walls. It’s a living museum that tells the story of Ljubljana’s evolution over centuries.

The National Museum

The National Museum of Slovenia resides within a neo-Renaissance palace, a jewel in the heart of Ljubljana. This architectural masterpiece, designed by Viljem Treo in 1885, is not merely a building; it’s a time portal that bridges the past and the present. As you step through its grand doors, you’ll find yourself on a journey through the annals of Slovenian history..


Ljubljana is a culinary microcosm, catering to diverse tastes and budgets. From authentic local dishes to haute cuisine, trendy brunch spots to traditional breakfasts, and romantic hideaways to lively dinners with friends, you’ll find it all. Find the best restaurants here.


Ljubljana’s city center is both charming and a shopper’s paradise. Explore a variety of shops, from international fashion brands to unique Slovenian designer clothing, glassware, antiques, and local arts and crafts. After a rewarding shopping spree, unwind at one of the many cozy coffee shops scattered throughout the city center.

Tivoli Park

Step into Tivoli Park, and you’ll feel like you’ve entered a different world altogether. This green oasis is where locals come to unwind and connect with nature. Stroll along tree-lined pathways, discover hidden ponds, and be serenaded by the sounds of birds. Tivoli Park isn’t just a park; it’s a sanctuary of tranquility in the heart of the city.

Ljubljanica River

The Ljubljanica River winds its way through the city, providing a captivating backdrop to Ljubljana’s charm. Bridges adorned with love locks span its waters, and riverfront cafes invite you to savor a cup of coffee while watching life drift by. For a unique perspective, take a boat ride along the river and witness the city’s architectural beauty from a whole new angle.

How to move around the city

Getting to Ljubljana and its surrounding region is convenient, and once you arrive, exploring is a breeze. Take advantage of our curated collection of essential information for visitors, ensuring you’re well-prepared for an exceptional experience.

The BicikeLJ public bicycle system is available across the wider Ljubljana city centre. Bicycles can be hired practically for free.

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Congress participants wishing to travel on Ljubljana city buses, operated by the Ljubljanski potniški promet (LPP) public utility company, will get free public bus travel within the city of Ljubljana. Please show your Congress badge to the driver, with the LPP logo on it.

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In the centre of Ljubljana you can easily find a vacant taxi. Charges range between €0.80 and €1.50 for the starting fee and from €0.70 to €1.70 per kilometre

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Short distances within the car-free city centre area can easily be overcome if you hop on an environment-friendly electric vehicle called Kavalir.

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