•  Matevž Lenarčič is on another  
       mission to fly around the world.  
       Mission goals combine scientific  
       research and environmental activities. 
    •  The Planica Nordic Centre 
       is a modern ski jumping  
       and cross-country ski centre  
       set in the Planica Valley,  
       the cradle of ski flying. 
    •  By raising awareness of how 
       dependent we all are on bees, 
       Slovenia has been striving to 
       have the UN proclaim 20 May as 
       World Bee Day. 
Otočec.

Islands have a certain something about them. Perhaps this is because they are surrounded by water, which shapes, changes and creates them anew every day. A boat trip, a walk across a bridge and you are on an island, where a whole...

Geography abounds with examples of particular landscape types taking their names from particular natural phenomena. Various branches of science owe their names to a specific phenomenon or form – volcanology, for example, being...

For centuries, forests have propelled our development and figured prominently in the progress of Slovenian society. Slovenia takes great pride in its vast meadows, clean rivers and forests, which paint the country in every...

Do you long for a pleasant escape in the woods without having to forego comfort? Lushna eco villas are made from natural materials and offer everything you ever felt was missing in a hotel stay and much more besides. Experience...

Cheese making has a long tradition in Slovenia. It started first on the Alpine dairy-farms and later also in the valleys. The areas of Bovec, Tolmin, Bohinj and Velika Planina are particularly known for their cheeses. More and...

A story has it that the Habsburg Emperor Franz-Josef (1830-1916) stopped for a meal at the renowned carriage drivers’ inn called Marinšek in Naklo near Kranj. The innkeeper told him that he could offer only ordinary house...

Slovenians are well known for their fondness for good cuisine. Now the challenge is to tempt diners into the most unusual of settings. Dinner in a coal mine or in gondola, anyone?

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...

Slovenia’s sea, lakes and rivers provide much needed cool refreshment on hot summer days, and health resorts and spas welcome guests throughout the year. Such a vast array of opportunities for swimming has inspired Slovenian...

Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Filip Flisar, Slovenian free-style ski cross competitor and the owner of the most beautiful moustache at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, wrote on his Facebook profile that he has designed his own clothes for this winter...

What is the secret of the success of those major Slovenian companies which have continued growing and developing for the past several decades? Krka, Gorenje, Kolektor, Adria Mobil, Elan - in spite of the difficult economic...

Between 6 October and 6 November 2014, Ljubljana is hosting the eleventh consecutive Month of Design. This will be the second time that the event will be held at the premises of the former printing factory Mladinska knjiga on...

An exhibition has opened in Ljubljana of important Slovenian works of art once displayed in diplomatic missions of the old Yugoslavia, to which Slovenia belonged until independence in 1991. Some 200 works of art have been...

Kino Šiška used to be a cult cinema in Ljubljana. It was a large, modern theatre, and already then, in addition to showing films, it served as a sort of communal centre of the Šiška district. After remaining empty for several...

Vita Mavrič. Photo: Nebojša Tejić

Twenty years ago Vita Mavrič – actress, singer, and activist – decided to have a go at theatre in a slightly different way: her cafe-based theatre developed into an active and social venue that hosted many aspiring as well as...[more]

Slovenia is scattered with numerous writers houses. They are connected by way of the Slovenian Writers Trail, which leads from Miško Kranjec’s birthplace in Velika Polana in Prekmurje across the entire country to the birthplace...

Finn class sailor Žbogar wins silver

Vasilij Žbogar. Photo: OKS

August 2016

Slovenian sailor Vasilij Žbogar won the silver medal at the Rio Olympics in the Finn class competition. This is the third Olympic medal for the 40-year-old and the fourth for Slovenia in Rio.

Judoka Anamari Velenšek wins bronze, Slovenia's third medal in Rio

Judoka Anamari Velenšek (right). Photo: OKS

August 2016

Slovenian Judoka Anamari Velenšek won bronze at the Rio Olympics on 11 August, beating Germany's Luise Malzahn with an ippon in the -78kg category.

Slalom kayaker Peter Kauzer has won a silver Olympic medal

Peter Kauzer. Photo: OKS

August 2016

A day after Tina Trstenjak won the gold, Slovenia is celebrating another sporting success. Slovenian kayaker Peter Kauzer won the silver medal in the men's K-1 slalom event at the 2016 Summer Olympics to give Slovenia its second...

Slovenian judoka Tina Trstenjak wins gold at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

Tina Trstenjak. Photo: OKS

August 2016

Slovenian judoka Tina Trstenjak won the gold medal in women's 63kg category at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on 9 August by defeating Clarissa Agbegnenou of France in the finals.[more]

events

25.3. - 31.10.2016

25.3. - 31.10.2016
Pogačarjev trg, Ljubljana

11.4. - 6.11.2016

11.4. - 6.11.2016
Cankarjev dom, Prešernova 10, Ljubljana

Exhibition

Save the Bees

21.5. - 25.9.2016

21.5. - 25.9.2016
Ljubljana Castle, Ljubljana

Exhibition

Coming Home

20.6. - 1.9.2016

20.6. - 1.9.2016
National Museum of Contemporary History, Tivoli Park, Ljubljana

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.

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