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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!

  • Day208

    Das Herz von Slowenien

    April 27 in Slovenia

    Nachdem wir heute Morgen wieder den Reifen haben reparieren lassen, fuhren wir in die Hauptstadt Sloweniens. Einer der Hauptgründe für unseren Ausflug war, dass freitags eine "offene Küche" auf dem Marktplatz in Ljubljana stattfindet. Dort kochen immer rund 30 Köche quer durch die slowenische Küche! Yummy, das wollten wir natürlich unbedingt ausprobieren.

    Wir parkten an dem riesigen Park Tivoli direkt an der Altstadt. Da heute in Slowenien ein Feiertag war, waren verstreut in der Stadt auch Verkaufsstände aufgebaut. An einem haben wir uns eine wunderschöne handgefertigte Porzellanschüssel – unsere zukünftige Obstschüssel – gekauft. Da unser Hunger schon im Anmarsch war, gingen wir nach unserem Lustkauf direkt zur "offenen Küche". Es erwartete uns gähnende Leere – wie in unseren Mägen 🤷‍♀️. Leider stand im Internet ein falscher Termin. Wie ihr euch vorstellen könnt, war die Enttäuschung riesig. Als Alternative gab es einen Burger, dabei haben wir zwar am Wasser gesessen, aber geschmacklich war das naja ...

    Nach dem Essen entschlossen wir uns, eine Bootsfahrt zu machen. Die Sonne strahlte und alle Cafés und Restaurants entlang des Flusses Ljubljanica (einfach zu merken) waren gut besucht. Selbst ein Biber entspannte sich auf dem Wasser. Wir waren begeistert! Ljubljana ist eine sehr schöne und grüne Stadt. Die Häuser der Altstadt sahen sehr gepflegt aus – wie eigentlich alles in Slowenien. Auf dem Rückweg zum Auto lockte uns doch tatsächlich ein Pfau mit seinem (markerschütternden) Schrei in einen Hinterhof. Und da saß er anmutig auf dem Treppengeländer zum Keller 🤔. Der hatte sich wohl aus dem nahegelegenen Park hierher verirrt. In diesem drehten wir noch eine kleine Abschlussrunde für Daggy und machten uns müde – aber sehr zufrieden – auf den Heimweg.
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  • 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

  • Day22

    Tongue Twisted in Slovenia

    May 21 in Slovenia

    After the fast pace and noise (Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini and motorcycles all with extra loud engines that young drivers delight in driving fast and loud) of Opatija a stroll in the pedestrians only old town area of Ljubljana was a delight.

    This city, in the Republic of Slovenia, our 5th country visited since May 1, is a real gem. Life moves at a relaxing pace with locals and visitors alike, most with smiles om their faces, strolling about the shops and historic sites.

    We took a short guided tour of town then boarded a small river boat for a 45 minute cruise on the Ljubljananica River Canal.

    The city is immaculate, environmentally green conscientious and has a strong and vibrant economy. It is an amazing place with amazing people justifiably proud of their city and country. It rivals any other city we have visited in Europe for charm and wsrmth and all should consider a visit before it gets "discovered ".
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  • Day26

    Ljubljana

    May 5 in Slovenia

    Followed my GPS according to a site suggestion in my compendium of campervan sites and it took me to a horrible concrete yard surrounded by wire fencing. It looked as if it would have Alsatians on the prowl in the evening (to keep you in). Next stop by accident around the corner and not in the book, the Laguna park, rather nice, 5km from the city, good cycle distance nice facilities, that'll do...nicely. Took the scenic route here, and what route wouldn't be, the countryside is incredible green and fertile, trees cover virtually all of the hills/mountains surface all the way to the top and in doing so gives the landscape the appearance of a soft organic matter, rather than hard unyeilding stone and rock.Strangely the tree cover forms into pyramid shapes..I wonder if the Pharos of the tree people lie beneath? Another natural oddity is that in pic 3 of stripping a tall straight pine tree leaving just the top 2 metres growing then hanging hoops of branches below, oh and then stick a flag on top, saw a lot of these. Another very common site is the mini-chapel in every town and village, some no bigger than your average garden shed, the chapel that is not the village,but very ornate, this was often coupled with a life size recreation of the crucifixion complete with Mary beneath, often at a road junction or near a bus stop, Jesus!Read more

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Mestna Občina Ljubljana, Mestna Obcina Ljubljana, Ljubljana

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