•  In 2017, Slovenia marks the 60th anniversary 
       of the death of the great  
       Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik. 
    •  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. 

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...

Combine tradition and quality with exclusive and inspiring design and a unique shoe collection is born. The new line just launched is the second joint project by the Draž dress designers and Alpina Footwear. The first limited...

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...

The clever and brave Sapramiška is the most famous Slovenian mouse, and the Sapramiška puppet show is the most successful in the country’s history, and has so far been performed 1,783 times and seen by as many as 289,785 people....

Pia and Marko. She has a warm personality and is a little restrained, but is very determined when on stage. He is energetic and effervescent. To count the many awards they have received so far would be too time-consuming and...

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]

Štajersko hop protected at EU level

August 2017

Slovenia has 24 EU-protected items as of Tuesday, when the European Commission registered hop from the Štajersko region as a geographically designated product. Slovenia and Austria, which both grow the hop, reached an agreement...

Lake Bohinj among top three safest European swimming sites

August 2017

Slovenia's Lake Bohinj has been rated one of the three cleanest swimming sites in Europe by the European Parliament, which regularly checks the quality of waters at some 21,000 European swimming sites.

ATP Challenger Zavarovalnica Sava Slovenia Open under way in Portorož

August 2017

Slovenia's biggest tennis tournament got under way at the seaside town of Portorož on Saturday. While the finals will be played next Saturday, the top-seeded player, Blaž Kavčič played with President Borut Pahor yesterday.

Castles of Slovenia

July 2017

Slovenia is truly a fairy-tale country. Its landscape is dotted with castles, manor houses and fortresses that conceal stirring stories of the past behind their walls. Some castles have been renovated and converted into museums,...


20.4. - 30.9.2017

20.4. - 30.9.2017
Dolenjska Museum in Novo mesto

2.6. - 29.9.2017

2.6. - 29.9.2017
Ljubljana, Central Market

Theatre, Music

Ljubljana Festival

27.6. - 31.8.2017

27.6. - 31.8.2017
Ljubljana (various venues)

3. - 21.9.2017

3. - 21.9.2017

Quick Facts

capital: Ljubljana
language: Slovenian
population: 2.064.188 (2016)
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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