Ljubljana and Slovenia
NIB Three bridges Ljubljana Castle

Ljubljana is a city of culture and rich historical legacy. It offers all the friendliness of a small town and at the same time everything that a capital should offer.

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General information about Slovenia


Slovenia is a relatively small country, tucked into a mountainous corner between Austria, Italy, Hungary, Croatia, and the Adriatic Sea.

Everything in Slovenia is in abundance: the majestic Alps with their glacial valleys, rivers, and lakes, plenty of forests, mysterious underground caves, the warm Adriatic. From the steep slopes of the Alps, the world of olives and vineyards can be reached in less than three hours. Slovenia's natural features and cultural and historical sites offer plenty of options for an enjoyable holiday.

You can explore the underground world of grottoes, walk in the clean mountain air of the Triglav National Park, climb the peaks of the Julian Alps, admire medieval treasures of old cities and towns and enjoy their museums, concerts, international festivals, fairs, and events, or play on spectacular golf courses. Try your luck in casinos, enjoy the culinary arts and wines of Slovenia.

The contrasts of Slovenia's landscape surprise first-time visitors, all within the country's 20,273 square kilometres. About fifty kilometres from the capital, Ljubljana, lie the Julian Alps, where fairy-tale Lake Bled glistens; the Postojna Caves, the largest in Europe, are 35 minutes' drive from the capital on a modern expressway; and Portorož, a sunny seaside resort, is just 100 kilometres from Ljubljana.

Slovenia in brief
Area 20,256 km²
Forest area 60 %
Population 2 million
Capital Ljubljana (population 330 000)
Language Slovenian
GDP (2010) 17 300 EUR per capita

Currency and Banking
The Slovene currency is Euro. Foreign currency may be exchanged at banks, exchange offices, travel agencies, hotels, and the airport and railway stations. All major credit cards, such as MasterCard/Euro card, Visa, American Express etc., are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops.
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