Ljubljana (German Laibach, Italian Lubiana, the new Latin Labacum) is Slovenia's capital and largest city. It lies along the Ljubljanica River, about 10 kilometres before its discharge into the Sava River.
The symbol of the city is the Ljubljana dragon, which is also part of the coat of arms of the city of Ljubljana. It represents strength, courage and greatness. It is depicted on the Dragon Bridge and the top of the castle tower on the coat of arms of Ljubljana. Ljubljana has a rich history. The Roman settlement of Emona dates back to the 15th century. The first medieval mentions of Ljubljana date back to around the year 1020. In 1335 it came under the Habsburgs and in 1461 became the seat of the diocese. The Habsburg rule was interrupted only between 1809 and 1813, when Ljubljana was the capital of the French Ilyrian Provinces. With the collapse of Austria-Hungary in 1918, it became the seat of the Drava Banina. After the Second World War, Ljubljana became the capital of the Yugoslav Socialist Republic of Slovenia. Ljubljana was many times hit by earthquakes, the most catastrophic was the Easter earthquake in 1895, which caused enormous material damage. After that earthquake, Ljubljana was rebuilt in neo-classicist and secessionist style. The most famous architect of Ljubljana is Joze Plecnik, who planned many buildings, street regulations and arrangements during the two world wars. The most important sights in Ljubljana are located in the old part of the city, and include the Ljubljana Castle, City Hall, Chapel of Saint George, main market, Preseren's Square, Triple Bridge, Cathedral of Church of Saint Nicholas, Old and Upper Square, Shoemaker's Bridge and others. The funicular ride to Ljubljana Castle is particularly attractive. You can also board a tourist boat on one of the river ports, which takes you through the city under the famous bridges of Ljubljana.
Ljubljana is a vibrant town that has everything what modern capitals have. We can visit many museums, galleries, botanical garden, zoo, flea market or antiques fair and more. In the evenings, we can relax at various concerts, outdoor events, famous restaurants and pubs, or enjoy a swim, massage or sauna at Atlantis Water Park.