•  Our heritage: where the past meets the future 
    •  The UN General Assembly 
       unanimously endorsed  
       Slovenia's initiative to declare  
       20 May World Bee Day. 
    •  The photographic exhibition »I Feel Slovenia. I Feel Culture.« draws on the cultural heritage of Slovenia. 
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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...

A selection of 38 photographs by well-known Slovenian photographers, chosen by the Slovenian Government Communication Office and the Ministry of Culture, presents the cultural diversity of this country, and culture in the...[more]

Over the last few years Slovenian audiences have been captivated by the musicals Cvetje v jeseni (Flowers in Autumn), Vesna and Veronika Deseniška. These are notable as the first Slovenian musicals,at least one of which has...

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...

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,...

Days of Honey in Polhov Gradec

May 2018

Due to the first celebration of World Bee Day, Polhov Gradec was abuzz on 20 May as well. In a matter of three days, there were a number of lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and presentations of bee products and bee-keeping...

Vipava Valley among top ten Lonely Planet destinations in Europe

May 2018

Lonely Planet has listed Slovenia's Vipava Valley among the top ten destinations for this summer. Italy's Emilia-Romagna, the green Spanish region of Cantabria and the Dutch province of Friesland top the list.

Pioneers of Slovenian Beekeeping

May 2018

The first World Bee Day will be celebrated this year – but why on 20 May? Today marks the birth, more than 270 years ago, of Anton Janša, a pioneer of modern beekeeping, an academy-trained painter and beekeper, and the first...

Slovenian Bees in Tallinn and New York

May 2018

Since last June Slovenian bees have lived in the garden of Kadriorg Palace, the residence of the Estonian President in Tallinn, Estonia. President Kersti Kaljulaid set up three beehives in the large garden extending in front of...

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capital: Ljubljana
language: Slovenian
population: 2.064.188 (2016)
currency: Euro
area: 20,271 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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In focus: The United Nations proclaims 20 May as World Bee Day
In focus:
Dr Peter Kozmus, interview
In focus:
Pioneers of Slovenian Beekeeping
In focus:
The Carniolan Honey Bee
In focus:
Urban Beekeeping

Country Brand: I feel Slovenia

I feel Slovenia is the national brand of Slovenia. The brand's purpose is to increase Slovenia's competitiveness in different fields and enrich the image of Slovenia. Read more »

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