Slovenia
Ljubljana

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  • Day77

    Ljubljana - last day

    August 22, 2017 in Slovenia

    Walked to the City Park - beautiful parklands with something for everyone. Apart from the huge Weeping Willows and other trees, there was a great playground, wading pool, cafe, lily pond, and quirky statues placed here and there. One last look around both sides of the river as we prepare to move on to Bohinj tomorrow. It has been such a lovely visit Ljubljana. Hvala!

  • Day75

    Ljubljana

    August 20, 2017 in Slovenia

    A change of countries - we are now in Slovenia. Our home for the next three nights is Ljubljana, Slovenia's capital and largest city. It also happens to be one of Europe's greenest and most liveable capitals - the European Commission awarded Ljubljana with the coveted Green Capital of Europe title for 2016. Car traffic is restricted in the centre, leaving the banks of the Ljubljanica River, which flows through the city, free for pedestrians and cyclists. It has a great feel about it with its cafes set up along the river and its cobbled streets in every direction. The locals are friendly and chatty and speak excellent English. The Old Town sits on the right bank of the river directly below the Castle Hill. It is quite compact and easy to walk around (no cars) and enjoy its atmosphere.
    Many bridges cross the river, the most famous of which is Tromostovje (Triple Bridge), designed by architect Jože Plečnik, who tried to model Ljubljana on ancient Athens. The multitude of his creations in the city, referred to as a whole as "Plečnik's Ljubljana", is considered to be one of the 20th century's most important total works of art. Already we are wishing we had longer here....not just because of the delicious meal we just had, particularly the limoncello dessert!!
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  • Day76

    Ljubljana

    August 21, 2017 in Slovenia

    Today's adventures included a visit to Ljubljana Castle, Postonja Caves and, because you can never see too many castles, Predjama Castle.
    Ljubljana Castle stands on Castle Hill above downtown Ljubljana. It is a key landmark of the town. Originally a medieval fortress, possibly constructed in the 11th century and acquired its present outline with an almost complete overhaul in the 15th Century. Initially a defense structure and since the first half of the 14th century the seat of the lords of Carniola, it was since the early 19th century used for various other purposes and today is used as a major cultural venue. The castle is depicted on the city's coat of arms, along with a dragon on top.Read more

  • Day76

    Postojnska Jama - Postonja Cave

    August 21, 2017 in Slovenia

    Amazing place to visit!
    Postojna Cave was carved by the Pivka River over millions of years. There are stalagmites, and stalactites which take 40 years to grow 1mm, columns (when a stalagmite and stalactite join) and formations called curtains that look like folded curtains. These take 70 years to grow 1mm.
    The cave system is 24.12 kilometers long and is made up of four caves interconnected through the same underground river.
    We got to see 5km of the cave on a 1½-hour tours; 3.2km of this is covered by an electric train that takes you to the Great Mountain cavern. From here a guide escorts you on foot through tunnels, halls, galleries and caverns and over a bridge called Russian Bridge which was built by prisoners of war in 1916. The Cave has a constant temperature of 8°C to 10°C with a humidity of 95%, so it gets a little chilly in there. Our tour ended in the Concert Hall, which is the largest in the cave system and can accommodate 10,000 people for musical performances and has great acoustics.
    The caves are also home to the endemic olm (aquatic salamander), the largest troglodytic amphibian in the world. They had a small aquarium towards the end of our tour. Their eyes are undeveloped, leaving them blind, while their other senses are acutely developed. It also lacks any pigmentation in its skin so definitely no flash photography.
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  • Day76

    Predjama - Cave Castle

    August 21, 2017 in Slovenia

    Impressive! 9kms from the Postojna Cave, it has been dominating the surrounding area, perched high up in the 123-metre high cliff, for more than 800 years. It is listed among the Guinness World Records as the largest cave castle in the world.
    The castle offers a unique insight into the construction techniques and ingenuity of medieval people who came here searching for a safe haven right at the entrance to the cave.Read more

  • Day57

    Ljubljana

    June 27 in Slovenia

    Nearly 400 km of physically challenging and spectacular walking trail from the Austrian Alps across the border to Slovenia - thanks Team Nankivell for your excellent company and sharing the adventure with us. We can’t wait to pick up where we left off to complete the second half of the trail, all the way through to the stunning Adriatic Ocean.

  • Day11

    Ljubljana

    July 27 in Slovenia

    After spending a bit more than a week in nature it was time for a small city trip. Ljubljana is located in the center of the country and was perfectly on our way towards the coast and the wine valleys that we are planning to visit later on our trip. Ljubljana is actually a pretty small city to be a capital. In the outer areas you clearly see some communistic influences, while these are completely missing in the richer old town. The city is colorful with a nice and crowded local market on one of the squares along the river. A big castle is overlooking the city from higher up the hill. During summertime the castle closes earlier to prepare for its nighttime activities. Every evening you can enter the courtyard of the castle to watch a movie under the stars. It’s a really nice concept with some top rated films. Because the weather was nice and the concept seemed like fun we decided to join for the movie Get Out. It’s a extremely thrilling film which was perfect for the scenario that we were in. It was a fantastic experience.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Mestna Občina Ljubljana, Mestna Obcina Ljubljana, Ljubljana

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