With quaint medieval and pretty Austro-Hungarian buildings lining the Ljubljanica river, its hill-top castle, and surrounding Alpine mountains, Ljubljana is one of the most picturesque capitals in Europe. It is also one of the most advanced when it comes to sustainability, turning congested inner-city streets into pedestrian walkways and implementing bike and electric car-share schemes to get even more cars off the road. We visited Ljubljana, Slovenia in May 2019 and discovered a proud, green, and cheerful city. My wife Sandra and I have turned our experiences into this little itinerary for everyone else who’d like to explore Slovenia’s cute little capital.
The first thing you notice when you arrive in Ljubljana are dragons. Yep, like the one in the picture above. As you walk past the souvenir shops in the airport, you see dragons everywhere: little soft toy dragons, t-shirts and jewellery with dragons, dragon statues for your office desk. The dragon is also in the city’s coat of arms, and there is even a Zmajski Most (Dragon Bridge).