Travel to Slovenia – General information

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Sights in Slovenia Top 10, arrival/connections in the country and further information for tourists in Slovenia.

Slovenia became the first state of the former Yugoslavia to declare independence in June 1991. After a war that lasted just 10 days, the independent state was diplomatically recognized by many countries at the end of 1991. Slovenia quickly became a democracy.

This was rewarded with admission to the EU on May 1, 2004. Along with Estonia, Slovenia is now considered the richest country in Eastern Europe and was the first country in Eastern Europe to introduce the euro on January 1, 2007. The very small state of Slovenia has a lot to offer tourists. Tourists are primarily drawn to the Slovenian Alps, the Slovenian Adriatic and the capital Ljubljana.

Public transport in Slovenia is well developed. Despite the many mountains, there are many highways and wide country roads. Ljubljana can be reached daily by train from abroad from the following cities: Munich (3 trains, about 6 hours travel time via Austria), Vienna (2 connections, 6 hours), Trieste in Italy (4 trains, 3 hours, rail traffic may be suspended ), Zagreb in Croatia (6 trains, 2.5 hours), Budapest in Hungary (2 trains, 9 hours). There is also a bus from Munich several times a week, which is significantly cheaper and about the same speed as the train. Within the country, the many trains and buses are inexpensive, punctual and modern.

>>>  Day trip from Ljubljana to Postojna Cave (link online booking)

Sights Slovenia

Ljubljana: The capital of Slovenia is definitely worth seeing. The city, which exudes a modern attitude to life, has a very beautiful old town. You should see the major sights such as the Castle of Ljubljana, the Jewish Quarter, the many old bridges and churches and the National Museum.

In the center of the capital of Slovenia

The Alps: The Triglav National Park with its many rivers and glacial lakes is one of the best hiking areas in Europe in summer. Many virgin forests and other protected landscape areas are also absolutely worth seeing. The hiking trails and forest nature trails are exemplary.

Slovenia, land of mountains and lakes: In addition to the coast and the cities, nature is the attraction in Slovenia.

Postojna CaveThe largest and most famous karst cave in Europe is an approximately 22 kilometer long cave system. You can travel through the cave with a small train. According to many cave fans, it is the most interesting cave in Europe and one of the biggest sights in Slovenia.

Lake Bled:
Make your way to the enchanting Lake Bled, surrounded by the Julian Alps. Take a traditional Pletna boat trip to the island of Bled, visit the Church of the Assumption and ring the wishing bell. A breathtaking panorama can be enjoyed on a hike to Bled Castle, which sits on the cliffs overlooking the lake.

Piran on the Adriatic:
Visit the picturesque coastal town of Piran with its Venetian architecture and rich maritime history. Wander the narrow medieval streets, stroll through Piazza Tartini, and climb the bell tower of St. George’s Church for panoramic views of the Adriatic.

The famous central square of Piran

Triglav National Park:
The Triglav National Park with the Julian Alps and Slovenia’s highest mountain, Triglav, is a paradise for nature lovers. Hike through untouched landscapes, visit the famous Lake Bohinj and marvel at the Savica Waterfall.

Ptuj – Slovenia’s oldest city:
Discover Ptuj, the oldest city in Slovenia with a rich history dating back to Roman times. Explore the medieval Ptuj Castle, stroll through the city’s charming streets and visit the Ptuj Ormož Regional Museum.

Logar Valley (Logarska Dolina):
Immerse yourself in the silence of the Logar Valley, a Ice Age Alpine valley surrounded by majestic peaks. Hike or cycle through the valley, visit Rinka Waterfall and enjoy this hidden gem of untouched nature.

Kobarid  Soca Valleys:
Visit the town of Kobarid in the stunning Soca Valley. Visit the Kovarid Museum, which showcases the events of World War I, or take a scenic hike along the emerald Soča River in the nearby Tolmin Gorge.

Velika Planina:
End your Slovenian trip in Velika Planina, an alpine plateau with traditional shepherds’ huts. Take the cable car to the plateau and enjoy the panoramic view of the Kamnik Alps and the charm of this unique pastoral landscape.

Interesting links

Online travel guide about the country of Slovenia

>>>  Day trip from Ljubljana to Postojna Cave (link online booking)

Slovenia information

Resident 2.0 million
Area of Slovenia 20.000 km²
Inhabitants / km² 100 (about average population density for Eastern Europe)
Capital city Ljubljana (formerly German: Laibach)
Language Slovenian
religion Roman Catholic
currency The Slovenian tolar was replaced by the euro on January 1, 2007
gross domestic product 29000 US dollars / population in 2023 (one of the richest Eastern European countries)

No, an identity card is sufficient, Slovenia is an EU member

Area code of Germany 00386
Internet addresses .si
Vehicle license plate SLO


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