Slovenia

Mt. Triglav (2.864 m). Photo: K. Kunaver /STB

The Republic of Slovenia lies at the heart of Europe, where the Alps and the Mediterranean meet the Pannonian plains and the mysterious Karst.

In Slovenia, the sun shines approximately 2,000 hours per year. And there is plenty of snow in winter. The average temperatures are -2°C in January and 21°C in July. Green is the dominant colour. There are many woods and forests in Slovenia – covering more than half of the country – and numerous preserved and protected plant and animal species.

Slovenia makes a great tourist destination. You can ski in the morning and surrender yourself to the luxury of the Adriatic Sea in the afternoon.

The highest mountain is called Triglav - the name meaning "three-heads" - and it is 2864m high. The mountain is a true national symbol, featured on the national coat of arms and the flag.

The country is also known for its great wines and delicious traditional food.

Features

Mysterious pile-dwellers, a revelation about prehistoric people in the Ljubljansko barje

April 2011

While pharaohs commissioned the building of huge pyramids for their afterlife and ruthlessly exploited their people to this end, some European tribes were much wiser. They are called pile-dwellers or lake-dwellers and in Slovene...

ACER – the first EU agency based in Slovenia

April 2011

On 3 March 2011, the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) opened in Ljubljana. Its main task will be to promote cooperation between national regulators at EU level and complement the functions they perform.

Helping frogs

March 2011

In recent years, there has been a nice ecology initiative spreading across Slovenia – helping frogs. At the beginning of spring, frogs, toads and newts begin their annual migration from hibernating places to breeding sites. Many...

Smetumet – or how waste can be made useful

March 2011

A bag, notebook, pencil, multi-use carry bag, clothes ... all made from used but still useful materials that still have a point and ways to be used. That is what they do at the Smetumet cultural and ecological society. Their...