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A Unique Boat from "Slovenia’s Venice" The town of Kostanjevica na Krki was built on a bend on the Krka River. Since it was founded, its people have lived by and on the water, giving Kostanjevica the nickname "Slovenia’s Venice."
Untamed Nature on the Capital’s Doorstep Just a few kilometers from the heart of Slovenia’s capital, visitors can find a landscape of seemingly unspoiled nature – a water-rich sanctuary for birds, butterflies, deer, and other wildlife.
A Castle Above the First Lady’s Hometown For years, the sleepy town of Sevnica was best known for being an industrial center on the Sava River. Recently, it has become famous for being the home of U.S. First Lady Melania Trump.
From Darkness into Light One April evening in 1883 was unlike any prior evening in Maribor, Slovenia’s second largest city.
An Animal at Home in the Mountains Drežnica, a village near Kobarid in northwestern Slovenia, is best known to travelers for its spectacular natural setting and its easy access to the surrounding mountains.
Art Creations in Iron Ravne, and industrial town in Koroška (Slovenian Carinthia), is best known for its iron works, which has employed thousands of locals for generations.
A Rocky Refuge It is one of the most striking buildings in Slovenia: The Predjama Castle, not far from the town of Postojna, perched on a cliff and concealing a secret entrance leading to a cave.
A Slovenian Chess Master Who Battled the Greats In the decades after World War II, major chess matches often reflected the tension of the Cold War, as they pitted players from the Soviet Union against their Western counterparts – and brought fame ...
The Rise and Fall of a Venetian Palace Once best known for being a major port, the Slovenian town of Koper has recently emerged as a tourist destination.
A Home of the Slovenian National Awakening In the 19th century, Slovenian culture began emerging from centuries of German domination.
A Remote Field Teeming with Life The Slovenian-language term “polje” – which refers to a distinctive field typical of the porous, limestone-rich karstic landscapes – has been adopted by English speaking experts from around the world.
A Prophet of the Great War The Soča, which springs to the surface as a turquoise stream in the mountains of northwestern Slovenia, is often called one of Europe’s most beautiful rivers.
A Man of Many Passions Even though he didn’t live during the Renaissance, Valentin Stanič was a true Renaissance Man.
An Olympian’s Passion for Color To Slovenian art connoisseurs, Milena Usenik is best known for her colorful and playful paintings.
The Temple of a Vanished Community For generations, the eastern Slovenian province of Prekmurje had a sizeable Jewish presence.
Piran’s Heavenly Jewel For centuries, the Slovenian coastal town of Piran was under Venetian rule.
The Music of a Mining Town For centuries, the town of Idrija in western Slovenia was famous for its mercury mine.
The Magic of Water and Light Visitors to Slovenia are often surprised by the number of attractive waterfalls, particularly in the country’s mountainous northwest.
For the love of the game Even though soccer is the most popular sport in most of Europe, it wasn’t always Slovenia’s favorite pastime.
Slovenia’s Animation Duo Compared to many other post-Communist countries, including neighboring Croatia, Slovenia does not have a long tradition of animated films.
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