Ljubljana ranks as one of the smaller European capitals, but nevertheless it boasts an exceptionally rich history and tradition, a recognizable style, culture and art, and an atmosphere reminiscent of both Central Europe and the Mediterranean. The city has preserved evidence of a five-thousand-year history, including the remains of the Roman city of Emona, the historical city centre with a medieval castle, Baroque façades, creations of Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik, decorative portals and picturesque roofs and bridges over the river Ljubljanica, and the pleasant green embankments – all within the distance of a nice and easy walk.
Climate: Ljubljana receives all four seasons. The average temperature in March is cool at 6.4 °C. Overnight temperature can be quite low (around 0°C), on the other hand afternoons can be quite mild with average temperature at 10°C.
Time zone: GMT +1 (daylight savings time from the end of March until the end of October)
Official languages: Slovenian (also Hungarian and Italian in nationally mixed areas). English is spoken by most people.
International dial code: +386
Monetary unit: Euros (€)
Emergency numbers (free of charge):
European emergency call: 112
For more information about our beautiful city, please visit the official website.
The Republic of Slovenia lies at the heart of Europe where the Alps and the Mediterranean meet the Pannonian plains and the mysterious Karst. Slovenia has a population of 2 million and its capital city is Ljubljana. The country’s official language is Slovenian. Apart from the singular and plural, it employs the dual, a very rare phenomenon in linguistics. Italian and Hungarian are also spoken in nationally-mixed regions.
In Slovenia, the sun shines for approximately 2,000 hours per year. And yes, there is snow in winter. As a beautiful and picturesque country, Slovenia makes a great tourist destination. Mountains, lakes, waterfalls, forests, caves, hills, plains, rivers and the sea – you name it, you can find it all within the country’s modest 20,273 km², as well as many natural and landscape parks. 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 means “three heads” – and it is 2,864 m high. The mountain is a true national symbol and is featured on the national coat of arms and the flag. Last but not least, Slovenia has 15 natural spas at which you can take care of your health with the help of their thermal mineral waters.
Slovenia proclaimed its Constitution in December 1991 and its constitutional system is a parliamentary democracy. Slovenia is one of the most successful countries in the transition from socialism to a market economy. It boasts stable GDP growth and ranks among those countries with the lowest degree of risk. The already completed privatization process and many other measures add to its competitiveness. Slovenia joined the EU on 1 May 2004.
Slovenians and winter sports
Slovenians love winter sports and hosting several winter sports competitions has become a tradition. In 2018, weekend before EMOS Workshop in Ljubljana is reserved for Vitranc Cup in Podkoren, Kranjska Gora (FIS ski world cup, 2 to 4 March 2018). Usually the atmosphere is incredible, fans very loud, and the slope excellent.
Nearby, south of Kranjska Gora, you can enjoy another breath taking scenery – Planica. This season this valley under Ponce will host two competitions of the highest level – FIS Cross-Country and Ski Jumping World Cup.
For more information about Slovenia, please visit the official website.