• Capital: Ljubljana
  • Form of Government: Republic
  • Area: 20,271 km2
  • Religion: 77,8% Christianity, 18,3% No religion
  • Phone number: +386
  • Languages: Slovenian, Italian, Hungarian
  • Time difference: -1
  • Population: 2,108,977
  • Currency: Euro (Eur)

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Ljubljana Airport Jože Pučnik Airport (LJU), also known as Brnik Airport, is the main international gateway to Slovenia. It is located about 24 kilometers,from which the national airline Adrian Airways flies to numerous European cities. Another convenient route to western Slovenia is via Trieste Airport in Italy, an hour’s drive from Ljubljana.  northwest of the capital Ljubljana. The airport is served by several airlines that offer connections to European cities and beyond. Airlines flying to Ljubljana include Air France, Lufthansa and the national airline Adrian Airways.

Direct flights: There are direct flights to Ljubljana from the biggest cities in Europe. For those coming from further afield, connecting flights typically go through major European hubs such as Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich or Brussels.
There are direct flights from Helsinki to Ljubljana airport.

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Slovenia has good rail connections from all neighboring countries: Vienna and Villach in Austria, Budapest in Hungary, Zagreb in Croatia and Venice in Italy.

Many bus companies operate international routes to Slovenia from several European cities, providing an affordable way to get to the country. For example, Flix Bus offers connections to Ljubljana and other Slovenian cities from various parts of Europe.


The Embassy of Finland is in Budapest, Hungary.

Travel bulletin from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs: Travel mainly safe. Vigilance is required in road transport. Read more

Ljubljana, Slovenia, 03/06/2013 : bycicles parked on a colorful and clean street in the historic distric of the Slovenian capital during summer

 Ljubljana (Capital)


The seemingly modest capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, is one of the lesser-known, magnificent European cities with around 277,000 inhabitants. In the old town, the visitor will find several designer shops, cafés and restaurants. Local attractions include Ljubljana Castle, Dragon Bridge and the Museum of Architecture.

Panorama of the Slovenian capital Ljubljana at sunset.

Ljubljana Castle

Address: Grajska planota 1, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia


Present castle complex in this site was built between the 15th and 17th centuries, but the hill under it has been settled since 1200 BC. A funicular railway to the top of Castle Hill has been serving visitors since 2006.  It is the biggest castle of Ljubljana and its main attractions include the Museum of Slovene History and the Virtual Castle documentary in the chapel. Castle’s viewing tower offers an idyllic vantage over the Ljubljana and mountain range nearby. There is a café in the courtyard and a restaurant serving traditional Slovenian food in the chapel. Classic guided tours and a tour named Time Machine are available.

Ljubljana, Slovenia, 03/06/2013 : bycicles parked on a colorful and clean street in the historic distric of the Slovenian capital during summer

Ljubljana Old Town


Ljubljana is awash with charm and a rich history that extends back to a time around 2000 BC when the Ljubljana Marshes were inhabited by people who lived in pile dwellings. The oldest preserved architecture is from the Roman period, although the old town center got its outline in the middle ages. It’s hard not to feel the charm that the old town has to offer. In the winter months, the smell of hot wine and roasted chestnuts carries with it the sounds of good cheer. Year-round the old town center bustles with activity and provides a lively meeting place in the squares, bars, cafes, and restaurants.

Panoramic view of Lake Bled from Mt. Osojnica, Slovenia

Lake Bled


With its bluish-green lake, picture-postcard church on an islet, a medieval castle clinging to a rocky cliff and some of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps and the Karavanke as backdrops, Bled is Slovenia’s most popular resort, drawing everyone from honeymooners lured by the over-the-top romantic setting to backpackers, who come for the hiking, biking, water-sports and canyoning possibilities.

Beautiful Skocjan Caves, Natural Heritage Site in Slovenia

Skocjan Caves (UNESCO 1986)

Address: Matavun 12, 6215 Divača, Slovenia


This appr. 6 kilometres long cave system reaches a depth of 223 metres at its lowest point. This enormous underground complex is a rare and delightful experience, including Martelovi Hall, reaching 146 m height and a width of 120 m, ending in a 2,6 kilometres long underground river canyon. Colorful mix of collapse dolines, river canyons and sink are breathtaking views with the large stalactites in the Great Hall. Guided tours take place every day throughout the year. Tour takes about 1 hour 45 minutes.

Postojna Cave (Slovenia)

Postojna Cave

Address: Jamska cesta 30, 6230 Postojna, Slovenia


This 24 kilometers long karst cave complex is the second-longest in the country and a very popular nature sight. Cave consists of an astonishing web of tunnels, passages, galleries and stalactite halls, as well as an aquarium showing life of an endemic olm fish, and a double-track railway.

Dragon's bridge and Ljubljanica river beneath, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dragon Bridge

Address: Resljeva cesta 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia


This triple-hinged road bridge crossing the Ljubljanica River was opened in 1901 and is a fine example of Vienna Secession architecture and remains of Slovenia as a part of the mighty Austro-Hungarian Empire. Notable details are four dragon statues of the bridge, hence a dragon as the symbol of the city of Ljubljana. The local legend claims that when a virgin crosses the bridge, the dragons will wag their tail.

Triglav National Park

Triglav National Park


The majority of Slovenia’s 400 two-thousand metre mountains are located within this adorable national park and forests cover two thirds of its surface. Slovenia’s highest peak, 2,864 metres high Mount Triglav of Julian Alps highland, is located at the center of the park. A visitor can pass the time with various water sports in glacial Lake Bohinj in the summer, while in winter people come to ski at nearby Vogel and to ski tour. Notable attractions are e.g. the waterfalls of Savica and Peričnik, and Radovna River gorge within the Blejski Vintgar trail reachable by foot or a bicycle. In the Soča river kayaking and rafting are possible.


Žiče Charterhouse

Address: Špitalič pri Slovenskih Konjicah 9, 3215 Loče, Slovenia


In the beautiful alpine Savinjska region, this former Carthusian monastery or charterhouse in the narrow valley of Žičnica Creek is a historic site above average. It was founded between 1155 and 1165, and was the first Carthusian site outside France and Italy. The municipality occasionally organizes guided visits and nearby visitors can find the Viva Sana herb shop and an oldest inn of Slovenia still welcoming the travelers, Gastuž.

Velika Korita or Great canyon of Soca river, Bovec, Slovenia. Beautiful vivid turquoise river stream rapids, running through canyon surrounded by forest. Soca river, Triglav National Park, Julian Alps, Slovenia, Europe.

Soca Valley


The Soča Valley region (Posočje) stretches from Triglav National Park to Nova Gorica, including the outdoor activity centres of Bovec and Kobarid. Threading through it is the magically aquamarine Soča River. Most people come here for rafting, hiking and skiing, though there are plenty of historical sights and locations, particularly relating to WWI, when millions of troops fought on the mountainous battlefront here; between the wars, the Soča Valley fell under Italian jurisdiction.

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Maribor is the second-largest city in Slovenia with appr. 114,000 residents and it houses a university. Notable sights are the 13th-century Maribor Castle, the synagogue and the Pohorje mountain range near the city.

Beautiful Lake Bled in Slovenia. 'Church dedicated to the Assumption of Mary' - Santa Maria Church with surrounding houses and clock tower in the middle of small islet in the famous slovenian lake. Alps in the background. Lake Bled, Slovenia, Europe



This adorable city and spa resort is located on the island of Lake Bled, only one within the Slovenian borders. It is a popular tourist attraction for its golf courses, spa, walking and coaching trails around the lake, traditional boats and congress facilities. It is near Triglav National Park. Lake region has something for every taste and it is the top of Slovenian luxuries.

view of portorož



 Portorož is a resort town in Slovenia’s Adriatic coast. It is one the biggest in Europe and pampers visitors in many ways. There are wellness treatments, vivid beach life, casinos and chances to trek by feet or horseback riding on the beautiful Istrian terrain. Portorož is a very shining and luxurious sight for a single part time-gambler as well as families.