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The city guide to Ljubljana, Slovenia, puts this culturally and historically rich city--and very accessible European capital--on the map for travelers to explore. The compact core of Ljubljana blends Austro-Hungarian and Italian influences, and possesses both a lively nightlife buzz and classical attractions like art galleries, museums, classical music, and opera. Travelers are provided with listings on a range of accommodation types, from new five-star luxury to family-run guesthouses that retain their typical Slovenian charm. Ljubljana
also covers planning a trip from neighboring European countries, including rail links with the popular touring cultural capitals of Venice, Trieste, Zagreb, and Vienna, and the seasonal high-speed ferry connection from Venice.
This guide features:
>Hotels, restaurants, cafes, and bars in detail
>Ljubljana in context--its history, people, and culture
>Parks and gardens in which to enjoy the tranquility of this "green capital"
>City maps in color and a walking tour
For all its old-world charm, Slovenia's capital is no sleepy little city; the student population drives a vibrant nightlife, and late-night bars jostle with buzzing restaurants and cafes in its historic center. Enjoy a beer at breakfast or a horse burger for supper, take a stroll along willow-strewn river banks or cycle in nearby mountains. With a liberal sprinkling of parkland, Ljubljana justifies its claim to being a "green" capital.
In the most comprehensive English-language guide to the city, Robin and Jenny McKelvie share all their favorite haunts, and show that the "new Prague" has a character very much its own.
Inside you will find information on:
Museums, galleries, churches and parks
Where to stay, from five-star hotels to renovated prison cells
Shopping, from designer names to flea-market bargains
Walking tour of the city
The history, the people, the culture
This guide to Ljubljana, Slovenia, puts this culturally and historically rich city--and very accessible European capital--on the map for travelers to explore. Hotels, restaurants, cafes, and bars are covered in detail, along with the history and culture of this "green capital" known for its parks and gardens.
About the Author
has been a frequent traveler and worker in Slovenia since its independence in the early 1990s. He is a travel writer and photographer for an extensive range of worldwide magazines and newspapers, and is the on-the-ground source for a European airline's in-flight magazine.
Jenny McKelvie, his wife, is also a travel writer whose contributions to European guidebooks and travel magazines are her main focus.
Table of Contents
(1) Contexts (2) Planning (3) Practicalities (4) Local Transport (5) Accommodation (6) Eating and Drinking (7) Entertainment and Nightlife (8) Shopping (9) Walking Tour (10) Sightseeing (11) Beyond the City (12) Language (13) Further Information