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Living in the Republic of Slovenia
Ljubljana and how to get there

 

Ljubljana is a very pleasant and youthful city to live in. It boasts numerous sights, picturesque districts and pleasant corners.

10 Ljubljana's Top Attractions
ABOUT LJUBLJANA

  • The capital of Slovenia
  • A lively green city comining the charm of a small capital and the self-confidence of large European city
  • An exiting mix of different cultural traditions
  • Varried offer of cultural and sport events
  • Economic and cultural hub of Slovenia
  • The city’s official symbol: dragon – by legend slain by Jason, the famous hero of Greek mythology, on his way across Ljubljansko barje (the Ljubljana Moors)
  • Strategic post in the Roman Era called Emona
  • Architectural image of the city was decisively characterised by the world renowned architect Jože Plečnik
  • Kongresni trg is one of the central squares in Ljubljana and is home to the seat of the University of Ljubljana, the oldest and largest higher education and scientific research institution in Slovenia, founded in 1919
  • University students give it its youthful appeal 
  • Area: 275 km2
  • Population: 292,988
  • Average January temperature: around 0°C
  • Average July temperature: above 20°C

Ljubljana is a pleasant city to live in. Although it is not among Europe’s largest cities, it has everything one finds in other capitals: museums and galleries, one of the oldest philharmonic orchestras in the world, other orchestras, many theatres, a university, institutes and libraries.The city’s increasingly vibrant commercial and trading life and the rapid increase in foreign diplomatic representatives are giving it an ever greater cosmopolitan touch. It offers a wide variety of cafes, pubs, bars and restaurants. Relief from the hustle and bustle of life in the capital can be found in the numerous parks and woodland areas, which in some places reach nearly into the city centre.


HOW TO GET THERE

AIR:

Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, 20 km from the centre of Ljubljana, has good connections with other European airports. Airport shuttle buses take passengers to the centre of town.
www.lju-airport.si/en/Main


RAIL:

Ljubljana has good railway links with all large European cities. The railway station is in the centre of Ljubljana. Organisations in your own country may be able to offer discounts to students and others under age 26. Train travel within Slovenia is convenient and inexpensive.
www.slo-zeleznice.si/en


BUS:

The bus is one possible means of reaching Ljubljana, but not a very comfortable one over long distances. Organisations in your own country may be able to offer discounts to students and others under age 26.
www.ap-ljubljana.si/en

Prešernov trg

Ljubljana-Prešernov trg (Author: Aleš Fevžer, Source: www.slovenia.info)