When Slovenian television viewers turned on their TV sets to watch the main evening news on April 15, 1968, they noticed something very different. For the first time ever, the news was in Slovenian.
The windswept Karst Plateau is known for its stark beauty, but for the people who live there, the environment, with its hot summers and bitterly cold winter, is often unforgiving; even fresh water can be in short supply.
The Brda region, known for its orchards and its vineyard-covered hills, has recently emerged as one of Slovenia’s leading tourist attractions.
Some of the worst fighting of World War I took place in the Slovenian Lands as troops vied for supremacy in the mountainous terrain that separates Central Europe from the Adriatic.
Helena Vurnik, an exceptionally talented designer, was long overshadowed by her husband. But decades after her death, she is finally becoming recognized as an exceptional artist in her own right.
Idrija, a historic mining town in western Slovenia, feels remote from the rest of the country; these days, only a winding road connects it to the capital.
At a time when interest in the supernatural was sweeping the world, Magdalena Gornik became a sensation in Slovenia because of her supernatural experiences.
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.
In many ways, Jurij Šubic was destined to become an artist. Both his father and his older brother were painters, and the Šubic family was well-known across Slovenia for its creative streak.
A Slovenian-born photographer became one of the foremost chroniclers of Berlin in the early 20th century.
The hilly region of Brkini, not far from the Adriatic Sea, is a place where Mediterranean influences give way to the much harsher climate of inland Slovenia.
Matevž Langus was destined to follow in the footsteps of his family and become a blacksmith, but his passion for art ultimately took him to Vienna and Rome, and he became one of the most prolific ...
Slovenia’s Upper Kolpa Valley is not just remote, it also has a unique culture and history. It is also increasingly well-known for a traditional brandy called rakija.
Despite a difficult childhood, Ivan Grohar became one of the most accomplished Slovenian artists - yet he died in great poverty and without the recognition that his art deserved.
Lake Negova, in the eastern Slovenian region of Prlekija, is now best known for its diverse plant and animal life, but it has its origins as a series of ponds that once encircled the nearby Negova ...
Šmarna Gora, a prominent hill just north of Ljubljana, is best known as a destination for day trippers from the city seeking unspoiled nature, but the church that graces the top of the hill is a ...
Nanos, a plateau between inland and Mediterranean Slovenia, is influenced by both environments.
Just outside of Maribor, the Viltuš Mansion looks like something out of a storybook.
For generations of mountaineers, an ascent of Mount Everest was the crowning achievement of any career.
Janez Evangelist Krek’s early life was far from easy. He was born into a large rural family and his father died when the young Krek was still a small child.