Facts about Slovenia

Slovenia is a small country surrounded by 4 other countries, Austria, Italy, Croatia and Hungary. More than half of the country is covered by forest. The northern part is part of the alpine mountain range. The western part is on the Adriatic coast which, although very attractive, is only 46 kilometers long.

Slovenia has been an independent democratic republic since it was separated from Yugoslavia in 1991, Slovenia is also part of the eurozone.

What to see in Slovenia?

Slovenia has 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These are the Skocjan caves which are one of the largest known underground gorges in the world and have been inhabited since prehistoric times. The Ljubljana bogs with their original prehistoric houses built on stilts and the Idrija mines with infrastructure as well as the homes of miners.

The capital Ljubljana bears a remarkable resemblance to Salzburg in Austria with a beautiful Baroque architecture in the city center. Ljubljana is dominated by the medieval castle which is located on a hill overlooking the city. The Ljubljanica river flows through the center of Ljubljana with several interesting and unusual bridges connecting the two districts. The remains of the Roman city of Emona were found at the site, and many finds are on display at the local museum.

Maribor is Slovenia’s second largest city and is located in the center of the country’s wine producing region where some excellent wines are produced. Another special attraction is the Postojna caves with extensive and amazing underground limestone caves. A 5 kilometer long train ride takes you into the cave, after which you walk around this enchanting underground world.

The most famous resort on the Adriatic coast is Piran, a charming city rich in history and culture.


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    Questions and answers

    The language of Slovenia?

    What language is spoken in Slovenia?

    The official language is Slovenian, although a number of other languages ​​are spoken. Many speak German and the vast majority of younger people also speak English.

    How many inhabitants does Slovenia have?

    The total population of Slovenia is approximately 2,050,000

    What is the capital of Slovenia?

    The capital and largest city of Slovenia is Ljubljana

    When did Slovenia join the EU?

    Slovenia is a member of the EU, the country was admitted on 1 May 2004

    Is Slovenia part of Schengen?

    Slovenia has participated in the Schengen cooperation since 21 December 2007

    Is Slovenia a member of NATO?

    Slovenia has been a member of the NATO Alliance since March 29, 2004

    What time is it in Slovenia?

    Slovenia has a time zone of UTC +1. So no matter where you are on the mainland, the time is the same.

    Can you drink tap water in Slovenia?

    Officially, there are no problems with drinking the water from the taps. However, most people choose to buy bottled water, it is not very expensive and it can be bought in kiosks everywhere.

    When is the best time to travel to Slovenia?

    When is the best time to holiday in Slovenia?

    You can holiday in Slovenia all year round, it’s a matter of personal taste when you thought it was best. In the big cities, the summer is generally very hot and may not be the ideal time to be on a city break.

    Is it safe to travel in Slovenia?

    It is safe to travel in Slovenia as long as you take the same precautions as you would in any other country. This means avoiding deserted areas and refraining from openly displaying valuables in public places.

    Family holiday with children in Slovenia

    If you need to take children on holiday to Slovenia, here is a link to experiences for children and families.

    Website – Family vacation – Slovenia with kids


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