Weekend trip to Ljubljana


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Ljubljana – a grey city on the banks of the Ljubljanica. That’s what it used to be. Today the city is alive and dancing. Its inhabitants are young and original artists’ ateliers and lively cafés have found their place in the city. Either in the artistic district of Metelkova or on the banks of the river in the historic heart of the city. There are corners of the city which are reminiscent of Berlin’s trendy Kreuzberg. Restaurants which you would rather expect to find in New York. 

To put it briefly: Ljubljana is charming, creative, full of life. If you want to know which places and secret insider tips you shouldn’t miss out on during your weekend trip - we tell you here!

Young art and culture in Ljubljana

Ljubljana is a university city. And accordingly young. Particularly in the last few years lots of new creative spots have emerged. Original cafés and trendy bars. Art spaces and galleries, which you will not find in every tourist guide. However they are definitely worth a visit.

Metelkova Mesto Ljubljana | © Wikimedia Commons/zairon

Ljubljana’s artistic and trendy meeting places

We take a look at young Ljubljana.

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Through the city with the family

Ljubljana is ideal for adults. And for children.  They can taste new dishes at the markets, climb up to the medieval fortress or conquer the waters of the city. And everything ideally outdoors.

Die charmante Altstadt von Ljubljana. | © Miran Kambic/slovenia.info

An adventure for the whole of the family

Outdoor activities

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Slovenian in the restaurants and shops

Creative and regional: the country of Slovenia can be found in many cooking pots and shops.  The focus on regional produce is stronger here than in other European cities.  For example in these four locations.

Monstera Bistro Ljubljana | © Janez Marolt

Regional cuisine, local design

Slovenian eating and shopping

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hotels: Hotel Ljubljana


Mei Lie Tjia

At the age of five Mei Lie Tja emigrated with her parents from Shanghai to Vienna. Since then she has been both fascinated and obsessed by Vienna. Mei  loves photo safaris in the chic, bohemian districts, discovering new cafés (espresso with lots of sugar) and writing short stories about magical Vienna.  Since she has become the mother of two children, she no longer has so much time for that – has however discovered a new side of Vienna. One which also has lots of surprises in store for families.

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