Wednesday, 01. October 2014
25. 11. 11. - 15:00
Visiting Ljubljana in winter is a wonderful experience, the Austrian Times can confirm.
The Slovenian capital offers several museums but its bustling markets and the marvellous shops and individual art galleries which can be found in the labyrinth of its narrow old town streets are the city’s true sights.
Ljubljana seems hibernating around lunchtime when its vegetable and fruit markets are closed after a busy morning trade. However, the city reawakens in the evenings when young and old flock into its centre to meet friends at one of the many hip bars and cafés after a hard day’s work.
Walking up on castle hill to enjoy the view from the ancient building’s tower is a must do in this fascinating city which warms the heart when the nights get longer and cooler.
- - -
Ljubljana can be reached conveniently by car in just a few hours from Austria. Motorists should ensure to purchase a motorway toll sticker when crossing the border.
- - -
The Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa is the perfect place to stay at Ljubljana. Situated in the city centre, it is the best starting point for a discovery tour through the federal capital. Spacious, luxuriously equipped suites, an excellent breakfast and – last but not least – friendly and competent staff ensure a memorable stay. See www.antiqpalace.com for more information on one of the country’s finest hotels and call +386 838 967 00 to book a room.
- - -
The Austrian Times recommends travel guides for Slovenia by Polyglott and Baedeker. The "Polyglott on tour" edition ensures holidaymakers get a compact overview over the former Yugoslavian country’s attractions. The 110-page guide portrays the best places to relax, eat out and party. It also lists the internet addresses of spas, pubs, event venues and a weather and traffic information portal.
Those interested in more background information on Slovenia’s spas, castles and landscape are better off with Baedeker’s new 322-page guide. It includes numerous maps of city centres, great pictures of grottos and other attractions of Slovenia. The guide portrays tourism hotspots like Ptuj and Bled as well as all of the country’s ski resorts.
Polyglott on tour: Slowenien
published by Polyglott (www.polyglott.de)
published by Baedeker (www.baedeker.com)
» Panorama 2012-05-31
A Harvard University professor’s book on the killing of Osama Bin Laden, a collection of funny experiences on planes and many more interesting releases are out now.
» General News 2012-05-31
A renowned economist has warned from reintroducing the drachma in Greece.
» General News 2012-05-31
Austria has been criticised for its high public debts.
» Business 2012-05-30
The number of pilots and stewardesses leaving Austrian Airlines (AUA) because of the upcoming pay cuts is on the rise.
» Business 2012-05-29
Dozens of pilots have left Austrian Airlines (AUA) in the past weeks, according to the loss-making carrier’s works committee.
» Business 2012-05-29
The number of winter season overnight stays by Austrians has reached a new record.
Rare Bald Ibis Makes Microlight Flight To Italy
The project to introduce an extinct bird back to Europe is hailing success after successfully negotiating a new route over the Alps and training 14 Northern Bald Ibises how to fly south to winter feeding grounds in southern Tuscany.
Pat On The Back From Manure Explosive
A traffic cop in Austria got more than he bargained for after a booby trap covered him head-to-toe in manure as he was trying to catch people speeding.
Viennese Jihad Girl May Have Been Killed
Austrian police say that one of the two attractive young teenage girls who fled the country to go to Syria to fight on the side of Islamic rebels may have been killed.
Perversion of a Medical Dream
The Decline and Fall of the Otto Wagner Hospital, Vienna.
Fat Can Be Used To Burn Off Weight After New Patent Unveiled
It is being hailed as a sensation after scientists at an Austrian university patented a method that transforms fat storing cells into mini factories capable of actually destroying fat by burning it off.
Three Family Members Dead In Well Tragedy
A mother has lost her husband, her pregnant daughter and her son-in-law after a tragic accident where one of them fell into a well and the other two died while trying to carry out a failed rescue.
Brit Soldier Rescued After Climbing Mountain In T Shirt
A British soldier who tackled the frozen Austrian Alps wearing just shorts and a T-shirt has been rapped by officials after he had to be rescued from the snowy peak.
Mum And Daughter Struck By Lightning In Pool
A mother and her daughter were hospitalised after they were struck by lightning – in a swimming pool.
Police Nab Porn Star Who Filmed In Local Church
A woman accused of making a porn movie in a local church has been caught after an informant tipped off police that he recognised her by her breasts after an appeal for information.
Young Hip Hop Dancer Gets 18 Years For Drug Smuggling
A blonde hip hop dancer and charity worker promised an international career after she was spotted by a talent scout has been jailed for 18 years in Indonesia after her work offer turned out to have been part of an elaborate drugs con.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Porn Scandal Over Latvian PM Press Aide|
|Evil Dad Hunted By Cops After Beating Son To Force Wife Back|
|High Speed Segway Chase Nabs Crook|
|Bystander Almost Killed When Car Explodes|
|Till Death Us Two Part|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.