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Almost a decade ago, when Urša Kunz and Miha Pupis started farming, their pens housed ten goats. But they followed their goals and dreams. Their Country Estate Trnulja is located in Črna vas, in the heart of the Ljubljansko...[more]

Bianca Žvorc Morris, born in Murska Sobota, is an architect with a master's degree in design arts from New York, and an entrepreneur. She is the creative director and owner of BeeZeeDesigns, the company that brought BeeZee EcoKid...

The preservation of different plant varieties – especially native and traditional – is of vital importance in maintaining the biodiversity of cultivated plants. Seed libraries have proved to be a good practice to follow in...

The voluntary Bag on Bag project, which was held for the second year in a row, warns of the excessive use of plastic bags by combining art and environmental protection, and at the same time offers creative and simple solutions...

Towards the middle of the windswept Vipava Valley, Zemono Manor sits atop a little hill. It is famous for its Gostilna pri Lojzetu, a restaurant managed by an exceptional host, Tomaž Kavčič. Recently, the Dining Guide presented...

When you arrive in the courtyard of Ljubljana Castle, you are welcomed by a pleasant aroma of home-cooked food, including fresh homemade chicken soup, which is on the menu every day and is made from the same recipe as that used...

Gostilna Slovenija is a trademark: In Slovenia, restaurants have always played a special role. They have always been an important component part of the Slovenian heritage and culinary recognition. From now on, they will also be...

Slovenian Christmas ritual dishes include numerous special kinds of bread, cakes, pies, strudels and most particularly, potica roll cakes.

Donar brings together its own knowledge and design in order to manufacture perfect chairs in which your body does not feel the stress of prolonged sitting. It swears by ergonomic solutions and high-quality manufacturing...

The Slovenian company Riko will build a multi-purpose complex featuring a five-star Kempinski Hotel and 81 apartments and offices in the centre of the Belarus capital, Minsk. The construction of the hotel is valued at EUR 57...

Last year, Krka Group sales were worth EUR 1.076 billion and the company expects to report similar growth this year. In 2012, Krka Group is planning a 6% growth in sales, amounting to EUR 1,134 million. It will continue to focus...

Niko Kralj, with his Rex chair in Slovenia, is one of the few generally recognised designers, but also the brains behind many ‘anonymous’ quality products that we have used or still use on a daily basis without realising who...

The first references to the medieval town of Ljubljana were recorded in the twelfth century and the history tells us that, at that time, a small wooden fort was already located on the hill. However, the first explicit mention of...

On 10 December, the Slovene National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana, returned to its original residence to much fanfare, as the construction works had been concluded, giving the building a fresh image.

Saltmaking is one of the oldest economic activities on the north-eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, and the salt trade was once one of the most important branches of commerce in the territory of present-day Slovenia.

Slovenia is the only EU Member to have protected its native bee, the Carniolan bee (Apis mellifera carnica), which is famed for its docility, hard work, humility and excellent sense of orientation.

2000 years of Roman city of Emona

Photo: Andrej Peunik

July 2014

Two thousand years ago, the Roman city of Emona stood on the site of the present-day Ljubljana. In 2014, in celebration of the anniversary, Ljubljana will host a vibrant programme of events and experiences aimed at evoking the...

Ljubljana takes second place on the Lonely Planet's Best of Europe 2014 list

Ljubljana. Photo: Jakše - Jeršič

June 2014

Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel guide book publisher, has listed Ljubljana at No. 2 on its Best of Europe 2014 list, which includes ten European destinations considered by Lonely Planet editors as the most worth...

Pavilion of Slovenia at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia

Herman Potočnik Noordung, The Problem of Space Travel - The Rocket Motor, 1928, Figure 60 - A room of the space station in the state of weightlessness and which is being furnished; Figure 61 - Writing in the state of weightlessness: for this purpose, we have to be strapped to the tabletop, for example, by means of leather straps in order to remain at the table at all. A man floats in from the next room through the door opening, bringing something with him, Copyright © KSEVT - Treasury of Modernity

June 2014

At the 14th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice between 7 June and 23 November, the Pavilion of Slovenia will show the project the Problem of Space Travel - Supre: architecture curated by the Cultural Centre of...

Laibach

Laibach. Photo: Maya Nightingale

April 2014

Laibach returned to the international stage in grand style this spring. After releasing a new studio album in March, the band performed for the first time in China and Hong Kong and is now on tour across Europe. In the fall,...

events

30.5.2014 - 30.5.2015

30.5.2014 - 30.5.2015
City museum of Ljubljana

21.6. - 5.9.2014

21.6. - 5.9.2014

1.7. - 1.9.2014

1.7. - 1.9.2014

Music, Other

Sajeta - Creative camp

30.7. - 3.8.2014

30.7. - 3.8.2014
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Quick Facts

capital: Ljubljana
language: Slovenian
population: 2.060.868 (April 2014)
currency: Euro
area: 20,273 km2

The Republic of Slovenia lies at the heart of Europe, where the Alps face the Pannonian plains and the Mediterranean meets the mysterious Karst. To the north borders to Austria; Hungary is to the east; Croatia to the sout and Italy to the west.

Peter Prevc, Slovenian Athlete of the Year 2013, is:

  • downhill skier
  • ski jumper
  • ice hockey player

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