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GREEN ATTRACTIONS

Ljubljana is a city that cohabits with nature.

GREEN LJUBLJANA

Get to know the most popular green corners of Ljubljana!

NATURE IN THE CITY

Of the four landscape parks within the Ljubljana city boundary, the one at your fingertips is Tivoli Park, Rožnik and Šišenski Hill. Tivoli Park is only a ten-minute walk from the city centre. Recreational trails crisscross the hill in the city centre upon which towers Ljubljana Castle. Golovec Hill is not far away, which is crossed by the famous Path of Remembrance and Comradeship which encircles the entire city.

THE GREEN HEART OF THE CITY

The picturesque embankment of the Ljubljanica in the city centre was laid out by renowned architect Jože Plečnik. A project to renovate the embankments and footpaths along the river won the European Prize for Urban Public Space 2012. One of Europe's oldest botanical gardens is close to the embankment at Špica. The central marketplace, another of Plečnik's masterpieces, is certainly the green heart of the city. Among other things, you can buy traditional Slovenian dishes and ecological products.

CASTLE HILL

A range of footpaths meander on a hill in the city centre above which rises Ljubljana Castle. The crest of the footpaths leads to an avenue, passing picturesque walls in Šance and continuing into the woods. Fitness lovers will find a trim island in the woods with six pieces of exercise equipment.

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MINI SURVEY

How important is it for you that the hotel you stay in has a sustainability certificate?

It's important but not decisive in my choice of hotel.
67% (6 votes)
This does not affect my decision when making a reservation.
22% (2 votes)
Very, so I always choose a hotel like that.
11% (1 vote)
Total votes: 9

SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE TOURISM

Ljubljana boasts an array of local socially and environmentally conscious providers. You can eat in restaurants where they work hard to employ people with special needs, shop for original recycled products or treat yourself to a really good coffee from Fair Trade.

 

NUMBER OF OVERNIGHTS IN LJUBLJANA IN THE PAST 4 YEARS

2012 856695
2013 948771
2014 1021929
2015 1186191

LJUBLJANA CASTLE

Ljubljana Castle, which reigns on a hill above Ljubljana, is its main tourist attraction. It boasts a venerable history, offers the most beautiful views of the city and a top culinary offer. It is surrounded by footpaths and well kept woodland.

It's now

3,200

years since the first known settlement on Castle Hill.

In

1144

the castle was first mentioned in writing.

A choice of

3

permanent museum exhibitions at the castle.

Only

€10

to buy a castle admission ticket, including the funicular.

ljubljanski grad

We have

1,661

Alpine trails

in Slovenia.

As many as

9,616

kilometres

measure mountain trails altogether.

Hikers choose among

178

mountain huts

in Slovenia.

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I pledge that I will cook one of the dishes from the Ljubljana recipe book (Okusi Ljubljane), which include mainly local ingredients. 

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