Summer 2019

Summer in Ljubljana is the time of magical pulses and time when Ljubljana turns into a magical green city. Now it is high time to reserve at least two overnight stays, while we are cooling down the great local wine to offer you a special present for your reservation.

 

Five reasons to visit Ljubljana this summer

 

The locals are in love with warm days in our city and you will feel the same.

Ljubljana is lovely and full of surprises. Here are five top reasons why to visit Ljubljana in the summer:

 

  • CITY BREAK IN B&B HOTEL LJUBLJANA PARK when you make a reservation of two overnight stays in summer, we offer you a bottle of great local wine (valid for direct reservations through: indsales-ljubljana@hotelbb.com with code SUMMER2019)
  • in the summer, Ljubljana is a carousel of events in both outdoor and indoor romantic ambiances,
  • feel the city as a large outdoor living room, where life vibrates in the squares and parks,
  • Ljubljana’s advantage is its loveliness – you can move anywhere on foot, by bike or with public transport,
  • only a step away from the city, you can refresh yourself in the forest, in the hills and mountains.

 



Five most beautiful walks in Ljubljana

Plečnik’s Ljubljana

One of the greatest architects of the 20th century Europe Jože Plečnik, created the timeless elegance of Ljubljana. The city centre is designed as a total work of art and unique urban planning inspired by the perfection of antiquity. Take a walk on his daily path. Walk down from B&B Hotel Ljubljana Park to the Ljubljanica River, visit the market, the Triple Bridge (Tromostovje), river banks, National and University Library (NUK) and Plečnik House, where a new vision of Ljubljana came alive.

Ljubljana Castle

The cultural icon of Slovenia dominates on the castle hill, offering a fantastic view of the city. Take one of the romantic forest trails leading to the castle. Throughout the year, an extraordinary culinary offer, exhibitions about Ljubljana and Slovenia and special experiences are available to get the feeling of the medieval story of the fortress.

Tivoli, green lungs of Ljubljana

Ljubljana was awarded the title of the European Green Capital 2016, also due to wide green areas. Tivoli Park is like the lungs of Ljubljana. It is not far away from the cult hill called Rožnik, where traditional Slovenian specialities await you, and, if you wish to feel at least a little bit the Slovenian character, this ascent is a must. Strolling on the Jakopič promenade up to International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC) is a nice green experience.

From Metelkova to Trubarjeva Street

B&B Hotel Ljubljana Park is embraced by two hot spots of alternative and urban culture of Ljubljana. The first one is Metelkova mesto, an autonomous cultural zone with incredible graffiti and modern artistic interventions. Metelkova also hosts great small concerts and other events. If you walk down towards Ljubljanica, you cannot miss Trubarjeva Street with its multicultural pulse, small shops and restaurants.

River banks by Ljubljanica

If you like to relax by the river or feel the cafés atmosphere, head towards Ljubljanica. Its banks were rearranged by the architect of Ljubljana Jože Plečnik. The path by the river takes you up to Ljubljana Špica, where you can enjoy the ambiance of the green beach in summer with deckchairs and sunshades.



Top summer events in Ljubljana

Ljubljana FREE Tour

A must for all first time visitors to the city, the tour is free of charge and the meeting point is at Prešeren square everyday at 11:00 and 15:00

Open Kitchen

Central market
Every Friday the central market transforms its self to food market, where you can experience the delights of freshly cooked food prepared by different Slovenian chef.

Summer in Ljubljana Old Town

Each year, the Summer in Ljubljana Old Town festival contributes to the vibrancy of city life in Ljubljana by presenting a programme of classical music concerts held in the picturesque surroundings of the old city centre.

Kinodvorišče

Kinodvor
Kinodvorišče is a summer cinema run by Ljubljana's Kinodvor art cinema. It is located in the atrium of the Slovenian Railways building next door to the Kinodvor cinema.

Ljubljana Festival On the Ljubljanica river

The Ljubljana Festival on the Ljubljanica is a festival of chamber music that this year reaches its fourth edition as part of this summer’s 67th Ljubljana Festival.

Ljubljana Festival

The Ljubljana Festival, with its long history and tradition of presenting premier artistic events, contributes significantly to the cultural life of Ljubljana in the summer.

Ana Desetnica

The Ana Desetnica international street theatre festival will bring together a large number of street artistes, clowns, circus performers, jugglers, tightrope walkers, fire-eaters, musicians, "provocateurs", dancers and actors from Slovenia and abroad.

Film Under the Stars

Ljubljana castle
Film Under the Stars is an open-air cinema in the magical setting of Ljubljana Castle’s courtyard. In the most starry cinema in the city you can watch a selection of the most resounding films of the past cinema season, complemented by premieres and avant-premieres.

Ljubljana Beach Volley Challenge

Congress square
For three days, Ljubljana's centrally located Kongresni trg square will turn into a city centre beach.

Ljubljana Challenger 3x3

Congress square
The Ljubljana Challenger 3x3 tournament will host 16 top street basketball teams from all around the world, competing for inclusion in the FIBA 3x3 World Tour masters tournament.

Mamma Mia!

Križanke
The musical Mamma Mia! revives the musical legacy of the legendary group ABBA. Since its 1999 premiere in London’s West End, it has been seen by more than 54 million people in over 40 countries and 170 cities around the world.

Open air Cinema at Kongresni trg square

The Open air Cinema at Kongresni trg square, modelled on the grand open-air cinemas adorning the town squares of Bologna and Locarno, was presented for the first time on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of city cinema Kinodvor in 2014.

Nights in Ljubljana Old Town

Imago Sloveniae Nights in Ljubljana Old Town, a mini festival closing the *Summer in Ljubljana Old Town festival* and symbolically concluding Ljubljana’s summer event season.

Festival of Urban Culture Slovenia

Tobačna
Over the course of two days, the Festival of Urban Culture will combine electronic music, design, fashion and socially useful events.

Boatmen's fights

It used to be a tradition of the Ljubljanica river boatmen's guild to organize boatmen's fights. The winners of the fights, which are first mentioned in written records in 1092, were highly regarded by other members of the boatmen's guild.

Men's European Volleyball Championship

Stožice
The best teams in Europe will fight for the right to be called champions of Europe.

KŠ X

Kino Šiška
Celebrating the tenth anniversary of Kino Šiška, we’ll dedicate ten September days to music, film, visual arts, comics, dance and the other artistic fields they’ve been supporting since 2009. Check out the list below and find the right event for you!

Photo credit: Jošt Gantar, D. Wedam, Nea Culpa, STA and Visit Ljubljana