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Ljubljana Slovenia’s charming capital

Ljubljana Slovenia's charming capital

Ljubljana, Slovenia’s charming capital and the country’s largest metropolis, should be on your list of must-visit European destinations.

If you’re tired of popular tourist destinations like Paris and Rome, or if you’re just looking for an affordable weekend getaway from home, Ljubljana has everything you need to fulfill your travel goals in an affordable way.

Ljubljana Slovenia's charming capital

5 Reasons Why Ljubljana is the Perfect City for a Weekend Getaway

1. It’s the perfect size to explore on foot

2. Activities are endless, but low cost

3. There’s no shortage of coffee shops and restaurants

4. The architecture is beautiful

5. Accommodation options vary from budget hotels to luxury spas

Ljubljana, Slovenia's charming capital

Where to stay Ljubljana

Located in the heart of Ljubljana, the Vander Design Hotel is a contemporary boutique hotel with an international vibe. Guests can enjoy a wide range of services and amenities including free WiFi access and a pool on the terrace.

Ljubljana Slovenia's charming capital

After exploring the city by day, head back to your room to recharge for another day of sightseeing. In the morning enjoy breakfast à la carte before heading out for the next adventure!

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Ljubljana Slovenia's charming capital

The magic of Ljubljana – A European Capital unlike any other

Ljubljana Slovenia's charming capital

Ljubljana: A city to fall in love with

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Ljubljana Slovenia's charming capital

3 THINGS TO DO IN LJUBLJANA

1. Cycling tour of cultural and green Ljubljana

Ljubljanica River, Art Nouveau buildings, Slovenian National Theatre. This is just some of the things you will see as you cycle through Ljubljana. It is a small city that has plenty to offer and it feels very welcoming with its friendly locals and relaxed atmosphere. The perfect place to spend a weekend or more!

Ljubljana Slovenia's charming capital

2. A boat ride on Ljubljanica River

Ljubljanica River is at the heart of the city, flowing through its center and dividing it into two halves. Its banks are lined with parks and promenades that provide a refreshing escape from the bustling city life. The river, however, is more than just a space for leisurely walks; it’s also home to one of Slovenia’s most important cultural monuments: the Dragon Bridge.

Ljubljana Slovenia's charming capital

A boat ride on Ljubljanica River is a great opportunity to explore more than just old cobbled streets and medieval buildings. The river will take you through the maze of urban canals, where you’ll find that many locals have chosen to build their homes in the serene green waterside setting.

Ljubljana, Slovenia's charming capital

It’s also worth looking out for the architectural styles as they differ depending on what part of the city you are in; from Roman ruins, through Baroque facades, neoclassical arches, art nouveau houses and modern apartment blocks.

But whichever area we are talking about, it’s hard not to be captivated by this incredible city with its rich history, diverse culture and friendly atmosphere.

Ljubljana, Slovenia's charming capital

3. Stand up paddling on Ljubljanica River

Another exciting activity is stand up paddling on Ljubljanica River. One can rent a kayak or SUP at one of the many rental points and enjoy the sights as they paddle along the water. After this leisure activity, I was ready for my second stop: Na gradu Restaurant in the castle.

Ljubljana Slovenia's charming capital

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Ljubljana, Slovenia's charming capital

Ljubljana Slovenia's charming capital

Ljubljana Slovenia's charming capital

Ljubljana Slovenia's charming capital

Ljubljana, Slovenia's charming capital

Ljubljana Slovenia’s charming capital

Ljubljana, Slovenia's charming capital

Ljubljana is an enchanting city, with a cosmopolitan vibe and a rich history. It’s a great destination for those looking to slow down and explore the charming cobbled streets.

Ljubljana, Slovenia's charming capital

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Ljubljana, Slovenia's charming capital

Ljubljana is Europe’s hidden gems! As you plan your next city break from Vienna, consider planning it around this wonderful city and its sights.

Ljubljana, Slovenia's charming capital

This small but perfectly formed city has so much to offer, from impressive architecture and delicious food to excellent shopping and cultural opportunities.

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