Ljubljana Tourism

If the Renaissance period in the history fascinates you, Ljubljana will let you experience it through its majestic beauty. This beautiful charming city, nestled at the center of Europe has an aura of its own which can put you in a trance even after leaving the city. In recent times, tourism in Ljubljana has reached a remarkable level. All credit goes to the inexpensive flights from the United Kingdom for making this city a popular destination in Europe. This has in turn led to many restaurants and hotels to open their doors. Now, even the tourism officials of this city can proudly compare this city to Prague or Budapest.

If you locate Ljubljana on a world map it might look very small; but the countless mysteries that wrap up the city deserve to be unwrapped and explored. For that, you don’t need to hop from one place to another. Walk around and every corner of the winding streets will come up with a new historical story in the form of landmarks, buildings, museums, bridges and so on. For instance, the dragons of the Dragon Bridge in Ljubljana do look fiery, but it also has a story that describes its existence. On the other hand, the Ljubljana castle lets you revisit the prehistoric age of the city.

The city’s charm doesn’t end over here. The colorful events that the city hosts throughout the year attracts tourist from different corners of the world. Come in summer and the series of events will let you feel the energetic vibe of the city. Whether you are looking for options to spend fun time with kids or wish to hear music from different genre, the series of summer events in Ljubljana lets you get the true essence of the city from every way.

So, what are you waiting for? Start planning for your next trip to Ljubljana and enjoy a memorable journey for your vacation.

Essential travel information and Ljubljana tips for your visit

Time Zone

  • UTC/ GMT

Currency

  • Their official currency is Euro (€)

Electricity and Internet

  • Voltage: 230 V; Frequency: 50Hz; Power Sockets: Type F
  • For internet , free Wi-Fi access are available in the hotels.  

Languages

  • Slovenian; English is another common language the locals speak.

Security

  • Avoid walking on desolate dark streets or park at night; take care of your valuables
  • Emergency numbers - 122 – fire brigade, 128 – gas-related emergency, 133 – police, 140 – mountain rescue, 141 – doctors, 142 – telephone counselling, 144 – rescue/ambulance, 47 – emergency services for children and young people.

Off-beat Path

  • Exploring Ljubljana on Bicycle one of the best ways to learn about the city.
  • Boat tour on the Ljubljanica River is also there.

Tourist Traps

  • If you are hiring a taxi via online, the fare comes at a much lower rate as compare to the ones waiting on the street. Hiring these road side taxis might make you pay €25 for a short trip. 

Customs

  • To ride city buses, you need to buy an Urbana card.
  • When you take a bus, do not grab the front seat as it for physically disabled people, old people and individuals with young children.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Ljubljana

  • Know the pollution level of Ljubljana before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 29.51 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 17.05 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 42.8 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 13.46 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 4.92 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.69 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.69 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Ljubljana for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ljubljana.

    • Burglary and Theft 20.4 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 18.01 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 15.8 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 59.75 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 17.13 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25.94 (Low)
    • Attacks 16.31 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 32.66 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 94.21 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 78.05 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 18.25 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 13.96 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 31.1 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Ljubljana is 169.38 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 77.09 (High)
    • Climate Index 77.14 (High)
    • Pollution Index 24.65 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27.56 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 55.28 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 63.98 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 13.45 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 71.8 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ljubljana

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.39 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.05 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 94.22 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 80.97 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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