Ljubljana

Ljubljana, Slovenia

As the Green Capital of Europe 2016, Ljubljana is considered one of Europe's greenest and most liveable capitals. Car traffic is restricted in the city centre, so you have all the time to stroll around and take in the sights. The old city, Baroque buildings and the castle are located on the east side of the Ljubljanica river, while the new city with modern commercial buildings lie to the west of the river.

Ljubljana has a youthful character and an active clubbing and cultural scene, thanks to the presence of the state's largest university. The city is also heavily influenced by nearby Italy.

Ljubljana is a budding location for digital nomads. Internet speed is fast, cost of living is also relatively low. There are plenty of cafes to work from, although not all are work-friendly. If you are keen to network with entrepreneurs, Poligon to Tobačna is an area concentrated with startups and entrepreneurs.

Ljubljana is one of the safest cities in Europe, but common sense is still necessary. Tivoli Park is generally very safe and a popular destination, but just as anywhere in the world it is recommended that you avoid visiting the park alone late at night.

During the summer in Ljubljana (June to August), there are many events and festivals about the history and culture of the city. It is also the peak tourist season, so expect prices to be higher. Spring is a great time to visit as the weather can be warm and the city isn't overly crowded with tourists.

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Coworking Spaces in Ljubljana

Poligon

Poligon creative centre

Tobačna ulica 5

Where to stay in Ljubljana

Budget:
Vila Veselova Hostel


Located in the centre of Ljubljana, on the edge of Tivoli Park. Female dorm room available.

Mid-range:
Ethno Apartments


Ethno Apartments offers pet-friendly accommodation in Ljubljana. Ljubljana Castle is 800 metres from the property.

Splurge:
Emona Rooms


Located in the pedestrian zone of Ljubljana, within walking distance from the main square, Emona Luxury Rooms offers fully automated and modernly furnished accommodation with free WiFi access.

Cafes with wifi

Don't want to work at a coworking space? Check out these cafes with wifi instead.

Tours & Activities in Ljubljana

Ljubljana Bike Tour


Discover the beauty and culture of Ljubljana by bike on an afternoon city tour. Enjoy a 3-hour guided ride through Metelkova city, Tivoli Park and the Krakovo district. Cruise by stately landmarks such as the National Gallery and the Opera House, and view bustling public spaces like Central Market, Cobbler’s Bridge and French Revolution Square. Along the way, learn about the vibrant culture and history of Slovenia's treasured capital. Check reviews, dates and prices, etc.

Ljubljana Pub Crawl


Guided party tour where you meet people from all over the world, while playing drinking games in 4 awesome bars/clubs. Check reviews, dates and prices, etc.

Ljubljana Walking Tour with Ljubljana Castle Funicular Ride


Discover authentic Ljubljana on this immersive walking tour, led by a local. Strolling the charming streets of Slovenia’s capital is the best way to soak up its rich history and local culture. Follow your expert guide through lively squares, walk across the iconic Dragon Bridge, and hoof it up to Ljubljana Castle for panoramic views and an optional tour (additional cost). Check reviews, dates and prices, etc.

Places to exercise

Hiking

Hike up Smarna Gora

Smarna Gora is the highest hill in Ljubljana, and its elevation is over 600 meters. It should take you about 2 hours to hike plus some rest time at the top.

Gym

Alfa Gym

Gym with group exercise classes.

Run

Running at Tivoli Park

Located close to the city centre, Tivoli Park is definitely the place to run, especially if you are a fan of trail running.