Don’t be just a tourist - be a local. We have prepared a funky list of the best places in Ljubljana for all the curious VANDERers out there. Step outside our Design Hotel and Vander around!
don't be a turist,
be a local Ljubljančan
Ljubljana the capital, commercial business centre, a university town, a cultural and dynamic art scene with a Secessionist charm. But above all, it is one of the most idyllic towns in Europe*.
When the weather is good, Ljubljana locals like to spend their afternoons in the numerous cafes on the river banks, where you are most welcome to join them.
*Lonely Planet ranked Ljubljana among the eight most sustainable cities in the world.
Ljubljana is a great city for everyone who likes a healthy dose of culture.
If you really want to feel the city’s beat, you simply cannot miss the Triple bridge (or any other Jože Plečnik creations – to dive deep into the mind and genius of Slovenia's most brilliant architect check out the house he lived in most of his life which has been transformed into a museum).
Also, do not miss the Dragon bridge, and of course - last but not least – Ljubljana Castle.
art & culture
The city is full of quirky galleries and rich museums.
If you are up for a stroll by the Ljubljanica river you are sure to find a bunch of them.
Usually the smaller ones carry contemporary art or photography exhibitions (Vžigalica, Jakopič gallery, National gallery, City gallery).
If you like something even more unique, you should check out the Slovene Ethnographic Museum, the museum “about people, for people” as they like to refer to themselves.
Make sure to also visit House of Illusions and House of Experiments.
In 2016 Ljubljana won the title of European Green Capital - and for a good reason.
Take a walk and explore the numerous parks that dot the city - the biggest being Tivoli just 10 minutes away from the city center.
For the nature-lover VANDERer, the city also represents the best base to explore the green oasis that is Slovenia (70% of the country is covered in forests).
We can also help you arrange a private trip, just ask us at the front office.
Slovenia is also taking over the presidency of the Council of the European Union from July-December 2021.
for the Foodies
Ljubljana is the place where you’ll find an array of international and local cuisine at great prices.
Take a stroll along the river bank and let your nose be your guide - you’ll surely bump into something that will make your taste buds do a happy dance!
From an American style burger and interior to a typical Slovenian-style breakfast and coffee – the sky really is the limit.
A former military barracks that now houses countless bars, clubs, galleries, exhibitions and unique graffiti.
During the day check out the street art and on the weekend jump into the best night life in town.
Do you like alternative art and funky looking buildings? Than Metelkova surely is the place for you!
Or Path of Rememberance and Comradeship
The path, also known as the “Path along the Wire” or the “Green Ring” is mainly intended for walking and running, although it is also popular with cyclists.
For most of its length, it is broad and sandy and comfortable for walking on, although the parts passing through residential districts are asphalted in places.
Some sections are very countrified, for example on Golovec Hill or by Koseze Pond, and the path, in general, has a “green” character, with around 7,400 trees of almost 50 different species planted along with it.