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30 Things to do in Ljubljana

TL;DR

  • Number 1 – Enter the Dragon
  • Number 2 – Ljubljana Castle
  • Number 3 – Museum of Puppetry
  • Number 4 – On your bike!
  • Number 5 – Walking Tour
  • Number 6 – Music to your ears
  • Number 7 – Cross Plečnik’s Triple Bridge
  • Number 8 – Take a food walk
  • Number 9 – Ljubljana Zoo
  • Number 10 – Wake up and smell the coffee
  • Number 11 – Tito’s Socialist Ljubljana Walking Tour
  • Number 12 – Visit the Old Town
  • Number 13 – Tivoli Park
  • Number 14 – Cathedral of St. Nicholas
  • Number 15 – River Ljubljanica Kanal
  • Number 16 – Bar Crawl
  • Number 17 – The National and University Library
  • Number 18 – House of Experiments
  • Number 19 – The National Gallery
  • Number 20 – Butchers Bridge
  • Number 21 – Museum of Illusions
  • Number 22 – Central Market
  • Number 23 – Electric Train Ride
  • Number 24 – Enjoy the street art
  • Number 25 – Watch a football game
  • Number 26 – Traditional Slovenian Dinner and Show
  • Number 27 – Watch a show
  • Number 28 – Escape Rooms
  • Number 29 – Grab some souvenirs!
  • Number 30 – Just do nothing
  • Number 31: Take a Ghost Tour
  • Number 32: Botanical Gardens
  • Number 33: Wake up and Smell the Coffee
  • Number 34: Listen Out for the Gric Cannon
  • Number 35: Nerd out at the Nicola Tesla Lab
  • Number 36: Visit the Museum of Illusions
  • Number 37: Lake Bundek
  • Number 38: Explore Zagreb’s Solar System
  • Number 39: Watch a Film Under the Stars
  • Number 40: Don’t Forget to Take Home a Croatian Suvenir
  • Number 41: Cest is d’Best
  • Number 42: Find all the Revamped Water Pumps
  • Number 43: Watch the Sunset
  • Number 44: Make a Wish Come True
  • Number 45: Play Escape Games
  • Number 46: Wake Boarding at Jarun Lake
  • Number 46: Number 47: Breathe

Right in the centre of Slovenia lies its capital, Ljubljana. It sits with almost equal distance from Italy, Austria, Hungary, and Croatia. But in this article we are going to discuss all the amazing things you can do in Slovenia’s first city.

Number 1 – Enter the Dragon

Legend has it that a dragon lived in the Ljubljana River until a Greek hero defeated it and saved the people. Due to this legend, there are statues and hints to the legendary figure of the dragon scattered throughout Ljubljana. It is the symbol of the city. How many can you spot? My favourite is at Dragon’s Bridge.

Number 2 – Ljubljana Castle

Standing for over 700 years the castle is beautiful on its own merit but is also often used for weddings, concerts that makes the aurora of the place even more incredible. A truly unmissable part of your Ljubljana experience!

Number 3 – Museum of Puppetry

The museum of puppetry is a unique hidden gem in Ljubljana. Many of the dolls are interactive so it’s a great place to take the kids to play! Or if you’re a horror enthusiast, you could enjoy the museums creepy side!

Number 4 – On your bike!

Cycle around the city – the European Commission awarded Ljubljana with the coveted Green Capital of Europe title for 2016. Cars have been banned from the city centre, so there’s no speedier way to see all the sites than hoping on a bike and feeling the wind in your hair! Ride around yourself or take part in a cyclist tour.

Number 5 – Walking Tour

But if cycling’s not your thing… there is also a walking tour to show off all the sites the city has to offer to you as well.

Number 6 – Music to your ears

Do you have a keen ear for music? Then take a walking tour of Ljubljana’s musical heritage. Meet your local guide at Preseren Square for a 3-hour walking tour of Ljubljana’s musical history. Your guide will introduce you to a violinist who will accompany the tour and perform pieces of music connected to Ljubljana.

Number 7 – Cross Plečnik’s Triple Bridge

Plečnik added two bridges either side of the original medieval central bridge to create a truly unique architectural site. Which route will you take?

Number 8 – Take a food walk

One of the most important parts on any trip is to sample (or fill your guts!) with the local cuisine. Walk around the city while tasting everything that Ljubljana has to offer your taste buds. Maybe you’ll find a few secret sauces to add to your cooking at home to impress your friends, or maybe you’ll even find your new favourite dish!

Number Devet 9 – Ljubljana Zoo

Children can take part in several family workshops with close contact with the animals, take part in feeding time, and even become a zookeeper for the day.

Number 10 – Wake up and smell the coffee

bosnian coffee

Ljubljana has a very apparent coffee culture. The banks of the Ljubljana Rivers are littered with coffee hotspots ready for you to enjoy the Turkish coffee the Slovenians so crave, and so will you!

Number 11 – Tito’s Socialist Ljubljana Walking Tour

Calling all comrades for the Socialist walking tour of Slovenia’s socialist past.

Number 12 – Visit the Old Town

Walk around and see the sights!

Number 13 – Tivoli Park

Explore nature or enjoy a picnic at Tivoli Park.

Number 14 – Cathedral of St. Nicholas

Whether you’re religious or not, the beauty of the Cathedral of St. Nicholas will leave you in a divine stupor.

Number 15 – River Ljubljanica Kanal


Take a boat ride down the river and see the sights from below.

Number 16 – Bar Crawl

Take part in a bar crawl which spans five different bars and clubs to see what Ljubljana’s nightlife has to offer! Party with people from all over the world.

Number 17 – The National and University Library

Calling all bookworms to Slovenia’s national library. Often referred to as Jože Plečnik’s masterpiece, you enter in the dark, walking up the staircase into illumination.

Number 18 – House of Experiments

The House of Experiments is a hands on science centre where guests can take part in practicals. For all the science nerds out there. The true embodiment of their moto “Science with fun”.

Number 19 – The National Gallery

If you want your friends to think you’re sophisticated this is the place to come. It houses a splendid collection of art pieces.

Number 20 – Butchers Bridge

This is Ljubljana’s answer to Paris’ lover’s bridge where young lovers padlock their names together to the bridge.

Number 21 – Museum of Illusions

Including such activities as the drunken walk and the infinity room. This is another great activity space for young and old alike.

Number 22 – Central Market

If you fancy putting into practice some of those recipes you got from the food walk, then the central market has all the culinary goodies every foodie needs.

Number 23 – Electric Train Ride

You can also explore the city via the circular electric train.

Number 24 – Enjoy the street art

If you prefer a more urban art, then the Ljubljana streets also have you covered.

Number 25 – Watch a football game

The Stadion Stozice is home to NK Olimpija Ljubljana and the Slovenian national team.

Number 26 – Traditional Slovenian Dinner and Show

Many restaurants in the centre will put on a show of Slovenian folklore and dance to accompany your meals.

Number 27 – Watch a show

The Slovenian Philharmonics is the central music institution in Ljubljana and it holds classical music concerts of domestic and foreign performers.

Number 28 – Escape Rooms

If you fancy taking part in the new craze and a little bit of team-building then have a go at one of the Escape Rooms in the city.

Number 29 – Grab some souvenirs!

Don’t forget to take a little bit of Ljubljana home with you to give to your friends and family. There are plenty of souvenir shops to find plenty of Ljubljana emblazoned goods. The dragon of course is a favourite!

Number 30 – Just do nothing

Take a deep breath and just take it all in without rushing from activity to activity. Lay by the riverbank on a sun lounger. Enjoy your moment in Ljubljana. Relax.

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