The locals are in love with colder days, when days are colder and we seek shelter inside.
Ljubljana is lovely and full of surprises. Here are five top reasons why to visit Ljubljana this Winter:
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.
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.
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 specialties 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 the International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC) is a nice green experience. In the winter you can enjoy winter activities, fancy building a snowman in Tivoli park when green turns to white?
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.
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 embark on one of many boat rides that will take you on a romantic trip through the city center.
1.1.2020 - 1.5.2020
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.
9.1.2020 – 25.1.2020
On January 9, 17 and 25, 2020, the 5th Philharmonic Festival of Baroque Music will feature three thematically rounded instrumental music performances from Italy, Germany and England with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra.
29.1. – 1.2.2020
You will be greeted by local and foreign exhibitors, with a rich program of exhibitions, technological innovations and other news, tastings and other promotions or other presentations. Under the Wine Fair you can enjoy an abundance of national and foreign wines.
The fourth, now traditional, edition of the festival with the accompaniment of the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, will feature selected internationally renowned pianists and present the most beautiful piano and symphonic works from Beethoven's extensive music treasury.
Join the moveMENT and discover your new favourite festival! Each year in the beginning of February MENT Ljubljana festival hosts over 70 fresh music artists and bands from all over Europe. Some of those first seen at MENT soon get their chance to perform at major European summer festivals such as EXIT, INmusic, Liverpool Sound City, Tallinn Music Week etc.
The Dragon carnival traditionally held in Ljubljana consists of a large Shrovetide carnival parade through the city's streets and a programme of entertainment held in the centrally located Kongresni trg square. The carnival parade includes, among others, a number of typical Slovenian carnival figures rooted in pagan tradition, such as 'kurent', 'laufar', 'morostar' and several others.